The whole world's in love with Sydney. It's stylish, it's sophisticated, it's home to some of the friendliest people on the planet. And yes, a few koalas, if you know where to look. What's not to love? This gateway to the Outback has it all: Endless outdoor adventure around the harbour or in spots like the Blue Mountains. Golden sandy beaches named Bondi, Bilgola and Coogee (which are not only beautiful but also fun to say). A bustling art and entertainment scene. Countless museums, galleries and excellent restaurants where the dishes far exceed the local Vegemite.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
You've seen it in pictures; now see it in person. The Sydney Opera House is more than an architectural icon. There's over 11 acres of floor space to cover. See a performance or just pop in to admire its stately structure; the reception and concert halls both offer amazing views of Sydney's sparkling harbour. And a stroll along the beach at sunset is a must!
Water-warriors will certainly have their day at the beach. Sydney's got 34 to choose from. With golden sand and sparkling water, Bondi, Bronte and Coogee are three not to be missed. Surfing is quite popular, so pick up a board and give it a try. If you're not feeling that adventurous, put your walking shoes on and venture out on a cliff top walk.
If you like a little entertainment with your shopping, The Rocks Market is your sort of place. Street performers and local musicians will keep you amused while you wander by 150 or so vendors selling pretty much everything under the sun, or, in this case, the canopy. And you'll have your choice of pubs and cafés once you've worked up an appetite.
With its famous coastal location, it's no surprise seafood's the city's speciality. You'll just have to get used to the names. Balmain bug, barramundi and leatherjacket are just a few savoury suspects that will show up on your menu. Visit the local fish markets for a preview.
The local currency used in Sydney is the Australian dollar (AUD). Credit cards are widely accepted. You can use your cash machine card at banks around the country as long as your card is connected to the international banking network. Traveller's cheques are also accepted.
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