By Rama Gaind
PS News Books
Sydney in a Week: The Ultimate Guide to Sydney
By Wendy Moore (New Holland, $24.95, softcover, 176 pages)
One cannot do justice to sightseeing around Sydney in a week, but Wendy Moore has a destination planner that’s appealing.
She “rediscovered” why she loved this city so much after gathering information for this book. You will never be able to see everything that this “gem of a city” has to offer, but Sydney in a Week will help you sort through the huge maze of information and decide what you want to see, when and how.
Included are seven comprehensive day tours, eight special itineraries and a number of convenient directories. All the tours can be done in a day, although visitors would be tempted to stop and spend more time at one of the sights along the way with art lovers heading for the gallery, history buffs at the Hyde Park Barracks and families with children seeing exhibitions at the Australian Museum.
All the special trips are within a two-hour drive of the city centre and while you get the best vantage points from a car, bus and train options have also been included.
Venture into the heart of this beautiful harbour city and travel from the Western harbour of Parramatta to the ritzy eastern suburbs of Vaucluse and Bondi, from bohemian Glebe to trendy Darling Harbour.
It also includes special sections for longer visits, such as Central Coast getaways, bushwalking in the Royal National Park, Blue Mountains, glimpses of the Southern Highlands, wine lover’s tour of the Hunter Valley and the South Coast.
With more than 240 stunning photographs, useful information panels, a calendar of major events, 17 detailed maps and directories for dining, shopping and nightlife, Sydney in a Week will expose you to some rewarding travel experiences.
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