A first visit back
in 1994 brought us to Sydney, probably
the best known city
It is for most visitors
a highlight when planning a Down Under trip.
Sydney has one of
the finest and largest harbours created by nature
and one should definitely
not miss a trip on a ferry departing Circular Quay
should it go to
Manly, the Taronga Zoo or any other destination.
The views are so
spectacular, you wouldn't like to miss it.
The Opera and the
Harbour bridge are certainly the main attractions of the city.
You can either stroll
around at your ease, enjoy a trip on the Monorail bringing
you to Darling Harbour,
another entertainment highlight or simply board the
bus bringing you to the main spots of the cityon a 22 km route.
hosts attractions like the Aquarium, one of the biggest worldwide,
and entertainment centers and the Chinese gardens.
Do not miss a visit
to the Harbour Bridge, either enjoying the Pylon Lookout or
perhaps the Bridge
walk. On the way, you'll pass the Rocks, once the birthplace of Sydney.
Among other highlights,
enjoy a view from Sydney tower, stroll through the hundreds
of shops in the
Queen Victoria Building or simply relax in Hyde park or the
Royal Botanic Garden.
Plan a couple of days to discover this city, there's just
so much to see and
One of the major
highlights when leaving the city and a major
tourist spot is
the Blue Mountains Ntl Park, just a little more than an hour
drive away from
bustling Sydney. The best known city within the area is certainly
Katoomba with its
main attraction being Echo point with the Three sisters.
If you like walking,
there are plenty of tracks in this park. Do not miss the
descending about 900 steps from Echo point to the valley.
Here you have the
choice of doing either the Dardanelles Pass or the
Federal Pass walk.
Should Federal Pass be your choice, follow the track until
Furber steps and
enjoy the overview over the valley when returning to Echo Point
via Henry cliff
walk. Amongst others, enjoy walks departing in Blackheath
or Wentworth. Hopefully
you'll be lucky with the weather while being there.
But there's more
to see in NSW, and once again, lots of things had to be skipped
during the last
trip as time was running out or the weather wasn't at its best.
And so the journey
up the coast coming from Victoria was done without
major stops until
arriving at the Central Coast region, a little north
of Sydney. This
area is certainly a nice spot to relax after a long journey,
not too far away
from major attractions.
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