Sydney is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. It is the largest city in Australia having almost 4.5 million residents. Sydney is a Bustling metropolis with many amazing places to visit for the tourists. The city has some amazing architecture, beautiful skyscrapers, amazing bridges and some of the most famous beaches in the world. One thing is guaranteed that you will never be bored in Sydney. Following is a list of ten most beautiful places in Sydney which every tourist should visit.
10) Queen Victoria Building Sydney, Australia
The Queen Victoria Building is a historical building turned in to a shopping mall. It is a 19th century building which was used as a library and as an office of electricity services when it was constructed. Now the building has been turned into a shopping center. It is one of the most unique shopping centers in the world. With recent refurbishment and renovations the building gives the visitors an experience which no other shopping center can give. The beautiful walls, interior and lights combined with the historic architecture are a reason enough to visit this beautiful building.
9) Sydney Tower, Australia
Being the tallest structure in Sydney, Sydney Tower gives amazingly beautiful views of the city to the visitors. At the base of the tower there is a shopping center and at the top of the tower there are four floor/levels are opened for public. The first level has a revolving restaurant giving the visitors a 360 degree view of the beautiful city. At second level there is a buffet restaurant and at the third level there is an event hall, which is very popular as it is on a such a height and gives amazing views. There is an observation deck on the fourth floor and it is known as Sydney Tower Eye. Encircling the Sydney tower eye is a glass floor known as sky walk.
8) Sea Life Sydney Aquarium Sydney, Australia
The Sea Life Sydney Aquarium is one of the biggest aquariums in the world. More than 1.2 million people visit the aquarium every year. From sharks to penguins, you will find all kinds of fish and other aquatic creatures in this aquarium. The aquarium has 14 sections and has a number of activities for the visitors including, a walk on the ocean floor. The aquarium is open throughout the year and its timing is 9 am to 8 pm daily.
7) Australian Museum Sydney
Having an international reputation, Australian Museum in Sydney is the oldest museum in Australia. The museum is very spacious and well laid out. The museum gives good insight in history and natural life style of the country. The wild life and nature area is pretty cool. The Dinosaur area is noisy, well lit and quite interactive. Many temporary and permanent exhibitions take place in the museum through out the year.
6) Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia
The Sydney Harbour bridge is a huge arch bridge which provides amazing sights to the visitors. The bridge carries the rail, vehicles, bicycles as well as pedestrians between the Sydney central business district and the North Shore. Harbour Bridge plays a key role in the fireworks shows in Sydney and it is famous world wide because of the annual fire works show that take place in Sydney on the occasion of every new year.
5) The Rocks Sydney, Australia
The Rocks is a small urban area in Sydney. You should definitely take a walk in the rocks if you are in Sydney. There are many quality restaurants and cafes in this area. There are a lot of shops and an art gallery as well. Its a great place to wander around and see the old Sydney. You can also buy some great souvenirs from the shops in The Rocks.
4) Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Australia
The Royal Botanic Garden is located in the center of Sydney just next to the famous Sydney Opera house. The gardens cover an area of 74 acres. Royal Botanic Garden is divided in to four precincts. These are the Lower Gardens featuring the main pond, the Middle Gardens featuring the palm house, the Palace Gardens featuring the tropical center and the Belonging precinct featuring the parade ground and the government house. In the middle of these four precincts is the Palm Grove Center which has a restaurant, a bookshop and a cafe.
3) Taronga Zoo Sydney, Australia
Taronga zoo is a must visit place, specially for kids. The zoo has about 4,000 animals of 340 different species. The zoo has all kinds of animals, from wild animals to Australian native animals and even some of the endangered species. There is a cable car in the zoo as well, known as the sky safari which is a unique experience. There are trained seals in the zoo which put up great shows for visitors. The zoo also has a cafe and a zoo shop.
2) Bondi Beach Sydney, Australia
Bondi beach is one of the best beaches in the world and is a top tourist destination in Sydney. The beach is about 1 km in length. The south end of Bondi beach is usually reserved for surfing. Bondi beach is an ideal beach for having a walk on the beach and enjoying the sun. During summer shark nets are setup under water to protect the people from Sharks. Dolphins and Whales are also spotted sometimes near the beach.
1) Sydney Opera House, Australia
Sydney Opera House is the most famous landmark of not only Sydney but Australia also. It is one of the most distinctive buildings in the world and is one of the most amazing pieces of architecture in the world. Millions of tourists and artists visit this amazing building every year. The Opera House has several performing venues. It house has a concert hall with a seating capacity of 2,679 seats. The Joan Sutherland theater has a seating capacity of 1,507 seats and the drama theater has a capacity of 544 seats. Other facilities in the building include bars, cafes, restaurants, retail shops and recording studios.