If spending more than 10 hours on a plane sounds like a version of hell, then you’ll want to be sure you land in somewhere like heaven. Of course, if you’re stepping off that plane in Sydney, then you have nothing to worry about.
Australia offers some of the most breathtaking sights, fabulous cities and stunning beaches in the world. It is impossible to list all the reasons to visit the Australia so here are five of the best of Sydney:
Sydney Harbour Bridge
You cannot visit Australia without seeing the view from Sydney Harbour Bridge’s Pylon Lookout. Alternatively, if you’re feeling fearless, take the opportunity to climb a section of the bridge itself. Visitors are now offered the chance to climb part of the bridge at dusk. For more info check out www.pylonlookout.com.au
Dating back to the days when Sydney was a convict colony, The Rocks is a maze of sandstone lanes, cul-de-sacs and courtyards, jam-packed with shops, warehouses and terraces that were built in the early 19th century. Once home to Sydney’s dockworkers, The Rocks is now popular with international visitors, who flock to its many shops, pubs and restaurants.
If huge, modern amusement parks aren’t your thing then Luna Park in Sydney is the place for you. The 1930s fun fair features vintage rides and has no entrance charge so if you don’t fancy riding you can wonder round this charming park for free!
And keeping with the vintage theme is the North Sydney Olympic Swimming Pool. Built in 1938 the outdoor pool has its own restaurant with views over Sydney harbour.
Sydney Opera House
The Sydney opera house is one of the most distinctive buildings in the world and is one of the most famous performing arts venues of all time. It is also one of the most popular tourist attractions in Australia.
Finally, what better reason to visit Australia than the glorious sunshine? It is always sunny in Australia and the best part is when it’s winter in the Northern Hemisphere it is summer in Australia so you can escape to Australia for two weeks of sun, sea and sand while everyone back home endures the wind and the rain!