Sydney: Attractions You Can’t Afford to Miss!

Sydney is one of the largest cities in Australia. In fact, it is the most populous city too, and a major tourist attraction in the world. People living in Sydney are commonly referred to as Sydney-siders and comprise both international and cosmopolitan populace.

When visiting Sydney for the first time, you will definitely fall in love with the modern landscape because of its captivating beauty. You can also enjoy walking along the lovely beaches, admiring the view of the clear blue ocean waters and enjoying the cool breeze! It is definitely a great place to go for vacation and break away from the usual hectic life, so let’s take a look at some of the top attractions you can’t afford to miss in this amazing city.

Sydney Opera House

One of the places you simply cannot afford to miss is the famous Opera House. It is one of the most popular performing venues around the globe, and it is situated on Bennelong Point, Sydney Harbor. It has a roof with shell structures, spherical in shape and very pleasing on the eye. These shell structures are set upon an immense podium and are surrounded by terrace areas that are used as pedestrian concourses.

It also has five theaters which are the Concert Hall, Drama Theater, Opera Theater, Playhouse and Studio Theater. To get a better view from the outside, you can take a exciting boat ride around the Opera house, which will also give you a view of some of the surrounding islands.

White Rabbit Gallery

Another spectacular place to visit in Sydney is the White Rabbit Gallery. This gallery is based in the city and is considered the home of contemporary Chinese art. It is located in the suburb of Chippendale, however, apart from Chinese art, the gallery has a tea house, a shop and a library, all at one spot.

The reception is very inviting and welcoming, and hanging up on the ceiling are traditional Chinese birdcages, which brings out a touch of exceptional character to the tea house. The artworks are also very eye catching and give an assortment of approaches, with some works revolving on social issues like environmental conservation.

New South Wales Art Gallery

The Art Gallery New South Wales (AGNSW) is another amazing place to visit in Sydney. It is the top art museum and the most important gallery in the New South Wales and Sydney as a whole, and it is also one of the leading cultural establishments in Australia. The gallery holds important collected works of Australian, Asian and European art and offers visitors almost forty exhibitions per year.

Sydney Harbor Bridge

The Sydney Harbor Bridge is one of the iconic feature of Sydney and is a must visit place for tourists. It is a steel-through arch-bridge that cuts across Sydney Harbor and carries pedestrian, bicycle, vehicular and rail traffic between the central business district of Sydney and the North shore. The bridge offers an exceptional view of Sydney and with the Opera House nearby, and it has been nicknamed ‘The Coat-hanger’ because of its arch-based shape.

Have fun visiting these marvellous attractions. Visiting them all might get expensive, so make sure you save all the money you can before you go.

 

Ibiza Spots for the Whole Family to Enjoy

The island of Ibiza is a world-renowned popular tourist getaway, and not all just drunk teenagers partying to their hearts content. Ibiza is also a fantastic place for relaxation when working hard in your job back home means you need to take a break on a beautiful beach with your family. These are some of the top spots for you and your family to enjoy your holiday.

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Cala Llonga

Found nestled along the east coast of Ibiza a short distance north of Ibiza Town, Cala Llonga boasts one of the best beaches in Ibiza. It is famous for its beautiful views as it is enclosed by a natural cove, and this also means that the waters here are calm so that small children can go swimming without any danger.

There are various water sports at the beach which also help increase its popularity. The beach is also 200 metres long meaning that finding your own space is not too difficult. For those who wish for a quiet game of golf in the sun, Cala Llonga is also popular as it is only a couple of kilometres away from a fantastic golf course.

Can Marca Caves

One of the most important attractions in Ibiza, the Can Marca Caves are a stunning ancient limestone cave which lies on the north shore of Ibiza. Visitors are taken on a tour around the winding passages, stalagmites and stalactites, which have formed over thousands of years while music and light shows add to the eeriness of the ambience. The caves were also home to smugglers in the past and various fossils have been found here, all of which your multilingual tour guide will highlight to you.

Aguamar Water Park

Water parks have always been great entertainment for families with children and Aguamar Water Park is no different. The park offers visitors a choice of seven different water slides that include open air and twisting tunnels. There are shallow pools as well for smaller children. The park also allows visitors to bring their own food while having its own restaurant, bar and concession stands.

Dalt Vila

As UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Fortified Dalt Vila reveals the history of the medieval times on the island. Open to visitors all year round, the Dalt Vila also operates as a theme park and fair every May.

It features ancient cobble stoned streets, hidden tunnels and labyrinthine passageways while there is also The Museu Arqueologic d’Eivissa which is one of the most important attractions on the site. If you’re planning on travelling to Ibiza this summer to visit these sites, be sure to check out prices at www.cruise.co.uk/cruise-holidays/special-offers/.

Karting San Antonio

Open daily from May through to October, Karting San Antonio is a great way to spend the day with your family racing around the track. Admission fees are very reasonable and cover the rental of your helmet and safety equipment, while the site also has swimming pools, a trampoline and play areas for children too young to hire a kart,meaning everyone is catered for.