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Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"With a warm and mild climate year-round the open-air double-decker coach tour is a perfect way to sightsee in Sydney and Bondi. Hop aboard the open-top double-decker bus at any of the 34 stops around the city. Enjoy live commentary from your onboard guide as you sit back and relax on the full ride which takes about 90 minutes or hop off to sightsee and explore at your own pace.Discover Sydney's highlights including the Sydney Opera House Sydney Harbour Bridge the historic Rocks district and Sydney’s CBD (Central Business District). Hop off the coach to browse the stores in modern shopping areas or grab a bite to eat at the bustling Sydney Fish Market. Stretch your legs as you stroll around the Royal Botanic G
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Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney and Bondi Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"For great views of Sydney and Bondi while you’re in port in Sydney travel around the city in an open-top double-decker bus. The Sydney and Bondi routes take you around the world's most beautiful harbor past towering skyscrapers iconic buildings like the Sydney Opera House the iron-lace terrace houses of Paddington Double Bay’s millionaires’ mansions and legendary Bondi Beach. Sydney’s year-round climate of blue skies and sunshine makes it the ideal location for an open-top bus ride while in port.You can hop on and off as many times as you like aboard both each tour takes approximately 90 minutes and includes interesting on-board commentary. The bus departs every 15 to 20 minutes from each stop and tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use. The tours connect at 100 William Street or Central Station sto
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Australian Museum General Entry Ticket
"Arrive at the Australian Museum at a time that suits you — your ticket is valid anytime the museum is open and includes entrance to the permanent exhibits. Three floors house some of the more than 18 million items in the museum’s collection including priceless fossils and unusual artifacts. The minerals collection alone holds more than 53000 specimens from Australia and abroad.In the Surviving Australia exhibition marvel at massive animals that once roamed Australia including giant wombats and echidnas. See live animals such as a baby freshwater crocodile a python and lizards; then find out how the most dangerous creatures hunt their prey. The Indigenous Australians and Garrigarrang Sea Country exhibits provides an in-depth look at the Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders
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National Parks / Parks / Gardens Tips (31)

En route

If you haven't been to Australia before and you end up on a bush walk, there's lots to see for those who keep their eyes peeled and listen for the sounds of the bush.
This is an example of what you might note if you keep a keen eye out.
This delightful bush orchid is only small (I was actually on the ground taking this picture) but is one of the many rewards for the interested.

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iandsmith
Jan 28, 2005

Berowra Waters

This place is listed (surprisingly to me, I have to admit) as one of the top ten things to do while in Sydney. Ashamedly, I had to admit, I hadn't been there.
Hadn't, that is, until Rosemarie and I plunged down into the sandstone-lined gorge that surrounds this haven on the northern outskirts of Sydney.
Berowra is really a part of the Hawkesbury River system and, as such, probably more realistically belongs with the Central Coast but, because of the way the city has grown, it has been enveloped by Australia's largest city.

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iandsmith
Jan 28, 2005

Central Park

If you are tired with all those shoppings and need a more quiet relax time, just go to the central park oppsite the central train station. Rest your legs, feed the pigeons and also enjoy the peaceful of the area.

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kielorla
May 13, 2004

An Oasis in the City- Victoria Park

Victoria park is a great place to hang out. There are lots of amazing fig trees around the park, and you can sit on the lawn and relax. Or if you feel like swimming, the Victoria Park Pool is just right in the middle of the park.

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natsu
Feb 04, 2004
 
 
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natural wildlife..

as you walk around, take your time and look around.. you'll be surprised with what you may discover.. we were walking to our parking lot in randwick and we saw a flock of parrots feeding on the fruits on a tree.. pretty lovely sight!

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eelaine
Oct 19, 2003

Beachfront Park & Playgrounds

This lovely park and playground are located right by the beach.
There are several hotels and eateries nearby, and picnic tables in the park.
The park is heavily treed, for that wonderful summer shade. There are also bathroom/shower facilities nearby.

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Sweetberry1
Aug 27, 2003

Oatley park is a very pretty place to picnic.

Oatley Park, on the Georges River southern suburb of Sydney is a lovely surprise for people. Away from the hustle and bustle of the town you can almost imagine that you are right out in the bush........which indeed you are while driving in the park.

This unique kiosk, come lookout is situated on the central stairway to the beach.

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unravelau
Aug 23, 2003

Cottage Point, Kuring-gai Chase National Park.

We were priviledged to spend a couple of days with family who own a (spectacular) holiday 'cottage' at Cottage Point.
A place of magnificent natural beauty, I found it restoring to sit on the balcony of the cottage and just watch the boats sail pass. Now and then a small seaplane would fly in, delivering well-heeled guests from Sydney to a local well known restaurant.

The Kuring-gai Chase National Park is the second oldest national park in NSW. The park conserves 15,000 ha of sandstone bushland only 24 km from the centre of Sydney. It's rich in Aboriginal sites, European history and native flora and fauna. The park's steep-sided drowned river valleys lend it a spectacular and rugged beauty.

Many of the houses are built along these steep slopes, mostly down at the waters edge for sailboat access. The road being high above the house, many homes are reached by way of an 'inclinator', a terrifying, upright type of lift that runs along a railtrack of sorts.
Best not to look down I found!

Located at the junction of Cowan Creek and Coal & Candle Creek, part of the Hawkesbury Broken Bay River System. Cottage Point was only reached by boat until 1934 when a bridle track to Akuna Bay was formed.

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Take a trip to the Royal National Park

The link below will tell you how to get there, what you need to take and how long you would need to set aside to do it justice. I must admit that I was very impressed by the site and the information. If you do this side trip from Sydney, you might then understand why I used to visit there so much when I lived in Sydney and why I think that it is something not to be missed by visitors.

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unravelau
Apr 05, 2003

Close your eyes and imagine 1965

Now place yourself in the Royal National Park in Sutherland, Sydney...........perhaps near Garie or Wattamolla Beaches.

I have had a lovely time this week locating a box of slides of places taken when I was younger. Way back then I had a slide viewer, but that disappeared somewhere off the beaten track and so I didn't know what I would find when I had a few of them printed. Some more are in a travelogue here.

I just popped into the link, (below) and it is fantastic.......shortly I will do another trip down memory lane and check the whole link out.

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unravelau
Apr 05, 2003

Royal National Park. It's just...

Royal National Park. It's just south of greater Sydney. Great for bush walking. Don't forget to stopover at the spot where Captain Cook landed back in 1788. It's in Kurnell, a little bit north of the Royal National Park

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Ramonq
Aug 26, 2002

Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney:...

Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney: Lots of bats hanging on tall tree branches is a rare sight. Wrapped around Farm Cove at the edge of Sydney Harbour, the Gardens occupy one of Sydney's most spectacular locations. http://www.rbgsyd.gov.au/

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LizC
Aug 26, 2002

Things to Do Near Sydney

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Sydney Cricket Ground

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Australian Museum

It had been a number of years since I had visited the Australian Museum but I was recently drawn back, attracted by the fact that it was hosting a special exhibition, Trailblazers, honouring...
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Capitol Theatre

Watching Guys and Dolls, a musical at the Capitol Theatre is an enriching experience. The theatre has a very impressive architectural design, both inside and out. The ushers and usherettes are helpful...
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Paddington and Paddington Market

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Chinatown

Through a combination of cloud murals/etchings and thirty hanging silver spirit figures artist Jason Wing, of Aboriginal and Chinese descent, made a stunning transformation of the 200 metres long...
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Sydney Entertainment Centre

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