Things To Do In Sydney

Sydney, Australia, is a city full of energy with some outstanding architecture and stunning views. Sydney harmoniously combines ancient and modern cultures. You can arrive here from almost any destination at the Sydney International Airport. From there any destination is easily reached either by hiring a car or using a private car service.

Only by a thorough perusal of your car rental agreement will you be aware of your liabilities if you have an accident. Most specialist insurance products such as rti gap insurance and breakdown insurance will generally be taken care of by the hire car company so you do not need to worry about these things. You will need cover for 24 hours and full information as to what to do if you are unfortunate enough to experience a breakdown!

Drive into and around this incredible city, but only when sound car insurance has been obtained. Here are some of the many things that make Sydney such a great place to visit.

Sydney Opera House – The Sydney Opera House is actually more than just an opera house. It have five different performance spaces which include dramatic arts, the opera theatre and concert hall. In addition, the courtyard area is the site for concerts and festivals.

This is one of the most recognised buildings in the world. Over one million two coloured tiles cover the roof of this amazing building. Guided tours of the Opera House are available or you can stroll round the impressive building independently.

Bondi Beach – Bondi Beach is one of the most photographed beaches in the country. The beach, more than half a mile in length, is crescent shaped. Here the 2000 Olympic Beach Volleyball was held. This is also where you can start a cliff-top walk from the spectacular Bondi to Coogee. Enjoy the fascinating Sunday markets and taste the delights of the many restaurants and cafes.

Museum of Contemporary Art – The Museum of Contemporary Art is housed in a stunning Art Deco building. There are more than 7,000 exhibits with four floors occupied by temporary pieces and one floor devoted to permanent ones.

As well as contemporary Aboriginal art, you can see post modern art and sculptures here.There are always works by Warhol, Christo and Hockney on display. As well as the daily free tours you can relax in the cafe.

Sydney Harbour Bridge – The Sydney Harbour Bridge, known to the locals as the Coat Hanger, was the longest single span bridge in the world at the time it was constructed in 1932. Eight traffic lanes and two train tracks are carried by the 1,605 foot span. The story of how the bridge was constructed is revealed in a film showing at the Pylon Lookout Museum. Both pedestrians and cyclists can cross the bridge for free.

Bridgeclimb – The Bridgeclimb is for the adventurous who want to see a panoramic view of Sydney. The top of Sydney Harbour Bridge is a significant landmark; to climb there is a significant achievement. Once you have climbed the 1,337 steps to reach the top you will be rewarded with the most awesome view you have ever seen.

A complimentary group photo will be given to you after the climb. Between three and four hours are necessary to complete all of the tour and climb. If you are pressed for time, there is an express climb that can be done in about two hours. Either the evening or the day is suitable for the climb. Children under ten are not allowed to make the climb.

Manly Beach – Manly Beach was Australia’s first resort area and offers a carefree relaxed environment. This is the place to go for dining out and for stimulating nightlife. There are many great pubs and art galleries in this area.

The beach is on a peninsula surrounded by the ocean, Sydney Harbour National Park and the Harbour. Sydney boasts several festivals: food and wine in June, and jazz, The Manly, in October.

Taronga Zoo – The Taronga Zoo has been open since 1916. More than 4,000 animals live in this wonderful zoological garden. From this position the view of Sydney Harbour is breathtaking. Whilst you are here you can have your picture taken with a koala. The delights of the Bird Show and the Seal Show are evidenced by the large crowds they always attract. You can see tropical birds from Papua New Guinea and Northern Australia in the rainforest aviary.

Sydney Tower Centrepoint – The Sydney Tower Centrepoint is the highest observation deck in the southern hemisphere. No structure in Sydney can match its height of 1,000 feet. Gaze at the stunning vista that encompasses the Blue Mountains to Wollongong. It has a 35,000 gallon water tank to fortify the tower from high winds. The OzTrek, which is a virtual tour of Australia, can also be seen here.

There are two revolving restaurants where you can enjoy fine food and a great ever changing view. To win the traditional annual race to the top of the tower is a great honour.

You will be fascinated by Sydney and its huge variety of sites and activities. Everyone who visits Australia has to see it.

This short city guide was provided by the UK’s leading contract hire gap insurance and car warranty specialists – the Click4Group.

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