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Hundreds of free photos of Sydney, Australia
  Aboriginal heritage
Berry Island
Balmoral Rock Shelter
Jibbon Head
  Animal/Amusement parks
Blue Gum Farm
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Fox Studios
Manly OceanWorld
Waratah Park
  Annual events
Mardi Gras
Music in the Domain
Easter Show
Sculpture By The Sea
Bondi Beach
La Perouse
Parsley Bay
Shark Bay
Vaucluse Bay
Circular Quay
Darling Harbour
The City
The Rocks
  Entertainment/Night life
Art Gallery
Australian Museum
Customs House
Elizabeth Bay House
Government House
Nan Tien Temple
Norman Lindsay Museum
Opera House
Vaucluse House
Fitzroy Falls
Wentworth Falls
Auburn Botanic
Royal Botanic Gardens
Carss Bush Park
Cook Phillip
Hyde Park
Lane Cove Park
Nielsen Park
Rockdale Park
  Scenic walks
Clovelly to Bondi beach
Rockwood Cemetery
Broadway Shopping Centre
Glebe market
Paddys Markets
Queen Victoria Building
The Rocks Market
Bondi Junction
Kings Cross
Boat hire
Ice skating
Rock climbing
Hurstville swimming pool
Olympic Park
Olympic Aquatic Centre
Sea planes
Brits in Sydney
For Brits, annual holidays are usually taken in Spain, France, Greece and Turkey. Some maybe take winter breaks in the Alps, others might stretch to holidays in the US or Egypt, but the vast majority stay relatively close to home. This isn’t because British people are more afraid of flying than the average country. In fact, they take more flights per person than almost anywhere else on earth thanks to a plethora of low-cost, no-frills airlines.

There must be another reason why they enjoy their time off just a few hours flight from London. Price is by far the biggest affecting factor. Flying to Australia isn’t exactly cheap, which isn’t surprising seeing as the flight from London to Sydney is around 24 hours. Plus, as there’s a seven- to nine-hour time difference depending on where you land, you need a few days to feel 100%. So a week or even two-week holiday simply isn’t enough. To do Australia any kind of justice, three to four week holidays are recommended.

The country too is massive, so anything short of three weeks means you’ll only be able to cover a very small part of the country. In such a way, it is better to do one or two places really well than skim over several places. With this in mind, basing yourself in Sydney for a two week break means you’ll get to see the insides of one of the world’s most beautiful, chic and cosmopolitan cities. You’ll also be able to travel out on daytrips to much loved areas around Sydney.

One of the best and most popular day trips from Sydney is to the Blue Mountains. You can hop on the train from Sydney Central station and be transported to a stunning, breathtaking mountain landscape where the air is remarkably fresh thanks to the eucalyptus trees that grow prevalently in the area. Rock formations such as the Three Sisters and waterfalls and tumbling streams will vie for your attention. If you are lucky you may meet wild kangaroos, however to really see them you need to go further away from civilization. The best way to explore the Blue Mountains if you only have a day is by car, so that you get to choose your own pace and get stuck into this beautiful natural wilderness.

DialAFlight offer cheap flights to Sydney from £555 including taxes, making holidays Down Under a once in a lifetime experience you can do more than once.

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