Get Up Close & Personal with Sydney in less than 3hrs
Sydney & Opera House
Nestled in the Port Jackson area, just a few nautical miles away from the Pacific Ocean, lies an impressive, modern and dynamic young city, the most populated in Oceania, with 5 million people.
Sydney Harbor Bridge
Right down in the southern hemisphere Sydney, has a lot to offer to anyone willing to know its secrets, history, nature, technology, culture, restaurants and outdoor activities. The New South Wales' capital is also one of the world's "top ten cities to live in", according to a recent article in the UK newspaper The Telegraph. No matter what your interests are, Sydney won't disappoint you. But, like most big cities around the world, it can be intimidating and one can wonder where to start.
So, what about a FREE walking tour? Here comes the "I'm Free Sydney sights tour". This free walk, led by a dynamic uni student in a green T-shirt, will have you discover about 30 highlights of the biggest city "down under". You might already have heard about The Sydney Opera House designed by a Danish architect who won the design contest but was kicked out before the project was completed. Or what about the "Coat hanger" as Sydneysiders call the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Some of the city's main attractions also include Circular Quay, The Rocks, Parliament House, 2 cathedrals, Customs House, Martin Place, the talking dog, Sydney Tower, Hyde Park, and much more.
Chinese Garden of Friendship
Within a few hours you'll not only walk through an amazing city but through the history of the early native inhabitants of this natural harbour, the colonial era, and all that has made today's modern community.
As the tour unfolds, your guide will tell you all about the local tales, tips, trendy spots, shopping quarters or the most expensive street in town. Run by a student organization, this unique 2-3hr tour is free but tips are always appreciated.
No booking is required. Just show up at Sydney Town Hall Square, on George St between Sydney Town Hall and St Andrew's Cathedral. Tours start at 10:30am and 2:30pm EVERY DAY.
If you're tired of walking, hop on public transport flashing your Opal card, stop for a coffee or, as you might have walked up an appetite, enjoy one of Sydney s restaurants. there are so many to choose from, there s got to be one to satisfy your tastebuds. Check out my review of The Opera Kitchen The Opera Kitchen…
St Mary's Cathedral (english-gothic style)
Native bird songs...
Did You Know? : Did you know that the New South Wales capital city wasn't the first English settlement to be named Sydney and that some people still land in the wrong country, at least that's what happened to a young Dutch student about a week ago.
In fact, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, was founded in 1785, and is famous for the fiddle and Celtic heritage as well as being the main city on Cape Breton Island with only 30,000 people. It's a beautiful place with amazing people. You could also add this destination to your list for your next trip overseas in winter.