This iron giant connects the two ends of the city of Sydney by crossing the waters of the bay at a height of 49 meters to allow navigation. Its eight lanes of cars, two rail lines, and its bike path opened to the public after more than eight years of construction on March 19, 1932. Its great arch, nicknamed “the coat rack”, rises to a height of 134 m and can be reached there to contemplate spectacular views of the bay and the city. If you don’t have heights and would like to get the best views of Sydney, don’t miss the aerial hikes that are organized by its structure.
Built in 1973 under the design of the Danish architect Jørn Utzon, it was inaugurated by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in her role as Queen of Australia. Its spectacular structure is both an architectural heritage of Australia and Denmark, by the nationality of its creator. Inside there are plays, ballet, opera and musical productions among many other things. Although the magnificence of its design is best appreciated from the outside, its interior lounges are just as impressive and well worth a guided tour of its interior.
The Luna Park amusement park is an ideal place for lovers of adrenaline and retro. Opened in the 30s, this is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world in operation, where you can discover a great new of ancient mechanical attractions which have been entertaining generations after generations of Australians. But not everything is retro in Luna Park, because behind its famous clown mouth gate you can also have fun with modern games with the latest technology and even a special sector of arcades.
Only about 20 minutes by ferry from the center of Sydney we find a small coastal town which has a charming holiday style all year round. Go through its large shopping street and browse its souvenir shops or take a leisurely stroll through its residential surroundings. In addition, its beaches are ideal to introduce you to the patient world of surfing, one of the most practiced sports in Australia, and when you know its beaches you will see why!
Just 50 kilometers west of the city of Sydney is the Blue Mountains Protected Area. A huge natural park made up of a large depression in the 700 meter deep terrain full of forests. Its peculiar name is due to an optical effect produced by the trees themselves, which reflect sunlight giving the surrounding mountains a bluish hue. There are several day and noon excursions to visit different parts of the park and go hiking.
Likeable kangaroos, curious koalas and gigantic crocodiles the size of a car, these are some of the most representative characters of the rich and exotic Australian biodiversity, which is truly unique and not found anywhere else on the planet. If you want to know it, we recommend you visit the Sydney Zoo, a place dedicated to the protection and conservation of these animals, which will undoubtedly surprise you.