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Where to Go in Sydney?

Sydney is included in some of those places in the world which are famous for its tourists’ attractions and holiday destinations. There are a lot of places in Sydney which will fill your heart with immense delight. So get ready to know about the most attractive places in Sydney. I am sure that after reading this article you will definitely plan a tour to Sydney. Let’s have a look on where to go in Sydney and what to see.

1. Darling Harbor

Darling Harbor is located in the center of the city. There are a large number of restaurants, cafes’ and hotels located here in darling harbor. Other tourists’ attractions include:

Paddy’s Markets: Here in these markets, you will enjoy doing a lot of shopping. The items sold in these markets include fish, fruits, vegetables, gifts and clothes.

Chinese Garden of Friendship: As its name suggests, Chinese Garden of Friendship gives you a chance to have a deep look into the Chinese culture and traditions. The garden has exclusive features including Dragon Wall, Twin Pavilion and The Tea House providing you customary Chinese drinks, tea and other refreshments.

Sydney Aquarium: It is located on the eastern side of Darling Harbor. Here you can find a large variety of sea life including 6000 fish. Its exciting features include see-through glass tunnels where you can see sharks swimming above you. It will be definitely a unique experience you can ever have in your life.

Sydney Wild Life World: It is a wild life park exhibiting reptiles, butterflies, koalas, rain forests and much more.

Other attractions in Darling Harbor are:

  • Powerhouse Museum
  • Star City Casino
  • Sydney Entertainment Center
  • The LG IMAX Theatre
  • Australian National Maritime Museum

2. Opera House Sydney

Sydney Opera House is a great place to visit especially at night. It is actually a performing art center in Australia. For tourists’ entertainment, there are restaurants, bars, cafes and retail stores. It also has a recording studio. Performance venues and facilities in Sydney Opera House include:

  • The Concert Hall
  • The Opera Theatre
  • The Studio
  • The Playhouse
  • The Forecourt

3. Sydney Harbor Bridge

It is a steel bridge having a height of 456 ft being the tallest steel arch bridge. The Harbor Bridge and Sydney Opera House are located just close to each other and have become an icon for Sydney. On the New Year’s Eve the celebrations on Harbor Bridge are worth-seeing. Fireworks are displayed in different patterns. So the best time to visit Sydney is when the New Year is heading.

4. Taronga Zoo

It is one of the world’s finest zoos having both Australian native and international animals brought from all over the world. There are almost 2600 animals in this zoo. It is an amazing place to visit for kids and elders alike. The animals in the zoo include some very unique animals like water rat, pacific black duck, feathertail glider, ghost bat and red kangaroo to name a few.

5. Bondi Beach

It is the most well-known and famous beaches of Sydney. It has become a must see place for the tourists providing them with cafes, restaurants and bars. Its other attractions include lifesaving clubs, Bondi Icebergs and commercial area providing stunning scenes of the beach.

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What to See in Brisbane???

Brisbane is the third most populous city in Australia and it is one of the most popular travel destinations. The reason is quite simple. Brisbane is gifted with a number of impressive tourists’ attractions which fill the heart of visitors with pleasure and joy. If you have planned a visit to Brisbane but don’t know what to see and where to go then you should read this post because I have described some of the most exciting places of Brisbane.

Conrad Treasury Casino

This casino is located in the center of Brisbane city and boasts of being one of the most popular and visited attractions of Brisbane. It would be a great pleasure to visit this casino as it is featured with live entertainment, wine bars, and restaurants along with beautiful views of riverfront. Conrad Treasury Casino is full of several fruit machines, blackjack tables and gaming options. In short, you will really enjoy your visit to Conrad Treasury Casino.

Koala Bushlands

Koala Bushlands are located in south of Brisbane and are made up from vast areas of Eucalypt forest but you will also find some small pockets of rainforest. Koala Bushlands covers an area of approximately 800 hectares.  If you are interested in seeing koalas, then Koala Bushlands is the best place for you as you can see koalas resting on trees. You can also see some other animals here like bandicoots, wallabies, eastern water dragon along with some species of frogs and birds. This place also provides you with some facilities like large shelters, electrical barbeques and toilets.

Brisbane Planetarium

Brisbane Planetarium is located in Mount Coot-tha Botanical Gardens and provides magnificent views of sky at night. Attractions at Brisbane Planetarium include historic tools, star-gazing events and astronomical displays. This planetarium is also characterized with informative programs for kids and adults alike. Planetarium facilities include Mini Theater, Observatory, Display Zone, Sky Dome and Planetarium shop. A visit to Brisbane planetarium is a wonderful treat for the tourists indeed.

Brisbane Powerhouse

Brisbane Powerhouse is a cultural hub that offers a wide range of visual arts, festivals, performing arts and free community events. Currently Powerhouse is a multi-purpose center and houses 536 seats Powerhouse Theater, Turbine Hall, outdoor plaza, 200-seats Visy Theater, restaurant, green spaces and rooftop terrace.

Kangaroo Point Cliffs

Kangaroo Point Cliffs is one of the major and popular recreation spots which also provides the facilities of rock-climbing so if you are interested in rock-climbing, you must visit this place. At the base of cliff, there is a narrow strip of parkland that contains electric barbeques, sculptures, table, chairs, wash rooms as well as beautiful views of Captain Cook Bridge and Brisbane City Botanic Gardens.

Sunset Cinema

Sunset cinema is a popular evening attraction consisting of films that are projected outside in surroundings of City Botanical Gardens. It attracts a large number of people towards it as it is distinctive way to watch your favorite movies.

These were some of the most important attractions in Brisbane. I hope that after reading this post, you will get answer of the question “what to see in Brisbane”?

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Top Most Attractions in Perth

Have you ever been to Perth? If no then let me tell you that it is a lively city with a lot of tourists’ attractions and places. Perth is popular among tourists for its walking and helicopter tours. Isn’t it great? Yes absolutely. Let’s have a closer look in to the tourists’ attractions in Perth.

Perth Zoo

Perth Zoo is an exciting place to visit as it provides you a chance to see wildlife in natural habitat settings. Here you can see different kinds of animals like Koalas, Kangaroos, Dingoes and reptiles. This zoo boasts of having Rainforest animals as well as a Nocturnal House and World of Birds. Locals and tourists both come here to have a picnic and enjoy themselves by cooking barbeque food on the available facilities. You can also have a meal or snacks from Zoo Cafe. Summer months are the best to visit this zoo as special events are also held here such as evening concerts.

Perth Helicopter Tours

If you want to see spectacular views of this city from high above, you can enjoy helicopter tours that are arranged in Perth. These helicopter tours are arranged by different companies providing a chance to see main areas of city including Swan River, Sunset Coast, Fremantle and Kings Park etc.

Burswood Park

Burswood Park is only five minutes from the city center and offers great location and recreational activities. People visit this park for picnics, barbeques, cycling, jogging and relaxing themselves under sun on Perth foreshore. Some other attractions in the park include Swan Fountain, the Swan Shell, natural bird life and facilities of barbeque. The park is also featured with a heritage trail which shows history by way of bronze sculptures. For kids, playgrounds are also available for their enjoyment and recreation.

Perth Bell Tower

The Swan Bell Tower was opened in December 2000 and since then it has been one of the most popular attractions of Perth. It is featured with 18 bells and hence it is the largest ringing instrument in world. These bells were actually given as a gift to City of Perth to celebrate Australian Bicentennial. The Swan Bell tower consists of green glass spire which is surrounded by copper ‘sails’. It is an immense pleasure watching this tower.

Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Being Perth’s most popular attraction, Kings Park and Botanic Garden is made up of over 400 hectares of parkland and gardens. This park is set high on Mt Eliza providing awe-inspiring views of Swan River and the city itself. This park boasts of having native plants species and around 80 species of birds. It is a great place for picnics, walking, cycling and watching breathtaking views of city. A number of events including outdoor concerts and outdoor moonlight cinema are held here along with the Kings Park Wildflower festival that takes place in spring every year.

Allan Green Conservatory

Allan Green Conservatory is a large glass pyramid which is a popular tourist attraction. Esplanade lawns in this conservatory have a collection of colorful exotic flowers and plants which are kept and grown in controlled environment.

These were some most popular and important sites of Perth which are extremely attractive and tempting so if you want to spend your holidays at some beautiful location, visit Perth.

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