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KLSmith November 13th, 2008 02:53 PM

Syndey area "must-see or do" suggestions?
Prior to our cruise we will spend a few days around Sydney harbour. However, when we return, we have 4 days to kill before our return flight home. We are going to rent a car for this period and I am looking for suggestions on places to see that are not too far from Sydney.

We like quaint, scenic and historical areas. I have been told that we might enjoy the Hunter valley area.

Can anyone make any suggestions please?


Fhorchu November 14th, 2008 09:00 PM

Hi...We are heading to Sydney in Feb'09 and staying 6 nights prior to our cruise, I have found a brilliant site showing 'things to do' we have booked the 'Sydney Sightseeing Pass' - See Sydney and Beyond Smartvisit Card, looks as if it's gonna save us quite a lot of money take a look at the site -


Enjoy your cruise


Lombard November 15th, 2008 12:14 AM

songbird January 17th, 2009 05:56 AM

Sydney area suggestions
Hi, I have lived in Sydney for almost four years. I think a nice area is south of Sydney - the South Coast. There is a nice beach area called Molly Mook and a beach called Pebble Beach. You can see wild kangaroos on the beach. The Central Coast - which is north of Sydney is quite nice too. There is a reptile park there near Gosford. Canberra (the capital of Australia) is about a 3 hour drive. The War Memorial and museum are good there. Australia is a fairly new country (as far as European settlement goes - the aboriginal people have been here for a looong time) so I'm not so sure that a lot of places qualify as historical as far as westerners are concernced ie old buildings etc. Anyway, have a lovely holiday. Make sure you do the Bondi to Coogee walk - I always start at the Coogee end if you are active people. It takes about 1 1/2 hours.

KLSmith January 17th, 2009 11:29 AM

Many thanks all - Excellent suggestions!

We are on our way in just over a week and are very excited about the trip!

Lombard January 17th, 2009 05:57 PM

I hope you have an enjoyable journey Kenneth.

Remember to take lots of photo's so we can follow you virtually???


WilliamJohson February 25th, 2011 09:32 AM

Sydney is the most popular city in the state of New South Wales. It has great beaches, cutting-edge cuisine and a flamboyant nightlife. There are many good accommodation options are available for You.

Mrk2011 July 10th, 2011 04:50 PM

Hello, thank you for your posts. I am planning, still planning, to take a long cruise from California to Australia (25 or 29 days they tell me) this Fall, 2011. Any suggestions that might be useful. I am traveling alone, hence would like to know how I can cut my expenses. Would a cruise mate help for such a long travel? How would I go about doing that? I have a PhD, am in my 40s and have traveled - by plane, train and car mostly (around the world). Prefer travelers who are sophisticated.

Donny01 November 26th, 2011 02:22 AM

Hi Kenneth,
I hope you will have a wonderful time there.Sidney is the capital of Australia and there are too many things you can watch outthere like Sidney cricket ground, beach view, etc.. These places are truly amazing and lookative. One thing I would rather suggest you is the last minute deals from where you will get some more positive, effective and helpful tips to enjoy in Sidney.

Donny01 November 29th, 2011 07:00 AM

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Donny01 December 9th, 2011 06:09 AM
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sarahsmith1213 October 11th, 2013 06:10 AM

they have some good markets there..

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