DARLING HARBOUR, SYDNEY
Darling Harbour is one of the world’s greatest waterfront destinations. With its spectacular harbour setting, it has many of Australia’s key tourist attractions and is also a favourite spot for locals to spend their time relaxing and celebrating. Have a walk around the Harbour side shops right next to ICC Sydney, or take a break at the many restaurants and bars.
Just a short walk along the harbour will land you at the newly reopened Barangaroo precinct with a specially curated dining and shopping precinct. Barangaroo Reserve is Sydney’s newest Harbour Foreshore Park with never-seen-before views of the city’s iconic Harbour, featuring breathtaking lookouts, extensive walking and cycling trails, idyllic coves, picnic spots and places for quiet contemplation.
Transport is easily accessible in Sydney. Trains, buses, monorail and ferries operate very frequently on a daily basis. Day Tripper tickets are available for buses, trains and ferries. The City Sightseeing “hop on hop off” visits the famous sights of the city.
For more information, please visit www.city-sightseeing.com and choose Sydney.
CULTURE, DINING AND ATTRACTIONS
Sydney is known for its harbour lifestyle, fantastic beaches and good weather – all contributing to a relaxed environment that permeates the city and its visitors.
The city’s dining options are numerous, from an alfresco seafood lunch at Circular Quay to a three-course meal at world-famous Bondi Beach. Sydney’s restaurant scene also reflects the city’s cultural diversity, with inspiration from the finest Asian, European and Middle Eastern cuisines, combined with the freshest Australian ingredients, to create a gourmet paradise.
Under warm skies, the harbour is an everyday focus that can be enjoyed from the top of the famous Harbour Bridge or from a boat on the water.
Just west of Sydney lies the beautiful Blue Mountains, while to the north the Hunter Valley wine region beckons. Both regions are perfect for visitor day trips.
MORE THINGS TO DO
Sydney is known for its relaxed lifestyle, fantastic beaches and great weather. There are an abundance of activities to partake in whilst in Sydney, whether staying within the city or going for day trips to experience the Blue Mountains or Hunter Valley wine region.
- See the city from the top by taking place on the Bridge Climb or viewing from the observation deck of Sydney Tower Eye
- Take a tour inside of the iconic Opera House or take a stroll outside for The Rocks Walking tour and experience the history of Sydney
- Experience the most famous beach in Sydney whilst taking a surf lesson
- There are also a number of interesting museums to visit such as: Australian Museum, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory, Hyde Park Barracks, Vaucluse House, MCA, Art Gallery of NSW, and the Australian Maritime Museum
- For further information on Sydney and surrounding New South Wales, visit the following links http://www.sydney.com/http://www.visitnsw.com/and http://www.bestof.com.au/
WEATHER / CLIMATE
Sydney is blessed with wonderful weather, enjoying temperate climate with a mild winter, and has more than 340 sunny days a year. Average temperatures in the winter months of June through to August ranges from 8 to 18°C. The summer season is from December through to February.