Sydney is the majestic state capital of New South Wales in Australia. It has a colonial history, being the first British colony in Australia. Found on Australia’s south-east coast, it has been voted one of the most livable cities in the world. The name “Harbor City” is derived from the fact that it is built around Port Jackson and the Sydney harbor. Sydney is an internationally known multicultural center, with a population consisting of people from all over the world. If you are interested in learning about the cultures of other peoples and also how different cultures relate to each other, then Sydney is definitely the place to visit.
The landmarks, places to visit and things to do for you as a tourist are numerous. The places you can go to and indulge in an unforgettably good time are the Centennial Parklands, the Fairfield City Farm, the museum of contemporary art, the Mary MacKillop place and the Sydney Olympic Park.
The Centennial Park was the venue of Federation’s inauguration in 1901. It is one of the best and most utilized urban open spaces in the world. Situated a few kilometers from Sidney’s central business district, this park is a fun getaway for families and people looking to have a nice, eventful escape from life’s hustles. The park itself is distinctly made up of three parks, Moore Park, Queens Park and Centennial Park.
You and your family can also choose to get away from the city center by heading out to the Fairfield City Farm. This is a sheep and cattle farm not more than one hour away from the central business district. Company functions and private parties can be hosted here, and the park also makes for a large range of excursions for students.
The Museum of Contemporary Art is found on the Sydney Harbor Foreshore. Being the only museum in Sydney that collects displays and teaches about contemporary art from all over the world, the museum gets very many visitors yearly. Also, the museum regularly updates its schedule and programs for viewing of the artwork inside. Therefore, every time you visit the museum, you will find something different and exciting to marvel at in the world of art.
The Mary MacKillop place is a museum that tries to showcase a different period during Mary’s life. It is vividly set to bring out as much of her life as possible. Her home, the Alma Cottage, is located inside the museum grounds. As a tourist, you will be able to gain free access to her tomb.
The grounds also boast a bookshop, a souvenir shop and a coffee place for you to relax as you take in the history of the place.
Other places that you might also consider touring in Sydney include The Rocks, Circular Quay, the Sydney Fish Market, Taronga Zoo, Wonderland Sydney and the Royal Botanical Gardens.
Sydney, after you visit it, will prove to be a very exciting destination and is guaranteed to keep you coming back.