Lovers of nature, green spaces and natural beauty will find the Sydney region has wonderful parks and gardens. Ringed by National Parks to the south, west and north, visiting Australian bush is only a few hours drive, to the east, are the many beaches and their backing green areas.
In the centre of Sydney, almost all visitors are attracted to the Sydney Harbour National Park, which protects a good part of the foreshores on the harbour and its islands. An enjoyable way to enjoy the harbour - a short ride on the ferry to Manly or to historical Parramatta.
There are different harbour cruises at Cirular Quay and Darling Harbour available from morning to the evening, allowing you to get splendid views of the city, islands and harbour surrounds.
Within the city centre you can find The Royal Botanic Gardens, Chinese Garden of Friendship, Hyde Park and Wynyard Park as well as many other smaller parks dotted around the city - see maps Sydney Maps.
Description: The green Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens with the City in the background
Sydney has hotels and accommodation ranging from luxury hotels to backpacker hostels.