The Sydney Opera House is a symbol of Australia. It is recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the 20th Century and is also a landmark in Sydney. Its white exterior, a shell-like sculpture built on the harbour, like scattered petals floating in the air, have for many years left observers in amazement. It houses a concert hall, a music theatre, a performance theatre, a children's theatre and a photography studio. Auctions, concerts and other events are held every month or even every week.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is construction representative of early Sydney. It is like a long rainbow across the bay, facing the world-famous Sydney Opera House across the sea, becoming a symbol of Sydney. Built in 1932, the Sydney Harbour Bridge has a total length of 1,149 meters, a width of 139 meters and a commanding height of 503 meters. It is a world famous steel arch bridge. Now climbing the Sydney Bridge has become Sydney's more popular tourist attraction, and it is one of the few bridges in the world that allows visitors to climb to the top of the arch. In addition to climbing, you can also drive under the bridge, take the train through the bridge or sail under the bridge, but the fullest experience is had by walking the bridge.
Located in the heart of the city, the Royal Botanic Garden is within walking distance to the south of the Sydney Opera House. There are lots of blue cherries, gardenias, etc. in the Rose Garden. The iconic building - Sydney Tropical Centre is located at the south of the Garden. Its exterior glasshouse is ultra-modern. In the Botanic Garden, you can look out over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House in the distance, which combines together to form one of Sydney's most prestigious views. And this is the perfect spot to take Sydney's iconic photos.
Located in the heart of Sydney, Hyde Park was built in 1810 and is just a stone's throw from Saint Mary's Cathedral. The park is divided by Park Street into two, north and south. The south side comprises mainly of monuments such as the bronze statue of Captain Cook, while the north side features the Archibald Fountain as a centerpiece as well as beautiful boulevards. The fountain square is often filled with street performers and is an ideal spot for a leisurely stroll.
The Rocks is the birthplace of Sydney and has been transformed into a tourist precinct since 1970. Located in the shore of the bustling Sydney Harbour, , the Rocks houses ancient colonial buildings which are now transformed into bars, restaurants, galleries and souvenir shops. The Cadman`s Cottage next to the Sydney Visitor Centre is a historic residential building dating back to 1845. Although the Rocks is not large, there are quite a lot of activities. If you want to learn more about the early history of Sydney, you can take a ghost tour around the Rocks, walk through the alleys illuminated by lanterns, and listen to the legendary stories.
Darling Harbour, also known as Lover Harbour, is located in Sydney and is a large leisure area with entertainment, dining and shopping. Darling Harbour consists of port terminals, green water and various buildings. King Street Wharf is a popular venue, with trendy dining options. There are also famous attractions such as Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney Zoo and Madame Tussaud's Sydney. You can also choose to dine in the outdoor area on the shore, shop at the Port Mall, listen to the performances of outdoor performers, or interact with the little pigeons. You can also take a boat trip to enjoy the view from a closer distance.
St Mary's Cathedral is located at the corner of College Street and Prince Albert Road, across from Hyde Park. It's the site of the Archbishop of Sydney, also called the Mother Church of Australian Catholicism. The double towers of the cathedral are emblematic of Sydney. The cathedral is built using local sandstone. The gothic architectural style of the steeple arches inherited the air of European Middle Ages cathedrals. The cathedral crypt's mosaic floor by Father Melocco is made out of colorful pebbles on the theme of Genesis, with exquisite craftsmanship.
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium is located in the eastern part of Darling Harbour, with the main building under the waters of Darling Harbour. The passage here is up to 100 meters long, with rounded transparent glass on both sides, offering you face-to-face encounters with marine life! The aquarium exhibits aquatic creatures from Australia's seas, such as the platypus, clownfish, little penguins, and the denaturing Napoleon fish. Many marine life can only be seen at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, such as the large, spindle-shaped dugong! Many of the pavilions here are named after the Australian waters.
The Sydney Fish Market is a combined wholesale, retail and catering market. If you are a seafood lover, the Sydney Fish Market is definitely a must for Sydney. There is a variety of seafood from Australia and abroad: huge Australian lobster, king crab, oysters, salmon, squid and more. Many seafood stores sell already processed seafood, or you can have it processed in other locations within the market which should be less expensive and very fresh. In addition to trying delicious food in a restaurant, you can take it outside and enjoy a delicious picnic.