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Showing posts with label Australia travel. Show all posts
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Top Places to Visit in Sydney, Australia

Sydney Opera House
When you think of Sydney, you think of Kangaroos, "Down Under," Koala Bears and the Sydney Opera House. Sydney is that, but if that is all you saw, you missed Sydney! Here are just a few of the exciting things to do in this marvelous city.

  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Harbor Bridge
  • Wildlife Sydney Zoo
  • Fort Denison
  • Queen Victoria Building
  • Sydney Sea life Aquarium

1. The Sydney Opera House is the symbol of Sydney and began life between 1957 and 1973 when Queen Elizabeth II opened it. It has been the subject of criticism as well as praise. Cost overruns and controversy brought strong street protests and brought about the resignation of the architect Jorn Utzon. He was later rehired, and the project was finally completed. The venue changes frequently, as the New Year's Eve is outstanding. Several bars and restaurants offer a pleasant visit.

2. The Sydney Harbor Bridge with the Sydney Opera House in the background is the photographer's dream. The Bridge is always seen in the spectacular New Year's celebrations. The bridge called by locals The Coat hanger, because of its arch design. The bridge is the sixth longest span bridge in the world and is the second widest at 160 feet. The bridge carries automobile, train, pedestrian and bike traffic.

3. The Wildlife Sydney Zoo is a lovely family setting. Every imaginable kind of animal exists now from the adorable Koala Bear to the Tasmanian devil. There is a tremendous opportunity for watching the animal feeding, and there is a place for animal petting. There are appealing eating-places and a lovely gift shop.

4. Fort Denison has stood in the Harbor of Sydney for over 150 years. It has served, as a fishing spot, navigational guide, weather station, now is a lovely restaurant and museum. Captain Cook Cruises offer regularly scheduled ferry service to the tiny island. An exquisite lunch is available daily, and a terrific Sunday Brunch is served.

5. The Queen Victoria Building, known to the locals as QVB, has become a grand shopping arcade. Over the decades, this beautiful old property has been threatened with demolition. Fortunately, visionaries saw the future and have produced a mall like no other in the world. Filled with many boutique stores and enjoyable eating-places, QVB is a must see.

6. The Sydney Sea life Aquarium offers over 13,000 animals from 700 species in 14 incredible theme zones. There is a touching area where you can interact with some of the aqua life. A delightful gift shop and various food areas offer a perfect place to visit with the family.

This beautiful city needs lots of time to see all of the exciting places that are available. Unfortunately, short articles such as this only give me the opportunity to show just a few.
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