Sydney activities

Posted 01/04/2009 – 5:11 pm in: Backpackers, Backpackers Sydney

White water Rafting Sydney and NSW

Coffs Harbour, Coffs / Mid North, New South Wales

The Nymboida River is one of the classic rivers of the world, it’s dramatic granite gorges and rainforest-lined banks produce rapids renowned among whitewater enthusiasts. Rafting is undoubtedly the best way to fully appreciate the river’s stunning beauty.

Sydney Golf

You can play golf in most cities but in Sydney you will find some of the best golf courses. Unlike in other cities, where you often have to compete with other players for space, here in Sydney you can enjoy a quiet game while admiring the spectacular scenery that is all around you. If you are lucky you might even get to see a marsupial bouncing about on the golf course.

Take a ride on the Manly ferry from Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour to Manly.

From the ferry you will have an excellent view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, an opportunity for you to take some great pictures to show your friends and folks back home. Arrive a little early to ensure a good position in the queue. Aim for either the front or the back of the Manly Ferry for the best view.

Your journey will last approximately half an hour allowing you time to enjoy some of the best scenery Sydney Harbour has to offer. It can get a little choppy as you approach Sydney Heads so be prepared to retreat inside.

Half-Day Sail on Sydney Harbour

The half day sail aboard the luxury yacht “Katrina”, will give you some very special photo opportunities and many delightful memories of Sydney Harbour. As you sail up Sydney Harbour, you will find many of Sydney’s hidden secluded bays and small beaches. Kick your shoes off, feel the power of the wind as you sail along silently

Ride the Sydney Ferry from Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour to Darling Harbour and back

The trip to Darling Harbour from Circular Quay lasts just about ten minutes taking you under the Sydney Harbour Bridge as you head out of Sydney Cove. The short trip will give you more photo opportunities of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and of the Sydney Opera House.

You’ll most likely stop at Balmain along the way. Darling Harbour is full of attractions including the Imax Theatre, Sydney Aquarium, Monorail and the Powerhouse Museum plus many Harbourside shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants.
Walk from Manly Ferry Terminal (Manly Wharf) to Shelly Beach

While in Manly you will feel it is more like a seaside town rather than being a part of the largest city in Australia. The ocean side is east of Manly ferry terminal (Manly Wharf). Just cross the road and walk the length of Manly Corso.

Stop and marvel at just what Manly Council was thinking off when they commissioned the steaming pile of sculpture just outside the ferry terminal.

An abundance of pubs, cafes and shops will yearn for your patron along the way. Manly boasts a million places to eat so you won’t starve.

As you come within reach of Shelly Beach look out for the rock art to your right (Shelly Beach is an excellent spot of diving) Once you’ve reached Shelly Beach you can walk up to and across the car park for cliff top views out to sea.

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