Sydney Travel Attractions Guide

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Day 4 – Covered Attractions; Museums, Aquarium, Market

If it rains, prepare in advance a list of covered sites you wish to visit. Everyone can choose for himself museums or other covered attractions he likes. The following are several covered places to visit in Sydney.
- Paddy's Market is a place you can stroll in for several hours.

- Another place is Sydney's Power Station Museum. This museum houses several science and technology exhibits, locomotives, spaceships, airplanes and interactive exhibits.

- The Aquarium is another excellent covered attraction located at Darling Harbour.

 

Aquarium in Darling Harbour in Sydney Aquarium in Darling Harbour in Sydney Aquarium in Darling Harbour in Sydney

 

- Nearby is a covered Australian animals' zoo in which you can hold and pet some of the animals.

- The Australian Natural History Museum located near Hyde Park.

- Art lovers can visit the Art Museum located in the heart of the Botanical Gardens

Day 5 – Sydney Olympic Park

It is recommended to reach the Olympic Park by train and start the visit with a Segway guided tour. During the visit, you will go thru the various stadiums, the gardens and the Olympic Torch. The tour accompanied by explanations regarding the various sites is most enjoyable. Alternatively, you may rent bicycles and travel on endless tracks in the huge and impressive park. You can rent the bicycles at the attractive visitors' centre of the park located near the train station. This is also the departure place for the Segway tours.

 

Segway tour at Olympic Park Sydney Segway tour at Olympic Park Sydney

 

Later, enter the ANZ large stadium for a guided tour.

 

ANZ stadium in Sydney ANZ stadium in Sydney

 

Continue to the swimming pools, which are still active. Later, hit some golf balls at the Driving Range and finish with a mini-golf game.

 

swimming pools in Olympic park - Sydney Driving Range in Olympic Park - Sydney
Driving Range in Olympic Park - Sydney mini-golf in Olympic Park - Sydney

 

You can experience other park facilities like bow and arrow marksmanship, trapeze acrobatics or a tennis match. Near the Novotel Hotel, which is located in the centre of the park, there is a lookout tower from which you can sea the entire area. Adjacent to the Hotel is a restaurant, a pub and fast food stands.

From the Olympic Park, return to the city with a ferry so that you can enjoy the nice view on the way. Take a bus to the nearby ferry station and sail with it to Circular Quay. On the way, you will pass under some of the large city bridges and by its high buildings before you reach the Sydney centre.

 

Sydney view bridge in Sydney

 

Day 6 – Foot trip along the shores from Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach

Take a bus (or a taxi) to Bondi Beach on the east side of the city and take a stroll along the beach all the way to Coogee Beach. The route is about 5 km long, and the total trip by foot is about two hours net. However, with some stops on the way, it may take also 3-4 hours, and if you wish to swim at one of the beaches, you may need to add a few more hours.

 

view of beaches of Sydney from air

 

At Bondi Beach, many surfers are present both during the summer and in the winter when the water temperature drops below 16 degrees. However, many are surfing with rubber suits that keep their body temperature. On the street next to the beach are many shops and restaurants and the place is full of activity.

 

 Bondi Beach in Sydney

 

On both sides of the beach are located seawater swimming pools. A walking trail exits Bondi Beach adjacent to the beach, leading to Coogee Beach, 5 km to the south. At the edge of Bondi beach the beach turns from sandy to rocky, and the trail passes over nice cliffs bordering the water.
When you follow the promenade from Bondi, you will first reach a small nice sandy beach named Tamarama Beach:

 

Tamarama Beach in Sydney

 

 And immediately past the rocky cliff, appears another great sandy beach, about half the size of Bondi Beach, this is Bronte Beach.

 

Bronte Beach in Sydney

 

A large seawater pool is located at the end of Bronte beach. In general, on many of the beaches here and in Queensland are seawater pools adjacent to the beach, for the swimmers' safety, enabling them to swim safely without the fear of sharks or other animals (poisonous jellyfish and alligators in North Queensland).

 

 a pool in Bronte Beach in Sydney

 

If you continue to follow the trail from Bronte Beach, you will reach the Waverley Cemetery that borders the beach cliffs.

 

Waverley Cemetery in Sydney Clovelly Bay in Sydney

 

From here you will arrive at an inlet penetrating about 100 meters inland, at the tip of it is a small sandy bathing beach. This is Clovelly Bay. Follow this beach to reach a cliffy beach and climb by stairs to the top of the hill.

 At this point the trail departs a bit from the beach due to houses that are built on the cliff, but immediately after it, the trail returns to the water front until you reach another large and excellent beach almost the same size and quality as Bondi Beach, this is Coogee Beach.

 

Coogee Beach in Sydney  Coogee Beach in Sydney

 

From here, return to Sydney centre by bus or taxi.

 

Day 7: Blue Mountains

Another worthwhile interesting trip is to Blue Mountains – located about 130 km west of Sydney.

 

Blue Mountains

Recomended Hotels in Sydney:

5 Star Hotels

Sheraton on the Park
Located in Sydney Central Business District (CBD), 5 minutes’ walk from Town Hall Railway Station, the State Theatre and Pitt St Mall. Restaurant, bar and a 24-hour rooftop fitness centre. Indoor pool. Complimentary Wi-Fi in all public areas.

QT Sydney
Located in Sydney CBD 2 minutes’ walk from Hyde Park and Pitt Street Mall. Restaurant, bar, cafe and day spa. Free WiFi.

Park Hyatt Sydney
Located 6 minutes' walk to The Rocks and 10 minutes’ walk from Circular Quay.

Hheated pool,  spa and wellness centre, fitness centre. Free WiFi.

Swissotel Sydney
Located in Sydney CBD 50 metres from Pitt St Mall. Onsite day spa, 2 swimming pools, a bar and a restaurant,  fitness centre.

3 - 4 Star Hotels

Russell Hotel In The Rocks
Located  2-minute walk to Sydney Harbour. Free WiFi.

Travelodge Phillip Street
Lo cated Just 15 minutes’ walk from Sydney Opera House. Offers a kitchenette. 2 restaurants. Guests receive 100MBs of free WiFi per 24 hours.

Apartment Rentals

Broadway Serviced Apartments
Located in Sydney City Centre 5 minutes' walk from Central Train Station.

Each apartment offers a fully equipped kitchen, a dining setting and a lounge area.
Free WiFi. Restaurant and free breakfast.

Darling Harbour Getaway
Located within 10 minutes’ walk of Star Casino, Sydney Convention Centre and the Australian Maritime Museum. Fully equipped kitchen and 2 bathrooms, a dining setting and a lounge area with a sofa.Free Wi-Fi and an indoor pool, a fitness centre, a day spa and free secure parking.

Meriton Serviced Apartments
World Tower

Located in Sydney’s landmark World Tower on floor 61 and above, 10 minutes’ walk from Hyde Park, Chinatown and the Queen Victoria Building. Luxurious suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic city views. laundry facilities and a gourmet kitchen. Indoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre and a sauna. 1 GB of free WiFi per 24 hours.

Meriton Serviced Apartments
Campbell Street

The 40-level apartment complex is located in the Haymarket district, a 15-minute walk from Darling Harbour. Cooking and laundry facilities.Indoor heated lap pool, a hot tub, sauna and fitness centre. 1 GB of free WiFi per 24 hours.

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