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Top 9 Places to Visit in Sydney

Most people only know the largest city in Australia for its Opera House and its spectacular arched roof. It’s a shame that few people know much about Sydney, but a visit to this city will offer you a holiday experience second to none. Sydney ranks among the top most important cultural centers on the face of the earth and it has been a home to more than a million people since the early 1900s. With an amazing harbor, picturesque landmarks among other attractions, it is no doubt Sydney got ranked “Alpha+World City” by the Loughborough University – a title attributed to the world’s most influential places. Well, here are some of the best places to consider when you plan your trip Down under.

#1 Sydney Tower

Standing at 305m, this is Sydney’s tallest structure. You and your family can have an Eiffel Tower-like experience here as you enjoy a breath taking bird’s eye view of this beautiful city. Observation deck is open between 9am and 10:30pm. It may be pricey but the experience is worth it.

#2 The Sydney Harbour Bridge

It is hard to resist the temptation of unpacking your luggage and just walking around the harbour that makes Sydney stand out. Situated at the Sidney harbour port, a visit to this manmade landmark offers you spectacular city and habour views. To have a memorable view, try visiting this place at sunset or sunrise. Access to the bridge via Rocks area offers you a chance to cycle, jog or stroll over this bridge just for the fun of it. There are no charges for crossing the Harbour Bridge on foot or cycle. Additionally, use Bridge Climb to climb the bridge in daylight or at night. From the South East Pylon, you can also try to climb the bridge to the Pylon Lookout.

#3 Sydney Opera House

After visiting the Harbour Bridge, do not forego this awesome place. It’s not only close by but its beauty will leave you dumb folded. It is best to visit this place in the evening (at around 5 pm) so you can view the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House with the lights turned on. While you enjoy the sunset view, sit at the Opera bar and down that favorite drink you so deserve. With train and ferry terminals located in the Circular Quay area, accessing this place should never be a problem.

#4 Taronga Zoo

To have a clear view of Australia’s native and international wildlife, Taronga Zoo is your best choice. From this zoo, you can also have a clear view Sydney’s Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

#5 Beaches

Sidney is a hot place and paying a visit to its exquisite beaches is mandatory. This city has two beaches: Bondi Beach and Manley Beach.

Bondi Beach is probably, the most famous beach in this city and every traveler will definitely stop by this place. After catching a few waves, you can enjoy great meals and drinks in the nice cafes, bars and restaurants.

Manley Beach sits at the North East of Sydney CBD. Its shades and grass make it the best place to enjoy an outdoor experience with your family. To get to this place, use the ferry from the Circular Quay ferry terminal.

#6 Sydney Aquarium

When it comes to aquatic life, this is the pride of Sydney. It is located at Darlington Harbour and it ranks among the world’s largest aquariums. With it themes and displays, you get the rare opportunity of going through Australia’s diverse waterways and marine ecosystems. To get a closer view of this continent’s marine life, you can take a walk through the underwater tunnels of the Open Ocean exhibit. Some of the world’s largest shark species call this place home.

#7 Sydney Observatory

Constructed in 1858, for shipping, meteorology, timekeeping, navigation and the study of stars, this is the oldest observatory in Australia. Today, this place is a museum for public observatory and displays. Situated in Sydney’s Rocks district, you can easily access this historical place by bus, train, car or ferry. It is open daily from 10am till 5pm and the good thing is that entrance is free.

#8 Sydney Olympic Park

Sydney prides itself in having hosted the 2003 Rugby World Cup and the 2000 Summer Olympics in this place. Located in Home bush Bay, this park is now composed of parklands, outdoor activities and sport venues.

#9 Double Bay

If you are a luxurious shopper, or you just want to treat yourself to the lifestyle of the rich and famous, fill your pockets with cash and pay a visit to this place. Located in the east of Sydney, Double bay is full of upmarket restaurants, hotels and shops.

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