6 Days in Sydney- What area to stay? What not to miss?

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#21
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Originally posted by Cruise Junky
We stayed in Darling Harbour which we really liked. We stayed at what is now the Hyatt...it was a four points last year. We enjoyed the Zoo, Manly Beach and a day trip out to the Hunter Valley wineries.
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#22
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Originally posted by TTFN2013
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How does someone from Southern California get the screen name of TTFN? just curios.
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#23
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Originally posted by TTFN2013
Following a 14-night Auckland to Sydney RCCL Cruise, we are spending 6 days in or near Sydney. First week of February 2018...I'm looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your reply.

Wot?!? No one mentioned Luna Park...?!?
#24
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Watching this for Ideas as we are in Sydney for 7 nights post cruise in December.

Thinking of one of the Christmas Day Harbour Buffet Cruises as there will be limited places to eat on xmas day. Anyone recommend any of these? Thanks.
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#26
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Originally posted by Cruise Junky
How does someone from Southern California get the screen name of TTFN? just curios.
"Tah-Tah For Now", as in, I'm leaving to go on another trip. I'll see you again soon.:-)

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Originally posted by TTFN2013
"Tah-Tah For Now", as in, I'm leaving to go on another trip. I'll see you again soon.:-)

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Oh, I know what it means, I grew up with it. It's such an English expression.
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#28
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I see nobody has mentioned this yet, but during our 5 day stay in Sydney one of our favorite experiences was a visit to the Chinese Garden of Friendship in Darling Harbor. It is not large, but really a lovely place. There was even a multicolor iguana roaming around. Even better, it abuts China Town so you can easily walk over for a great dinner.
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Originally posted by Crown Vic
Wot?!? No one mentioned Luna Park...?!?
I NEVER suggest Luna Park

Two reasons

1. Not a shadow of its former glory

2. Never sure when it'll be closed down or re opened next.
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#30
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Originally posted by lynncarol
I see nobody has mentioned this yet, but during our 5 day stay in Sydney one of our favorite experiences was a visit to the Chinese Garden of Friendship in Darling Harbor. It is not large, but really a lovely place. There was even a multicolor iguana roaming around. Even better, it abuts China Town so you can easily walk over for a great dinner.
Thank you.
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#31
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You are very welcome. I forgot to mention that it closed at 5:00. We got there around 3:30 and had the whole place almost to ourselves. Would have loved to spend even longer there had we not run into closing time.
#33
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Last April we stayed in Sydney for six days before a cruise. We picked the Meriton Serviced Apartments, Kent Street. It was a great place to stay, the people were incredibly friendly and helpful, and it was reasonably priced. There's a Cole's Market and a Woolies within easy walking distance for stocking up.
We went to Paddy's Market (more souvenirs than you'll ever need ! We also went to the zoo, which was nice, but we were disappointed to find that you had to pay extra to "visit" the koala's. Be sure to start at the top and work your way down! It's on a mountainside!

We also went to The Rocks area on Saturday when they have a "flea market". That was fun and interesting.
I think anything that you do that's new to you will be a great experience!
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#34
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Great tips. Thank you.
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