2. Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is one of the world’s triumphs of architecture and engineering. It’s hard to believe it’s only been around since 1973. The Opera House, which looks like a series of sails billowing in the wind, stages thousands of concerts and other shows each year. You can take a tour of the building while you’re in Sydney – and you can even get married there.
3. Australian National Maritime Museum
Australians have always felt a strong bond with the sea, and the Australian National Maritime Museum, near world-famous Darling Harbour, offers many intriguing exhibits testifying to that bond. Here you can tour model ships, full-sized ships, and nautical artifacts aplenty.
4. Oceanworld Manly
OceanWorld Manly is an elaborate aquarium with many varieties of aquatic life on display. Anyone fourteen years old or older can swim with sharks at Oceanworld, and children between the ages of eight and thirteen are welcome to snorkel, for an extra fee of seventy dollars. Occasionally, actresses dressed as mermaids are on hand to delight young girls, and perhaps their parents as well.
5. Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach isn’t merely one of the best beaches in Australia; it’s one of the best beaches on Earth. Packed with outstanding restaurants, cafes and bars, Bondi is a haven for roller skaters, runners, joggers, walkers, surfers, volleyball players and those seeking a surf lesson or two. At Bondi, everywhere you turn there’s a gorgeous vista to soak in.