Overview Sydney

Visiting Sydney

Whether you’re strolling across the Harbour Bridge on your way to the Sydney Opera House, or visiting one of Sydney’s 20 beaches like Bondi Beach or Manly Beach, you’ll quickly see what draws so many travelers to this Aussie city. You’ll find a host of shopping along Darling Harbour, or the 19th century Queen Victoria Building, while kid-friendly spots like the massive Sydney Aquarium abound. After hours, head to buzzing Oxford Street for its dining and nightlife.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a Whether you’re strolling across the Harbour Bridge on your way to the Sydney Opera House, or visiting one of Sydney’s 20 beaches... Read More
Whether you’re strolling across the Harbour Bridge on your way to the Sydney Opera House, or visiting one of Sydney’s 20 beaches like Bondi Beach or Manly Beach, you’ll quickly see what draws so many travelers to this Aussie city. You’ll find a host of shopping along Darling Harbour, or the 19th century Queen Victoria Building, while kid-friendly spots like the massive Sydney Aquarium abound. After hours, head to buzzing Oxford Street for its dining and nightlife.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a Whether you’re strolling across the Harbour Bridge on your way to the Sydney Opera House, or visiting one of Sydney’s 20 beaches like Bondi Beach or Manly Beach, you’ll quickly see what draws so many travelers to this Aussie city. You’ll find a host of shopping along Darling Harbour, or the 19th century Queen Victoria Building, while kid-friendly spots like the massive Sydney Aquarium abound. After hours, head to buzzing Oxford Street for its dining and nightlife.

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Stories and Tips Sydney

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Monorail

Written by LenR on 19 May, 2010

220 Pyrmont Street,02-85845288Sydney is a beautiful city from any perspective, but one of the most interesting viewpoints is the one you get from a height! When you ride the Sydney Monorail that is exactly what you get to see – Sydney from a bird’s…Read More


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Around the Harbour

Written by LenR on 22 Apr, 2010

Darling Harbour is a good place to while away some time just enjoying the space, the water and the surroundings. There are some excellent views back to the central city and there are walkways and seating areas where you can always meet and talk with…Read More


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Water Features

Written by LenR on 22 Apr, 2010

Darling Harbour is a small inlet, ringed by attractions and pedestrian boardwalks facing the water. The Pyrmont Bridge is a wide pedestrian-only swing bridge that crosses the inlet, linking the two sides and forming a loop walk around the area. The area has fantastic water…Read More


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Captain Cook Cruises

Written by c_rau on 07 Aug, 2006

Part dining experience, part nightlife and part boat tour, this was an interesting experience. One of the things I wanted to do in Sydney was take a harbor cruise at night so I could see the city all lit up. After some online research, I…Read More


Oxford Street Eats

Written by Adventures With Adam on 20 Feb, 2001

All sorts of good eating at reasonable prices can be found along Oxford Street through Darlinghurst and into Paddington. Check first to see if your choice of restaurant is “BYO,” bring your own beer or wine. If so, hit the nearest liquor store…Read More


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Harbor Queen New Year’s Eve Cruise – the Good, the Bad, and the Cute

Written by Carmen on 19 Jan, 2006

In my opinion, there is no other way to witness the amazing display of Sydney’s New Year’s Eve than on a boat in the harbor. I could see the number of people amassing in the other viewing spots, and was so glad not to have…Read More


City to Surf Race in Sydney, Australia

Written by muluckylives on 03 Feb, 2006

With record cold temperatures in Sydney, I headed downtown to meet up with 66,000 of my closest friends to run (or, in my case, walk) the 14km City to Surf race. According to the organizers, it is the largest fun run in the world, and…Read More


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Awesome Sydney

Written by Chrissy1 on 07 Mar, 2004

Visit the city renowned for the most beautiful harbour in the world. Sydney is truly a magnificent city to live in or visit. It’s home to the famous Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, so you will not be short of things to do. Luna…Read More


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Sydney trip overview

Written by ggcahill on 16 Apr, 2004

I was given a gift certificate for a Harbour Bridge Climb. Seems to be a popular gift. In a climbing group of 12 people 5 were doing the climb with gift certificates. My wife and I decided to combine the climb with a long weekend…Read More


Sunny Sydney Bank Holiday Weekend

Written by Finu on 26 Feb, 2003

It was a beautiful and sunny bank-holiday Monday in Sydney and we were up at the crack of dawn to do the Harbour Bridge Climb. It was a fantastic experience. The bridge hangs 134 metres above sea level and the view from the summit is…Read More


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