WTF. All I ever hear, from people living in cities other than Sydney/Melbourne, is what a hole their city is
I'm from Sydney, born in Perth. I like to live in a reasonably populated area.
- could be boring, but it has awesome museums and the War Memorial which is a nice area. In terms of Australias history, I would recommend a couple of days here. And yep, Questacon (the science museum) is a lot of fun
- has been lovely when I've been there, but it's kind of dead. There are more exciting places I would rather be, personally (unless you were attending the tennis tournament and like to bump into players all the time as the city is quite small compared to others.
- Shopping, Food, Clubbing (something for everyone), culture (Chinatown/theatre etc), good looking people in lunch hour
, Public Transport System is pretty good as it goes to most areas you would want to visit, but it can be extremely unreliable at times. Then again, we now have less trains, so that they run on time :retard:
We have quite a few National Parks worth visiting, and you can go bushwalking quite easily. As for beaches, Manly would be a good place to absorb a bit of umm...beach culture, I guess. It's relaxed yet has some nice restaurants and the markets are pretty good. Taronga Zoo is a nice day out (of course I'm going to say that), but it's built on a slope, so depending on how fit you are, if it's a big day you could be tired fairly easily
It's on a fairly small area of land though, so this works in its favour.
In Sydney I doubt you would even want to go to the Western Suburbs (Campbelltown - Cabramatta - Penrith basically) but the Blue Mountains are Just outside of Penrith, so this could be a worthwhile day trip if you're into Nature. There are a lot of tours departing from the city (Star City Casino) that you can take. Peta Pan might be online later, she's been on one of these tours at least