Sydney sojourn.

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Reflection of AMP Tower.

Spent 2-days pre-cruise and 5-days post cruise  in Sydney.   Lots of things to see and do.   Would recommend the 7-day bus/train/ferry ticket - very economical.    Places and things we think worthwhile are 

 1. Botanic Gardens.  We particularly enjoyed the grey-headed flying foxes, and sulphur-crested cockatoos (flying wild).

  2. St. Mary's Cathedral, including the Crypt,

 3. Art Gallery, (allow at least half a day).

 4.  Australian Museum, (again, another half-day).   Cafe good value.   Next door is the Australia Library, with free internet access.

5. Queen Victoria Building, (be sure to be there on the hour to observe the Royal and Australia Clocks.


, 6. Amp Tower, (wonderful views of Sydney - great for photos.  Don't miss the Oz-Trek ride.

 7. Darling Harbour with the Aquarium and Australian Wildlife Centre.  (Combination ticket for these two centres + Amp Tower very economical.

    8. Chinatown,  This should be seen in the evening, with possibly a meal.   Very entertaining.

  9. Manly Beach,  Take the ferry, and walk round  North Head to Cockle Shell Bay.  lovely views.

 10. Harbour cruise on one of the ferries, This is much cheaper than going on one of the tourist excursions.

  11. Blue Mountains,  Worth considering doing this on your own by train and the hop-on-&-off sight-seeing bus.


Queen Victoria Building - the Royal Clock.
Taronga Zoo (again by ferry).   Lovely views across the harbour to Sydney.

 13. Sydney Bridge Pylon.  This is a lot cheaper then the Bridge Walk, with the added advantage that you can take your camera.

 14. The Domain and Mrs. McQuaries Seat. This makes a lovely half-day walk.  See Government House (check opening hours).

. 15. Hyde Park and Anzac Memorial.   The Archibald Fountain and Garden of Contemplation are worth seeing.

 16. Opera House (attend concert).  Usually a good range of concerts, to suit all tastes.

 17. Walk over Sydney Bridge to Kirribilli, and ferry back. 

 18. The Rocks (information office).   Markets, shops and Cadman's Cottage.  Nice views to Kirribilli.

As you can see, there is plenty to keep most people busy for a week.                                                                                  

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Reflection of AMP Tower.
Reflection of AMP Tower.
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Queen Victoria Building - the Roy…
Conga Eel in Sydney Aquarium.
Conga Eel in Sydney Aquarium.
Sydney Aquarium - coral reef.
Sydney Aquarium - coral reef.
View of Sydney from the AMP Tower.
View of Sydney from the AMP Tower.
The Anzac Memorial, from Sydney AM…
The Anzac Memorial, from Sydney A…
View from the Manly ferry.
View from the Manly ferry.
Sydney Hotels & Accommodations review
Excellent, affordable hotel.
booked as part of a cruise package. Very clean. Near bus routes. Staff very obliging. Would recommend.
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