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Parks & nature in Sydney

Botanical Garden
“One of the most beautiful gardens in Sydney. Take a picnic or grab lunch at the cafe and take in the incredibly beautiful Sydney Harbour. Walk on to the Sydney Opera House.”
376 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Attractions The Harbourside Shopping Centre Darling Harbour from the National Maritime Museum, looking towards King Street Wharf 3 Darling Harbour Mini Train 2012 Harbourside at night, Darling Harbour, 2019 Artist performing cultural dance at Chinese new year festival at Tumbalong park, Darling Harbour, Sydney 2019 Kid playing at Chinese New Year Festival at Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour, Sydney, 2019 The Darling Harbour precinct is home to a number of major public facilities and attractions, including:[5] Harbourside Shopping Centre, which includes Kingpin Bowling Alley (the only bowling alley in Darling Harbour), M9 Laser Skirmish, as well as Australia's first retail Jet flight simulator. Cockle Bay Wharf Paddy's Markets Chinese Garden of Friendship Tumbalong Park Darling Quarter Playground Australian National Maritime Museum (featuring museum ships including HMAS Vampire) The Star Casino & Entertainment Complex The Darling Hotel & Spa Powerhouse Museum Sydney Aquarium Madame Tussauds Sydney Wildlife World Aboriginal Centre[clarification needed] Sega World Sydney (closed in 2000) International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), opened in December 2016.[6]”
269 locals recommend
Trail
“On a beautiful early sunny morning, it's worth taking an Uber at say 7.00 am to Iceberg's restaurant in Bondi Beach, as the drop off point to start your 45 minute round-trip walk from Bondi Beach to Bronte. You can have breakfast at Bronte and walk back. Take advantage of the morning sun. Take a sun visor too.”
415 locals recommend
Park
“Hyde Park is Sydney's oldest park. Locals gather to sunbake on its lawns while buskers entertain them. The park also hosts much-loved events such as parts of the Sydney Festival in January and the Night Noodle Markets during October. It is also the starting point for the City2Surf race in August. Split into two sections, its northern side features the Archibald Fountain and its south the Anzac Memorial and Pool of Reflection. Don't forget to visit one of the oldest Cathedral in Sydney which is St Mary's Cathedral”
117 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Circular Quay is a must see when you visit Sydney. There are so many bars, restaurants & cafes. It is the Sydney City by the water. You can catch a ferry across the harbour & visit places like Taronga Zoo or Manly. You may also see cultural street performers depending on the season.”
218 locals recommend
Volleyball Court
“Just buy a return ferry ticket , you can sit comfortably on the ferry, slowly enjoy the scenery on both sides of Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge···· in the evening glow. Of course, the beautiful beaches and surrounding cuisine of destination Manly Beach will definitely leave you a good memory.”
139 locals recommend
Café
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“Perfect place for a picnic, coffee and walk. 10 minutes walk from home. Visit the local Yacht club which is on the water’s edge. Take international or interstate identification for access.”
190 locals recommend
Beach
“Along the path from Manly's main beach is the sheltered and delightful Shelly Beach. It has sand, trees, people and a divine small cove that is magnificent for swimming, snorkeling and diving. There is no major rip here and some may play upon the rocks whilst others traverse the ocean waters to swim from the main beach to this small cove, in what seems to be blissful waters. Past the Manly Lifesaving Club and its iconic clock, down the path entering Cabbage Tree Eco Foreshore Walk is a leisurely 1.3 km. All the time being able to see views across Manly main beach and towards Shelly Beach, with spots to sit on the rocks and around the ocean pool. ”
171 locals recommend
Beach
“Only a 25 minute walk. Great exercise with hills and overlooks some of Australia’s most popular beaches. ”
189 locals recommend
Pool
“It’s the most photographed ocean pool in Australia – at Sydney’s most famous beach – which makes the 50-metre saltwater pool a popular spot for sunbathers and a bottleneck spot on the Bondi to Coogee walk. The baths have been a landmark of Bondi for 100 years, and if you want to become a member of the oldest winter swimming club in Australia you must swim three Sundays a month for a period of five years. Luckily, for those who just want a slice of the active lifestyle synonymous with the suburb, it’s only $6.50 for casual entry – giving you access to the pool, the sauna and the gym. For the ultimate experience, book into a Yoga by the Sea class ($25, Tue-Sat during summer months).”
220 locals recommend
Beach
“Most beautiful beach on the northern side of Sydney, wonderful beach walks and great brunch and lunch at bathers pavillion.”
166 locals recommend
Travel Lounge
“This place is vital to our community. We recommend you visit this park during your stay, as we live across the road and it will take you 1 minute to enter the park! ”
146 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“A lovely walk out to the end of the point, where you can get amazing photos of the Opera House with the Harbour Bridge behind it. It is where all of the famous photos of the Sydney New Year fireworks are taken from.”
115 locals recommend
Beach
“Perfect for kids and families alike. It's a natural lap pool! You can choose to be on the sand or the concrete/rocks if you don't like sand. ”
112 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge! A once in a lifetime experience! Great for people who love adventure & trying new, exciting activities!”
81 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“No visit to Melbourne is complete without a walk, jog or run around Melbourne's iconic Botanic Gardens, commonly and affectionately known as ‘The Tan’. For the exercisers, a 3.8km track circles around King's Domain and the Botanic Gardens. Make sure you walk up, not down, the Anderson Rd hill if you want to do as the locals do. For the pleasure seekers, a wander through the gardens is a must do. Head into Fern Gully, check out the Children’s Garden, feed the geese, and grab yourself a bite at Jardin. Over summer months the Tan also hosts the Moonlight Cinema and Shakespearean plays.”
52 locals recommend