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Over the past 20,000 years, the Sydney area has had at least 1,000 generations of continuous occupation by Aboriginal people known as the Eora Nation.

Landing in 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip (commander of the First Fleet of 11 ships containing 1400 people), named the bay Sydney Cove in honour of Lord Sydney, the British Secretary of State for the Home Affairs. Sydney quickly grew as capital of the colony and is now home to over 5 million people from all backgrounds.

Sydney, nestled around its spectacular harbour and beaches and with an abundance of parks and greenery, is visually unmatched by any city and has something for everyone.

This guide has been put together from our own personal experiences and our guests’ recommendations.  We hope you enjoy these experiences as much as us and welcome your feedback. Please let us know how you go: info@blackcabcentral.com.au

<Click on the map above to find the locations listed below>

Places to see

  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
  • Bondi Beach

Day Trips:

  • Blue Mountains
  • Hunter Valley
  • Nan Tien Temple, Wollongong

Things to do

  • Take the ferry from Circular Quay to Manly or Watsons Bay.
  • Harbour Bridge Climb or Pylon Lookout.
  • Coogee to Bondi coastal walk
  • Visit the Bush at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
  • Learn to surf or go for a swim at iconic Bondi Beach.
  • Take a break from the heat/rain at Australian Museum or National Art Gallery.
  • Take a scenic seaplane flight from Rose Bay.
  • See the lungfish and more at Sydney Aquarium.

Food & Drink

  • Opera Bar – Incredible views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House and busy harbour
  • Bondi Icebergs – Panoramic views of Bondi Beach
  • Australian Hotel Traditional – Aussie Pub where you can ‘eat the crest’ and commence a pub crawl of Sydney’s oldest pubs.
  • Harry’s Cafe De Wheels – You cannot leave Australia without having a pie.
  • King Street, Newtown – Food from around the world for all dietary requirements. Thai Pathong & Gigis Pizza are favourites.
  • Inner West Craft Beer Trail – Spend an afternoon sampling all the 13 breweries and then a day regretting it.
  • Sydney Fish Market – Browse, eat or take a cooking class.

Shopping

  • Queen Victoria Building (QVB) – Upmarket Boutiques and brands housed in the 1898 heritage listed landmark.
  • The Rocks Markets – Quality Australian Souvenirs.
  • South King Street Antique shops – Random finds aplenty.
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