Sydney is one of the most cultured cities in Australia as well as in the world. It is situated in the New South Wales, Australia. It is the most populous city in Australia and also capital city of New South Wales. Sydney is well known for its finance, manufacturing and tourism. The population of Sydney in the year 2011 was 4.39 millions. More than 250 language are being spoken in Sydney and people of Sydney speaks many languages other than English at home. Many building in Sydney are listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Sydney is one of the expensive cities in Australia.
Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Sydney For Tourism
1. Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge contains 8 road tracks, 2 rail tracks, 1 pedestrian way and 1 cycle way. The total length of the bridge is 1149 m, height 134 m and width is 49 m. The construction of the bridge was started 28th July, 1923 and got over in 19th January, 1932. It was opened and inaugurated on 19th March, 1932. It connects the Sydney Central Business district and the North Shore towards the Harbour.
2. Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House is a building which is the Arts Performing Centre in Australia. It is situated in the Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour near to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The designer of the House was the Danish architecture Jørn Utzon, who was the winner of international designs competition in 1957. The modern Expressionist architectural style was used to construct the house. Later in 2007, the bridge was listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.
3. Luna Park Sydney
Luna Park is an amusement park located in Sydney, Australia. It was opened on 4 October, 1935 and is opened year round. The park is also a filming location for some of the movies. Many times, the park has been closed due to technical problems in the rides. Luna Park is registered in Register of National Estate and NSW State Heritage Register. It is one from the two parks in the world which are administrated by government legislation. The park contains 14 rides like Roller Coaster, Ghost Train, Hair Raiser, Wild Mouse and many more.
4. Manly Sea Life Sanctuary
Manly Sea Life Sanctuary is a Aquarium located in Manly, Australia. It contains many spices of sea life like Sharks, Stingrays, Sea Turtles, and many other marine life. You will see the Little Iconic Penguin at the shore of Manly and their importance. Go to the journey with the team underwater to learn the protection of the marine animals. In the Aquarium, you are allowed to swim with the Sharks under the water 3 meters long. Manly Sea Life Sanctuary was opened in the year 1965 and it also contain the section with the species such as Rock pools, Sea horses, Lionfish and Octopus.
5. Sydney Harbour National Park
Sydney Harbour National Park is a protected park in the provinces of the Sydney Harbour. The park was established on 4th April, 1975 with an area of 3.92 km sq. Many parts of the parks are outside of the Harbour and opposite to Tasman Sea. The park is renown for its sheltered beaches, aquatic reserves and military heritage. It is managed by NSW National Parks and Wild Life Services.
6. Queen Victoria Building
The Queen Victoria Building was built in the ending of Nineteenth Century between 1893 to 1898. The building is a shopping centre for the general public. The Romanesque Revival architectural style was used in the construction of the building. The architect of the building was George McRae and the structure was designed by the engineer George Massey. It is located in the Central Business District of Sydney, The name Queen Victoria Building was kept in order to honour the Queen Victoria on her Diamond Jubilee. It becomes a popular business place for florists, coffee shops and tailors.
7. Museum of Sydney
The Museum of Sydney contains many historical collections and exhibits. It is made by demolishing the house of Arthur Phillip, the first Governor of New South Wales. The Museum is located in the city of Sydney and was started in the year 1995. Today the museum is managed by Historical Houses Trust of New South Wales. The Museum of Sydney contains the views of the Sydney from the year 1788 to present.
8. St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney
St. Mary’s Cathedral is a metropolitan cathedral, situated in Sydney. The church timing is 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays. The height of the cathedral is 75 mt. Gothic Revival architectural style is used for building the cathedral. The architecture of the building was William Wardell. It is located on College Street in the heart of the city Sydney.
9. Sydney Cricket Ground
Sydney Cricket Ground is a cricket ground in Sydney, Australia. In short, it is known by the name SCG. Not only the game of cricket but the games like Australian rules Football, Rugby League Football and Union Matches are also being played here. All the formats of the cricket like Test matches, One Day International and Twenty-20 are played here in Sydney Cricket Ground. The ground has a seating capacity of 46000 spectators at a time. The Sydney Cricket Ground was established in the year 1854.
10. Fort Denison
The Fort Denison is located at the Pinchgut Island in Sydney, New South Wales. The fort was opened on 14th November, 1857 and the timing from Monday to Friday is 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. While on Saturday, the timing is 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and remain closed on Sunday. The Fort Denison is a museum, popular among the tourists. In addition to that, it is also used for social occasions such as weddings and receptions. The fort is also a popular destinations for the film-makers.
Article first published on April 9, 2015.