Time  6 hours 45 minutes

Coordinates 1664

Uploaded November 19, 2019

Recorded November 2019

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near The Rocks, New South Wales (Australia)

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11/14/2019

After 13 days along the coast of New Zealand, we arrived at the Sydney Harbor and after a walk through the streets of The Rocks, we headed to the 6th quay of Circular Quay, where we climbed a catamaran to navigate the bay. The day was open and spectacular views, we also enjoyed a fun buffet during the trip, which allows you to make the most of the time. In short, a fantastic day to leave Australia.

The Sydney Bay National Park was founded by Sir John Robertson, Prime Minister of New South Wales, on April 26, 1879, which makes it the second oldest national park in the world, after Yellowstone. It was originally called THE NATIONAL PARK, but it was renamed in 1955, after Queen Elizabeth II crossed it to reach Wollongong.

The catamaran has its docking point at Darling Harbor, next to Pyrmont Bridge and the National Maritime Museum, where we take a local bus that, after crossing the Harbor Bridge, passes through Lavender Bay, Kirribilli District, Beauty Point / The Spit, Manly Beach and returns to the center of Sydney, where it runs through MacQuarie St and finally heads to the Sydney airport (Kingsford Smith), next to Botany Bay, south of the city.

The route is detailed in the comments of each of the WP.
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Opera House

In addition to the Opera and Harbor Brige, already mentioned in previous tracks, we repair FORT DENISON, a former criminal and defensive installation located on Pinchgut Island. Its construction begins in 1841 and opens in 1857. It was active until 1930, currently it is dedicated to events and celebrations.
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Circular Quay (Pantalán 6)

The starting point is very close to The Rocks, so before embarking we take the opportunity to stroll through the oldest neighborhood of the city
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Darling Harbourg

The catamaran docking point is located in Darling Harbor, next to Pyrmont Bridge and National Maritime Museum
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Cruzando Harbour Bridge

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Lavender Bay / Wender Secret Garden

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Barrio de Kirribilli

Se trata de uno de los barrios más lujosos de Sydney
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Beauty Point / The Spit

Spit West Reserve
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Manly Beach

Playa surfera en competencia con Bondi Beach
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Parlament House

The oldest building in Sydney, the House of Parliament is home to the political body of New South Wales. Both the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council meet within what once served as the Sydney Hospital, to make important decisions about state operations. While it is rumored that the ghosts of former sick / convicts, walk through the halls of the building It is part of the Hospital built by Governor Macquarie and put into service in 1816, as explained in the following WP, which is also the southern wing, now called The Mint, in memory of the Royal Mint company that made the Gold refining in these facilities, after the closure of the Hospital in 1848, until 1926.
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Sydney Hospital

When the first 736 convicts arrived from Portsmouth (England), most suffered from dysteria, scurvy, typhus or smallpox, so Governor Arthur Phillip established a first hospital in what is now George St in The Rocks. Governor Macquarie, decided in 1810, the transfer of the hospital to the area now occupied by Macquarie St and requested funds from the British government for its construction. As they were denied, he reached an agreement with the consortium Garham Blaxcell and Alexander Riley, then D'Arcy Wentworth, to subsidize the construction of the new hospital, in exchange for the rum import monopoly. The contract allowed 45,000 (and then 60,000) gallons to sell to the settlers. The patients / convicts were transferred in 1816 and that is why it was called "THE HOSPITAL DEL RON". The construction had multiple defects that were partially remedied in the reforms of 1820 and 1826. The final renovation of the facilities occurred in 1980.
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St. Mary´s Cathedral

It is situated between Hyde Park and The Domain, two important lungs of the city

1 comment

  • Photo of Carmen Abellán

    Carmen Abellán Nov 20, 2019

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Una excursión muy divertida que sirvió para ir al aeropuerto con alegría. El broche adecuado para cerrar la estancia en Sydney

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