When we think of Australia, our minds immediately picture koalas, kangaroos, and gorgeous beaches. Sydney, the state capital of New South Wales, is one of Australia’s most popular buzzing cities. Whether you are looking for entertainment, dining, or looking to unwind, there is something to do for everyone. Here are four things to do when you visit Sydney.
Housed in La Perouse, an area inside the Kamay Botany Bay National Park is Bare Island Fort. Captain Cook discovered Bare Island in 1770. The fort was built in the 1880s to protect Sydney during times of war. Today, it is one of Sydney’s most stunning historical sights seen in movies like Mission: Impossible 2. Crystal blue ocean encircles the island, making it a favorite Scuba diving and snorkeling in the park.
Located in Sydney Harbour National Park sits the Strickland House. With its Italianate Victorian architecture, this house once was the home to Sydney’s elite in the 19th century. In the later years, the home became a convalescent home that was transformed into a facility that cares for the elderly. Today the Victorian house is one of Sydney’s most stunning buildings comprised of a lawn, gardens, mansion, dormitory, and stables overlooking the Sydney Harbour.
The Australian Museum sits in Sydney’s capital, New South Wales. This museum holds an overabundance of information about Australia’s history, culture, and wildlife. Among them are over 21.9 million scientific specimens and cultural objects, and the First Nations cultures of Pacific and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples. If you are an animal or nature lover, their Animal Factsheets exhibit offers an extraordinary addition of mammals, birds, reptiles, and other Australia’s spectacular creatures.
Fox Studios Australia is one of Sydney’s largest and most impressive venues in Sydney. It is home to Australia’s film world. Before becoming a production venue, the Fox Show produced the Grand Parade on Easter with livestock parading on the grounds. Today, private, corporate, and trade events are held at Fox Studios. The studio is famous for the filming of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.