Sydney - Taste of the Special is Here
Like every big city of the world, Sydney, the largest city in Australia and the state capital of New South Wales, is flooded with attractions that compete amongst themselves for the visitors’ attention. With myriad attractions sashaying at every straight and bend, even the most collected visitor is going to be caught off-balance trying to append priority tag to where it belongs. The conventional counsel on entering a big city like Sydney is to look for a quiet corner, bring out the pamphlets from the bag, open them one after the other, to get the feel of where to go. With Sydney, things may not yield the desired result until the last minute of the vacation. Reason: the attractions are many, varied, and indeed enticing and so they all deserve being on the priority list of where to go and what to see.
Sydney is a special kind of experience. On the memory lane to Sydney is the Super Olympics that it gives unto the world. To have watched it gives the pulse of Sydney traveling with Australia to its aboriginal origins which were traceable to what we said before about the supercontinent of Gondwana whose split led to the dispersal of peoples and places. But that is only a part of Sydney, a parameter that is a variable or a constant depending on whether one is ready to give honour to whom or what is due or keep it to get tormented by it. The truth is that because it is good and so grand, that Olympics remains a constant for all times.
That’s not the only constant of Sydney. Another is that it is one of the most multicultural cities in the world and the major destination for immigrants in Australia. The history of Sydney illustrates the aboriginal origins of Australia we said. As respect for this aboriginal origins, the culture of the Aborigines was given a prominent exposure and was colourfully displayed during the opening ceremony of Sydney Olympic Games in year 2000.
And here lies the romance of Sydney. Its absolutely rural beginning of villages flowing and folding into one another to transform into a modern city is an invitation to poetic imagination. Here is the story of how the hut becomes the Sydney Tower, the tallest building in the city, how the theatre plays of simple folks become the Sydney Opera, indeed how simple beginnings constitute the foundations of lofty edifices and places of attraction in Sydney that include Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, St. Mary's Cathedral, Royal Botanic Gardens, Queen Victoria Building, Market Street, George Street, Hyde Park, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Woolloomooloo Bay, and more.
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Career options with AA Education Network
Fancy being a photographer? Or a writer? Or a journalist?
AA Education Network, a Brisbane based German agency can provide you with career options if you are or wish to become a photographer, online writer or a journalist. Careers with AA Education Network allow people to explore their passion for writing and photography without going through the tedious process of specific university courses.
Most importantly, these provide a flexible working environment which means that you don’t have to leave your daily job to work for AA Education Network and you work any hour of the day or any number of hours that is convenient to you.
This job is available to those who have English or German as their first language.
The job requires writing articles on Education and travel related topics for students and tourists planning to visit Australia and/or New Zealand from Germany and other parts of the world.
If selected, you will be given a topic to write an article on. It will be your responsibility to write an original article on the topic. You can either write the article based on your experience or knowledge. Otherwise, you will be encouraged to do research on the topic to ensure you have covered all the important points and issues that are expected of such an article. For example, for an education related article, you may need to visit different universities’ websites to obtain information on their courses and contents.
Once you complete the article, it will be reviewed by AA Education Network and then put on the website. You will also be given your next topic for your next article. Each topic/task will be individually assigned.
Applicants will need to have a computer and internet access for them to write and deliver these articles efficiently.
You will also be expected to deliver articles in time as required.
In summary, your responsibilities will be:
Receive a topic from us
Conduct research on the topic given
Write an article in the time given
One of the main requirements for this job is to have good English skills. All the applicants are required to have a satisfactory level of verbal and written communication skills in English. For international applicants, a good estimate of judging your English skills is to compare against TOEFL and IELTS score of 550 and 6 respectively. If your article meets the requirements, you will be paid according to the length of the article. The payment will be made once a month after receiving an invoice from you.
If you are interested in applying for this Online Writer position, please pass on the following information to our office:
A copy of your current resume
Proof that you have sufficient English skills as mentioned above
A work sample. For the work sample, please write a small article of about 200 words on the topic of international education in Australia and New Zealand
AA Education Network is looking for people who love photography and can provide unique photos of Australia and New Zealand for travel, education and migration related websites.
AA Education Network has many websites with articles for potential students and travelers planning to come to Australia and/or New Zealand. We need photos that would complement such articles. As mentioned above, these photos should be unique and should be related to travel, migration or education. If you decide to take a photo of student(s), you should seek permission from the student(s) first as there should not be any objection to them being in a photo that is going to be displayed on public websites.
The photos should also be compliant with the current copyright act and regulations. The photos, once submitted to us, will remain the property of AA Education Network.
If selected for the job, at the end of every month, you will need to send us a DVD with approximately 100 unique photos on it. If your photos are as per our instructions, you will be paid a certain amount per photo. The amount will be paid in response to the invoice that you will need to generate along with the DVD.
At the last day of your contract, a report will be provided by AA Education Network for your records. References will also be provided on request.
If you wish to apply for this job, please contact our office immediately.
Live in Sydney
Australia is the Island, which is biggest, oldest and most cosmopolitan and exciting city is surrounded by national parks and beaches.
Sydney is the one of the most beautiful cities in Australia with its glamorous beaches and appetite for the fine things in life and essential stop in any traveler’s itinerary. It’s the right place for tourists. Sydney itself offers a dynamic, exciting mix of tours, attractions and events that allows visitors to discover this welcoming free-spirited city. This is a place where life is in a different light.
It’s not just live up to, but exceeds expectations. The wonderful variety of Australia’s culture is reflected in its cities. Each offers its own distinct character reflected in design, arts, and food and entertainment experiences. There is a city for all tastes. He stunning Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge are the pride and joy, but there's much more on offer.
Surrounding the city is a wonderland of national parks, forests, mountains, ancient river valleys and historic riverside Towns. New South Wales has five World Heritage-listed sites – Sydney Opera House, Lord Howe Island, Mungo National Park in Willandra Lakes, Gondwana Rainforests of Australia and the Greater Blue Mountains Area.
Sydney is Australia’s oldest and largest city on the east coast built around one of the most spectacular harbours in the world. Popular for its Opera House, harbour and bridge, Sydney has also lesser-known attractions like the historic Rocks, Victorian-era Paddington, heavenly beaches such as Bondi and Manly, and two superb coastal national parks on the city fringe.
There is an array of ethnic groups; especially the Chinese community has played an important role in altering the city’s Anglo-Mediterranean fabric, and in preparing it to become a key player in Asia.
The Olympic Games 2000 were successful and Sydney is just the place to combine relaxed hedonism, brash, industriousness and look-at-me antics. The city is built on land once occupied by the Eora-tribe, whose presence lingers in the place names of some suburbs and whose artist’s legacy can be seen at many Aboriginal engraving sites around the city.
The harbour divides Sydney into northern and southern halves, with the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Harbour Tunnel joining the two shores. The city centre and most places of interest are south of the harbour. “Port Jackson” is both a major port and the city’s playground. It stretches 20 km inland to the mouth of the “Parramatta River”.
The beaches on Sydney’s harbour are generally sheltered, calm coves with little of the frenetic activity of the ocean beaches. Lady Bay (nude), Camp Cove and Nielson Park are on the south shore. The harbour beaches at Manly Cove, Reef Beach, Elontarf, Chinaman’s Beach and Balmoral are on the North Shore.
Worth-seeing are the “Sydney Harbour Bridge”, the “Sydney Opera House”, the “Circular Quay”, the “Justice &Police Museum”, the Australia’s oldest cathedral “St Andrews Cathedral”, the “Australian National Maritime Museum” and the “Royal Botanic Gardens”.
There are plenty hostels in Sydney. If you want to sleep in the city centre you should go to the “Sydney Central YHA” or the “Wanderers on Kent”.
When to go
Sydney has nearly 350 sunny days a year which means apart from the odd cold day in winter, any time of year is a good time to visit Sydney. The summer months, especially February can be particularly hot with occasional heavy rains that cause high humidity. Autumn is considered a popular time to visit with warm fine days and mild evenings.
Average minimum and maximum temperatures
Summer 18 C – 26 C
Autumn 15 C – 23 C
Winter 9 C – 17 C
Spring 13 C – 21 C
What to do and see
Sydney, Australia’s most famous city offers it all whether it be surfing the breaks at Bondi, strolling along the picturesque harbour or shopping along the bustling street of Oxford. Travel to Moore Park and expose yourself to a sporting extravaganza – a golf driving range, grass skiing, cycling and skating tracks are some of the many sports on offer. Moore is also home to the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) which hosts tours of the park and surrounds.
Take a 10 minute ferry from the circular quay to the Taronga Zoo. This amazing location holds an impressive number of furry creatures – nearly 3,500. All the animals are treated very well and because there are open spaces for the animals you’ll see them in a space that’s closer to their original habitat.
Enjoy the huge variety of shops, markets, cafes, boutiques and pubs in Paddington and when it comes Saturday check out the Paddington Markets and wander around the endless stalls of crafts, jewellery, fashion items and scrumptious food.
After a refreshing day spent at Sydney’s Bondi beach book a ticket for Bondi’s giant outdoor cinema. Haven’t eaten? Well this cinema offers a fantastic menu of food and wine to savour as the sun sets on Bondi.
Hot spots – Sydney Harbour and surrounds
One of the best ways to see the harbour is from the water. You can book a ride on a chartered yacht or kayak around the harbour and under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. You’ll get great views of the area and of the awe-inspiring Sydney Opera House.
Sydney is the largest capital city in Australia. It is the capital of the New South Wales. It is a world renowned multicultural cultural area inhabited by people from many walks of life. The diversity of the sydneysiders (inhabitants of Sydney) arises from the nature of the city being an entry point for most immigrants. Apart from this it is also recognized as a world centre for entertainment, arts, commerce, fashion and many other socioeconomic activities.
For those touring Australia, The Sydney state provides some luring attractions within its borders. It is the base of many parks such as the Hyde Park, The Royal Botanical Park and the amazing Luna Park. The Luna Park is situated at the Milton point on the northern side of the Sydney harbor shores. Its entrance is beautifully crafted to create a picture of an amusing face. You can take an exiting roller coaster ride on the mouse ride, which is famed for being a permanent roller coaster ride in the New South Wales
The other attraction that is known the world over is the Opera House. The first thing that makes it known is its architectural design. This beautifully architected building houses the place where many talented shows are held. It can also be spotted from any where in Sydney making it an ideal landmark. The Opera House is an iconic building of the 20th century. In order to really enjoy the beauty of this amazing place you have to see its inside as well. If you plan to attend a show during a stay in Sydney you will be required to book a ticket in advance to avoid being disappointed. The tickets are usually quickly sold out before any show. This ensures that the place remains a hive of activities never running out of people. Oh the beauty of Sydney! You would have to see it to believe it.
Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, is Australia’s oldest and the biggest city.
Sydney has much more to offer than the views of the iconic Harbour Bridge and The Opera house. Beautiful beaches, colonial architecture, national parks are few of the many jewels Sydney possesses.
Sydney was home to the 2000 Olympic and Paralympic games and the stadium where the games were held is now a big sporting venue.
Sydney is a very cosmopolitan city and it is the commercial capital of Australia. It has a massive Central Business District with sky-scrapers overlooking the harbour bridge, the Opera house and other historic precincts such as The Rocks. Companies from around the world have opened up offices in Sydney with many of them making this city headquarters for the pacific region.
The Sydney CBD also offers world class shopping arcades and malls that will offer you latest fashion and technology. Like Melbourne, tourists to Sydney will also be able to enjoy its multi-cultural hospitality.
One of the main attractions in Sydney is the Sydney Tower. Sydney Tower is an enormous building reaching heights of over 260 metres. It provides gorgeous views of the city and on a clear day, visitors to the tower can even see the Blue Mountains.
Some tickets to the Sydney Tower include OzTrek and Skywalk. OzTrek is a show that takes you virtually around Australia with the help of 3D holographic technology and 180-degree cinema screens. This arrangement is complimented by surround sounds and heart-stopping real-motion seating.
Skywalk is an adventurous walk on top of the Sydney Tower with guides providing you insights into Sydney’s amazing life.
Harbour Bridge and the Opera House
One of the most famous landmarks of Sydney is the Harbour Bridge. Also often known as the “coathanger”, the harbour bridge was opened in 1932.
The bridge is the world’s largest steel arch bridge and with the fact that it is in a very beautiful harbour location, it has become a renowned international symbol of Australia and a treat for the tourists travelling to Sydney.
You are allowed to walk the length of the bridge but tourists should be aware that it can take up to the whole day to cross it on foot.
Discussion on Sydney will be incomplete with talks about the Sydney Opera House.
Designed by award winning architect Jørn Utzon, the opera house is a world heritage listed masterpiece.
Surprisingly, the designing and construction phase of the opera house was full of controversy. The designs were requested from architects and engineers around the world and after receiving the innovative ideas from Utzon, a Denmark resident, he was made in charge of the helm. It was a bold decision by the government to hand over a non-Australian to be given this honour.
Although Utzon ideas were innovative and well appreciated by people around Australia, cost overruns and change of government resulted in Utzon being removed from his position. However, in 1999, Utzon was re-engaged as the architect of the opera house and also has a room named after him to honour his contribution.
There is no way words can explain the design of the opera house and the beautiful impression it creates. But here is an attempt to explain what it looks like: The roof of the Opera House has set of interlocking vaulted shells, set upon a vast terraced platform. The building is also surrounded by terrace area that is used as pedestrian concourses. A typical afternoon picture of the opera house will include the white shining harbour shells overlooking the harbour with visitors walking down the terrace areas and some tourist trying to capture the magic in their cameras.
FASHION OZ STYLE
Australia is one of the few countries in the world that does not have its own national dress, but has (some call) a style all of its own. And Aussie’s being European in culture have gotten this national style from their forebears that they have modified to suit the changes of the last 200 years and the ever present weather conditions that make Australian society anything but European.
The Aussie national dress style has local variations also and as you move from the beach through the city and suburbia to the country and outback you will see some elements of the national dress style becoming more pronounced while others are being lessened. For example: even in the summer heat it is common for country people to wear jeans, while a beach bum would never dream of such a crazy idea. Leaving their jeans at home until winter comes. The use of flannelette as a shirt material and the wearing of moleskin trousers also become more prominent the more you move out into the country. Although cool teeny boppers from bay side suburbs of most major Australian cities also like wearing flannelette or ‘flanos’ as well.
Maybe, subconsciously identifying with their history?
But, the Australian national dress style has several markers that give it a unique quality when compared to other European and American dress styles. It is the elements of ease, a larrikin and easy going, slightly irreverent attitude, defined by life lived in the outdoors (even if it is only a bbq)and a process of borrowing from migrant communities and other influences that make it unique.
Australian beach wear in particular has become both a statement of national identity and a source of pride for many Australians involved in the fashion industry with the success of Australian brands like Billabong, Quiksilver, Rip Curl, Mambo and Okanui gaining acceptance throughout the world. These brands also traverse the divide between the country and the beach being worn by Australians of all ethnicities, and locales. Jenny Kee, Peter Morrissey, and Linda Jackson, were the principle designers behind the Mambo brand who was responsible for the outfits worn by Australian athletes at the Sydney Olympics. They were asked by the athletes involved in the games to dump the formal ties and other more stuffy paraphernalia and develop a costume close to the actuality of what Australian’s wore. The ochre jackets, copper trousers and loose fitting shirts were a part of this design.
But, the most remarkable development of the Australian national dress style occurred in the 1930’s when the image of the squatter’s daughter and woman aviator was popularised in film and on radio. The ‘aviatrix’ as this icon was referred to become the figure most responsible for the wide spread acceptance of trousers by Australian women during this period. And, it was during the time of the Second World War that cemented the trouser as a staple of Australian women’s fashion popularised by volunteers in the Women’s Land Army. While the Fletcher Jones company, with its large immigrant workforce popularised the Italian designed trouser for Australian men of the era and beyond.
The bush was not left out of the revolution either.
Country Traders like R.M Williams and Akubra have become international brands accepted throughout the world. Akubra even supplied Indiana Jones with his famous ‘Australian Fedora’ that he wore to great effect in those movies. It was as a reaction to the Aussie colonial bush experience, that the clothing worn by stockman and other people who made their living from the rural sector based their style of clothing along the lines of practicality and toughness. Australia with its unrepentant environment was downright destructive to flimsier materials like lace, and other Eurocentric fabrics. The people of the bush had to develop clothing that was environmentally appropriate. So they concentrated on using materials and fabrics like those taken from animal hides. Oilskins, rabbit felt, and sheep’s wool. These materials fell into this category with hats, boots, jackets, jeans, and other articles of clothing being made from them.
If the bush and the city have played a significant role in defining the Australian national dress style than it is the ‘larrikin’ that has an equal measure in this trinity of city, surf and country. The ‘larrikin’ element can be defined as the easy going, and inherently democratic nature of Australian city life. In one sense more Australian than the bush with its traditional hierarchy still present in many towns across the country. The ‘larrikin’ element in Australian fashion started with the ‘Push’ a group of artist’s, journalist’s, and actor’s who made Sydney their home in the 1950’s and 60’s. These young people belonged to no particular political philosophy while holding onto a loosely held together concept of genteel anarchism and free thought.
The 60’s ‘Rocker’ and the 80’s ‘Beven’ are also linked with the ‘Push’ in attitude, if not in dress style, but hold to elements of the mentality of the ‘Larrikin’ style. Young Australian men, just home from the Vietnam conflict made up another important contributing element to this style. And, it was the ‘Larrikins’ with their disregard of formality that gave Australian’s their most defining national article of clothing.
The humble Thong!
The Thong was first patented by a New Zealander and it was based on the design of the Japanese sandal that servicemen working in that country saw as they made their daily rounds of the newly occupied territory. Maurice York who patented the thong came up with the idea in 1957 and within a few short years thousands of them were being sold in the United States and New Zealand. But, it was when an Australian manufacturer Dunlop imported 300 000 of them into the Australian market that they become popular. The thong became widely accepted by the ‘Larrikins’ in the 70’s and are now worn throughout the world as a fashion staple. Even being encrusted with precious stones by devotee’s of high fashion on the subcontinent.
Next holiday, Sydney please!
If you are planning for a vacation, Sydney ought to be the number one option on your list. It is a place like no other having weather that favors holidaying. You may want to get away to enjoy the very white sand beaches that line the coast of this city. Other than this you will find a myriad of activities that you can engage in that will make your holiday memorable and leave you yearning for more.
One of the places to visit (among a long list of attractions) is the Sydney Observatory. Standing on the observatory hill located in a place known as Rocks, the observatory building is an interesting old building that has remained standing for a very long time. It is a building made of sand stone. It was originally built to allow for the observation of a returning comet which ‘never returned’. It also houses a time ball that would drop at one o’ clock everyday. This would serve as an announcement of the correct time to the city below. In this same building you can be able to observe stars as well as planets in the evening. There is a modern telescope that is used for this but the oldest telescope in Sydney is also present and in use.
The Chinese Friendship Garden is also a good place to visit. It is located in the Darling Harbor and is quite close to China Town. In it you will find the dragon wall that was built to show the cooperation betweem Guangzhou and New South Wales. The Chinese Friendship garden was designed and built by Chinese architects. You can be able to attend some of the festivals that are held at this garden of which most show case the eastern cultures. A meal of Chinese delicacies should top it up for you at the end of the exploration of the garden.
When thinking of a holiday, Sydney is like no other.
Sightseeing in Sydney
Sydney is the most popular tourist destination in Australia. It is a vibrant and busy city, with not only cultural, historical, entertainment attractions but also full of Australian icons and true beauty. The capital of New South Wales is not only a fantastic destination in itself but also the gateways to some great holiday spots around the state.
The first spot most tourists visit whilst in Sydney are the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. If visiting Sydney during New Years, one must take a trip to see the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the fire works which take place here each New Years Eve. Located on the beautiful Sydney Harbour. This is a great place to check out the water ways, have a picnic or for the more adventurous grad a tour guide and take a walk along the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
For those looking for sun and surf, Sydney has many local beaches available. The two most famous beaches would be Bondi and Manly. Both are popular with locals, tourists and the odd Australian celebrity. For man this is "the place to be". As Australians love water sports, visitors will find many kayaks and catermarans or even jet ski's available to hire at Manly Beach. A fun way to explore Sydneys beaches.
There are many ways to get around Sydney, tourists can hire a car and explore the sights themselves or can take advantage of a cruise boat along the harbour. A cruise is a fantastic idea as there are tour guides on board who can help explain a little bit more about Sydney itself, the harbour, the bridge and many other sights one will see along the way. Another great way to see Sydney is by Hot Air Balloon, on the outskirts of Sydney visitors will be able to take a trip in the morning over Sydney and the harbour. A great and unique way of seeing Sydney from a birds eye view.
The city itself has many historic buildings and information centres. There is the Museum which is open for tourists as well as Art Galleries, the Zoo and the Aquarium or even take a visit to the Sydney Observatory. The city is full of life, there are tour buses available to take tourists through the parts of Sydney that only the locals know about. There are shopping tours, these tours take visitors through the fashion hub of the city stopping at local designers shops as well as boutique stores.
Sydney certainly has something for everyone, with fantastic weather during most months and a wide range of accommodation available. This is a great city for your next holiday or Australian education experience.
Sydney is a very popular tourist destination worldwide and is a home of many immigrates from all over the world though many inhabitants can trace their roots to Europe. This is very evident by just looking at the cultural diversity. It is the most ancient city and one would not miss to notice the Sydney Harbor, which has attracted many people both local and international.
For those that do not like extreme weather conditions, you will find Sydney climate very friendly, the summers would be on average about 22°C and the winters are not as cold as what one may experience in places like Canada or even Europe. One would generally not need to worry too much about the weather conditions though their buildings are well build to take care of the changes in weather around the year.
One of the annual festivals that have attracted hundreds of thousands of people at times conservatively put at a million people is the Sydney festival, which comes on beginning of every year. There is usually lots of fun with music and dance from different cultures. The other show that attracts huge crowds is the Sydney Royal Easter- and comes on April and last for two weeks. It is both entertaining and informative especially the agricultural show, which can expose you to all the new developments that farming has brought.
Sydney is a city that that one must visit and taste the real experience and see the diversity that the city carries with.
Sydney Travel Guide
Sydney is the top of the list for many travelling to Australia, with so many Australian icons right on its door step it is hard to know where to start.
Sydney is both the oldest and biggest of all Australian cities. You will see the diversity in it's cultures, the high end shopping and famous beaches. Be amazed by the sights and places to see and things to do during the day time and even more amazed at the lights, sights and views at night.
The top sights to see and go are, the famous Bondi Beach and its life gaurds (who have their own television show), The Sydney Harbour Bridge (take a bridge walk and take in the view) , The Sydney Oprah House, Walk along the Coogee Cliffs or walk through Centennial Park.
Sydney has it all and is the gateway to the rest of Australia, a fantastic place to visit where you will never be bored.
Weather in Sydney
Sydney is the capital of New South Wales. This is one of the east coast states. Sydney itself is positioned well within the state, with a beautiful temperate climate making this a popular place for people to live and work as well as a popular choice as a holiday destination.
A large city situated on the coast of the state, and directly on the Sydney Harbour. This makes for lovely coastal winds during summer. Summer weather is usually in the mid 30 degree range. During winter visitors will find temperatures can drop to around 8 degrees although will usually hover around 15 degrees. Autumn and Spring months are a great time to visit Sydney with weather being fine and between 20 and 25 -28 degrees.
Sydney does have quite a large rainfall during winter, but with great snow fields close by this doesn't stop tourists from visiting this vibrant city.
Travel and See Sydney
Sydney has a wide variety of public transport. Taxis, while they are the most expensive, are also quite popular. Buses also service the CBD to the suburbs and there is also the Night Rider service. For tourists, there is the Sydney Explorer which allows them to hop on or hop off at any of a number of major Sydney attractions.
Sydney is serviced by the Cityrail network and they are a convenient way of travelling to and from the CBD. Cityrail offers services to the Blue Mountains, Wollongong and the Central Coast to name just a few.
Ferries are also a popular option and allow people to take in the sights of Sydney
in comfort and luxury.
The Sights and Sounds of Sydney
The following are just some of the more common attractions that Sydney has to
The Royal Botanic Gardens
The Sydney Opera House - World-renowned for its open-air concerts and also for Carols by Candle light. - A charming place!
The most exotic collection of animals in Australia.- Perfect for a stroll.
The Sydney Fish Market - The place to be for everything seafood.
Darling Harbour - A major tourist attraction renowned for its shops and restaurants.
The IMAX Theatre - Claims to have the world’s largest cinema screens. Check it out for yourself!
TheSydney Harbour Bridge - is unmistakeably ’The’ Sydney icon the world over.
Need we say more?
Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Bondi Beach - The place where true-blue Aussies
want to be. A postcard location that the locals just can’t get enough of. - A major
social event on the Sydney calendar and draws people from all over he world.
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All good travellers will always have their camera with them, and with so much to see and do in this magical city you should have an over load of pictures stored away on your camera.
Sights to see such as the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, Cooger Cliffs, as well as all the night life, fire works (if you are lucky enough to be in Sydney whilst there are fire works over the Sydney Harbour Bridge).
With so much to see, and so much to share with your family and friends - why not put your memories in the one place everyone has access to - the internet. You will be able to upload your photos for free on this website, giving you an easy way to share you photos with your loved ones.
This is also a great chance to show future travellers some of the fabulous places you can visit in Sydney.
The one thing many of us forget to do whilst travelling is to keep in contact with our loved ones. If travelling from oversea's this can also be extremely expensive, phone calls to another country can put a huge hole in your wallet.
Travelling to a place like Sydney however means you will be so busy with so much to see and do, you will find yourself not having the time to sit down and make the phone call to your friends and family on the other side of the world.
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In New South Wales the major tourist attractions are in Sydney, the capital city of the state. The city is on the south-east coast of Australia. There are many activities in Sydney and its surrounding areas for all sorts of tourists.
Tourists can visit the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. While here you can enjoy the Sydney Bridge Climb. When you participate in this you are in a group of about 12 climbers. In a time of about three to four hours climbers go from the base to the peak of Sydney Harbour Bridge. All climbers must be at least ten years old. There is high demand for these climbs so it is a good idea to book early.
Another icon popular with tourists is the Sydney Opera House. Its location is on Sydney Harbour. The building was opened in 1973 and was designed by Jørn Utzon. People worldwide come to the Sydney Opera House to visit and take photographs. The house is a venue for the Australian Ballet, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Bell Shakespeare Company, Ensemble Theatre, Musica Viva Australia, Opera Australia, Sydney Dance Company, the Sydney Festival, Sydney Symphony and the Sydney Theatre Company. The companies regularly perform at the Opera House. Tours are also held. The tour will guide you through the House’s history and architecture. To see a performance or go on tour you need to book quickly.
The Sydney Tower is also a popular destination. At the top of the tower there is a spectacular view of the city. Views range from the nearby Opera House and Harbour Bridge to faraway places such as the beaches and mountains. The tower will take in a maximum of 960 people. There is a coffee lounge, an observation deck and restaurants. In Darling Harbour there is the Sydney Aquarium. The aquarium has over 11,000 animals. There is over 600 species of fish, mammals and reptiles from Australia. The Sydney Aquarium presents the animals according to Australia’s different regions. Visitors can see the animals in close range as they swim in an environment that is close to their natural habitats.
Sydney also has the Taronga Zoo. The zoo is Australia’s leading zoological garden. It has a broad collection of native and non-native animals. Taronga Zoo is situated on land close to the waterfront, on a vantage point on the Sydney Harbour. From this point visitors can see the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Sydney Cove. There is also the Zoo Sky Safari chair lift. When you walk down to the lift you can take a ride uphill across the zoo.
Tourists in Sydney can also go on a seaplane tour. Sydney Seaplanes provides these tours. Flights show the city’s skyline. Tourists can also see the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. The flights can also allow observation of the islands all over the Sydney Harbour. Flights are done in a pace slow enough for taking photographs and video recordings.