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Sydney, Australia (Jan 15) – The Pacific Ocean, Sydney harbour, the largest natural harbour in the world, the Blue Mountains, the Sydney Opera House, and Sydney’s’ urban areas, make a visit to Sydney, Australia worth the fifteen hour plane ride.
Sydney was founded as a colony by the British government as a convict settlement in 1788. Tourists enjoy Sydney with its warm summers and mild winters, and the many shopping attractions like the Strand arcade and The Rocks.
The Strand was built in 1891, and is located in the central business district. The Rocks, an historic area of Sydney located on the shore of Sydney Harbour in the central business district near the Sydney Harbour Bridge, was established about the time Sydney became a colony. The view of the Harbour Bridge and the historic area of The Rocks, make it a tourist destination. Also, check out “Sticky” the factory for hand-made candy. If you ask Carlos or Anthony, skilled confectioners, they may give you a free sample. They create beautiful and personalized designs in high quality candy. Another must- do in The Rocks is “The Tea Cosy” where wonderful teas are served and freshly-baked scones arrive according to the clock at the entrance of the shop. You can enjoy tea and scones, and shop at the many vendor stalls with their locally made items.
Sydney’s urban area is administered by many local governments with the Government of New South Wales (NSW) having extensive responsibilities in providing services to the suburbs. Newtown, NSW is one of these areas. Newtown is located southwest of Sydney’s central business district. King Street is the main street in Newtown, and referred to by locals as “Eat Street” due to the large number of cafes and pubs. One of the best pubs located there is the “Town Hall Hotel”, with its wonderful entertainment and value meals. One of Newtown’s most historic monuments is the Camperdown Cemetery, founded in 1848 and continued until 1942 with burials of approximately 18,000. The early history of Colonial Australia is buried in Camperdown Cemetery.
A visit to Sydney, Australia is unforgettable, and before you arrive home you are already planning your trip back. With the beauty of the Pacific ocean, the beaches of Manly and Bondi, Sydney Harbour, the historic districts , friendly locals, and so much more, it’s a must see destination.
Brenda Hyatt – WorldNewsVine
Photography by Donald Scelzo – WorldNewsVine