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waterways in Sydney Australia's most beautiful city, Dating symbol blogSydney is arguably Australia’s most beautiful city…

With her stunning city harbour, sun-speckled waters and iconic architectural landmarks, Sydney is the ultimate seductress, the golden girl of the nation.

Australia’s largest and most populated city is the reigning queen of glamour, and it’s not easy to snatch the title away. The city is blessed with a winning combination of historical charm, gorgeous beaches and a vibrant, cosmopolitan buzz that’s simply irresistible.

Water bunnies, beach lovers and nature devotees, read on and you will all find out why Sydney is considered Australia’s most beautiful city by many.

Enjoy the waterways

Sydney is a harbour city. This means that you can see water, either in slivers or great stretches, from many places and this is undoubtedly one of the city’s greatest appeals, especially on a sunny day. The water gives the city an open and playful energy. People are naturally drawn to its beaches and rivers to swim, sail, surf, water ski, paddle and row. One of the best ways to enjoy the vistas is to jump on the famous Manly Ferry, which plies the sensational harbour route between Circular Quay and the popular seaside area of Manly. The 30-minute trip takes in amazing views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Tourist cruises with commentaries and catering are another way to travel on this wonderful waterway.

Explore the Sydney Harbour Islands

As if the harbour wasn’t enough, there are also a cluster of islands nearby for you to explore. sydney harbour, beautiful city in Australia, dating symbol blogThe islands belong to the Sydney Harbour National Park. Be Robinson Crusoe for a day without having to travel far for the adventure. The most popular of the lot are the bite-sized Shark Island (named after its shape, not because it’s an area for the predators otherwise known as ‘Jaws’) and the world-heritage listed Cockatoo Island, which has remnants of Sydney’s convict past. Cockatoo Island welcomes campers and regularly hosts art events and festivals. It’s also a favourite viewing spot for the spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks display. Also popular is Goat Island, a rocky island at the junction of Darling Harbour.

Marvel at the Harbour Bridge and Opera House

opera house, beautiful city in Australia, dating symbol blogSydney’s architecture is a fusion of old and new. For greater insight into the city’s colonial, commercial and community past, join in a walking tour of some of the older districts. The most famous structures, however, are the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. The steel arch bridge, otherwise known as the ‘Coathanger’, is held together by six million hand-driven rivets. For an intimate encounter with this architectural feat, grab the chance to climb the south-east pylon which includes a semi-gruelling climb of 200 steps. The Sydney Opera House, designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, is a classy dame with a scandalous history. The masterpiece was successfully completed in 1973 over budget, over schedule and with the architect no longer at the helm (he resigned amid grand tensions with the government of the time). Despite these setbacks, the Opera House has rightly been recognised as the ‘symbol for not only a city, but a whole country and continent’.

Head to the Northern Beaches

It’s not all about Bondi. For a more chilled out back-to-naturenorthern beaches Sydney, beautiful city in Australia, dating symbol blog beach experience, visit the magnificent Northern Beaches district. The necklace of pristine beaches between Manly Beach and Palm Beach is surrounded by beautiful national park and bushland, with plenty of scenic trails to explore. For beach fans, it’s the ultimate playground. Activities include body surfing, surfing, fishing, kite surfing and family-friendly rock pools, all within easy reach of cafes, shops and restaurants.

Blue Mountains

For some rugged mountain scenery and fresh air, blue mountains Sydney, beautiful city in Australia, dating symbol blogthe Blue Mountains area is the ideal weekend getaway. The UNESCO world heritage zone stretches over one million stunning hectares of stunning landscapes, from rainforest and canyons to eucalypt forests and heathlands. You’ll get a chance to find out exactly how this inspiring mountain range got its name. Just 50 kilometres from Sydney, the Blue Mountains is a must for bush walkers, mountain bikers, wildlife lovers and adventurers generally. At the end of a long day in the great outdoors, treat yourself to one of the region’s many upmarket day spas, stroll around the galleries and enjoy a delicious meal.

Dating Symbol’s guest author today is Jessica Spencer, who is a niche blogger and currently working for Web Car hire.


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  1. Nyima says:

    I’ve always wanted to visit Sidney, and this article makes me want to all the more! Wish it were easier to get to Australia from California, but I’ll make it some day!

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