The Sydney Opera House at Bennelong Point is so magnificent mere pictures cannot convey the awe and wonder that comes from seeing it in person. Where once there were tram depots, now stands one of the world's finest structures and Australia's most renowned symbol.
The Rocks is the oldest part of Sydney and where the colonists settled in the late 1700's. The Rocks eventually grew from an open-air gaol into a vibrant port community.
The colourful history-filled with tales of 'shanghaied' sailors, rough gangs, and gritty life-can still be traced in the many surviving buildings from the last two centuries. Today the renovated former warehouses, sailors' homes, and dens of iniquity house a unique mixture of fine restaurants, one-of-a-kind shops, and galleries displaying both established and emerging talent.
The Art Gallery of New South Wales is the leading museum of art in New South Wales and Sydney, and one of Australia's foremost cultural institutions. It holds significant collections of Aboriginal, European and Asian art, and presents nearly forty exhibitions annually.
The Royal Botanic Gardens covers 30 hectares in a spectacular setting on the shores of Sydney Harbour with 10 960 plant groups from Australia and overseas on display. The Gardens are a place of natural beauty, where people come for peace, relaxation, education, and to learn more about plants and horticulture. The surrounding parkland of the Domain is a place for sport, entertainment and recreation.
Standing tall over the setting of one of the most beautiful Harbour's of the world, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the most attractive, recognizable and well-known iconic images of Australia. It provides a majestic frame well suited for the beauty of the harbour and it is the ultimate goal of every traveler who sets foot in the city to watch and wonder at the sheer grandeur of this splendid work of architecture
Darling Harbour is a centre for recreation that attracts the most number of Sydneysiders as well as tourists. Every year more than 1.3 million people visit the Harbour as a getaway for sightseeing, shopping, eating, drinking and generally having a good time. Darling Harbour's main points of attraction are the National Maritime Museum, the Power House Museum and the Sydney Aquarium.
Circular Quay is a place that buzzes with activity and is the focal point of Sydney Harbour. Due to its close proximity of our two national icons- the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House- many events are held here.
Transport to and from the Quay is very easy with ferry, bus and train services running all day. The Quay is always buzzing with excitement and consists of several walkways, parklands & malls- a must see destination for any visitor to Sydney.
Located in Darling Harbour close to Chinatown in Sydney is the Chinese Garden of Friendship. The Garden, a mirror image of the private gardens of the Ming dynasty is a reflection of the cultural heritage of China.
The gardens were opened in 1988 as part of Sydney's bicentennial celebrations. The gardens were named the Garden of Friendship as a mark of the friendship between China and Australia.
Kings Cross used to be at one time called the drug capital or the red light capital of Sydney, Australia. Known for its nightlife, it also used to be a center of crime and prostitution.
Though regarded a shady territory with its adult shows and exciting night entertainment, Kings Cross has always attracted tourists and visitors albeit out of curiosity to have a peek at the exciting lifestyle and abundant glamour that sets it apart from the rest of Sydney.
Chinatown Sydney is an eclectic mix of Asian culture, shopping and cuisine. It brilliantly highlights the rich history and values of the Asian people-playing host to some of the best restaurants, shopping and hot spots Sydney has to offer.