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Old Nov 15th 2011, 10:56 pm
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Coming over for a few days for Australia day.Can anyone recommend nice place to eat near harbour,Cruise and dining on the harbour and best Home n away trip.
And best area to stay.Thank you.
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for 4 days, stay city, darlinghurst, bondi, or manly.

Eats, well, everywhere and anywhere. Check out Time Out or do an internet search for ratings. You could catch a ferry over to Watsons Bay and do and nice seafood meal at Doyles with a view down the Harbour.

Harbour Cruise - just take a Ferry - cheap

Home and Away is in Palm Beach which is the northern most beach in Sydney. You can catch a bus but it takes an eternity. You can catch a sea plane from Sydney Harbour. Or hire a car. Car rental in Australia is relatively cheap. $45 a day give or take a few.
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http://www.tourstogo.com.au/tour/243...ur-summer-bay/

Well, I learnt something new today anyway!

Where to stay? YHA perhaps? I stayed at Central Station for three nights a couple of years ago and it was great. Station at the door, ditto buses on George Street, City, Chinatown, Darling Harbour, all walking distance.
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Some ideas we are coming to Sydney for 4 days in January.We are in our 40s young 40s what things to see n do places to eat.
We have been before but 15 years ago.We have done Manly and the shops.
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And I've answered yet another one!

Sue, you did this for your trip to Singapore too, didn't you? Keep asking questions on one thread and I'm sure you'll get your answers.
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Some ideas we are coming to Sydney for 4 days in January.We are in our 40s young 40s what things to see n do places to eat.
We have been before but 15 years ago.We have done Manly and the shops.
Why not be what I like to call an 'un-tourist' and just go where you please, with no planned itinerary. I like to pick a station or a suburb at random and go there, walk around, have a drink, a meal, whatever, pretend to be a 'local.' The first suburb that came into my mind, for God's knows what reason was 'Meadowbank'.

History[edit] Aboriginal cultureThe territory from Sydney Cove to Parramatta, on the northern side of the Parramatta River, was thought to be that of the Wallumedegal, and had the aboriginal name Wallumetta, the territory of the Wallumede people.

Aboriginal people in the Sydney district were clans of larger groups sharing a common language. Three language groups have been identified in the Sydney Region - the Kuringgai (or Guringai), the Dharug (or Dharruk / Dharuk / Darug), and the Dharawal (or Tharawal). The Wallumedegal are thought to have been within the Dharug speaking area.[2]

[edit] European settlement
Meadowbank overlooking the bay
John Whitton Bridge, a public walkway across the Parramatta RiverLand originally granted to Surgeon William Balmain in 1794, in the district of the Field of Mars, was bestowed the name 'Meadow Bank'. Balmain returned to England in 1801, leaving his estates to be managed by fellow surgeon D'Arcy Wentworth. Wentworth agreed to sell Balmain's grants to John Bennett, an ex-convict who had been transported in 1795.

By 1819 both the 'Meadow Bank Estate' and 'Chatham Farm' to the north, belonged to Bennett. In 1823 he was joined by his nephew William Bennett. John Bennett died in July 1829, a bachelor, and his nephew inherited his estate, building Meadowbank House around 1835. William then sold 'Chatham Farm' to Major Edward Darvall in 1855. William Bennett died in 1865 but his widow remained at Meadowbank until her death in 1879.

The estate was subdivided in the late 1880s, given impetus by the opening of the railway from Strathfield to Hornsby in 1886. The station opened here was called Hellenic but this was later changed to Meadowbank, after the Meadowbank Estate.[2] Meadowbank Public Baths established in 1895 was a former recreation destination but were closed in 1943 due to pollution from Homebush Bay.[3]

Shepherds Bay Row Boat ferry services were established as early as 1794 from Schooner Wharf (Belmore Road, near Helene Park) taking passengers to the Concord shore. Meadowbank Manufacturing Company Works was the first industry in Meadowbank, established on 95 acres of land in 1890, with frontage to the Parramatta River and easy access to the railway producing agricultural equipment for the local area and throughout the country. The existing seawall is made from the remnants of the original sandstone. Shepherds Bay is named after early settler James Shepherd, transported as a convict in 1791. Vineyard terraces were located on the upper slopes. Former Ryde Wharf and punt located in Shepherds Bay Park. Remnants of wharf walling visible at low tide. The Ryde to Rhodes punt operated between 1898 to 1935. Passengers included employees of the State Timber yards at Rhodes and cattle. The punt was unreliable; "the cable continually gave way and cargoes of cattle went sailing downstream". Ryde Council investigated potential sites for the Ryde Baths in 1877 and the desirability of having public baths. Ten years later, when a man was killed whilst bathing at Ryde Wharf, the issue was raised again. In 1904, a site was chosen at the bottom of Waterview Road. The Ryde Swimming Baths were opened in 1905. Mixed bathing was not permitted. Ryde Bridge took two years to build, and opened in 1935. A series of tolls were applied and were ceased to be collected in 1949. State Timber Yards were opposite on Rhodes Peninsula.[3]
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Thats correct did do for Singapore and you guys great help.No harm in asking I hope all advice welcome.
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Thats correct did do for Singapore and you guys great help.No harm in asking I hope all advice welcome.
Have a look at the link Tartankoala posted above - I asked much the same question a few days ago and there is a shedload of info on there
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