Sydney, New South Wales Australia, Australasia
Sunrise behind the Opera House
Arial photo of Sydney
Cruise Ship Entering the Harbour
Moon above Sydney Opera House
Sunset over Sydney from Shark Bay
Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge
Described as an oasis within the city, the Royal Botanic Gardens are situated around the waters edge and feature spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the picturesque garden landscape or stop for a picnic and soak-up the surrounding harbour views. Entrance into the gardens is free.
Animal lovers are in for a treat! Taronga Zoo, a mere 12 minute ferry ride from Circular Quay, contains more than 4,000 different animals and million-dollar harbour views over-looking the city. Taronga Zoo offers many fabulous opportunities to get close to the animals and find out more about how they live through free shows, keeper talks and animal encounters, which include seeing a koala up close, feeding a giraffe, meeting reptiles or booking an owl encounter. A Zoo Pass (adult/child/family $51/25/143) will get you a ferry ride from Circular Quay to and from the zoo, a ride on the Sky Safari cable-car to the main entrance and entry into the zoo.
A trip to Sydney is not complete without witnessing the sand and surf on Bondi Beach. Situated on the east coast, Bondi Beach is your typical beach town, filled with tasty organic food shops, cafes, and a chilled and laid back attitude. Take a surf lesson with Lets Go Surfing Bondi Surf School or just lounge on the beach and watch the beautiful people stroll past. A visit to some of Sydneys other beautiful beaches such as Tamarama, Coogee, Cronulla and Manly are definitely worthwhile.
Located only 10 minutes by foot from Sydneys CBD, Darling Harbour is a lovely harbourside area in the city. Its main attractions include the beautiful and relaxing Chinese Garden of Friendship, the exhilarating 9D Action Cinemas, one of the largest aquariums in the world, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, and acclaimed cruise and charter providers that offer both day and night cruise options.
This is Escape Reality's timelapse video of Sydney, shot in various location around the iconic city