Seven Favourites: Sydney

I had the chance to make a magical trip to Sydney in February and the weather was amazing.  It got me thinking that I need to create a list of my favourites in Sydney.

Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is Sydney.  A world famous building that is described as on of the most unique building of the 20th century.  Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon and opened in the 1973, the building is already what many think of when they think of Sydney.  In 2007 the building became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Today it is visited more than 8 million visitors annually.

Taronga Zoo

Australia is known for its wildlife, so if you are visiting Sydney its makes sense to take in the wildlife.  Taronga Zoo is Sydney’s best and has stunning views of the harbor while you actually get up close and personal with Kangaroos, Koala Bears, and more.

Bondi Beach

You’ve seen the commercials.  All about the beach body.  Welcome to Bondi Beach.  Sure its like most other beaches but there is more with breath taking cliff views.  After all Bondi means water breaking over rocks.  Over 2 million visit the beach annually.

Harbour Cruise

A harbour cruise is an absolute favourite.  The harbor the best way to visit Taronga Zoo and see the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, but it also gives you a unique feel of the harbour city.  In fact it is the world’s largest natural harbour.  Take cruises from the Circular Quay.

Royal Botanical Gardens

You know the British love their gardens and they certainly exported this love to Australia.  The Royal Botanical Garden Sydney opened in 1816 and is spectacularly located on the Sydney Harbour.  The gardens include a huge variety of plants especially Australian and Southern Pacific plants.

The Rocks

Adjacent to the Circular Quay and near the starting point of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.  The Rocks is an urban, hip, and touristy area of Sydney’s center.  The Rocks is a great place for souvenir shopping as well getting a bite to eat.  Sydney’s oldest pub is also located in The Rocks.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

The view is amazing.  Iconically Sydney, second only to the Sydney Opera House.  The bridge opened in 1932.  If you have the stomach and some spare cash, you can climb the bridge for approximately $300.

I hope you enjoyed my seven Sydney favourites and I’ll be back with more from across the world.

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