Lonely Planet Sydney (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet Sydney is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch a concert at the famous Sydney Opera House, laze on the Bondi Beach sand, or experience the style and substance of Sydney's eateries; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Sydney and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet Sydney Travel Guide:
- Full-colour maps and images throughout
- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
- Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
- Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
- Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, and cuisine
- Free, convenient pull-out Sydney map (included in print version), plus over 41 colour neighbourhood maps
- Covers Bondi, Manly, Surry Hills, Inner West, Circular Quay, the Rocks, Darlinghurst, Paddinton, Centennial Park, Coogee, Sydney Harbour, Kings Cross, Potts Point, Pyrmont, City Centre, Haymarket, and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Sydney, our most comprehensive guide to Sydney, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.
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seafood buffet. Cruises also depart from Wharf 6 at Circular Quay. Sydney Showboats Cruise Offline map Google map ( 8296 7388; www.sydneyshowboats.com.au; Wharf 5, King St; from $100; Darling Harbour) Settle in for a three-hour, three-course dinner cruise on this paddlewheeler, complete with cabaret singers, showgirls flashing their knickers, and a personal magician for your table. Very, very camp. Harbour Jet Boating Offline map Google map ( 1300 887 373; www.harbourjet.com; Convention
Victorian sandstone facade and a chequered history. You can’t wander around inside, but the central courtyard with its kitsch enamelled fountain studded with submissive swans is open to the public. The weathered-looking Gothic Nightingale Wing (1869) was the site of Australia’s first Nightingale School of Nursing. In provocative recline out the front of the hospital is the pig-ugly bronze statue Il Porcellino (1968), a copy of a Florentine statue of a boar. Rubbing its snout is said to bring
The Star casino complex has just had its own expensive do over, yet it remains like such establishments the world over: big and soulless beneath a thin veneer of glamour. If you’re after a slice of real Sydney life you won’t find it here, but it’s still worth allocating an hour for a walkabout. Darling Harbour & Pyrmont Sights 1Anzac BridgeA2 2Australian National Maritime MuseumC2 3Chinese Garden of FriendshipD4 4Cockle Bay WharfD3 5Darling WalkD4 6HarboursideC3 7King Street WharfD2
interesting – the large collection of crystals and precious stones. The hall of skeletons has an intriguingly bizarre tableau of a skeletal man riding a horse, and another sitting in a comfy chair next to his underfed pets. Also worthwhile is the Indigenous Australians section, covering Aboriginal history and spirituality, from Dreamtime stories to videos of the Freedom Rides of the 1960s. National Art School Historic Buildings, Gallery Offline map Google map ( 9337 8744; www.nas.edu.au; Forbes
Brookvale, but Manly’s pubs are lively places to watch matches. � Cafes They may not be as self-consciously hip as they are in Surry Hills and Newtown, but Manly has its own dedicated band of baristas bringing quality coffee to those in the know. Getting There & Away � Ferry Frequent ferry services head directly from Circular Quay to Manly, making this by far the best (and most scenic) way to get to Manly. Regular Sydney Ferries take 30 minutes for the journey while fast ferries take just 18