Aside from the Sydney Opera Hourse, the Rocks Market, and Darling Harbour Sydney musts sees for me are the Taronga Zoo and the World Heritage Blue Mountains.
Taronga Zoo won the 2007 ARAZPA (Australasian Regional Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria) Exhibit Award for small-scale exhibits which showed the zoos dedication to helping conserve and revive the almost extinct Corroboree Frog. Though efforts like these are laudable in itself Taronga Zoo will awe its visitors not (only) because of their dedication to conservation but also because of the wide variety of animals (340 species) that live there. Like any zoo the animals are the real stars in Taronga Zoo. Aside form the wildlife Taronga Zoo also boasts
an excellent “garden”. The “garden” covers a total area of 33 acres of landscaped gardens with exhibits as well as bushland.
The Blue Mountains located less than an hour away from the Sydney (the city) is a World Heritage Site. That in itself should explain why it is a must see. However, the Blue Mountains region has more to offer than the breathtaking scenery in its national parks. The region has
a robust tourism industry and has a lot to offer in terms of entertainment, dining, and more. If you do not want to stay in Sydney’s city centre but still be near enough to tour the attractions there you can book your accommodations at any of the cottages, villas, and resorts around Blue Mountain.