Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Worldly Sydney Win; Metro Sydney Giveaway

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Worldly Sydney Win; Metro Sydney Giveaway

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AS ONE of the world's most picturesque and exciting international cities, Sydney attracts visitors from all over the world eager to experience its stunning harbour views, fabulous nightlife, boutique shopping and wonderful sightseeing.

Yet while international tour- ists will fly half way around the world to see what Sydney has to offer, many Australian residents have never experi- enced what puts Sydney on the world map as one of the most attractive cities for global travellers.

Situated in the heart of Sydney directly across from Darling Harbour, Metro Apartments Darling Harbour is a popular choice for discerning tourists from both at home and abroad eager to find comfortable, affordable accommodation located in close proximity to all major attractions.

Head west from your apartment and you'll find yourself at King Street Wharf and Cockle Bay, popular precincts on the shores of Darling Harbour. Enjoy a cocktail in one of the many boutique bars, a meal in one of the harbourside restaurants or a 3D movie at IMAX. Play tourist at Sydney Aquarium, Wildlife World or Australian Maritime Museum, or stroll across the footbridge to try your luck at The Star casino.

If you are looking for world-class shopping, walk east from your apartment and into Sydney's retail heart, with the Queen Victoria Building, Westfield Sydney and flagship David Jones and Myer stores all a short stroll from your front door.

For unique Asian food and culture, head south to Sydney's Little Japan, Little Korea and ThaiTown. Be sure to sample Yum Cha or a Chinese banquet from the huge array of restaurants in Sydney's Chinatown, then keep walking through to the Entertainment Precinct and take in a show at the historic Capitol Theatre.

For sightseeing, head north beside the sandstone walls of the Hungry Mile and Barangaroo, recently marked for redevelopment. Stop at one of the beautiful harbourside cafes at Jones Street Wharf then continue around the harbour foreshore to The Rocks, a must to explore before venturing on to the Opera House and Botanic Gardens. …

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