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131 (74) Berowra
Berowra can be found at the end of a long train ride – try to catch an express service if there's one available. Bush walk or long lunch. For lunch cab it from the train station or drive or seaplane (one of the best things to do in Sydney) - visit, or revisit, the top 35 things to do in Sydney for more details.
Berowra Waters Inn offers a similar experience to Cottage and Church Points but different (– now how helpful is that!). Only accessible by boat but I'm sure the nice people from the Inn will come and get you if you ask 'could you pick me up from the Opera House please' ....worth a try
Or might find something a little cheaper - follow Sydney100's Berowra links and see what you think:
132 (140) Gardens of Stone National Park - NSW's answer to Bungle Bungle
The pagoda rock formations in The Gardens of Stone National park are regarded by many as NSW's answer to Western Australia's Bungle Bungle. The National Park contains numerous bee hive shaped domed structures amongst many interesting and awe inspiring rocky outcrops. The formations were created through erosion close to sandstone escarpments that characterise the area.
The Amazing and Inspirational Pagodas at Newnes
NSW artist Julie Harris won the world's richest award for landscape painting with her abstract diptych, Pagodas at Newnes, inspired by rock formations in the Gardens of Stone National Park..
"The rock structures are amazing," she said "I was taken for a bushwalk by some friends of mine into the Gardens of Stone, outside of Lithgow ... they are just like pagodas."
Gardens of Stone National Park
The 12,000 hectare Gardens of Stone National park has no real facilities to speak of. You need to bring everything with you. There are a few fire trails which provide short walking opportunities and picnic areas. The nearest car based camping areas are at Newnes and Glen Davis. The National Park is approximately 120 kilometers west of Sydney. Let someone know you are going and take all advised precautions (such a location finder) if you intend going for a hike.
133 (143) Barangaroo Walk
How Barangaroo might look in 2014
Barangaroo lies at the end of Kings Wharf in Darling Harbour and stretches around to Walsh Bay by the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Barangaroo was mostly the home of commercial shipping and closed off to the public. Approximately half the Barangaroo site will be dedicated to open space with a new Headland Park at the northern end of the site. It is still a work in progress. But you can now walk/jog around it during the day time. In fact Barangaroo completes the 14 kilometer Sydney Foreshore Walk from Anzac Bridge to Woolloomooloo.
In Woolloomooloo you'll find some nice views, quality cafes and restaurants mostly along Finger Wharf. Nearby you'll find some older style pubs. Perhaps the highlight is the Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool complex which features an eight-lane 50-metre saltwater pool and a shaded learners' pool - both of which are heated - as well as a community room, where yoga and karate classes are run, and a therapy suite for massage treatments.
Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool complex - The Poolside Cafe
The Poolside Café, with its panoramic harbour views, is open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch. The café was awarded three stars in the SMH Everyday Eats Guide was named by Time Out Sydney magazine as one of the city's best outdoor restaurants.Barangaroo and Woolloomooloo
134 (135) Nan Tien Temple
The Nan Tien Temple is the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere and yet it is just a short drive south of Sydney. If you drive down to Wollongong it is hard to miss it. The Temple is situated on a large site including a tea house, dinning hall and auditorium.Nan Tien Temple
135 (134) Welcome Wall (Darling Harbour)
"more than six million people have crossed the seas to settle in Australia..they have come from most countries on earth to the lands of the cadigal, the burraburragal and beyond. The welcome wall at the australian national maritime museum stands as a symbol of our great diversity and our unity"
This could be become a major Sydney tourist attraction. See what you think.Welcome Wall (Darling Harbour)
136 (111) Parramatta
The Rivercat ferry will take you twenty plus kilometers out to the wild wild west of Parramatta and you'd still won't be in the geographic centre of Sydney. You'll see mangroves, Olympic Park, houses and houses and warehouses along the way. It is certainly something for ferry buffs with an interest in history and ‘old’ buildings or maybe just a pleasant way of seeing some more of Sydney.
137 (-) Go 'Walk About' in Sydney
One of the many top things about Sydney is there is almost always somewhere close by that offers the prospect of a nice walk. There are numerous great walks around Sydney and many (if not all) are listed on Sydney100. There are a few walks that are not only excellent leg workers but also have a free guide dedicated to them:
Said to be the walk of walks, the Colony maps the route of the earliest European Sydneysiders - convicts, soldiers, whalers and sailors - stretching between Customs House and Millers Point. Among the bustling modern city streets, remnants and traces of earlier times can still be found, from Susannah Place to the cast iron urinal under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Prepared to take a trip down Sydney's wild side? Can you handle the sordid and risqué history of Kings Cross? Immerse yourself in Sydney's sleepless streets that were once the domain of grand houses and stylish apartments, it has also been the haunt of artists, actors, writers and musicians.
Sydney's Free Walking Tour Guides
To download the walking tour booklets follow the link below or visit any of City of Sydney libraries or community centres. You can also pick up the walking tour booklet from City of Sydney Visitor Information Kiosks and Sydney Visitor Centres
City of Sydney Visitor Information Kiosks - open daily, 9am - 5pm
Sydney Visitor Centre - open daily, 9.30am - 5.30pm (except Good Friday and Christmas Day; opening hours may vary on some public holidays)