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Sydney: The harbour city / Gadigal Land

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, built 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 personal experiences and our guests’ recommendations. We hope you enjoy these experiences as much as us! Please let us know how you go info@blackcabcentral.com.au

Sydneysider Top Tips

 Get the ferry to McMahons Point for the best photos or Watsons Bay for fish and chips and sunset drinks
 Refresh with a schooner of Young Henrys or a lemon, lime and bitters
 Alight at St Peters Station to see May Lane’s Graffiti and then stroll up King Street to experience Newtown
 Visit Harris Park for the best Indian food, Lakemba for Arabic and Cabramatta for Vietnamese
 Watch NRL at Leichhardt Oval or cricket at the SCG
 Oxford Street is the LGBT hub

Places to see

1 Sydney Opera House
2 Sydney Harbour Bridge
3 Royal Botanical Gardens
4 Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
5 Bondi Beach

Day Trips:
6 Blue Mountains
7 Hunter Valley
8 Nan Tien Temple, Wollongong

Things to do

8 Get the classic ‘Freshwater’ ferry from Circular Quay to Manly or 9 Watsons Bay.
10 Harbour Bridge Climb or Pylon Lookout.
11 Coogee to Bondi coastal walk
12 Visit the Bush at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
13 Learn to surf or go for a swim at iconic Bondi Beach.
14 Take a break from the heat/rain at Australian Museum or
15 National Art Gallery.
16 Take a scenic seaplane flight from Rose Bay.
17 See the lungfish and more at Sydney Aquarium.

Food & Drink

18 Opera Bar or 19 Bondi Icebergs.
20 Australian Hotel Traditional Aussie Pub where you can ‘eat the crest’ and commence a pub crawl of Sydney’s oldest pubs.
21 Harry’s Cafe De Wheels –
You cannot leave Australia without having a pie.
22 King Street, Newtown
Food from around the world for all dietary requirements. Thai Pathong & Gigis Pizza are favourites.
23 Inner West Craft Beer Trail Spend an afternoon sampling all the 13 breweries and then a day regretting it.
24 Sydney Fish Market Browse, eat or take a cooking class.

Shopping / Souvenirs

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

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