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A Quick Guide To Exploring Sydney

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Sydney is a beautiful city with more than enough to keep you busy while you’re there. When people talk about Sydney the first thing that comes to my mind is the Opera House, which is a must see if you ever find yourself there. I won’t over play how magnificent it is because when I first saw it I was very much like “is that it?” – but over the years I’ve come to appreciate that I have actually been to that iconic landmark, which is pretty cool.

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If you find yourself anywhere down in the Harbour you can’t miss the massive structure known as Harbour Bridge. You can actually walk over the top of the bridge (it’s pretty expensive though) or you can just walk along the bridge (or drive if you have a car). About a third along the bridge there is something called Pylon Lookout where you can go up and see the whole of the Harbour. It’s a beautiful view from up there. We walked along the bridge to the other side but you can also get a SeaBus around the harbour if you wanted to see it from that perspective. 

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Over the other side of the Harbour Bridge is Luna Park which is a small theme park (we had one where I lived in Melbourne too). If you like fair grounds then this is a cool little place to go. They have rides, stalls and even a small parade that goes through the park.

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I absolutely loved Bondi Beach and would encourage anyone and everyone to go there. I’m not really a beach person but I could spend hours down there. There are shops all along and restaurants, cafes and take-aways. They have the most amazing pasta salad bar along the front. There is a sea salt swimming pool that you can pay to use if you don’t want to go in the sea or beach walks going in both directions along to other beaches. Bondi is very much a surfer beach and you can see them out there at all times of the day.

There are also plenty of places to visit outside of the city and various tours that you can book onto. While I was in Sydney I went to the Blue Mountains (and sky diving but you don’t need to see those photos). The tour took you down into the canyon along small trails, past waterfalls and breathtaking scenery. We were told the stories behind the ‘Three Sisters’, which are the three rocks on the edge of a cliff and learnt why the mountains are called the Blue Mountains. It’s well worth paying to go on a trip there and it was a lovely day.

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These are just a few things you can see and do in Sydney. It’s a fairly big place and worth visiting if you’re in the area.

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