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Sydney – A Waterfront Hub
Sydney, the capital of New South Wales and Australia’s largest city, is best known for the Sydney Opera House, featuring its distinctive sail-like design. Other noteworthy waterfront hubs are the massive Darling Harbour, the new Barangaroo (54 acres) District and the smaller Circular Quay port, along with the arched Harbour Bridge and nearby esteemed Royal Botanic Gardens.
Elegant High Tea at Historic Dunbar House
Don’t miss the opportunity for high tea at the historic Dunbar House, located at Watson’s Bay in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. A special treat awaits in this very elegant waterfront mansion, which has undergone a multi-million-dollar restoration to its original glamour. Dunbar House is known to command the most picturesque and lovely view to be found within the harbor’s proximity.
Experience Australia’s Character on Historic Rocks Walking Tour
Take a walking tour, guided by our knowledgeable and expert travel staff, of the historic Rocks District. This hillside area, now a waterfront precinct, is characterized by its prominent outcrops of sandstone, aptly known as The Rocks. Today the Rocks is an outstanding resource for beautifully restored historic buildings and sites. Few, if any, comparable areas or towns within Australia possess such significance for Australia’s heritage and character.
Sydney Opera House – A World Heritage Masterpiece
Underneath the 10 spectacular roofs of varying planes and textures lies a complex maze of more than 1,000 rooms of all shapes and sizes. In its 43-year lifetime, the Sydney Opera House, which covers almost 4.5 acres, has earned a reputation as a world-class performing arts center and symbol of both Sydney and the Australian nation. No building on earth looks like this world heritage listed masterpiece of late modern architecture. Ask Destination Pacific about interior tour enhancements and venue options for group dinners.