Australia has the distinction of being both a country and a continent. Although the Dutch first discovered it in the early 17th century, it ended up being colonized by the British in the 18th century (when it was first used as a penal colony in 1788, in an area that became the state of New […]
Australia Fair Shopping Centre (42 Marine Parade, Southport, Queensland) – this is a two-level shopping center servicing Gold Coast area consumers. Originally built in 1983, it currently has over 230 stores (like Woolworths, Kmart, Sam’s Warehouse, Footlocker, Payless Shoes, and various local & regional retailers). That, as well as the usual shopping mall amenities (eateries […]
A Tavola (348 Victoria St, Darlinghurst, Sydney) — A Tavola was established in 2007 in buzzing Darlinghurst district by chef owner Eugenio Maiale. A Tavola quickly earned a reputation of being one of Sydney’s best places to go for authentic Italian pasta. The long marble table is filled with loyal and regular diners – all […]
Aboriginal Heritage Museum (39/137 Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge, Sydney) – this museum holds a vast collection of Aboriginal artifacts, along with historical European items such as ship replicas and uniforms, working displays and interactive models. This is a great museum for those interested in learning about Australia and its native inhabitants before the arrival of […]
Allphones Arena (Olympic Blvd., Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney) – this 21,000-seat arena is actually a large entertainment and sporting complex in Sydney (completed in 1999 in time for the 2000 Summer Olympics there). It is also known as Sydney Super Dome. Along with holding sporting events like basketball and tennis, it’s best known for various […]
Blu Bar on 36 (Shangri-La Hotel, 36/176 Cumberland St, Sydney) – this is a trendy bar located on the 36th floor of the Shangri-La Hotel in The Rocks area of Sydney. The fact that this spot offers spectacular views of both Darling and Sydney harbors makes Blu Bar a tourist attraction in its own right.
Art Gallery of New South Wales (Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney) – located a short distance from Sydney Harbour, this museum has five levels of art, which includes collections of Aboriginal works, as well as European and Asian art and artifacts. This, along with local and international contemporary art. Admission: free (except for special […]