South East of Sydney, on the northern side of Botany Bay lies a small island named Bare Island.
Botany Bay was considered the back door into Sydney, thus making the city vulnerable to a seaborne attack, so back in 1877 it was decided that a fort was to be built on the island. Connected by a footbridge to the suburb of La Perouse, the historic military fort and tunnels on this island can only be visited by guided tour.Read More»
While Taronga Zoo might not have the most amazing collection of animals or the most stunning of enclosures, it has a view that is unmatched. Appropriately named, Taronga is an Aboriginal word meaning beautiful view. Located across the harbour from the Sydney CBD, it’s a must do for locals and visitors alike. It’s just across the harbour from the Sydney CBD, easily accessed by ferry from just about anywhere on the harbour. Passengers disembarking at the ferry wharf, located on Bradleys Head Road, can enter the zoo via a gondola lift or connect with local State Transit bus services. Sydney Ferries offer a combined “ZooLink” ticket, covering ferry fares, park entry and gondola ride. Good value, for a good day out, especially if you’re visiting from overseas and want to take in a bit of Aussie wildlife without straying too far from the CBD.Read More»