SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES
Darling Harbour, Sydney
Darling Harbour is one of the world’s great waterfront destination. With its spectacular harbour setting, it has many of Australia’s key tourist attractions and is also a favourite spot for locals to spend their time relaxing and celebrating. Have a walk around the Harbourside shops right next to ICC Sydney, or take a break at the many restaurants and bars.
Just a short walk along the harbour will land you at the newly reopened Barangaroo precinct with a specially curated dining and shopping precinct. Barangaroo Reserve is Sydney’s newest Harbour Foreshore Park with never-seen-before views of the city’s iconic Harbour, featuring breathtaking lookouts, extensive walking and cycling trails, idyllic coves, picnic spots and places for quiet contemplation.
Sydney is a mecca for shoppers with a range from shops, from souvenir stores to high street as well as designer. Shopping hours operate between 9:00-5:30pm on Monday to Friday, with late night trading on Thursday to 9:00pm. Some popular shopping complexes are:
- Pitt St Mall
- The Strand Arcade
- Queen Victoria Building
- Harbourside Market City
- Additionally, markets and boutiques can be found along the foreshores of Sydney’s famous beaches
Things to do
Sydney is known for its relaxed lifestyle, fantastic beaches and great weather. There are an abundance of activities to partake in whilst in Sydney, whether staying within the city or going for day trips to experience the Blue Mountains or Hunter Valley wine region.
- See the city from the top by taking place on the Bridge Climb or viewing from the observation deck of Sydney Tower Eye
- Take a tour inside of the iconic Opera House or take a stroll outside for The Rocks Walking tour and experience the history of Sydney
- Experience the most famous beach in Sydney whilst taking a surf lesson
- There are also a number of interesting museums to visit such as: Australian Museum, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory, Hyde Park Barracks, Vaucluse House, MCA, Art Gallery of NSW, and the Australian Maritime Museum
- For further information on Sydney and surrounding New South Wales, visit the following links http://www.sydney.com/http://www.visitnsw.com/and http://www.bestof.com.au/
Eastern Standard Time (EST): UTC + 10 hours.
Weather / Climate
The climate in Sydney is subtropical with mild, sunny weather all year-round. As September is the beginning of spring in Sydney, the average daytime temperatures in September are around 16°C while high temperatures can hit peaks of 20°C on warmer days.