So Much Holiday Fun in Sydney
The biggest city in Australia, Sydney abounds with holiday fun for travellers.
Where to begin a getaway holiday in Sydney, New South Wales? Is it a morning swim at Bondi Beach, or a cooked breakfast in funky Newtown? Would a relaxed stroll around The Rocks area suit you better, taking in the Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Botany Bay? Whichever way you do it, holiday travellers in Sydney should get busy in the morning and hit the ground running because there are so many worthwhile holiday activities and attractions in the New South Wales capital. The ferries are an oasis from the hustle and bustle of Sydney, and they take you to places like Taronga Zoo in Mosman and beyond.
Another way to escape the city is a visit to Ku-ring-gai Chase national park, about 25km north of Sydney on the Hawkesbury River. Ku-ring-gai Chase has Aboriginal rock engravings and art, picnic areas, memorials, and boating facilities all connected by walking trails with plenty of public transport to get you there.
If you aren't planning to leave the city, Sydney Aquarium and Sydney Wildlife World are both conveniently located in the inner-city Darling Harbour. There's also an IMAX cinema there as well as swings and rides, plus there's events and entertainment almost every weekend.
Or grab a ferry to Balmain, the former working class now blue-chip suburb that's embraced its inner food appreciator. Organic whole foods, international flavours and the so-called slow food revolution are in full swing along Darling Street and of course, there are so many great pubs to choose from that it's hard to pick one from the other. Balmain is part of Sydney's inner west which includes the suburbs Leichhardt, Glebe and Annandale.
Sydney Aquarium has all sorts of marine life – from a shark and stingray pool to "Nemo" clown fish and everything in-between. There's the underwater clear tunnel that immerses visitors in the experience. As the main drag in the biggest city in Australia, shopping along George Street area in Sydney almost defies description due to the sheer size and number of shops to wander through.
Visitors will note competitive prices and on all sorts of items if shop around in Sydney. Chinatown and Haymarket are concentrated retail havens just off George Street in the CBD. Check out Darling Harbour for high Australiana and chic fashion with opals, jewellery and watches twinkling gleaming in the windows.