Sea in Sydney Print
It is hard to imagine that the vibrant capital of New South Wales, with its impressive harbor, the white sails of the Opera House and the graceful arch of Harbor Bridge, was once a colony for criminals. The oldest, largest and most beautiful of all Australian cities with the sea in the heart is the city of Sydney.
A bit of history
After the landing of the first expedition of James Cook at the end of the 18th century. a settlement was established on the shores of Botany Bay, consisting of pardoned English criminals. Permanent riots and uprisings in a town named after the British lord lasted until the first half of the 18th century. The situation changed with the discovery of a nearby gold deposit. The start of industrial mining of the precious metal contributed to the influx of the working-age population into the city and the development of infrastructure. The rapid growth in the number of residents (from 39 thousand to 200 thousand for a period of less than 20 years) had a positive impact on the political structure and development of Sydney. Educational and administrative institutions, theaters and clubs, hospitals and schools were erected. The sea, rivers and numerous bays and canals have created a good network of water transport links on the coast. You can get acquainted with the history of the first British colony in Australia, founded in 1788 by Captain Arthur Philip, with the help of guides in the magnificent museums of the city and on its old stone-paved streets.
Sydney Famous Attractions
– Port Jackson Bay
– arched bridge Harbor Bridge
– Opera theatre
– Tarong Zoo
It is also worth visiting the Aquarium, the Botanical Garden, Hyde Park and museums (Australian, Marine, Sydney, etc.)
Entertainment, excursions and popular places
Tourists come to Sydney not only to admire the numerous architectural attractions of the city or go on a trip on a sightseeing tour. In the summer season, you can surf the sea, and the nearby nature reserves surrounding the city offer very interesting day trips.
The world famous beaches of Bondi and Manly, Bronte Beach, Palm Beach, Avalon,
Manicured and secluded beaches at Royal Park Australia are accessible by public transport.
Bondi Beach, where athletes ride the sea waves from dawn, is sometimes called the national surf reserve. It is 30 minutes by train or bus from the Town Hall in the city center.
An excursion along the famous coastal trail from Bondi to the coast of Kuji, 6 kilometers long, is one of the most popular tourist trails. It passes along the most picturesque Sydney beaches – Tamarama, Bronte, Clovelly and Kuji. The path begins at the Bondi Iceberg pool, follows past carved rock paintings in Marx Park and ends on the roof of the Kuji pavilion, from where a beautiful view of 270 degrees opens.
The southern beaches of Marubra, Cronulla or Wattamolla take a ferry to Bundina, which also leads to the Royal National Park.
An interesting place can be called located in the center of Sydney harbor on the island of Kakalu camping for tourists. You can get here by ferry from Manly Beach. The rules for visiting the camp allow you to rent a tent or put your own. Campers are provided with hot showers and cooking utensils, and there is also a breakfast menu and barbecue for dinner. For a more comfortable stay at the campsite there are houses with beds and all the necessary amenities.
Variety of holidays at sea in Sydney will bring a trip to the unique and incredible Taronga Zoo. There are more than 4,000 animals, both local and imported from other countries. A look at the wildlife from the other side is offered to everyone who decides to climb the suspended trails, trolls and air bridges of four difficulty levels. For completeness, you can stay overnight at the zoo in one of the safari tents (prior reservation is required).
Harbor tours and the Sydney Opera House are a great opportunity to experience a 20th-century architectural masterpiece.
Exciting excursions to the arches of the Harbor Bridge will allow you to rise to a height of 134 meters and enjoy unsurpassed panoramic views of the city, sea and bays.
For a beach holiday, the Sydney coastline is perfect. It has a well-developed tourism infrastructure, everyone is offered different types of activities:
– boating and fishing;
– kayaking and paddleboarding;
– outdoor pools;
– snorkeling and much more.
In addition, there are surfing schools on the embankments and there are many restaurants, hip bars and interestingly decorated pubs.