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Loads of places to shoot, let just start with Sydney Opera House, Tidal Pools, Beachs around Sydney, Blue Mountains, etc

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Take a ferry trip to Manley from Circular Quay - plenty of opportunities on the ferry. Manley beach is good - take a bus to the old quarantine hospital and the North Heads - both well worth a visit. There's the zoo on the North Shore and of course for panoramics there's the tower with the circular restaurant at the top (can't remember its name). Kings Cross area is a colourful and busy place, renouned for its gay life. There are also lots of Sydney suburban streets with turn of the century housing which are very pretty. And of course, the famous Bondi beach. I'm sure there are some Sydney people on this site who could mention much more.
davidc 22nd Feb 04

For sure there would be a animal sanctuary (Australian wildlife) and there you can click away to your hearts content, for direction just log into the Sydney tourist thingy or call the telephone information once you are there (free call) and ask for their number (tourist) Darling Harbour is also ok and that is in the heart of Sydney, and then there is the world famous Sydney Aquarium, and here I am giving you all of this and me being from Melbourne lol. (Inside joke everyone)

hiway At 22nd Feb 04

It's a bit of a drive, but, if you want landscape, get up to the Blue Mountains. Fantastic scenery up there Smile
collinf 23rd Feb 04

...and if you go to the Blue Mountains, you could check out Featherdale Wildlife Park, and stroke a koala - that place was so neat.

Also, if you get your child to do the online quiz at the Featherdale website (google it), you can get a free kid's pass!

Blag your way into Lillianfells for a coffee (the nicest hotel I have ever stayed in. Ever), and then walk down from there to look at the Three Sisters. You will notice, however, that Elle McPherson does not pose naked on them all the time. However, on the plus side, Hugh Grant is gone too...

But back to Sydney. I know the opera house is a painfully obvious suggestion, but what isn't obvious is the cool close up detail studies/ abstracts you can do by getting really close to it - the roof texture is Aussi-tastic.

And don't bother climbing the bridge if you want photos, because cameras aren't allowed. Sad

fatwoul 23rd Feb 04

Most of the obvious has been mentioned. You have not mentioned where you are staying, but early morning walk around Circular Quay, the bridge and the opera house are worthwile. Particularly from the bounty and facing the Opera house, watch the sunrise. Also, before sun up there are lots of people jogging and fishing. On the weekend, there is street theatre etc in Circular Quay.
ARI 23rd Feb 04

If you do get to go to the "Opera House" it is but a short pleasant walk to the Darling Harbour AND the Aquarium and on that Harbour region there are heaps of pleasure craft just sitting about with the well to do sipping wine and just wanting to be looked at, again close by, (walking) there are heaps of Harbour tours on the old Ferries, donít, no matter how tired you are, just veg out in the hotel, we really are a friendly nation (just donít tell them you are a pom though lol)and enjoy yourself, you can sleep at night.
hiway 24th Feb 04

The botanical gardens are fantastic, full of flying foxes and rainbow lorikeets. It has excellent views of the opera house and the harbour bridge.
jmwollny 24th Feb 04


Sydney, Australia Images

Sydney Opera House South Side go up the stairs toward goverment house
Collaroy - Northern Beach South Side - Sunrise
La Perouse - Bare Island, walk under the bridge and to the left, high tide is good
Sydney Harbour Bridge, North Side, Milson point up near the higher parking area.
Coogee Beach South Side - Near Bondi Beach, Sunrise at high tide


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