Reasons Why You Need To Go And Visit Sydney, Australia

Published: 08th April 2009
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The most populous city in Australia, Sydney, should be on your to-go list when you decide to get yourself an Australian tourist visa. Its most famous tourist attractions include the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. It does not matter whether you are a lover of urban lifestyle or a laidback lifestyle for you to enjoy the city. What with its nightspots such as the Oxford Street and The Rocks, museums like the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Museum of Contemporary Art, and parks like the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Royal National Park, you are surely to experience urban lifestyle, culture, and nature.



Some of the places that make Sydney a city you should not miss going include:



1. Harbour Bridge



Sydney would not be Sydney without this famous bridge. You cannot afford not to climb the summit of the bridge and take a look at Australia's favorite waterway or you can go kayaking under the bridge.



2. Opera House



Indeed, the Sydney Opera House is one of the architectural wonders of the world. If you cannot get a ticket for a performance, you can take a tour where your guide will take you to the stories behind the world renowned architecture and engineering or just wander around if you want to take a closer look at this famous building. The house is open for daily tours from 9 am to 5 pm daily.



3. Sydney Olympic Park



Sport plays a significant role in the Australian culture and the Sydney Olympic Park houses modern sport venues. It is the home of the Best Games Ever and the 2003 Rugby World Cup. Moreover, there are so many things that you can do and enjoy in this Olympic park. You can bike your way to explore the more than 35 kilometers of off road cycle paths around the Olympic venues, Bicentennial Park and along the Parramatta River. You can also take a walking tour around the park that includes entry to the Sydney Olympic Aquatic Centre and the 17th Floor Observation Deck. The Olympic Park is open daily at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



4. Taronga Zoo



The city is also the home of Taronga Zoo which houses more than 2,900 exotic and native species that include rare Western Lowland gorillas, Sumatran tigers, snow leopards, Kodiak bears, chimpanzees, and Asian elephants. Unleash the kid in you or get your kids to see the animal shows, one of which is the popular Free Flight Bird Show. It is held in the zoo's amphitheatre that offers panoramic harbour views. You can cherish the experience forever and at the same time help to the efforts of the Zoo in caring for wildlife and natural world by getting souvenir items ranging from pocket money toys to exclusive home wares.



5. Sydney Wildlife World



Another chance for you to experience the Australian wildlife is by going to the Sydney Wildlife World. You can have breakfast with the ever lovable koalas or get a chance to hold a cockroach as big as your hand. A good time to visit is when the animals are most active, that is, during animal feeding times. You get to see a first-hand look at poisonous snakes feed on mice or colorful birds feed on live insects and fresh fruits.



6. Shopping Precincts



You have all the reasons to go shopping in Sydney. Ramp your way to the city's style mile, the Oxford Street in Paddington. If you are in for some local street fashion then do visit the one-off designer shops in Darlingburst. If you want to go shopping for beachwear then you can find your way to Bondi, the beachwear mecca. You can also opt to browse through the art galleries and jewelry stores of The Rocks.



Jo is a writer for 'Visas for Australia' (http://www.visasforaustralia.co.uk), one of the world's leading visa expert that processes Australian tourist visas, Australian business visas and Australian working holiday visas. If your family are going to travel and are requesting for Australian tourist visas or if you want to experience the excitement and thrill of staying in or achieving your dreams of visit Down Under then you should check out Visas for Australia.

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