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Sydney, Australia A few of my favs

The majestic Opera House refuses to be out shone by the QM2! Interesting fact on the Opera House... It ran 95 Million Dollars over budget (it was originally expected to cost 7 Million. It did not)

The worlds largest steel bridge. With a few adventurous climbers taking their Sydney experience to new heights. The bridge climb has many options, from dawn to dusk (and even a night climb), from the express climb or the full experience. It's a must do!

Regarded as one of the most beautiful harbors in the world, no better way to experience it than by boat and slowly.

The mouth of the harbor referred to as South Head, first mapped in 1770 by Captain Cook but Sydney was not settled by Europeans until 1788. Time permitting, there are some beautiful walks in the area. Look closely and in the top right you'll see some brave kayakers!

The famous Bondi Lifeguards watching over the swimmers, and having a bit of a chat.. Seagull is ready for action when called upon no doubt.

The rips on this beach can get rather fierce, as many as 20 people drown each year. Two different groups parol the beach the red/ yellow are volunteers and the Blue are paid lifeguards. I hear the show is worth a watch!

Who can argue with that! The street art at Bondi is also impressive.

All the pretty people! Bondi beach is just one of many of the city beaches. Other popular beaches include Manly, and Coogee and many many more (the number of beaches in the Sydney area is over 100.)

There its a good reason this is considered one of the most iconic surf beaches, with the guys at Lets Go Surfing offer lessons to help you catch one of the world famous waves.

Bondi Icebergs is a year round swimming club based at Bondi Beach and YES it is open to visitors. A safer option for a few laps and a great kids pool.

From the vantage point of Toranga Zoo the views are incredible as you look back over the city on a sunny Sydney day. It is said that there are 20,000 boats registers in Sydney harbor!

As good as it gets! Center Point Tower, Opera House and the Harbor Bridge. One of the most recognizable skylines in the world. This is actually the view from a rather unusual accommodation option... Stay in tent at the zoo and get private access at night!

Access to Toranga zoo is via cable car... or you could walk for the ferry terminal!

About an hour North of Sydney CBD you'll come across this beautiful golden beach. The Majestic Palm Beach offers and escape from the busy city Beaches.

I wish I knew more about this. I did ask a few locals but they seemed to know just as much as me... Which struck me as odd. Beautiful carvings for a boulder that looks like it belongs in a museum!

Tough to convey how serene this scene was, it was a beautiful moment as the sun set and the winds came up a bit. Then the cloud looked like a crocodile... at least to me!

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