By Lara Al Amri
Are you looking for something to do these holidays? A new place to go? Trying to find a great beach? Well you’ve come to the right place! Here are my top 20 places/ things to this SUMMER!!! Doesn’t matter how old you are, you can visit all these amazing places and have the time of your life with your friends and family!
1- Macquarie lighthouse: First and longest standing lighthouse in Australia.
2- McIver’s Baths: Ocean bath located near Coogee beach.
3- Wylie’s Baths: Wylie's Baths is a heritage-listed tidal swimming pool located near Coogee Beach. The baths are noted for holding the first Australian Swimming Championships and for being one of the first swimming baths for mixed gender swimming in Australia.
4- North Sydney Olympic pool: A swimming and exercise complex located adjacent to Sydney Harbour at Milsons Point in North Sydney between the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Luna Par
5- Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair: Mrs Macquarie's Chair is an exposed sandstone rock cut into the shape of a bench, on a peninsula in Sydney Harbour. It was hand carved by convicts in 1810, for Elizabeth Macquarie, the wife of Major-General Lachlan Macquarie, Governor of New South Wales.
6- Botanic Gardens: the garden is the oldest scientific institution in Australia and one of the most important historic botanical institutions in the world.
7- Ice-skating: Macquarie Ice rink is a great place to go and learn how to skate or just go with your friends, some nights you can watch a game or two.
8- The Rocks Markets: The markets are on during the weekend from Friday to Sunday.
9- Sydney Observatory: located on a hill now known as Observatory Hill in the centre of Sydney.
10- Art Gallery of NSW: located in The Domain in Sydney. It is the most important public gallery in Sydney and one of the largest in Australia.
11- Museum of Contemporary Art: Cutting-edge Australian and international modern art housed in a grand, waterside art deco building.
12- Powerhouse Museum: Is a major branch of the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences in Sydney, the other being the historic Sydney Observatory.
13- Sydney Tower Eye: Is Sydney's tallest structure and the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere.
14- Taronga Zoo: Just a 15-minute ferry ride away from Circular Quay!
15- The Grounds of Alexandria: Is home-style food and specialty coffee in a former pie factory with brick walls and an organic garden.
16- Bondi Markets: The markets are usually on Saturday and Sunday.
17- Wet n wild Sydney: Great place to go with your family and friends.
18- Luna Park: Open all year round! You can either catch the train or the ferry to Milsons Point.
19- Palm beach: You can go on a wonderful walk to the lighthouse, nice swim at the beach or have lunch at the Boathouse.
20- Lear to surf: Want to pick up a new sport this summer? Why not go down to Bondi or Manly and sign up for some lessons.