10 Must Visit Locations In Sydney

Sydney is a city with iconic landmarks, beautiful harbor, botanic gardens and idyllic balance of architecture. This vibrant city is charged up with buzz and high degree of energy. It is not only the most populous city in Australia; it is also the state capital of New South Wales. Due to its big natural harbor it is also a major trading point of Australia, for this reason the city is a gateway to Australia for countless global visitors. Every year over 3 millions of foreign tourists visit this city. There are countless things to see in Sydney, but to make it simple let me give you a list of the top 10 Must See locations in Sydney.

1) Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House is synonyms with this city. You can say it is the icon of this city. Surrounded on three sides by the harbor Sydney Opera House is one of the beautiful buildings on earth. This building is not just a triumph of modern architecture but itself it is a beautiful art. Every week there are 40 shows held in the Opera house, which shows the appreciation of this city toward art & culture. It seems the tour is incomplete without the visit of Sydney Opera House.

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Sydney Opera House

2) Sydney Harbor Bridge

After Sydney Opera House the next icon of this city is “Sydney Harbor Bridge”. This bridge is considered as the world’s tallest and widest steel arched bridge. Due to its arch-based design the nick name of this bridge is “The Coathanger”. With four railroad tracks, a highway, and two walkways this bridge is not only beautiful but it is also very functional. According to a recent survey every year around 1.2 millions of people click picture with this bridge.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge

3) Bondi Beach

Sydney’s another attraction located from its central business district is “Bondi Beach”; it is one of the most popular beach of the world. This beach is known for the sweeping white sand crescent & surfing.  This beach also represented in one of the most popular sporting competitions across Australia, the National Rugby League competition, and its “Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club” claims to be the world’s first surf lifesaving club. Everyday six to eight thousands of people visit this beach.

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Bondi Beach

4) Taronga Zoo

The city zoo of Sydney is Taronga Zoo; it is a great place to see native Australian wildlife and rare foreign animals. Here you can see about 340 species and over 2,600 individual animals. Taronga Zoo was officially opened on 7 October 1916, and from then it is entreating & educating us about the life of wild animals. Here you can see giraffe, kangaroo, chimpanzee, owl, penguin, tortoise and other animals.

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Taronga Zoo Sydney 

5) Hyde Park, Sydney

The oldest public park in Australia is Hyde Park. The park spread over 40 acres of area in the middle of central business district of Sydney. There are many important official and heritage buildings are located on the edge of this park, like St. James Church, Sydney Hospital, St Mary’s Cathedral, the Australian Museum and the Supreme Court of New South Wales. This park also has Archibald Fountain, Anzac War Memorial and other war Memorials.

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Hyde Park, Sydney

6) Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

You can see a large variety of Australian aquatic life in “Sea Life Sydney Aquarium”. This Aquarium shows more than 700 species marine life and over 13,000 individual fish. This aquarium has 14 themed zones where you can encounter animals unique to each habitat. Main attractions of this aquarium are sharks, stingrays, penguins, turtles, platypuses and other tropical fish. The Aquarium provides guided tour to the students and marine loving visitors.

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Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

7) St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney

St Mary’s Cathedral considered a beacon of hope for those who share the catholic faith, and within Sydney’s Catholic community it is a source of inspiration and the spiritual home. The cathedral was first built in 1851, and in 1868 Archbishop Polding laid the foundation stone for the present cathedral. The cathedral has magnificent stained glass windows and breathtaking sweep of the arches in the main cathedral. If you visit Sydney don’t miss this beautiful cathedral.

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St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney

8) Paddy’s Market

Paddy’s Market is very popular among Sydney-siders and tourists. There are over 1,000 stalls in this market and you will be amazed by the intensity of transactions. It is considered one of the biggest markets of Sydney. In this market you can find everything from fashion and accessories to fresh fruit and vegetables. This is a must visit location if you love shopping or if you want to buy souvenirs for your trip.

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Paddy’s Markets

9) Sydney Tower

Sydney Tower is the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere, and with the 309 meter height it is the tallest structure of Sydney. In August 1981 the tower was opened for public, from then there are millions of people visited this tower. The tower has two levels of restaurants, a coffee lounge, an Observation Deck with occupancy capacity of 960 persons; beside this the tower also has two telecommunication transmission levels and three plant levels. This Tower is the first to see the Sydney dawn, and the last to see its final dusk. You can enjoy spectacular view of Sydney from here.

Sydney Tower

10)  Sydney Observatory

Sydney Observatory is where you can find the oldest telescope in Australia in regular use. Here you can observe the stars and planets through a historic 29 cm refractor telescope which was built in 1874. Beside this there is also a modern 40 cm Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. It is a must visit place for astronomy lovers. You will get lots news & updates of astronomical science from here.

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Sydney Observatory 

 

Conclusion

Sydney is a city with iconic landmarks, beautiful harbor, botanic gardens and idyllic balance of architecture. This vibrant city is charged up with buzz and high degree of energy. It is not only the most populous city in Australia; it is also the state capital of New South Wales. Due to its big natural harbor it is also a major trading point of Australia, for this reason the city is a gateway to Australia for countless global visitors. Every year over 3 millions of foreign tourists visit this city. There are countless things to see in Sydney, but to make it simple let me give you a list of the top 10 Must See locations in Sydney.

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