Sydney City Guide

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Sydney City Guide

Sydney, located on the Australian east coast, is a lively city that attracts almost 10 million visitors every year. The city is most famous for its architectural Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The climate in Sydney is mild and usually varies between 8-33ºC on average. The warmest month is January whilst the coldest is July. Sydney is also well known for its massive firework shows every New Year. It is the first big city in the world to welcome in the New Year. However, Sydney has a lot more to offer as a vibrant, modern Australian city.

The Opera House - Take a walk under the sails of one of the most iconic structures in the world. Guided tours are available throughout the year. If you are an opera fan, you might want to check out the concerts and performances schedule  for your visit to Sydney. Advance booking is essential.

Art Galleries - Whether you’re an art lover or just looking to explore the artistic side of Sydney, the city offers a variety of fascinating art galleries all year round. Some of the famous art galleries are the Art Gallery of NSW, the Brett Whitely Studio, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Soho Galleries and the Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery. Some companies offer guided art walks  around the city’s main art attractions.

Wildlife - WILDLIFE Sydney  is an Australian animal adventure that offers walk-throughs of iconic Australian habitats, a butterfly nursery, koalas on gum trees, emus and kangaroos in the outback. You can also visit Rex, the 5 metre monster crocodile.

Sydney Aquarium  boasts the world's largest collection of all-Australian aquatic life. Sail the ‘Shark Explorer’, a glass-bottom boat that floats above the Great Barrier Reef oceanarium. You can see fascinating shark feeding and still stay safe.

Another great option to experience the Australian wildlife is to visit Taronga Zoo . Situated on Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo is an experience you shouldn’t miss. The zoo includes animal shows, feedings throughout the day and free keeper talks. Make sure to check the official websites for combo tickets.

Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge - One of the most exciting ways to experience Sydney Harbour is to simply climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. BridgeClimb  is a trek which takes you to the summit of the Harbour Bridge. View the magnificent Sydney Harbour from above for a birds eye view.

Open Air/Moonlight Cinemas - This cinema, also called St. George Cinema  is a must see. Situated at the Royal Botanic Gardens, it is the most exclusive cinema out of a number of outdoor cinemas in Sydney. Grab a drink and watch the big screen with the city’s skyline, Opera House and Harbour Bridge as a backdrop to this spectacular cinema. If the movie isn’t great just watch the flying fruit bats above you. Unfortunately, the open air cinema is only open during the summer months.

World’s biggest IMAX Theatre - Situated at Darling Harbour, this IMAX theatre  is the biggest IMAX in the world. Watch a 3D movies with crystal clear images. Prices range from AUD$20.50 for adults to AUD$15 for children under 15.

Sydney Beaches - Sydney has some beautiful beaches  to offer from the North to the South. Some are quiet and some are vibrant, however, they are all beautiful. Discover your favorite beach as you visit Sydney and remember that there are more beaches besides the famous Bondi beach.

Most beaches are patrolled by lifeguards and it is essential to swim between the flags in order to stay safe. Some of the best ocean beaches that are located North of the harbour are Palm Beach which is famous for the TV series “Home and Away”; Dee Why Beach; Freshwater Beach and Manly Beach.

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