There’s a fabulous charity run every winter from Hyde Park to Bondi Beach on streets, waterfront, and cliffs. It’s one of the world’s most popular road races, and the 14-km course is so good, it’s worth doing year-round. People dress in crazy costumes and do stunts to raise awareness for causes and surf lifesaving. You can find a map on the race’s website. The big hill about three quarters of the way to Bondi is called Heartbreak Hill, and it’s the undoing of many unsuspecting runners’ lead, so pace yourself. The good news is once you’re over that, it’s basically downhill to Bondi. Ocean and cliff views will distract you all the way to the beach.
Australia’s oldest park is also one of its most well-known. Hyde Park offers 16 hectares of wide open space in the heart of central Sydney.
The best place for a walk or picnic. Great seats and lovely green space. My favourite is the fountain.
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“Landmark building, opened in 1981, with a 4-D cinema, observation deck and outdoor viewing platform.”
“The gardens provide one of the most beautiful environments through which to walk. You may also wish to book in for an Indigenous Plant/Food tour. There are frequent exhibitions. Not to be missed.”
“Darling Harbour is great for both sightseeing and food and drinks. Walk from Barangaroo to Harbourside. Ride the ferris wheel, do some bar hopping, watch the sun set or grab an ice-cream. There is plenty to do here. On Saturday nights you can view the fireworks from here at around 9pm.”
“Visit the famous Sydney Opera House...one hour to walk there or catch the train from Redfern to Circular Quay”
“Westfield Sydney is a shopping centre located beneath the Sydney Tower in the Sydney central business district. It is located on Pitt Street Mall and is adjacent to the Mid City Centre, The Strand Arcade and Stockland Glasshouse. It is the largest shopping centre by area in Sydney - your one-stop hub for shopping, fun & relaxation.”