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4 Great Sydney Attractions


With everyone spending so much time at home right now, plenty of us are starting to feel cabin fever set in. But fantasising about your next holiday can actually be a great way to keep your spirits up during lockdown.
Whether you’re craving the lively buzz of the city, or  seeking a chance get in touch with nature, so many incredible Australian holiday hotspots have the golden combination of picturesque views and vibrant metropolis.
Canberra, Cairns and Melbourne are all great, but for the quintessential holiday down under, it has to be Sydney.
Check out our list of four fab city’s highlights and get planning your post-lockdown adventure!

  1. Sydney Opera House
You’ll rarely see a ‘Visit Sydney’ guide without a picture of this or the Sydney Harbour Bridge (see below).
And for good reasons; although it’s only a relatively new building, beginning construction in 1959 and open to the public from 1973, its distinctive shape makes it one of Australia’s most easily identifiable landmarks. 
Although currently closed, around 40 shows a week usually take place at the Opera House.
But if you really can’t wait to go, why not check out this virtual tour online? 
  1. Sydney Harbour Bridge
Another iconic structure you might instantly recognise is the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 
Built in 1923, the bridge is a remarkable site, but there is more to it than meets the eye.
Contrary to popular belief, its four granite pylons do not in fact hold up the structure, but were initially just an aesthetic choice. However, these days the South East Pylon also functions as the Pylon Lookout Museum, which shares the fascinating history of the bridge’s construction.
  1. Mrs Macquarie’s Point & Mrs Macquarie’s Chair
The peninsula known as Mrs Macquarie’s Point was previously known as Yurong Point. It acquired the more recent moniker after the construction of the sandstone chair in 1810 for Elizabeth Macquarie, wife of the then-Governor of New South Wales.
The spot is technically an extension of Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens, and Mrs Macquarie’s chair is the best seat in the house for views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House – savvy photographers will be able to get both in a single shot!
  1. Bondi Beach
By now you’ll know that there’s no shortage of beautiful structures, both natural and manmade, to see in Sydney. 
But under the summer sun, is there anywhere better to be than on a golden sandy beach? 

Luckily, Bondi Beach fits the bill perfectly, with its crescent shaped coast and postcard-worthy views of azure waters.

You’ll find plenty of caf├ęs, bars and pubs, and for the perfect seaside treat, kids and adults will adore the 35 flavours of ice cream served at Gelato Messina. 
Check out the Bondi Beach tour for other great sights to see in the area. 
Travel tips
If you’re spending an extended stay in Sydney and buying a car, carsales.com.au can help you price up some reasonable options. 
And if you feel like venturing out even further, driving to the airport couldn’t be simpler. Pre-book your parking via looking4.com to take the stress out of flying from the city. 

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