Explore every corner of Australia’s largest city, through its famous areas, the favourite activities of the locals, but also the wide variety of attractions that capture its cultural and natural wealth.
Wander among the various and special parts of the city and meet all its faces, each of which has to offer you a unique experience. Take a stroll through the cosmopolitan Central Business District to admire the futuristic architecture of the Opera House and the impressive Harbor Bridge. Then move to the most traditional area of the city, the lively The Rocks, which stands out for its atmospheric and relaxing mood, picturesque narrow streets, and colourful market. Continue the fascinating exploration with a tour of Our Lady of Sydney Cathedral and Sydney Tower. But let’s look at them in a little more detail:
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Bridge connects the historic centre of central Sydney, known as “The Rocks”, with the northern part of the city. It has been affectionately nicknamed “The Coathanger” due to its characteristic architecture, while it is visible from many parts of the city centre.
There are many ways in which the visitor can enjoy a walk on the Sydney Bridge. He/She can take a walk in the port area (Circular Quay), passing under the bridge, walking on it, admiring the amazing view or climbing one of its pillars, where she can discover her story in the exhibition, which takes place on three levels. He/She can even have a picnic in one of the parks, located just below the level of the bridge. There are still organized climbs on the arch of the Sydney Bridge for the most “daring”, who are determined to live the experience of visiting this attraction in all its glory.
St Mary’s Cathedral
The Cathedral of Our Lady is another of the impressive sights that surround Hyde Park. The neo-Gothic church building is located on the east side of the park and is the seat of the Archbishop of Sydney. This imposing building is the church with the most extended length in the whole country, while the two identical conical towers of the temple make it stand out from a long distance.
The foundations of the church were laid in 1868 according to the building plan of Archbishop Polding, while the construction of three more buildings preceded the site: the first church of the Virgin, which was destroyed by fire, which erupted on June 29, 1865, a wooden structure which was a temporary, initial stage in the construction of the existing building and burned down in the summer of 1869 and St. Mary’s School.
At 309 meters, Sydney Tower is the tallest building in the city and the second tallest tower in the entire Southern Hemisphere. Known to Sydney residents by various names, such as Sydney Tower, Centrepoint Tower, AMP Tower, Westfield Centrepoint Tower or Sydney Skytower, construction began in 1975, and access to the general public opened in August 1981.
The golden turret at the top has a capacity of 960 people and includes two levels of restaurants, a cafeteria, an observation deck (Sydney Tower Eye) and two levels of telecommunications. Entrance to the observatory is allowed by purchasing a ticket at the entrance or online, the price of which starts at $ 19.60 for adults, while there is also the option to enjoy the stunning view, which offers the attraction with a 45-minute tour around the tower.
Taronga Zoo is located in the Sydney Harbor area in the Mosman suburb and has operated since 1916. It is divided into eight zoogeographical areas and hosts over 4000 animals of 350 different species in a total area of 280 acres.
The garden receives guests every day from 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and the visitor can get here by ferry, while his entrance ticket from Pier 4 to the Circular Quay may have already been purchased before boarding. Otherwise, bus lines from all over the city arrive in the garden. However, it is recommended to choose a rental vehicle, which will offer you flexibility and freedom of movement. So choosing a car hire from Enjoy Travel to get around Sydney is a wise choice. So you will have all the time and comfort to enjoy all these fantastic things that unfold in front of you.