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Exploring Sydney

In terms of history, number of nationalities, or sheer size, no other Australian city can compete with Sydney. Some Sydney suburbs may be situated as far as 100kms from the city centre but the majority of must-see attractions can be found within a far more compact region around Sydney Harbour. Most Sydney beaches and many of the city's cheapest hotels, however, are located in the Eastern Suburbs and Northern Beaches. Another beachfront option for backpackers is Woolloomooloo's City Resort Hostel.


Most people can easily identify the iconic Sydney Opera House, but directly south of this legendary landmark lie the lesser known Royal Botanic Gardens. Bondi is merely the most famous of the many beaches lining the Eastern Suburbs, while Taronga Zoo is located on the Lower North Shore, across the harbour from the central business district. However, the tallest of all the city's landmarks is the 309m high Sydney Tower.

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Sights nearby

Sydney is a city which never seems to stop growing, but its extensive public transportation network helps to make Australia's largest city easy to navigate. By car is the most recommended way to venture to Parramatta, the Blue Mountains, and most other surrounding rural areas, but city centre jaunts are best handled by train, bus, or ferry.


- Sydney Opera House


Australia's first European settlers arrived in the country aboard the ships whose sails inspired the distinctive roof of Sydney's legendary Opera House. The more than 1,500 performances held at this UNESCO World Heritage site on an annual basis include not just opera, but theatre, ballet, and symphony orchestras. Over a million people attend Sydney Opera House performances every year.


- The Rocks


The district containing Sydney's original colonial village transforms into a lively pub and theatre hub after dark. Winding lanes run across historic colonial homes like Susannah Place's terraces and Cadman’s Cottage, Sydney's oldest surviving residence. Even more photographs and other exhibits from Australia's earliest colonial years are on display at the Colonial House Museum. One of this historic district's most affordable, yet good quality, places to stay is the Australian Heritage Hotel.


- Bondi Beach


Sydney's most famous beach and its surrounding suburb are both named after an aboriginal word for the noise water makes when it breaks over rocks. The south side of this one-kilometre long Eastern Suburbs beach is a favourite among surfers because of its impressive rip, while the waters at the northern end are much tamer. Campbell Parade contains most of Bondi Beach's hotels, restaurants, and other dry land attractions. Dolphins, whales, and even the occasional penguin can be spotted on this beach which sits seven kilometres east of central Sydney.

Eating and drinking and shopping nearby

All Sydney neighbourhoods showcase their own distinct cuisines from specific nations, but the cheapest eats are often served at the city's countless Asian restaurants. The budget Italian, Turkish, and Asian restaurants along Newtown's King Street are particularly popular among Sydney University students and visiting backpackers alike. Sydney's nightclubs are generally casual. The basement level contains the best shopping bargains at the 19th century Queen Victoria Building, while more upscale designer shops are situated on this historic sandstone building's higher floors.

Public transport

Several of Sydney's most affordable hotels and apartment complexes, such as Redfern's Central Railway Hotel and Apartments, are located outside the city centre. However, visitors have easy access to the widespread transportation network of commuter rail, light rail, ferry, and bus service no matter where they stay in Australia's biggest city. Daily and weekly MyMulti tickets are accepted on virtually all Sydney public transit options, except for private ferries and buses reserved for special events.

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