Sydney’s Good Looks: A Guide Through Sydney Harbour
Posted on July 23, 2012 by sguese
Sweetly sun kissed, Sydney has long stunned visitors with its
naturally pleasing appearance. The relaxed capital of New South Wales largely credits its good looks to its position on one of the world’s most striking harbors. Aside from the Sydney Opera House, here are a few stops in the harbor you won’t want to miss. As the focal point of Sydney, hop in your car hire in Sydney and see if her good looks will rub off on a tour through the harbor.
Get lost in The Rocks
The neighborhood near the ferry terminal at Circular Quay has taken on the name “The Rocks”. The area is part of Sydney historic district and makes for a pleasant place to stroll through its hill and crosscut alleyways. Aside from boutiques, restaurants and stores, you will find some of the country’s oldest pubs in this neighborhood. The Rocks also feature original working class houses that have dodged development. In total, The Rocks boasts 96 heritage buildings.
Learn about the Sydney Harbour on an Aboriginal Cultural Cruise
Sydney hosts Aboriginal Cultural Cruises aboard vessels in the harbor. Visitors can see the Sydney Harbour through Aboriginal eyes as a guide tells of the early Europeans, their farms and the smallpox epidemic of 1789. The cruise also educates riders on the first aboriginal tour guides who took early settlers in from the harbor to land. The vessels disembark at Clark Island to see the cave shelter, among other highlights on the tour.
Explore Sydney Harbour National Park
What makes Sydney Harbour so appealing is mostly due to its unique greenery around the harbor’s edge. Travelers can explore this space for themselves by roaming the Sydney Harbour National Park. The park takes travelers through a haven of native trees and plants. You can see the feeding and breeding ground for lorikeets and other bird life. At the center of the park is a series of islands, including Fort Denison, a tiny isle that used to house convicts. The fort also served as part of Sydney’s defenses.
Scale Harbour Bridge
One of the best ways to get to know Sydney comes though climbing its iconic Harbour Bridge. You can see the city from the top of the main bridge arch on a Bridge Climb. The experience does not only lend views for the daring but also a great deal of accomplishment when you have completed the adventure. A climb takes you on the outer arch of the bridge across catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit.
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