- The Sydney Harbour Bridge crosses the harbour from the to . You can walk or cycle across the Harbour Bridge free of charge. You can climb the arch with BridgeClimb or fly over it with Red Baron Adventures
- The Sydney Opera House. Located in the , millions of tourists a year throng the building just to see it, even if they have little or no interest in Opera. The Sydney Opera House is easily one of the most famous structures ever built.
- is a large tourist precinct and includes a range of activities, restaurants, museums and shopping facilities.
- Sydney Olympic Park. Home of the 2000 Summer Olympics, in .
- Luna Park, 1 Olympic Dr., Milson's Point, tel. 02 9033 7676, Is a large theme park situated near the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it's mouth-shaped entrance can be seen from many areas of Sydney as well as the large Ferris Wheel.
- Sydney Tower also called Centrepoint Tower. The tallest structure in Sydney, the tower contains a buffet, cafe and a rather large restaurant and attracts many visitors a year. You can stand over the city on a transparent platform, over the edge of the top of the tower with Skywalk
- See in the .
Museums and galleries
Museums and galleries are concentrated in the and in . Here are a few of the highlights:
- The Australian Museum in the .
- The Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray Street in .
- The Art Gallery of NSW in the .
- The Powerhouse Museum in .
- The Museum of Contemporary Art in the .
- The Museum of Sydney in the .
- Taronga Zoo in .
- The Koala Park Sanctuary in the .
- Sydney Aquarium in
- Featherdale Wildlife Park, in western Sydney.
- Australian Reptile Park , about an hour north of Sydney, with much more than just reptiles.
Sydney's large natural harbor, usually called (correctly ), was the reason that the original penal settlement was established in the area now known as Circular Quay, rather than further south at Botany Bay as James Cook recommended after mapping the coast in 1770. While it is now very built up (and Sydneysiders will pay a premium for views of the water) it is still very beautiful.
The harbor is served by a dedicated ferry service which transports passengers across the harbor. An excellent way to see both the harbor and Sydney attractions is to take a ferry from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo, or .
There are a number of islands in the center of the harbor which you can visit for a picnic: Shark, Goat, Clark and Rodd Islands. These are very beautiful and have magnificent views of sailing boats on the harbor and of Sydney's harborside buildings. At most times of the year they will be nearly deserted. You will need to reserve a place and pay a fee of approximately $5 per head to the National Parks and Wildlife Service (ph 02 9960 6266 or fax 02 9960 3965). You also cannot moor a boat at any of these islands. Goat, Rodd and Clark islands are not served by ferries, so unless you can arrange for a private drop-off, you will need to charter a water taxi at a cost of approximately $20 per head. Contact Water Taxis Combined by phoning 02 9247 5033 or faxing 02 9241 3303. Shark Island is served by an hourly Matilda Cruises ferry on weekends; the price of $16.00 roundtrip per adult includes the National Park landing fee or visit www.casualcruises.com.au for their Sydney Harbour Cruises packages .
You can arrange a guided tour of the islands by contacting Cadmans Cottage, 100 George Street, The Rocks. ph 02 9247 5033. fax 02 9241 3303.
Fort Denison is another, more popular, island on the harbor. Its entire area is a large fort, completed in 1857 and built to defend Sydney against Russian attack. The National Parks and Wildlife Service runs a half-hour guided tour for $22 per adult, $18 per child and $72 for a 4 person family. They also run a morning brunch for $47 adults and $43 children. Contact Cadmans Cottage as above.
The world famous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race begins every year on Boxing Day, on Sydney Harbour. Thousands of spectator craft take to the water to farewell the yachts as they set off on their grueling journey to Hobart. Seaworthy craft follow the yachts through the Sydney Heads into the open ocean. The private hire water taxi service H2O Taxis have an offshore service that is suitable for this and other offshore activities such as scuba diving. Contact them on 1300 426 829. You can also see the race from a harbor vantage point like Watsons Bay and many others.
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Nearest places of interest:
State Library of New South Wales
Australian National Maritime Museum
St. James Church
Queen Victoria Building