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Chinatown

Showcasing the best of China's food and culture is Sydney's Chinatown, an urban locality in the southern part of Sydney's central business district. An enthralling experience for any food lover, you can get all of your favourite classic Chinese food right here. Chinatown is sure to give you an intensely rewarding experience as here you can immense yourself in Chinese culture and history and partake in its many festivals that take place throughout the year. It is an absolute family destination with something for everyone. With its cheap hotels, it makes for a great place to stay for the weekend.

Location: Located in Haymarket, between Darling Harbor and Central station. It is Australia's largest Chinatown.

Highlights: What makes Chinatown extraordinary are the specialty shops wherein one could buy things which would not normally be available elsewhere. You could get art, crafts, tea sets, dinnerware and Chinese herbs. There is a Chinese supermarket as well which houses ethnic Chinese goods.

Best time to visit - September to November, March to May.
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Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbor bridge is also known as Coat hanger and is the world's largest steel arch bridge. It is also one of the iconic symbol of Australia. The bridge carries eight vehicle lanes, two train lines, footway and a cycle way too. The bridge helps in connecting the Sydney central business district and the North Shore.

 

Location: Sydney harbor is located at Sydney New South Wales and is in close proximity with most of the transportation facilities. For tourists, it is great to get along to different famous places from here.

Highlights: The place looks beautiful and the scenery is just amazing overlooking the waters. The bridge and the river together look more beautiful and captivating. The design of the bridge is inspired from the Hell Gate bridge in New York City, USA.

Best time to visit: The bridge looks beautiful at night so you might choose to visit it after dusk for capturing good pictures.
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Madame Tussauds

Famous for its wax statues of people who are achievers in their fields, Madam Tussauds was first opened in London. It showcased the work of great wax statue artists who worked tirelessly day and night to appeal to high artistic and aesthetic sensibilities. After its raging success in London it opened in many other places with similar success. After a long wait, in 2012 Madam Tussauds opened in Sydney with great fanfare and pomp. Right now in Sydney, it showcases many brilliant artists, businessmen, politicians, sportspersons who have made their life living examples of success and achievement. Madam Tussauds aims to commemorate this achiever spirit and challenges us to look within and carefully nurture the achiever within us all.

Location: It is located in near the central business district in Sydney.

Highlight: Wax statues of many famous people can be found here so, if you wish to be photographed with celebs, this is the place to visit.

Best time to visit: Can be visited any time of the year. It might be crowded during holidays and weekends.
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Shelly Beach

Among the Famous Manly beaches, Shelly beach is the Crown jewel. It is a protected marine reserve. The beach is near North head and fairy bower. Due to its marine diversity and shallow depth of 12 meters it is popular with snorkelers and divers. One can also walk around the bush track which had spectacular views of the north head and northern beaches. There is also a restaurant called le kiosk located in proximity to satiate your hunger.

Location: Shelly beach is located in the northern suburbs of Sydney.

Highlights: It is a haven for marine life enthusiasts, as it offers amazing under water tours with an intricate view of marine life. So, if you are a water baby, nothing really should stop you from visiting this much delightful and amazingly refreshing, Shelly beach.

Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
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The Rocks

Scenically adorned by Sydney Harbor Bridge and Sydney Opera House, on the edge of breathtaking Sydney Harbor, The Rocks gives you an unparalleled mix of the new and old. From old cobblestoned laneways, to stylish modern bars, The Rocks has some of Sydney's finest restaurants and bars. As Sydney's art hub it has been transformed into a creative hub of modern art, festivals and evolving DIY spaces. The Rocks is an amazing blend of culture, cuisine and experiences that are worth living and ensuring to give you memories that will last a life time.



Location: The Rocks starts from the Harbor from the north and east to Kent.

Highlight: A total urban indulgence, The Rocks is one of the busiest tourist places in Sydney with festivals and concerts all around the year.

Cost: There is no general cost, but individual events cost may vary.

Best Time: Research when your favorite concerts are being organized, and accordingly make a visit.
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Sydney Fish Market

For all the fish lover’s this place will be like a true heaven for you. You can shop your favourite fish from the Sydney Fish Market which is the third largest seafood market in the world in terms of variety.



Highlights: The Sydney Fish Market caters to six seafood retailers, greengrocer, sushi bar, restaurants, gift shops and more. To help you fill your weekends with seafood delight the place offers constant offers from Friday 2pm to Sunday 4 pm.

Location: Bank St & Pyrmont Bridge Road, Sydney NSW 2009, Australia
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Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo is one of the best zoological park in Sydney, New South Wales in Australia. The zoo was opened on 7th October 1916 and is among the best places to explore different types of wild animals.

 

Location: Taronga Zoo is located in the shores of Sydney Harbor in the suburb of Mosman. To reach the zoo, you can use public transport which is easily available or private vehicles if you please.

Highlights: Taronga Zoo has different animal species nearly about 340 species and more than 2600 individual animals. You can also hire the venue to organize any functions or events with a 180 degree and peaceful view of the Sydney harbor making those events truly memorable.

Best time to visit: Taronga Zoo is open daily including the Christmas days. The visiting hours are 9:30 am-4:30 pm in the month of May to August, 9:30 am-5:00 pm from September to April and on new year's eve 9:30 am - 4:00 pm. You need to plan your trip accordingly to the timings of the zoo.
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Museum of Contemporary Art

For art lovers, the museum of contemporary art is one of the finest places to visit in Sydney.



Location: It is located in The Rocks area of Sydney and getting there is very simple as well. You can check the map on its website for the exact location.

Highlights: It is among the only museum which houses Australian and international modern art so art lovers will have a great time here. The museum is also home to Aboriginal art which is quite rare to find elsewhere.

Price: The entry is free to the museum so anyone can visit it during the given timings.

Best time to visit: The museum stays open from 10 in the morning to 5 in the evening so you can visit it during these times. There is a certain amount of rush experienced between 11 to 12 in the evening so you can avoid the time slot if possible.

What You Should Know More About Sydney

  • About The Destination

    Sydney is one of the most famous holiday destinations in Australia as well as the world and it truly deserves to be on the bucket list of all the travelers. This place has a completely vibrant, fun-filled and positive aura to itself and you cannot stay dull and bored at this place at all.

    With some of the most famous tourist places like the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Hyde Park Barracks Museum and the Art Gallery of New South Wales and some of the most crystal clear and sparking beaches in the world, this place is the one of the most exciting and yet the most relaxing and revitalizing destinations in Australia.

    Your soul will get completely tantalized and rejuvenated while you vacation in Sydney, because this place has something to offer for each type of traveler. Right from casual facilities to extensively luxurious holidaying options, from naturally serene places to vibrant city and night life, there is no end to the kind of things you can do in Sydney. So get set to visit one of the most energetic holiday destinations in the world and get ready to have a vacation which will be memorable for you for your entire life.


  • Travel Advice

    • As Sydney is a vacation spot frequented by tourists, you should book your stay facilities in advance.

    • For a better holiday experience, make sure that you do not fall for any scams where people try to sell you stuff.

    • Do not get involved into any drug related situations while having fun enjoying nightlife.

    • Take care of your cash and expensive belongings.

    • Do not go deep into the waters while playing on the beach.

    • Carry your passport, identity proof, Visa copy and your hotel address whenever you go out.

    • Travel by public transport instead of private taxis in order to save money.

  • Drinking Laws

    The legal age to consume alcohol in Sydney is 18 years of age for all types of alcoholic drinks.


  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Opera House

    Opera House in Sydney is one of the most famous sight-seeing destinations in the world. This place continuous to dazzle people all over the world The Opera House is one of the city’s busiest venues for music, art and performance venues and to make this trip more interesting, you can take a backstage tour of the venue to understand its working effectively.


    Taronga Zoo

    The Taronga Zoo is a home to 2,900 exotic as well as native Australian animals including gorillas, tigers, leopards, chimpanzees, giraffes, kangaroos and koalas. This place also has a fun ferry ride from Circular Quay and if you are enthusiastic about being with animals, you can even take an overnight camping package at the zoo.


    Bondi Beach

    Bondi beach is the most famous beach in Sydney and it has got its own reasons for the attention it gets. With luxurious resorts as well as casual stay and dine options, you can enjoy relaxing on this busy, fun and happening beach by sunbathing all day, playing in the waters or just sipping on some of your favourite drinks. There are diligent lifeguards on this beach and hence, you do not need to worry about being unsafe.


    Chinatown

    Enter this area to inhale some of the authentic Chinese food fragrances of spices and feast on Authentic Asian, especially Chinese cuisine in the Chinatown area. With lion frames on gates at each gate, this is a pedestrian area between Darling Harbour and Central Station. There are special celebrations on January 21, which is the Chinese New Year date.


    Sydney Tower

    The Sydney tower will give you a panoramic view of the vibrant and happening town of Sydney from the height of 309 meters. This golden tower rises from the Centrepoint Shopping mall, with an express lift taking visitors to the deck at the top, giving them the mesmerizing view at the top. This place also has a 4D movie experience for entertaining its guests.


    Sydney Aquarium

    The SEA LIFE Sydney aquarium is a display of aquatic animals which have 5 sections, housing different types of marine species in different habitats. If you have kids with you, this place is a mist visit. This is an underwater adventure as you will be able to walk and explore some of the most diverse ocean dwelling animals here.


    The Blue Mountains

    A natural gift to the city of Sydney, the Blue Mountains are perhaps the most kaleidoscopic and mesmerizing spots in Sydney. This place is a range of mountains which are in contrasts of blue and green. If you want to have a vacation away from the hustle and bustle of the city and witness spectacular scenery, wildlife and clean and fresh air, you should definitely visit this place.


    Circular Quay

    The circular Quay, built by convict labor in Sydney Cove is the main ferry terminal of the city. This is also the starting point for some of the most luxurious and elite cruises which operate in Sydney and it has a sparkling waterfront setting for giving a breathtaking view to its tourists. Ferries to sight-seeing spots like Taronga Park zoo, Watson’s bay and Manly depart from this point.


  • What will like you like there?

    Vibrant Beaches

    Beaches of Sydney are some of the most famous beaches in the world because of their cleanliness, busy and happening environment, safety, and an array of entertainment and water sports options right on the beach. The entire aura of the beaches of Sydney is very exciting and positive.


    Calmness and Serenity

    Despite of being a very active and vibrant city, this place will make you experience a very different type of calm. The entire feel of this city is very calm, peaceful and unwinding for your mind.


    Friendly people

    The people of Sydney are very welcoming, friendly and very hospitable towards tourists. Most of them come forward to help tourists and they do not make you feel alienated in the place.


    Convenience

    As Sydney is a place frequented by tourists, there are a lot of convenience facilities like luxurious as well as casual stay facilities, dining, shopping and other utility services like transport and entertainment.


    Entertainment and nightlife

    Sydney is one of the most fun-filled places which gets really energetic at night. From entertainment facilities, music bistros, bars, clubs and a lot more, there is no end to the entertainment and nightlife facilities you can experience in Sydney.

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