Top 5 Sites to See in Sydney
As a Deal Expert in Australia, here's my must-visit spots in Sydney:
- Fish Markets: Sydney Fish Markets are the second biggest fish markets in the world, second only to Tokyo, and is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Located in Pyrmont, close to Darling Harbour, they open every single day of the year (except Christmas) starting at 7 a.m. The markets are home to a huge selection of seafood and regularly run festivals and cooking demonstrations for customers. Both raw and cooked fish can be purchased here, and the attraction is very popular with Sydney-siders. Entrance is free, but you must pay for your fish or meal.
- Ivy Pool Club: This club in the center of Sydney's central business district is a popular venue during the summer months because of the large outdoor pool on the roof of the building. Surrounded by lounge chairs and cabanas, guests can order drinks from the three poolside bars or dance around the edges of the heated pool. You can even go for a swim if you get too hot. Entrance fee can vary depending on time of day and occasion, up to AU$20 (US$21) per person.
- Centennial Parklands: As an alternative to the popular Botanical Gardens, Centennial Park is just outside the central business district and is famed as being the home place to the inauguration of Australian Federation. The park is more than 450 acres in size and is one of the few inner city parks in the world to offer horse-riding facilities. During the summer months, the park is also home to the famous outdoor Moonlight Cinema, which shows classic and modern movies every night. The park is free to enter. Horse-riding and moonlight cinema do incur additional charges.
- Dudley Page Reserve: Located close to famous Bondi Beach, this park has the special honor of having incredible views over the city of Sydney, including the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. The park is a great place to watch sunrises, sunsets or best of all the New Years Eve fireworks that Sydney is famous for. The park also has an artificial cricket pitch, fitness court and playground. It is free to enter.
- Manly Ferry: Departing from Sydney central business district, this ferry is the quickest way to get to the seaside town of Manly. The 30-minute trip offers stunning views of Sydney Harbour including the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and Taronga Zoo. Boats leave every 10-25 minutes and can take anything up to an hour, depending on whether you choose the fast boat or the slower boat. Tickets are quite cheap with a return fare costing just under AU$12 (US$12).
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