Sydney is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities to visit. Its dazzling harbour, sandy beaches, temperate climate are matched by an array of world-class entertainment centres, a 24-hour nightlife, relaxed lifestyle and rich cultural heritage. Whether you’re keen to explore the beautiful scenery at the Botanic Gardens, have a picnic at the newly built Barangaroo Park, experience the wine testing in Hunters Valley, or sample delicious cuisines in the heart of Newtown; Sydney is a city of such diversity, there’s always something to enjoy. Become an honorary Sydneysider and you’ll never want to leave.
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Barangaroo Reserve is a glorious new public park for the already stunning Sydney. Set next to Millers Point it is one of Sydney’s newest foreshore parks, featuring rock pools and a spectacular waterfront sidewalk, plus sandstone steps, walking trails and cycling paths leading to stunning viewpoints. The reserve offers a range of beautiful walking and riding paths, it is a car-free zone, specifically designed to be explored on foot or through the simplest form of wheel. Besides providing ideal venue for picnics, photo shoots and festivals, the Park is also a perfect vantage point for the Sydney’s New Year Fireworks. You can see both the 9.00pm and midnight fireworks from Barangaroo, so bring your picnic rug and settle in on the Stargazer lawn for a spectacular show.
Founded in 1816, Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens provide extensive green space, scenic ponds, rare and diverse plant species and a peaceful escape from the ever busy Sydney CBD. It’s hard to imagine a more scenic location for a park or gardens anywhere in the world.
At the Botanic Gardens you can absorb amazing views of the Harbour while walking through the immaculately-maintained greenery to view the endless array of plants, trees and more all of which are accompanied by signs with detailed information on each species of flora on display. The trees of the gardens are often filled with bird life such as cockatoos, as well as sleeping flying foxes hanging from the branches. The Garden offers one of the best ways to enjoy nature, best of all The Royal Botanic Garden is free to visit.
Previously established as a residential and farming area in the 19th century, Newtown has transformed into a culturally diverse precinct where the alternative crowd rub shoulders with office workers and university students. Mostly known for its Colourful and unpretentious ways, Newtown is one of Sydney’s most lively neighbourhoods, with rows of 19th century terraces, a buzzing nightlife, great pubs, restaurants and cafes. Eating and drinking in Newtown offers an abundance of options, with more than 100 restaurants and cafes offering a range of cuisines from Mediterranean to Asian dishes, from American burgers to Mexican Burritos, from African tastes to Spanish fish stocks.
Newtown is also the beating heart of Sydney’s arts and culture scene, with theatres, music venues, and performance spaces throughout. Check out The Vanguard for chilled-out jazz and performance art, or see some of the best local and international music acts and comedians at the art Enmore Theatre. Don’t overlook Newtown’s biggest event, Newtown Festival, held on the second Sunday of November.
Filled with bright, clear days in winter, and warm, lazy days in summer, the Hunter Valley is the perfect destination of all times. Hunter Valley offers a taste of the good life with many attractions such as food and wine tours, hot air balloon rides, premier golf courses and luxurious spa retreats.
Whether you’re after a round of golf or a spa day, a rustic long lunch or fine wine tasting experience, the Hunter Valley is primed to satisfy your senses. Located 3 hours drive from Sydney; it is Australia’s most visited wine region with many of the top labels offering cellar door tasting experiences and vineyard tours. Food cultivated in the Hunter Valley complements the award-winning wine of the local vigneron. Hunter Valley restaurants make the most of the region’s outstanding local produce to create inspiring seasonal menus. The region also offers a perfect golfing experience for both seasoned and amateur players alike. Accommodation in the Hunter Valley offers great amenities and caters to any kind of traveler. The Serviced apartments at Kirkton Park offer a perfect base for exploring the neighbouring wine regions.
While in the Hunter Valley, make sure to: Experience the views from a hot air balloon ride, Play a round of goal, Take a wine appreciation class, Visit small winemakers center and enjoy a wine tasting tour.