Welcome to the biggest tourist attraction in Australia. Sydneyis the place, whether you happen to be a family on holiday, a snap-happy tourist or a less-than-completely-sober backpacker. It's home to some of Australia's most famoustourist icons. It's is a city of contrasts, populated by shoppers, locals and tourists all year round. It is a bustling, sunny metropolis with a tranquil harbour and, by dark, it transforms into a city full of life and fun. But there is more to Sydney than an opera house and a bridge.
The city is so overflowing with beaches it's almost obscene the amount of trendy flesh you can encounter, two of the most well- known spots are Bondi and Manly. Coogee is extremely popular for the transient teenage travellers.
After you've perfected your tan, you may want to wander your fabulous self along The Rocks. It's one of the oldest districts to be found; it's been lovingly renovated over the years and crammed full of kitschy little shops stocking things you don't need, but really, really want. There's lots of little laneways and alleys to get lost in, and on the weekends you can find live music, outdoor concerts and markets.
Take a cruise around the Harbour, visit Chinatown, or if you're feeling bawdy you could have a bit of a wander through King's Cross, which, if nothing else, will be an educational experience.
Not a fan of crowds? If you're craving a change of pace and a weekend getaway in gentler climes, wind your way up to the Hunter region to drain the wineries dry. Stay in little towns like Argenton and Belmont that line gorgeous LakeMacquarie.
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