Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Some things you don't want to miss when in Sydney:
- Kirribilli ~ Two of Sydney's most important mansions stand here. The Kirribilli House, which is the official Sydney home of the prime minister. The Admiralty House is the Sydney residence of the governor general, the Queen's representative in Australia.
- Taronga Zoo ~ The zoo has taken great care to create spacious enclosures that simulate natural habitats. (of course you can see everyone's favorite marsupial here....the koala!!)
- Dawes Point Park ~ Offers wonderful views of the harbor, Fort Denison, and the Harbour Bridge.
- Sydney Harbour Bridge ~ The 1,650 foot long bridge is 160 feet wide and contains two sets of railway tracks, eight road lanes, a bikeway, and a footpath on both sides. There are several ways to enjoy the bridge: follow the walkway to the South East Pylon (which houses a display on the bridge's construction and an unbeatable harbor panorama), BridgeClimb Tour (takes you on a guided walking tour to the very top of the bridge), or a self guided walking tour.
- Sydney Opera House ~ A loved and potent national symbol, hosting a diverse selection of performance arts and entertainment: dance, drama, films, opera, and jazz.
- Koala Park Sanctuary ~ Here you can cuddle a koala or hand feed a kangaroo. The sanctuary is also home to dingoes, wombats, emus, and wallaroos, and there are sheep shearing and boomerang throwing demonstrations.
- Bondi (bon-dye) Beach ~ Sydney's most famous beach (where I hope to spend a lot of my time!!). It has something for just about everyone, and the crowds that flock here on a sunny day give it a bustling, carnival atmosphere unmatched by any other Sydney beach.
There are just a few of the attractions that I hope to hit while in Sydney. I am going abroad on the ECON New Zealand/Australia trip so although I won't be spending my entire time in Sydney (we travel all over), I hope to see as much as I can while in Sydney. I know that we're going on a Sydney Harbour cruise and have four free days in Sydney so I'm going to hit as many as the sights as possible. I'm definitely going to check out the beaches (maybe pick up a cute surfer too!!).
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If you are in Sydney you must go to Bondi Beach! The water is like a turquoisy crystal blue and the sand is really soft and everything about it is just truly wonderful. I would do anything right now to be back on the beach in Sydney. I am very jealous that you are going to be there in a few months! You are going to have the time of your life!
I am also interested in going to the zoo, and I am glad you mentioned the Koala park Sanctuary because many friends have told me there is a place where visitors can hold and feed koalas but none knew the name. Is the sanctuary actually in Sydney? I can’t wait until your next post!
P.S. I'm going to Aussie with the BUAD program, but I have a feeling both groups will definitely meet up while there!
I heard the zoo was awesome and we actually take a trip there. I know we also do a bridge climb and that looks absolutely fabulous.
I was wondering if you found information of what is playing at the Opera House during January since that's when i will be there. Also, we go to the Blue Mountains, Melbourne, and Cairns so any information you can find about those places would be great also!