Sydney Hyde Park

The "Hyde Park" was opened to the public in 1810 by Governor Macquarie. It was named after the "Hyde Park" in London. The park is the largest green space in the center of Sydney. There is the fanous "ANZAC Memorial" and the statue of "Captain James Cook", the discoverer of Sydney.


Hyde Park


Chinese Garden of Friendship

The Chinese Garden was designed by landscape designers from the Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou, according to the Daoist principle of yin and yang. Classical Chinese Garden with a nice Koi pool.


Harbour Street


Icebergs Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach is the iconic beach of Sydney. This is where people go for a surf or relax at the beach. There is a famous swimming pool called "Icebergs" which is right next to the ocean.


Notts Ave.


Mackenzies Point

If you follow the coastal trail from Bondi Beach to the south, you will arrive after a few minutes on a rugged coastline at "Mackenzies Point". 


Mackenzies Point


Bronte Beach

Further along the coast you will come to the beach of "Tamarama Bay", which is not that touristy like "Bondi Beach". The atmosphere along the coast gets more and more relaxed, as you head further south. Bronte Beach is a wide beach that is not so crowded.


Bronte Beach


The Royal Botanic Garden

The "Royal Botanic Garden Sydney" was built in 1816 on the grounds of Australia's first farm. This is where the first plants from Europe were cultivated in Australia. The admission is free, opening hours see link.


Mrs Macquaries Rd.


Port Jackson

Captain James Cook discovered the elongated bay in 1770, a perfect place for a natural harbor. Today, Sydney's 20km long bay is a popular sailing destination.


Manly Beach

Manly Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Sydney. The ferry from Sydney harbour takes you to the nice town of Manly. Passing through the shopping street you will stands on the wide sandy beach overlooking the Pacific. Manly Beach is much more relaxed than Bondi Beach.


Manly Beach


Blue Montains

The "Blue Mountains" start right behind Sydney and are ideal for a day trip into the mountains. The famous Three Sisters rocks can be easily reached from the town of Katoomba. There is a train from Sydney Central to Katoomba, around 80 km away, and the journey takes about 2.5 hours. From Katoomba Station, walk about 2 km to the Echo Point viewpoint. The "Blue Mountains" are a UNESCO World Heritage Site because many different types of eucalyptus have developed here. The evaporation of the eucalyptus oils also promotes the effect of the "blue mountains".


Three Sisters, Katoomba


Map of Nature and Beaches in Sydney


Travel Guide Sydney