Thursday, January 29, 2015

Six Must-See Attractions in Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia is filled with a melting pot of cultures. To celebrate this melting pot, there are many different attractions for experiencing the culture of the city. Here are six attractions you don’t want to miss on your vacation to Sydney.

Sydney Opera House

If you’ve seen any pictures of Sydney, you’ll recognize the Sydney Opera House immediately. The unique architectural style makes it Sydney’s most recognizable building. But what’s inside is just as wonderful as what is outside; the building is a national cultural center that has gained widespread recognition and respect as a performing arts center. The Opera House includes a concert hall, Opera Theater, Drama Theater, play house, and studio. Many of the world’s leading artists perform at the Opera House throughout the year. Visit the website for a list of events.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

For the ultimate Sydney experience, climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The arch bridge spans across Sydney Harbour and carries traffic between the central business district and the North Shore. Now you can experience what it’s like to climb the world’s highest bridge, going up 134 m. At BridgeClimb, your Climb Leader will show you how to ascend the Bridge step-by-step while you experience magnificent views of Sydney and hear stories about the Bridge’s history.

Sydney Tower

If you’d prefer to see Sydney’s glory from high above without the climb, step aboard the Sydney Tower. At 309 m, it’s Sydney’s tallest free-standing structure. The Tower takes you to the highest point above Sydney where you’ll have a 360 degree view of the city. You can dine in the Tower’s restaurant or grab a drink at the bar. You won’t want to miss the gorgeous views this attraction offers you.

The Rocks

To gain a true sense of Sydney’s history, be sure to visit The Rocks. Described as Sydney’s “outdoor museum,” it’s the foundation place of Sydney and Australia. The old district has been transformed into a tourist area, with shops, restaurants, cafes, and stalls, but kept the area’s old world charm and historic buildings.

Sydney Aquarium

Sydney Aquarium is home to the largest collection of all-Australian aquatic life. There’s an incredible mix of platypus, sharks, stingrays, seahorses, as well as a number of habitats, 60 tanks, and three oceanariums. The Aquarium is located on Darling Harbour in the heart of Sydney. While touring the Aquarium, you’ll be taken to the southern rivers, the vast southern oceans, and the Great Barrier Reef. See sharks up close on glass-bottom boats, and even visit a mermaid lagoon.

Bondi Beach Sydney

If you’re traveling to Sydney in the summer, you won’t want to miss a trip to Bondi Beach. Part of a large moon-shaped bay of white sands and breaking surf, the beach is lined with eateries, shops, tourist outlets, and hotels.
These six attractions should definitely be on your to-see list when you visit Sydney. You can stay close to them by searching for Sydney hotels near all of the attractions. Book your vacation today!