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Top 10 Places to go in Sydney, Australia

5. Manly Beach

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 Manly offers a balance of carefree beach life and urban sophistication, no matter if you are looking to swim, surf, shop, wine or dine. Be sure to take the ferry ride from Circular Quay to Manly Wharf for a magnificent view across Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Opera House.

A short walk from Manly Wharf to Corso, a lively shopping avenue, will lead to Manly Beach. Be sure to buy fish and chips from Corso and head to the beach to enjoy the sun, sand and surfers in action at the popular surf beach.

If surfing isn’t your fancy, a short stroll south from Corso will lead you to Shelly Beach. This beach is a tranquil sheltered area that is great for kayaking, surfing, snorkelling and stand-up paddleboarding.

More info: Manly

 

6. The Rocks

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 After exploring the Sydney CBD (Central Business District), walk along George Street towards the Sydney Harbour Bridge and you will find yourself taken back into the past centuries at The Rocks.

Situated to the western side of Circular Quay, Sydney’s early convict days live on in The Rocks. Experience a setting where buildings and public places of the 18th, 19th and early 20th-century still remain. Join a one-hour-and-a-half free daily tour at 6pm to learn more. More info: I’m Free Walking Tours

There are various things to do at The Rocks, from a picnic lunch under the Harbour Bridge or a fancy dinner under the stars, to shopping at the market and retails and taking time out in a gallery or museum.

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The Rocks Markets

10am – 5pm Saturdays and Sundays

Playfair Street, George Street, Jack Mundey Place

The Rocks Friday Foodie Market

9am – 3pm Fridays

Jack Mundey Place

More info: The Rocks

 

7. The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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 Just a short walk to the east of the Sydney Opera House, you’ll find a 30-hectare site for picnic, jogging and snuggling. Established in 1816, the beautiful Royal Botanic Garden features plant life from Australia and around the world, and it is also a place for scientific research.

You can also book a free guided tour, plus special Aboriginal Heritage Tours that includes history lessons and sampling of tasty bush foods.

More info: Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

 

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