[April 2014] This is our hit list for Sydney. We don’t pretend to be the experts on Sydney and have not seen anywhere as much as we wanted to but it may provide a basis from which to work from. Please let us know of any omissions or corrections.

Getting around, buses and Ferries

www.131500.com.au – is the public transport website, it has a journey planner to help you plan your travel.

We used buses to get into the City and out of the City taking us as far as Bondi Beach. You get MyMulti tickets from convenience stores. See the above site for a list of the charges.

Museums, etc

Art Gallery of NSW

National Maritime Museum (didn’t bother with)

Museum of Contemporary Art

Aquarium (thumbs down)

Susanah Place, The Rocks (thumbs up)

Observatory Night Time Tour

Tarrango Zoo (so, so)

Aquarium,

Walking around Sydney

Surry Hills – cool area, art galleries, bars, hipsters

Bondi – Coogee walk. From the north end of Coogee beach there is a coastal clifftop walk to Bronte (1hr) or Bondi (2hrs). On the walk you can swim at all beaches and use barbecues (barbies).

Newtown – Like Camden Town

Balmain – old area of Sydney, great pubs (The Bald Rock Hotel), markets on the weekends

Using the ferries to get your bearings, e.g. Manly Ferry, Circular Quay

(thumbs up)

City Walks round Opera House, Circular Bay, Rocks, Harbour Bridge

Milsom Point,

Tours

Pubs Walks at the Rocks (thumbs up)

Two feet and a heartbeat

I’m free walking tours

 

 

 

 

Markets

Bondi Markets: Sunday only

Paddington: Saturdays – oldest market in Sydney

Rozelle & Balmain – weekends

The Rocks Markets: weekends

Paddys Market- covered market in Chinatown with lots of cheap Australian souveneirs made in China

Northside Produce Market

Paddington Market

Eating

Sydney Tower Restaurant – a good way to see the city from high up AUD 55 each

Orbit Bar – Revolving bar in Australia Square tower will cost u a drink to sit up there.

Phillips Foote (The Rocks) – Cook your own meat on the bbqs in the courtyard

Yullis – vegetarian restaurant

Doyle’s Watsons Bay – famous view and fish

Nic’s Seafood

Harrys cafe- most famous meat pie in Sydney Colonel Sanders even ate there (vego pie option available)

Fishmarket at Pyrmont the other side of Darling Harbour

www.harryscafedewheels.com.au for tiger pies

pubs at the back of the rocks lord nelson, wellington, The Australian by the Bridge for gourmet pizza

 

Outdoor

Kyak Middle Harbour

Dawn Fraser Baths

moonlight.com.au // open air cinemas

Darling Harbour (thumbs down)

Royal Botanical Gardens inc. Mrs Macquaries Chair (excellent way to get away from the city)

Hyde Park

Sydney Harbour Bridge walk AUD189

Sydney Opera House

www.dramansw.org.au/

Sydney Pylon lookout

Sydney Tower with Skywalk

Doyles, on the Key and Fish Market

Amp tower with buffet (so, so) www.sydneytowerbuffet.com.au/

Bills in Darlinghurst (breakfast)

Fish Market. Bank Street, Pyrmont (w/e lunch)

Doyles Restaurant

Burke Street Bakery

Mardi Gras (hairy arses in leather)