Sydney is a beautiful city in its own right. It has long established itself as a centre for international tourism and it joins the select club of world cities that have an instantly recognizable skyline due to the Opera House. However, there is much more to the city than a simple city break that encompasses all the standard tourist hot spots.Spanning the area just north of Manly to the tip of the peninsula at the mouth of the Hawkesbury River, Sydney's beautiful Northern Beaches and Pittwater offer you relaxation and recreation side by side. The area encompasses kilometres of open coastline along laid back seaside suburbs including Curl Curl, Dee Why, Long Reef and Avalon. You can catch a seaplane to a riverside restaurant from Palm Beach; the last beach on the peninsula where hit series "Home and Away" is filmed. With a number of popular surf breaks lining the region, it is inevitably imbued with a strong surfing culture. Great seaside dining is on offer from all of the Northern Beaches.
On the other side of the peninsula is Pittwater, which runs along the thriving native bushland of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. For one of the best views of Pittwater, have a pub lunch at the Newport Arms Hotel's waterfront beer garden. You can participate in any number of water activities in Pittwater including kitesurfing, canoeing, sailing and fishing. With its pockets of rainforest, rivers, creeks and waterfalls, rugged sandstone headlands and wonderful examples of Aboriginal rock art, Ku-ring-gai Chase is a fascinating place to bushwalk. These are but a few examples what you can experience by venturing of the city centre, Sydney makes for an especially rewarding holiday destination if you use it as a base to explore the surrounding environs.
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