Hyde Park and Darling Harbor

24 Oct-Two more places that we walked during our final two days in Sydney were Hyde Park and Darling Harbor.

SydneyOct22 11Hyde Park is a long rectangular park in the center of the city with many trees and this walkway that stretches the entire length.

SydneyOct22 10The ANZAC war memorial in the park was closing just as we arrived and all we got was a quick peak inside.  ANZAC is the term for the soldiers of Australia and New Zealand that fought in the first World War.  It is a big deal here and I even saw cookies at the cruise ship terminal called ANZAC cookies.

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This cathedral is between Hyde Park and the Royal Botanical Gardens.

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One of the pedestrian only downtown shopping areas

SydneyOct22 15The Sydney Tower contains a revolving restaurant and observation deck on top.

SydneyOct22 27 Fascinating was the sheer number of people going to and from work mornings, lunch, and evenings.  Here, with most wearing black, is a long line waiting for their busses to arrive.  There are many forms of transportation in Sydney with ferries, trams, underground trains and the busses.

DarlingHarbor 5Darling Harbor has been revitalized from former industrial dockside blight and is being expanded more.  Attractions include an IMAX theater, the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney Wildlife World, an aquarium, a zoo, the Harbourside shopping and dining complex, as well as boat and jet tours.  There is a lot here and we walked it all on both sides of the harbor.

DarlingHarbor 2We found some delicious and healthy eating upstairs in the Harbourside complex for reasonable prices.

DarlingHarbor 7DarlingHarbor 6Great views walking across the pedestrian only bridge to the main part of the city.  You can also take a ferry from Circular Quay to or from Darling Harbour.  We initially walked over from the Chinatown area and then crossed back this way.