Sights to see in a day around Sydney

Old Feb 18th, 2001, 01:43 PM
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Sights to see in a day around Sydney

Hello, We will be staying in Sydney for about a week with two teenagers. I am thinking of booking the Russell Hotel as it is at the Rocks and sounds good. Any other suggestions? Also what day trips can we do that would be interesting...thanks...
Old Feb 18th, 2001, 08:45 PM
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Loved Breakfast with the kangaroos! The day trip took us to a state park and we saw beautiful birds that we had only seen in cages before. We walked away from the group having a great breakfast and saw a kangaroo sleeping (they sleep by day) We got within a few feet and it got up and hopped away!! Really cool...I guess they are semi tame like our wild deer living around man.(with those huge feet we did not get too close)
Take the "Blue" bus tour which is really great because you can get on and off at any stop and you can see the stops on the tour and get off at the ones you like best. We got both tours from our hotel the day before. If you don't see these tours in your hotel, go to the biggest hotel nearby and I'm sure you will find them. We loved the area of the Rocks and we enjoyed a day tour around and up the harbor via boat.
Old Feb 19th, 2001, 10:25 PM
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Take the ferry from Circular Quay to Taronga Park Zoo - great views and excellent zoo. Another good ferry trip is to Manly - lots of places to eat and great beach. You can climb Sydney Harbour Bridge - I think they have a website which will give you details, otherwise try or
Old Feb 21st, 2001, 07:19 AM
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hi, a day trip to the blue mountains is really nice too. most tour operators stop briefly at the olympic venue, then to the park. the 1st stop is euroka clearing where you can see wild grey kangaroos up close. then to wentworth falls and the 3 sisters for nice hikes and views. make sure you do the scenic railway by the 3 sisters - your kids will love it. it's a steep railway trip down (or back up - about 45 degrees!) one of the sisters to a pretty waterfall, and was previously used to move coal.
Old Feb 22nd, 2001, 01:15 PM
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All the previous suggestions are good ideas, especially climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Featherdale Wildlife Park is another good option. I think group tours are offered, although I'm not sure, as we had a car. You will enjoy more Australian wildlife than at Taronga Zoo, although the zoo is a great trip also because of the views and the ferry ride over.

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Old Mar 5th, 2001, 05:37 AM
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Seafood lunch at Doyles in Watson Bay, take the ferry from Circular Quay.
The Koala Park at West Pennant Hills, train from Wynyard(walking distance from the rocks)to Pennant Hills station and then bus to Castle Hill. The driver will let you off opposite the Koala Park if you ask him.
Centennial Park for horse riding, "Peters of Kensington" situated in Kensington, a dream shop stacked with bargains from Waterford crystal, wedgewood etc. Always cheaper than England and a good place to pick up gifts to bring home.
Centre Point tower for a view of the city, or walk up the pylon of the Harbour bridge to get a birds eye view. You can also do a bridge climb, about $100 each.
enjoy your trip

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