Marambio From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2004, 1171 posts, RR: 24 Posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2188 times:
Good afternoon people,
Because of different reasons, I will spend the first week of May in Sydney, Australia. I am flying Aerolíneas Argentinas EZE-AKL-SYD on April 28th and I'm heading back home on May 7th.
I have heard many times Sydney is an amazing city, but I don't really know what I should check out and what I should avoid while visiting. Besides, I was thinking about going to Canberra for a day trip, just to see Australia's capital city, which they say is pretty nice.
So, I would be really grateful if any A.netter could provide me with any information regarding Sydney, Canberra and Australia, and what to see over there.
Thanks in advance.
Aerolíneas Argentinas - La Argentina que levanta vuelo
QFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2086 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2180 times:
You could do the usual things like go to Circular Quay and climb the Harbour Bridge. Go to the Blue Mountains for a day, thats very fun. If you've got enough money you can go up Centre Point Tower(costs AUS$50 per adult) I've been up there once and it has an amazing view(you can probably spot landing planes if their using 16R.
If you're planning on visiting Canberra I suggest you spend more than 1 day there. In Canberra, theres lots of things to do. Visit old and new Parliament House, The National Art Gallery, Screen and Sound archives (they've got a very old Ned Kelly movie) and many more things.
AirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4524 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days ago) and read 2164 times:
I had a week in Sydney in March of last year and absolutely adored it.
This is what I did, take it for what it you will, I'm sure some natives can give you a better view:
Took a tour to the Hunter Valley vineyards
Rented a car and drove to the Blue Mountains
Watched a symphony at the Opera House
Walked around Bondi beach and had some fantastic Sydney rock oysters at a restaurant there called Icebergs.
Went shopping at some place near Kings Cross
Went to the Sydney zoo
Took a harbour cruise
Enjoyed a relaxing evening down by the harbour bridge (forgot what that area was called) with fantastic views and a Crown beer.
What an amazing country...and to think I only saw one city in it..
Lima From Argentina, joined May 1999, 1122 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2161 times:
As mentioned, from Bondi beach you can take a walk along a patch that connects with different beaches (i.e. Tamarama).
To have a great view of the harbour you can take a ferry from the Opera House to Manly (a different area with a beach) and back.
Watson's Bay. This is another area of Sydney, the place where the harbour connects with the ocean. Very nice views and parks, beaches and restaurants/terraces. You can reach it with a bus from the centre.
Newtown. Area off-downtown reachable by metro/trein. Many restaurants, shops, pubs.
Hope you enjoy your trip and also with Aerolineas.