Sunday, 5 August 2012

Travel Destinations: Sydney

Sydney is probably the most famous city in Australia, often mistaken for the capital. It's on the east coast, in New South Wales, home to approx 4.6 million and the site of the first British colony. It's considered by other Australians as the hedonistic party city. The currency is Australian dollars.

The city itself is huge, with many ways to get around, from water taxis in and around the harbour, to buses, trams and the monorail. There are many different areas of Sydney, such as Sydney City central; The Rocks- home to many bars and cafes and above which is the Harbour bridge and Observatory Hill, Darling Harbour- home to The National Maritime Museum and Sydney aquarium (pictured above),  and Chinatown (- exactly what it says on the tin!)
The famous Opera House is a huge tourist attraction in Sydney and draws in thousands everyday. It lies just north of the city centre and the area of land its on juts into Port Jackson.
There's also the Eastern suburbs which include Kings Cross, Darlinghurst and Paddington, known for it's shopping. If shopping is your thing, there's also Th Queen Victoria building in the Central business distinct (an area which spans from the Opera house to Darling harbour). The building contains all the shops you could ever want and boasts five floors. It's pictured below:
As well as the Aquarium, Opera house and Queen Victoria building there is also Bondi beach is where the Eastern suburbs meet the Southern Beaches, that is worth a visit, and not forgetting the famous Harbour Bridge, situated above 'The Rocks'.
Sydney isn't cheap to get to, or stay in, but it is beautiful and a city that is definitely worth a visit, with it's own airport, harbour and huge train station there are many ways to get here, and an abundance of hotels to stay in.
Have any of you been to Australia or Sydney before? Would you go again or are you planning your first trip there?
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  1. wow this place is awesome. love those pictures <3
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    1. Thanks! I really want to go back!
      Daniella x

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  2. I've never been, but I wanna go sooo badly!! But I'm kinda afraid for all the bugs, so I might just go to New Zealand, haha. Have a great day, xo.

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    1. No there's not really bugs in Sydney as its a huge city, it's more the rural areas where there's anything really dangerous.
      Thanks, you too!
      Daniella x

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  3. Oh my gosh, I've been wanting to go to Sydney for years! My family and I are probably going this winter, I'm so excited!

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    1. Ooh I'm sure it's lovely then as it's their summer :) Have fun!
      Daniella x

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  4. I would LOVE to go to Sydney! One of my friends' moved out there with her family a few years ago and she absolutely loves it! x

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    1. I really want to go back , I'd love to live there!
      Daniella x

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  5. this place looks like heaven

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    1. It is really pretty there
      Daniella x

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  6. I've never been there, it seems such an amazing city!
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    1. It is I'd love to go back, I'd love to live in a city like that
      Daniella x

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  7. Ahhhhh i want to visit Aus so much! xo

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    1. Do it! :) I really recommend going
      Daniella x

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  8. Great post! I have never been that er bothered with Oz, but so many people have been jetting off there recently i'm more tempted! x

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    1. Thanks :) I know I've never been much of an Oz fan myself, but I'll make the exception for Sydney!
      Daniella x

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  9. I live in Adelaide (South Australia) and love it. Admittedly I've never been to Sydney (Australia is a big place, lots of places to visit!) but would love to take a weekend trip.

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    1. I've only been to Sydney, Brisbane and a few of the Islands off the East coast, but there's so much of Australia I'd love to see; Melbourne, Adelaide, Cairns, Darwin, Canberra etc. Hope you get the make the weekend trip to Sydney :)
      Daniella x

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  10. Looks so beautiful! I've never been but Sydney's definitely on my list :)
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    1. It's really lovely, I'd recommend it. I've got so many places I want to visit, and the list keeps growing :s
      Daniella x

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