Nature & parks in Sydney

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Nature & Parks in Sydney

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  • John Mills
    Benson, AZ473 contributions
    Easy to find using the intercity light rail. After arriving at the Circular Quay (key), it’s an easy walk around the harbor
    Written 28 November 2023
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  • BG94
    London, UK17 contributions
    Beautiful gardens with tropical plants! Overlooking Sydney Opera House and free. Highly recommend a visit - it was one of our favourite bits!
    Written 15 November 2023
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  • Birdflip
    Newcastle13 contributions
    Very good swimming and surfing and very safe with soft sand and life guards. Nice shops nearby. The water is warmish and so clean you can nearly drink it.
    Written 28 November 2023
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  • jacquitohc
    Auckland Central, New Zealand807 contributions
    Took the train and bus to Bondi - head for the beach at Bondi, when we visit Sydney. Beach, glistening ocean still draws the crowds, the life-saver statue is a reminder, though, of caution. The Bondi Pavilion has been updated and has undergone an amazing transformation. Not been to Sydney in a long time, we'll come again soon. (I have gait/walking challenges (stroke), wear a legbrace.)
    Written 28 November 2023
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  • Pixiehat
    New Zealand480 contributions
    Two walkways - my fave, turn left from ferry terminal and take a nice amble along water edge, with pleasantly manicured lawns, a marina, swimming bays (with shark nets), pretty flowers and plants, and posh houses to peer at.
    Or/and... Turn right from ferry terminal,walk through a pleasant shopping street (Visitor Information on nearest corner), meander up to beach, and you have another lovely walk with sea views, many passers-by (and their dogs), and cafes and restaurants at main Manley swimming beach. I much prefer this beach area to Bondi.
    There is a nice market down main shopping streets on Sundays.
    Written 26 September 2023
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  • SebastionSt
    Las Vegas, NV187 contributions
    Really nice clean beach. Loved the gas bbq located right beside the beach. Lots of nice restaurants and amenities nearby. Would go back
    Written 24 October 2023
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  • kimmysue42
    Minneapolis, MN1,564 contributions
    Nice aquarium in the heart of the waterfront district in Sydney. Lots of sea like to look at. The fun tunnel is a delight for many to see the sharks & fish swimming above and around you. We were not able to see any dolphin or penguin shows but there is the opportunity if you time your visit correctly. I enjoyed watching the manatees feeding on the lettuce.
    Written 18 October 2023
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  • MikeFo
    Brighton, UK1,049 contributions
    Came through here on my Sunday morning run it is a pleasant city park divided in 2 by a road with numerous walkways and plenty of shade underneath. Anzac memorial located here too.
    Written 21 October 2023
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  • ITRT
    Virginia38,566 contributions
    The Wild Life Sydney Zoo is located in Darling Harbor in the same complex as the Sea Life Aquarium and Madame Tussauds. The zoo is on the small side, but it does showcase animals that are native to Australia such as koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and platypus. The saltwater crocodile exhibit was under renovation. For additional cost, you can have your photo taken with one of the cute koalas, but you are not allowed to hold one. Follow the walkway to see the various habitats and different species of animals. The saltwater crocodile exhibit was under renovation when we visited. Other exhibits include frogs, snakes, pythons, and various lizards. Daily keeper talks are held at different locations and times throughout the zoo. Check the schedule when you arrive if interested in any of the talks.
    Written 14 March 2023
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  • AllanJGJ
    Wellington, New Zealand3,822 contributions
    We walked from Circular Quay, past the Opera House, and through the Botanic Gardens (lovely at this time of year!) along to Mrs Macquaries Point. A lovely walk with splendid views both back to the Bridge and the Opera House and on the other side to the naval base. Well worth doing. The seat itself is an interesting artifact with a charming story behind it. There are lots of lovely walks in Sydney and this is one of the best. Afterwards we went back through the Gardens to the excellent Sydney Art Gallery and onto the CBD. Excellent way to spend half a day.
    Written 22 October 2023
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  • Anna M
    8 contributions
    We really wanted to see a colony of wild flying fox fruit bats in Australia but could find no information online for locating one, other than a tour offered only one time per week. Finally our Sydney hosts pointed us to the Lachlan Preserve by the Lily Pond in Centennial Park. Jackpot - several thousand Grey-headed Flying Foxes are easily and close visible in the day time, with excellent opportunities to observe and photograph them at close range. We could not believe this amazing site was not listed on any web page anywhere. It is free to visit on your own. The park also provided unexpectedly amazing birdwatching and wildlife viewing for an urban park.
    Written 18 November 2023
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia18,330 contributions
    Has an infamous reputation, however, it is still a beautiful place to visit taking, in the stunning scenery.
    Written 11 June 2023
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia18,330 contributions
    This is a beautiful area, just to hang out in, the foreshore is a lovely place just to hang out, there is a protected natural swim area, and plenty of places to enjoy a picnic.
    Written 11 June 2023
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  • joi
    Honolulu, HI3 contributions
    The best place for snorkeling. Various fish. You can see the blue grouper.
    I will visit again during my trip to Sydney. Fun memories.
    Written 26 February 2023
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  • HNL2SFO
    Pacifica, CA34 contributions
    A short bus ride from Manly Wharf, you will find a memorial to the great Duke Kahanamoku, who introduced surfing to Australia over 100 years ago. On a sunny and warm winter day the beach and water looked inviting and the surfing looked good. The village is along the bus line, with plenty of options for a bite to eat.
    Written 1 August 2023
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