When you are a visitor to a place, there is nothing like the knowledge of a local to take you to some of the lesser known but equally interesting corners of a city. Sydney has plenty of fascinating nooks and crannies, many of which a lot of the locals don't even know about. So if you are a visitor or a local and eager to do a little exploring on or off the beaten track, here are hundreds of suggestions to get you going.
Most major towns and cities are in a constant state of change. The old is removed to make way for the new; infrastructure is expanded or replaced to keep up with growth and technological advances. Every generation removes a little from its past and replaces it with something relating to the present in the hope that it will be of use in the future. From its beginnings in 1788 as a haggle of tents in the virgin bushland that once surrounded Sydney Cove, to the international city we see today, Sydney has gone through some incredible changes. We look back at some of the things Sydney has lost during two centuries of change.
Parramatta holds great significance in the history of Australia, being the first inland colonial settlememnt, and the second settlement overall after Sydney Cove to be established by Australia s British colonists of the late 18th century. Travel Time: 50 mins. from Central Station.
Things to see and do: historic buildings; museums; Parramatta Park; shopping; cafe and restaurant strip; City to Parramatta river ferry