Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, is a beautiful place to live as well as a glorious city to visit. Tourists flock in from all around the globe to take in the beautiful sights, walk on its well-acclaimed Harbour Bridge, tour around its Opera House, and basically enjoy its many other natural beauties. For much of the monumental to cultural attractions spread across Sydney, we have picked just eight of them for you to check out, if you ever got around visiting the city.
The Sydney Harbor Bridge is the world’s largest steel arch bridge and was built in 1932. It is one of the city’s best-known monument next only to the Opera House. This bridge has eight lanes for road traffic as well as a tunnel constructed later on to ease vehicular traffic. It also has a pedestrian walkway where tourists can take in the sights and enjoy the magnificent beauty of the city.
The Sydney Opera House is one the greatest attractions in Sydney, as well as its biggest cultural icon. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, that sits just above the well-lit harbor, is shaped like oyster shells and home to many other inside attractions to include, studios, exhibition rooms, theaters, studios, a concert hall, a cinema etc.
Whenever in Sydney, it is recommended you take a tour round this edifice, take a cruise around the harbor and don't forget to also take a couple of photos, just as you sip in the sights, as this monumental masterpiece is one memory to always remember and carry around in your wallet.
This is a six-kilometer stretch of coastline that stretches from Bondi to Bronte. Simply taking a walk down this coastal line isn't where the whole fun starts and ends. There are hosts of other attractions to behold along its path. There's the Waverley Cemetery, where it can get windy through the suspended walkway. You will also see yourself strutting past the Clovelly Bowls Club, the secluded nook that is Gordon’s Bay, and on to Coogee, which plays home to a couple of relaxation spots like the Coogee Pavilion’s rooftop bar. The six-kilometer walk could get really tiresome along the way, but with the beautiful sightings splattered around, you're at liberty to take this stroll at your discretion.
This beautiful garden sits at the foot of artist Brett Whiteley’s home in Lavender Bay, with full views of Sydney Harbor Bridge. This strip of land, for many years, used to be overgrown with weeds and scum and was used as a rubbish dump, but when Brett Whiteley died in 1992, his widow Wendy turned it around by creating an exotic theme park of sorts: with gully paths overrun by beautiful flowers and trees with birds like parrots, gulls seen chirping away across its span. This land is both public property as it is equally a private recreational spot open for onward renewal.
This magnificent tower is a gold-platted all-round structure, souring 309 meter high tower, and is Sydney's tallest building, rising just from the Centrepoint shopping mall. From this strategic point, visitors can observe an aerial view of the city in all of its splendor, enjoy the sights, while patronizing its many restaurants and cinemas.
Sydney as it is, holds one of the highest numbers of places to go kayaking. Beaches, creeks, dense bushland, mighty sandstone outcrops. The Sydney Harbour is also a great host to one of the city's biggest Kayaking scenes. Its water is smooth, and kayak rowing is equally smooth as you don't have to worry about paddling hard as you enjoy the sights stretch all across the Harbour Bridge, especially just before evening.
A cultural high point of Sydney's must-see attractions is the Queen Victoria Building, which was originally designed as a market hall in the tail-end of the 19th century. This building for many years, suffered neglect and was even marked for demolition until it was redesigned and restored back to its former glory. Now this building is home to many plush, luxury shops and a flock of tourists who come to admire its endless sprawl of royal beauty. On 5 March 2010, the building was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register as a mark of its symbolic significance.
Sip in the sights of Sydney's exotic wildlife by a taking a tour stop over at Taronga zoo. This zoo is home to many over 4000 wild animals and 350 species, theme parks and also Sydney prime real estate. Visitors can get easy transportation via buses that take their itineraries from Wynyard. Ferries are equally on the reach at the Circular Quay. The zoo also boast of a host of variety displays at its popular Lemur Adventure Park and the Koala Encounter to mention a few.