Brooklyn and the Hawkesbury River
Brooklyn and Hawkesbury River is famous, yet low-key, River Postman Cruise but mostly just for its camera clicking scenery.
Brooklyn offers the visitor tours of the Hawkesbury River as well as a number of other water based things to do. As mentioned in the commentary (“Top 70 things to do“), you might like to keep going north for another half an hour to visit Penang Gardens and Wondabyne Standstone Sculptures. The Penang Gardens are located north of the Mooney, Mooney Bridge towards Gosford on the Central Coast. Click for directions from Brooklyn.
The Hawkesbury River Postman gives you a bit of history, a feel for the local communities and great Hawkesbury River Views.
63 Sightseeing and Bus Tours link is on top 70 commentary page.
64 Diving Dive into Pro-Dive for a number challenging and interesting dives.
65 Wet’n’Wild – Wet’n’Wild is one of Sydney’s newest attractions at Prospect near Parramatta. They claim it is the world’s largest water park with the biggest, tallest, fastest etc. (you know you have heard it before) but it does look like a lot of fun.
Opera House on the Rocks
What visitor would come to Sydney and not want to see the iconic Opera House? You will find a tour of the interior of the house with the funny looking roof below. The Rocks, a mere five minute walk from the Opera House, is also a key attraction for it’s history, market and entertainment values.
69 Sydney Opera House Tours The Sydney Opera House undertakes “underneath the world famous sails” and concentrates on the architecture and design of Jorn Utzon’s World Heritage masterpiece. This tour lasts about an hour. Another tour worth considering is the backstage tour which focuses on the business end of the Opera House and the dramas that have unfolded away from the spotlights. This takes about two hours which possibly goes to show that gossip is more time consuming and interesting than fact? 🙂
Best of Australia
In between the extremes you can consider doing such diverse activities as setting foot where Captain Cook first laid boot on Australian soil and, continuing the Australian theme, watch a game of Aussie Rules or take lunch at the Harbour View Hotel. Is this all too much? Well maybe, maybe it is easier just to stay close to the Harbour. If you venture too far you might risk being overwhelmed by just how wonderful this spot on Australia’s coast really is.
71 Imax Theatre
76 Circus Oz
78 The Rocks
The Missing Link
Predictability is a close friend of boring, so we don’t include all the links on these pages and sometimes we don’t include a link at all.
What Else is happening?
As you might expect from a city of 4 million people, there is a never ending stream of festivals and events screaming out for your attention and cash. We review the latest on a weekly basis in order to pick out the good and the interesting including some lessor known events. We then dispatch the product of this review to everybody who would like to see it. So you can just keep an eye of the page links above, or sign up for the Top 100 Newsletter.
Top 100 Things to do
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