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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
June 28, 2010
From journal Sydney Bits and Pieces
June 29, 2003
From MacQuaries Street turn right and walk across the Park to the Botanical Gardens. This closes at sunset. It is well sign posted and you are encouraged to hug a tree and talk to the flowers and smell the roses. You will pass our Art Gallery and little cafes. Often there are events happening in the park -- local artists, many families picnicking. The Domain is adjacent and there are many outdoor concerts and theatre productions there throughout the summer months.
As you meander through, in the distance you will see the yachts and cruisers around the harbour. Walk down to the foreshore and walk right to Lady MacQuaries Chair and the Wolloomolloo Wharfs where last Sunday seven American Aircraft Carriers and big naval vessels were in town for some R&R after the Gulf -- they are huge. We watched American sailors running along our foreshore and enjoying the harbour.
Moonlight Cinema in summer is a favourite -- the screen comes out of the ocean as you sit back and enjoy a picnic supper and glass of good Australian chardonnay or a nice cold beer. Down at the Wharf, you can queue for quite a while to have one of our World Famous Harry's Cafe on Wheels pies with mushy peas. If you turn left, in front of you is our Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. There are always activities and live entertainment as well as many restaurants and cafes offering a wide and vast array of tempting treats. A favourite is the Oyster Bar on the Opera House approach.
From journal Sydney-my home town
August 12, 2001
At the center you will find very helpful guides who are multi-lingual. Additionally, there are complimentary booking services that allow you to reserve tickets, restaurants, and activities such as the bridge climb.
Sydney Harbor is amazingly clean and safe. It's a transportation hub where there are water taxis, buses, trains, boats, and taxis. You are minutes from the Harbor Bridge, the Opera House, the AMP Tower, and many other attractions.
It's very pretty during the day, people watching is fun. At night, everything changes. The city lights reflect in the water, the Harbour Bridge and Opera House light up, and the many restuarants and cafes fill up with both locals and tourists.
This will be one of your favorite spots during your visit to Sydney. You'll find all kinds of food from Chinse to local cuisine to Italian.
I'm not sure how you could miss it, but you'll be sorry if you do.
From journal 12 Days in Oz - Sydney
August 28, 2000
From journal Sydney - the Olympic City