Places to Visit in Sydney

  1. Bondi Beach is Sydney’s most iconic landmark, located on Sydney’s eastern coastline. It showcases Sydney’s beautiful, whitewashed skyline and is Sydney’s most popular tourist destination, attracting millions of visitors each year who come to sunbathe on the golden sands, swim in the sparkling waters of the ocean or visit Sydney Aquarium.
  2. Sydney Aquarium showcases over 11 000 sea creatures, including fish, sharks, turtles and octopuses. In addition, the aquarium is home to multiple species of endangered fish found only off the coast of NSW. Sydney Aquarium was opened by Her Royal Highness Princess Mary Adelaide Louise Olga Pauline Louise Maude Duchess of York on 5th August 1932 as part of an expansion plan for Sydney Harbour during Sydney Harbour Bridge construction. Sydney Aquarium is located at Sydney’s Darling Harbour, and Sydney Tower is within proximity to it. Sydney water buses offer tours around Sydney Harbour which include a stop at Sydney Aquarium.
  3. Sydney Tower, also known as Centrepoint Tower or AMP Tower, stands over Sydney with a 309 m (1 023 ft), making it the second tallest structure in Sydney after the Sydney Opera House. The spinning Skywalk on top of Sydney Tower is one of Australia’s greatest experiences. Visitors can feel like they are walking on air 370 metres above ground while gazing out over spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of Sydney’s beautiful skyline, including world-famous Bondi Beach and nearby Luna Park. At night, Sydney lights up in a beautiful display of colours creating Sydney’s most sensational skyline. Sydney Tower is located within Sydney’s Centrepoint shopping centre, and the Sydney Tower observation deck entrance is at level 85, which can be accessed via Sydney Tower lifts or stairs.
  4. Sydney Harbour Bridge stands proudly over Sydney Harbour, connecting the Sydney CBD with North Sydney and the Northern Beaches area, a total length of 503 metres (1 638 ft). It took three years to build, from February 1926 until March 1929. The construction of Sydney Harbour Bridge was one of Australia’s greatest civil engineering feats, stretching from Milson’s Point to Dawes Point, crossing Sydney Harbour beneath. To continue building it to reach deep water, two huge steel truss girders were sunk into the harbour bed to form the Sydney Harbour Bridge piers. Sydney Harbour Bridge is two years younger than Sydney Tower, Sydney’s second-oldest Sydney icon building. Sydney Harbour Bridge has four motorways that service Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, Northern Beaches and North Shore areas of Sydney, including Flemington Racecourse, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Moore Park home of the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), among many others.
  5. Sydney Opera House attracts millions of visitors each year who come to enjoy world-class opera productions at Sydney Opera House where art lovers can experience some of Australia’s greatest artists perform on stage, including pianist Roger Woodward who performed at Sydney Opera House over 575 times within 40 years since he first made his Australian debut in 1965 followed by Sydney Opera House’s Sydney Dance Company, Sydney Theatre Company and Sydney Symphony Orchestra among many others. Sydney Opera House was officially opened on 20th October 1973 by Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra. Sydney Opera House has eight different theatres, all located within proximity to each other, some within Sydney’s CBD, while others are in nearby suburbs of Sydney, including Sydney City Recital Hall, which is attached to Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  6. St Mary’s Cathedral is Sydney’s most prominent landmark where visitors flock to for mass every Sunday at 10 am, 6 pm or 6:30 pm depending on the day of the week, attracting more Catholic worshippers than any other religious structures in Australia except for Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) during AFL Grand Final weekend when the Sydney Swans play in front of over 100 000 spectators. Sydney has three cathedrals, Sydney’s St Mary’s Cathedral being Sydney’s oldest cathedral built between 1819 and 1824, making it Sydney’s first official place of worship, followed by St Andrews Cathedral, which was completed in 1868 and St Patrick’s Cathedral, which was awarded heritage status on 25th March 1977
  7. It is Australia’s 2nd longest harbour bridge after Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Harbour Bridge climbs to 134 metres above sea level at its highest point, making it one of Australia’s greatest engineering features, taking three years to build from December 1924 until March 1932. Sydney Harbour Bridge required 845 tonnes of steel, 5750 tonnes of concrete, 16 million bricks & 4500 cubic metres of sandstone. Sydney Harbour Bridge’s A3 Sydney Bus route, which travels from Sydney CBD to Sydney Airport, also known as Sydney Bus 300 route, including Sydney Opera House and Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), among others, while Sydney Harbour Bridge walkway is a favourite place for tourists and locals to catch the best views of Sydney’s skyline at night time, especially during Vivid Sydney which runs annually between May and June where 18 light installations light up NSW’s most iconic landmarks with colourful displays of art throughout Sydney central business district.

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