Sydney is commonly known as the Harbour City. While visiting this oldest city of Australia you cannot miss a visit to the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Both are symbols of one the world’s most beautiful cities. There are endless activities and sights to partake while on holiday.
Sydney was originally a penal colony founded by the British. An estimated twenty two percent of Australians are decedents of a convict. A visit to the region of Sydney called The Rocks will provide a window to the past by viewing the first colonial village.
If historic places is not on the list of places to visit Sydney has more to offer. To the west of the city center is Darling Harbour district which hosts an abundance of leisure and entertainment activities. The Australian National Maritime Museum provides some historic viewings.
The Sydney Aquarium and Wildlife Park are perfect for animal lovers. Whale watching tours are a must and they begin and end at Darling Harbour. This district has numerous restaurants to satisfy the pickiest of eaters.
The City South district is a great place to visit for shoppers. This area is rich in Chinese culture and authentic cuisine. Chinatown and several market places are sure the please the thriftiest of shoppers.
City East has numerous parks, coffee shops and daytime entertainment. It is also the fashion district of Sydney. If nightlife activities are more to the liking, City East has plenty to offer.
City West is known for its fish markets which are best to visit in the morning. The Powerhouse Museum displays Sydney during the 1900s. Maritime pubs and the Star City Casino are available for a quick pint or some leisurely gambling.
For the swimmers and sun worshipers Sydney has beautiful beaches. Bondi, Coogee, Cronulla, Manly, or Wattamolla are well known but certainly not the only ones available. Kayaking and canoeing are also available for those wishing to explore the bush land.
Although the aboriginal people no longer reside in Sydney, there are numerous places at The Rocks where their artwork can be seen or bought. A free visit to The Art Gallery is well worth the trip and provides insight to the history of the aboriginal people. Demonstrations of aboriginal dances and music are extrememly memorable.
Whether you interests lie in history, museums, wildlife, shopping, or a fast and fun nightlife, Sydney has it all. If Australia is on your travel itinerary, Sydney is definitely worth a visit. Good day mates.
BIO: Jane O’Neil the author of the text is a plastic surgeon working with breast implants Thailand and is a travel enthusiast who spends her free time travelling the world and writing about it.