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Top 6 Places to Visit in Sydney – Breathtaking Highlights for the Sightseer

The remarkable city of Sydney offers a myriad of places to visit that will capture your imagination. These include the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Darling Harbour and many more.


Sydney Opera House

The unmistakable Sydney Opera House is an iconic sight that takes pride of place on the gleaming harbour. This lovely building that resembles swelling sails or perhaps shells is situated on a narrow strip of land that is surrounded for the most part by water. You will have the opportunity to take a photo of this splendid sight whilst sailing by on an enjoyable cruise, or perhaps take a walk around the exterior of the building. On the other hand within the building, you will find theatres, exhibition rooms, studios, a cinema and a concert hall.


Sydney Harbour Bridge

This distinctive bridge is undoubtedly another of Sydney's renowned sights. Featuring huge piers at its ends, the Sydney Harbour Bridge was constructed in 1932 yet still retains the title of being the largest bridge on the globe to have a steel arch structure. You will see that a couple of railway lines in addition to eight traffic lanes run along this bridge. Visitors will have the chance to walk across the bridge or perhaps join a tour that ascends the bridge so as to experience the panoramic views.


The Rocks

Located on a strip of land that protrudes into Sydney Harbour is the historical area known as The Rocks. This area in times gone by was the home of the aboriginal Gadigal people, whilst also being the site where the first European settlers made their home. This area gained its present name due to the rocky coastal area situated in its proximity. Today you will find an array of historically significant buildings and sites here that will capture the imagination of the history lover.


The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

This enticing botanic garden may be described as a serene oasis amidst the lively activity of the city. The Royal Botanic Garden was created in the year 1816 and occupies an extent of no less than 30 hectares. Within this garden, you will find themed areas featuring lofty trees, orchids, groves of palms and ferns in addition to numerous fruit bats. You will also be able to tour the gardens on a small train that travels through its grounds.


Darling Harbour

Your tour of Sydney's attractions would not be complete without visiting Darling Harbour. You will see that this attraction is a pedestrian zone located on the waterfront that draws a host of locals as well as tourists. Within Darling Harbour, you will encounter an array of restaurants, shops, exhibitions, museums and venues for entertainment. Make sure to check out the Wildlife Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium which are located here. A choice of accommodation to consider from which these attractions could easily be visited would be Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments which is a pleasingly located Sydney Darling Harbour hotel.


Queen Victoria Building

When it comes to shopping in Sydney an undoubted highlight would be the eye-catching Queen Victoria Building which may be described as being Romanesque in appearance. Originally constructed to serve as a popular market venue near the end of the 19th century, you will see that this imposing building features a high main dome as well as a number of lesser domes surrounding it. Today visitors will encounter over 200 upscale shops here lining the building's airy galleries. Even those who are not interested in shopping here will find many striking features that will draw the attention of the sightseer.

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