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Bowral Town | Bowral

A prosperous town on the Hume Highway and the centre of a rich agricultural district. There are many features of interest within easy reach. Gibraltar Mountain will recall its namesake. Belmore Falls, Macquarie Pass and many other spots are worthy of a visit. The town itself possesses fine shopping centres and many outdoor sporting facilities are provided. The town stands on a portion of the orig...

Cenotaph, Martin Place, Sydney | Sydney

The Cenotaph was erected in 1927 to honour the Australian soldiers and sailors who fell in the first World War. It is built of Moruya granite. The bronze figures of a soldier and a sailor which stand at either end of the main stone are the work of the Australian sculptor, Sir Bertram Mackennal. There are three principal annual ceremonies at the Cenotaph: the Dawn Service at 4.30 am on Anzac Day 2...

Centennial Park | Centennial Park

Originally swamp land and then set aside as land for a water source for Sydney, Centennial Park opened in 1888 following reconstruction as a public park. At the time Sir Henry Parkes vision was to create a "People's Park" in which the citizens of Sydney could "take in the air" away from the Sydney town centre. The park covers an area of 189 hectares and has been designed in the Victorian period ...

Darlinghurst Court, Taylor Square, Darlinghurst | Darlinghurst

Darlinghurst Court is an impressive colonnaded building, an example of Greek Revival architecture. The central portion was designed by Mortimer Lewis in 1837. The Old Gaol is now part of East Sydney Technical College on Forbes Street, is open daily during the school term. Enclosed inside a massive wall, a collection of austere buildings radiates from a round house, once a chapel. Begun in 1835, t...

General Post Office, Martin Place | Sydney

The General Post Office is a mounmental example of Renaissance-inspired architecture. A massive bulk of building, it was designated by James Barnet, who is depicted in one of the sculptured panels on the Pitt Street side.

Kempsey Town | Kempsey

On the Macleay River, 503 kms from Sydney on the Pacific Highway. Kempsey is the most important town in the Macleay River District and the centre of a magnificent dairying and agricultural region. Within easy reach of the town by road are the summer camping resorts of South West Rocks (30 kms) and Crescent Head (16 kms) where fishing and surfing are the principal pastimes.

Lower Fort Street, Rocks | The Rocks

Lower Fort Street, in the western section of the Rocks area, marks the site of several gracious old Georgian buildings. Numbers 59 and 61 are particularly elegant, and so is Bligh House, number 43, built in 1833. Of an entirely different order is the Hero of Waterloo Hotel, a prestigious name for a pub that witnessed the return to sea of many an unwilling sailor through the underground tunnels th...

Newcastle City | Newcastle

Newcastle is the second city and port of New South Wales and, in volume of shipping, is the third port of Australia. It stands on the southern shores of the estuary of the Hunter River, and is the outport for the produce of the Hunter River Valley. Coal was first discovered in the Newcastle area by Lieutenant John Shortland when he explored the mouth of the Hunter in 1797, and it was not long bef...

Rouse Hill House, Guntawong Rd., Rouse Hill | Rouse Hill

Located on the road to Windsor and built between 1813 and 1818, Rouse Hill House is a fine example of an early Georgian building. The fine interiors are furnished with many original historic items preserved over the generations by descendants of Richard Rouse. Rouse Hill Estate This fragile property resonates with over 180 years of one family’s occupation. Explore the nineteenth century farm ...

Susannah Place Museum, Sydney | The Rocks

Susannah Place is a row of 4 terraces located in the heart of The Rocks that incorporates a working corner shop. Rare in the city, it provides an opportunity to explore domestic working class life from 1844 to the late twentieth century. The many stories collected from former tenants tell the richness of community life that once existed in The Rocks whilst surviving layers of paint, wallpapers a...

Sydney to Bulli Pass & Royal National Park Trip | Sydney

The route is by Botany Bay, Brighton-le-Sands, Aqua Flora Park (stop 30 minutes), to Sublime Point and Bulli Pass, where lunch is obtainable. These two vantage-points afford magnificent panoramas of ocean, mountain, and forest and, on a clear day, the blue Pacific can be seen rolling on to golden beaches for a distance of 48 km. The journey continues down the Bulli Pass to Greater Wollongong, then...

Sydney to Burragorang Trip | Sydney

Sydney to Burragorang via The Oaks, is the Mecca of the caravaner who wishes to laze on the green carpeted banks of the fish stocked Wollondilly River. Return trip 205 km

Sydney to Colo River Trip | Sydney

Sydney to Colo River via Penrith and Richmond, and return through Windsor, takes the traveler through farming country to Penrith and then provides a panoramic view over the Nepean district from Lapstone Hill. On the return trip there is unusually pretty river side scenery near historic Windsor. The round trip is about 201 km.

Sydney to Hawkesbury River Trip | Sydney

The Hawkesbury River rises in the tablelands south of Sydney, where it is known as the Wollondilly and later as the Warragamba and later the Nepean After flowing along the edge of the Blue Mountains it enters the ocean at Broken Bay. From a scenic standpoint the Hawkesbury is one of Australia's finest rivers. Anthony Trollope wrote of it, "The Hawkesbury has neither castles nor islands, nor has ...

Sydney to Mount Victoria Trip | Sydney

Sydney to Mount Victoria via Blackheath and through to Kurrajong, is the most famous mountain circuit in Australia, giving excellent views of the Blue Mountains and a choice of some of the best tourist hotels. Kilometres vary between 289 and 320 km according to the number of diversions.

Sydney to Royal National Park, Audley Trip | Sydney

This reserve of 36,300 acres is a sanctuary for bird, animal, and plant life, less than 32 km south from Sydney. It can be reached by Prince's Highway or the Illawarra Railway. The Park includes many kinds of vegetation and scenery typical of the sandstone areas surrounding Sydney. On the sea coast are a number of delightful beaches, such as Garie and Wattamolla, where surfing and rock or beach fi...

Sydney to Sydney City Sights & Beaches Trip | Sydney

After leaving Martin Place, the trip Hyde Park, St. Mary's Cathedral, the Domain, the Botanic Gardens, and Government House, and, driving around the harbour foreshores to ladys Macquarie's Chair, continues to Vaucluse (where a stay of 30 minutes is made at Vaucluse House) and Watson's Bay. The return journey is by Bondi and Coogee beaches to Centennial Park, then past the Show-ground, Cricket Grou...

Sydney to Terrigal Trip | Sydney

Terrigal on the coast 94 km north of Sydney is famous for its long surf beach and a peculiar rock formation known as the Skillion. The route via Gosford is through pleasant citrus country, and the coast road from Avoca to Terrigal is famous for its scenery. The return trip is about 201 km.

Sydney to Wallacia Trip | Sydney

Sydney to Wallacia. 16 km from Penrith on the banks of the Nepean River are two interesting towns, Mul-goa and Wallacia. The return trip may be made through Luddenham to Cobbity and back through Campbelltown and Liverpool to Sydney.

Albury Town | Albury

This border city is on the banks of Australia's largest river, the Murray, and in the midst of a most picturesque, rich agricultural and pastoral district. It is 307 kms from Melbourne by rail and 647 kms from Sydney and served by good roads from all directions. A well planned town with an excellent shopping centre and beautiful homes. Within easy reach of many attractive beauty spots, it makes a...