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- Published:April 30, 2014 11:01 am
Sydney has become one of the most popular destinations for travellers around the globe in the past couple of decades, whether for business or pleasure. From its magnificent architecture, such as the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, to the laidback atmosphere around the city there is so much fun to be had in this cosmopolitan city. It has also become an important location for those looking to escape for a year in the sun and work after finishing University, who appreciate the culture on offer in the city and its impressive nightlife.
- Published:November 13, 2012 10:33 am
If you’re determined to make the most of your New Year’s Eve celebrations this year, then a trip away might be the solution. There are literally hundreds of destinations worldwide that would provide you with a suitable setting to see in the New Year, one however stands head and shoulders above the rest. Sydney, Australia has now been a popular destination for tourists looking to observe the New Year festivities in the best way possible. Due to the time zone its situated in, Sydney is one of the first major cities in the world to ring in the New Year every January 1st and its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife and breath-taking architecture are what make it such a perfect setting for the annual celebrations.
So if you’d like to head to Sydney to see in the New Year, where are the best spots to take in the festivities?
An Event for Everyone
There are seperate New Year’s parties held in almost every park and open space in Sydney. What’s better still is that most of the events are free, so you won’t expect to pay exorbitant entry fees once you decide on a spot to spend the night. Some parks are designated no-alcohol areas, which you might want to consider if you’re going to be taking young children with you and would rather they weren’t exposed to any possible drunken behaviour. If you’re likely to want a drink, there are also plenty of parks which offer a bring your own policy, meaning budget-conscious revellers can enjoy their New Year’s Eve without worrying about how much their celebrations are costing them.
A Fireworks Spectacular
The signature of the Sydney New Year’s Eve Party is its colossal midnight fireworks display, which announces to the world that this year’s celebrations have begun. Known as one of the most spectacular in the world, the display takes place in Sydney Harbour and gets bigger and better every year. All the parties that were previously mentioned are organised in parks that a specifically chosen for their prime locations, where you will be given a guaranteed unimpeded view of the display. You can even check what your view from each individual park will be like on the official Sydney New Year’s Eve website. If you could attend any fireworks display in the world this New Year’s, you won’t find anything quite like what Sydney has to offer.
Sydney tries to cater for absolutely everyone on New Year’s Eve, so it’s no surprise that the city puts on a varied and exciting line-up of entertainment on the big night so that everyone goes home with smiles on their faces. The events start in the late afternoon and this year revellers will be able to catch an aeronautical acrobatics display, a traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony, where the harbour will be blessed with coloured smoke to ward away evil spirits. As if that wasn’t all, the city also put on a family fireworks display at 9pm, so families with small children will be able to get a taste of the fireworks before they have to take the kids home to bed.
- Published:November 9, 2012 1:20 pm
Bondi beach is the closest ocean beach you can find to Sydney center. People who visit Sydney make it a point to visit Bondi Beach, because this beach best reflects Sydney’s relaxed and hip beach lifestyle. If you’re visiting Bondi Beach for the first time, here’s a visitor’s guide on what to do, where to stay, where to eat and so on.
How To Get There
Purchase the Bondi Beach rail ticket at city center and take the train to Bondi Junction. From there, you can ride the Bondi Beach bus on the same ticket. You can take a combination of train and bus rides to get to Bondi Beach from the airport, or use the taxi service.
What To See
Bondi Beach is a living expression of Sydney’s laidback lifestyle. There’s so much to see and enjoy here – the whacky crowds with their long hair, colorfully dressed sunbathers, teenagers showing off and much more. Look past all of the people attraction and you’ll notice a very naturally scenic beach with an esplanade parallel to the beach that just begs you to walk on it. Look out for interesting displays in the historic Bondi Pavilion.
What To Do
- Go Swimming: You can swim safely in the designated swimming spots, hire lockers for your stuff and use change rooms for free. If you tire of swimming in the ocean, swim in one of the many rock swimming pools.
- Take Coastal Walks: Take the long Bondi Beach to Coogee walk passing scenic places such as Bronte and Tamarama. This is Sydney’s most famous beach walk, with plenty of eateries and pubs on the way.
- Go Surfing: The southern part of the Bondi Beach is a surfers’ paradise. If you’re a surfer, head right there, or enroll into a surfing school. You can rent all the surfing equipment you want on Bondi Beach surfing outlets.
- Go Scuba Diving: At North Bondi, you can go deep scuba diving and see creatures such as the protected Blue Groper. Make it a point to visit the spectacular underwater Cathedral Cave.
- Attend Events: Attend the various annual events that are held on the beach, such as the Festival of the Winds, a kite-flying festival held every September. There are swimming races, outdoor sculpture displays and Christmas day celebrations.
Where To Eat And Drink
- Apart from the countless eateries and pubs around the beach, there are several quick-food kiosks that offer fresh fish and chips.
- If you’re looking for something special, check out the Bondi Trattoria Café Restaurant for Aussie-Italian cuisine.
- There’s also Pompei’s with the best gelatos and the most authentic Italian pizza you’ve ever had.
- For the best gourmet coffee experience, head to Harry’s Espresso Bar.
- Another Bondi Beach specialty are deep-fried Mars bars can be had at Surf Seafoods.
- The best places for that Happy Hour drink are the Beach Road Hotel, Bondi Hotel and Bondi Icebergs, another great bar, apart from its rock swimming pool attraction. One thing to remember here is that if you live within a 5 kilometer radius of this club, you’re required to be a member here.
- The best place to see people and to be seen is at the Ravesis. Also check out the Tama Beach House if you want a tranquil setting and a private party.
Where To Shop
- Visit Bondi Beach Markets which are held on Bondi Beach Public School grounds every Sunday, between 9AM to 3PM for novelties and souvenirs.
- Also check out the weekend Bondi Beach Community Market held from September to April for jewelry, sunglasses and cool locally designed beach wear.
Where To Stay
- Bondi Beach Holiday Homes offers you 10 completely furnished, spacious and comfortable holiday homes, close to the best attractions.
- There’s also Bondi Beachhouse that offers water sports gear and fabulous rooftop views.
- Tama Beach House is a tranquil beachside residence with luxurious individual apartments.
- Published:August 9, 2012 2:17 pm
Sydney, Australia is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination, making it easier to find luxury travel deals. Because it can be expensive to travel to Australia, many are taking advantage of these deals to have the vacation of a lifetime.
If you’re considering a family vacation, honeymoon, or just a getaway, consider visiting this beautiful city and experiencing the Australian culture at its finest. You’ll find yourself in a wonderful mix of metropolis, small town, and Oceanside city, all in one. With so much to offer, you’ll never lack for entertainment or relaxation.