The Rough Guide to Sydney

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The Rough Guide to Sydney tells you all there is to know about one of Australia''s most diverse and vibrant cities. From the Royal Botanical Gardens and Taronga Zoo to the chic bars and Bondi Beach, the 28-page, full-colour section highlights all the ''Things-not-to-miss''. The guide includes up-to-date listings of the city's top hotels and restaurants, plus information on all the best bars, shops and clubs, to suit every budget. From bushwalking in the Blue Mountains to cruising on the Hawkesbury River, this ...

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Overview

The Rough Guide to Sydney tells you all there is to know about one of Australia''s most diverse and vibrant cities. From the Royal Botanical Gardens and Taronga Zoo to the chic bars and Bondi Beach, the 28-page, full-colour section highlights all the ''Things-not-to-miss''. The guide includes up-to-date listings of the city's top hotels and restaurants, plus information on all the best bars, shops and clubs, to suit every budget. From bushwalking in the Blue Mountains to cruising on the Hawkesbury River, this guide has all the practical advice you will need. There is an additional chapter on The Southern Highlands and more ideas for walks around the city. The guide comes complete with maps and plans for the entire city.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843535089
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/3/2006
  • Series: Rough Guides Travel Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.76 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Margo Daly is a freelance travel writer and editor. She was born and grew up in Sydney and after a decade of living in London is now safely back in Bondi Beach.

Margo Daly is a freelance travel writer and editor. She was born and grew up in Sydney and after a decade of living in London is now safely back in Bondi Beach.

Margo Daly is a freelance travel writer and editor. She was born and grew up in Sydney and after a decade of living in London is now safely back in Bondi Beach.

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Table of Contents

Front section i
Introduction iii
What to see vi
When to go ix
Things not to miss xi
Basics 7
Getting there 9
Red tape and visas 15
Insurance 17
Information, websites and maps 18
Costs, money and banks 21
Arrival 24
City transport 26
Post, phones and email 32
The media 35
Opening hours and public holidays 37
Festivals and events 37
Travellers and disabilities 37
Crime and personal safety 40
The City 43
1 Sydney Harbour Bridge and The Rocks 45
2 Circular Quay and the Sydney Opera House 55
3 Royal Botanic Gardens to Macquarie Street 62
4 City Centre 69
5 Darling Harbour and around 77
6 Inner east 88
7 Inner west 100
8 The harbour 111
9 Ocean beaches 125
10 The southern and western outskirts 141
Listings 151
11 Accommodation 153
12 Eating 171
13 Drinking 195
14 Live music and clubs 209
15 Performing arts and film 214
16 Gay Sydney 221
17 Kids' Sydney 229
18 Shopping and galleries 235
19 Festivals and events 249
20 Sports and activities 254
21 Directory 265
Beyond the city 269
22 The Hawkesbury River and the Central Coast 271
23 The Hunter Valley 281
24 The Blue Mountains region 288
25 Royal National Park and beyond 375
Contexts 317
History 319
Books 326
Index + small print 333
Full index 334
A rough guide to Rough Guides 338
Rough Guide credits 339
Publishing information 339
Help us update 339
Acknowledgments 340
Readers' letters 340
Photo credits 341
Colour maps
1. Around Sydney
2. Sydney suburbs
3. Sydney Harbour
4. Central Sydney
5. State Transit Sydney ferries
6. CityRail network
7. Useful bus routes from the city
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