Sydney Sights and Attractions
As good as it gets...
Many Australian cities have a chip on their shoulder when it comes to Sydney and it is oft maligned and dismissed as vain, vacant, pleasure seeking and conceited. One can't help but sense a hint of jealousy as you wander the stunning and winding foreshore of the beautiful harbour and revel in a form of city life that balances the great outdoors so well with effortlessly stylish and quirky interiors. This is a city that has grown naturally and hasn't had the grid-system stamped on its CBD. This means that you are free to wander in and out of alleys and lanes between the major thoroughfares, stumble on parks and grassy squares and find yourself sandwiched between century-old historical edifices and modern glass and steel masterpieces. As you wander the meandering streets you may stumble upon one of the city’s many unmarked doors that lead down into basements that are home to achingly cool whiskey bars and speciality restaurants.
You don't so much go and see things in Sydney as do and experience things. It's all about world class surfing and sailing one minute and partying hard and indulging the next. Then it's on to wholesome walks along stunningly rugged cliff top walks dotted with outdoor cafes, outdoor restaurants and outdoor evenings.
This is a multicultural cosmopole with a thousand cultures and traditions affecting everything from the museums to the menu to the architecture to the outlook of Sydneysiders themselves. Is this as good as Australia gets?
Sydney's attractions? Where to begin? You can breath-in the harbour, the outdoor way of life and stunning natural beauty. You can explore any number of beaches, catch a wave at Manly or Bondi and snorkel at Coogee or Shelly. You can get lost in the atmospheric and historic Rocks. You can enjoy café culture and world-class shopping in Paddington. You could cut loose in the King's Cross nightlife. You can see how the other half live in the sumptous and tropical seeming hills of the northern beaches. You can...well, you can pretty much do whatever you want!