Sydney Journals

Sydney-my home town

A January 2003 trip to Sydney by clarkie

Quote: Living in Sydney is terrific and we often have overseas guests in town so here is a quick guide to some of Sydney's best spots and tourist must do's.

Sydney-my home town

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Overview

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There are some must do's when you arrive in Sydney. Try and stay on or near the water. Go to this site, this one, and this one for some great deals. You can take a shuttle, train, or taxi from the airport to most central destinations. Drop your bags and unpack later and hit the city.Start by walking over the Sydney Harbor Bridge, and if you are daring do the Bridge Climb - day or night it is a real experience. Take a harbor cruise or the jetcat to Manly a northern beach tourist suburb, or go to Taronga Zoo. From the harbor you can do the Historical Rocks (pubs, good shopping, and restaurant...Read More

Sheraton on The Park

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Restaurant

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Breakfast at Sheraton on the Park on a Sunday is a popular and a fantastic experience for a couple or the whole family or friends. Afterwards, you can take a walk through to the Botanical Gardens and down to the foreshore to Lady MacQuaries Chair where you look out to the Sydney Harbour Heads and across to Wolloomolloo Wharf. This walk takes about an hour -- back to breakfast. Sheraton on the Park is one of our finest hotels -- the setting is beautiful and the furnishings and ambience are special. Ask for a table near the window and take an hour or so to enjoy the beautiful food. Specialties include a wide array of fresh fruits and juices and yoghurts with preserved lemons, dates, strawberries, ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 29, 2003

Sheraton on The Park
161 Elizabeth Street
Sydney, Australia
+61 (02) 9286 6000

Sydney Harbour-Port Jackson

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Attraction | "Sydney Harbour city foreshore"

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Take a beautiful sunny day and walk around the Sydney foreshore. 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 ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 29, 2003

Sydney Harbour-Port Jackson
East Coast
Sydney, Australia 2000
+61 (0)2 9337 5355

Blue Mountains National Park

Attraction | "The Blue Mountains"

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One hour west of Sydney are the stunning Blue Mountains. The road winds up to the top of the mountain range through many tiny little villages and towns. This is a fantastic day trip or even a great place to spend three or four days. There are several historical towns with accommodations ranging from B&Bs to 5-star resort-style hotels. The grandeur of The Three Sisters is overwhelming. You can take short walks from the top of these three craggy mountain tops and look across the panorama of the range. There are picnic areas there and even in the winter you can picnic in a rock cave--take your hot soup and home made pies--yum! A cable car at Katoomba takes you across the top of the range for ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 8, 2003

Blue Mountains National Park
Katoomba.
Sydney, Australia