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Top 10 places to visit in Sydney – fascinating encounters

Grace and glamour are phrases that you would normally associate with any major city in the world. With Sydney being no different, vacationers have plenty to look forward as explained below.


Sydney Opera House

Sydney's Bennelong Point is where one must venture towards if in the mood to discover the pageantry which is the Sydney Opera House. Hailed as a major highlight of any visitor's trip to Australia, the opera house is a photographer's dream come true with plenty of space in which to capture each element that enhances the appeal of the place. Easily enjoyed either via a guided walking tour or from the comfort of your cruise, areas such as the cinema, exhibition rooms and theatres of the opera house are popular places to call by.


Royal Botanic Garden

Seen as an ideal getaway from the busy lifestyles of the modern world, the Royal Botanic Garden which saw the light of day in 1816, allows nature lovers to fall in love with its go-to and expansive sections that range from rose gardens, palm groves, ferns, orchids and even flocks of fruit bats.


Art Gallery of New South Wales

Representing masterpieces from Asian and European artists, the Art Gallery of New South Wales must be included in your bucket list when in the city. With a go-to display of light-filled galleries and the grandest of courts, the gallery is known for showcasing one of the largest collections of Aboriginal art.


Local beaches

Sydney is famed for its outstanding and riveting sections of beach that must most certainly be given a go. First up is the much-acclaimed Bondi beach which is synonymous for adventure and comes across as a perfect way to settle into your time here. Also, if surfing is high on your list of 'things to do', then do check out Dee Why and Collaroy which are known to throw up fantastic breaks for the go-getter of today.


Darling Harbour

The engaging precinct of Darling Harbour with a wide array of restaurants, museums and shopping areas is one of the go-to places in all of Sydney. For instance, take a trip to Madame Tussauds, explore the amazing exhibits at Powerhouse Museum before pausing by to grab a cuppa with your friends at the Chinese Garden of Friendship. Those residing at any Sydney Darling Harbour hotel or serviced apartments such as Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments will find the area quite entertaining.


St. Mary's Cathedral

This neo-Gothic style edifice which mirrors much-acclaimed of Notre Dame and Lincoln Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Sydney. Located down St. Mary's Road and College Street, the cathedral's interiors contain an abundance of stained glass windows and other representations of the Catholic faith in the country.



Make your way to Dixon Street and to Chinatown where whiffs of the Far East will coax you into remaining here for hours on end. Feast on authentic Asian delicacies and also make time to explore the lively Friday night market where your senses are sure to be delighted in more than on way.


Taronga Zoo

Found along the northern section of Sydney Harbour is Taronga Zoo. Here, wildlife enthusiasts will be able to engage in an incredible selection of activities. These include the Seal Show, Lemur Walk-Through and Koala Encounter.


Sydney Tower Eye

Measuring 309 meters is the city's tallest building which is referred to as the Sydney Tower Eye. Panoramic views of Sydney and all it stands for can be captured from atop the observation deck or the SKYWALK. Also, thrown in is a 4-D cinema experience where the sights and sounds of the city are dealt with in greater detail.


Queen Victoria Building

Ironically, it is high-end shopping destinations that are found within one of Sydney's oldest and most glamorous buildings. The Queen Victoria Building found along George Street is a series of mosaic floors and stained glass windows that add to the allure of a truly unforgettable shopping spree.

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