Until 28 January 2019
If you are visiting Sydney and love nature and photography then a trip to the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2018 is a must! Held at the Australian Museum visitors will
witness nature at its most dramatic, graceful and unexpected!
With a stunning collection of photographs celebrating the natural heritage of the bioregions of Australia and New Zealand, the Antarctic and New Guinea the exhibition showcases just how much talent and patience a professional photographer will go to capture the right image.
The Australian Museum is situated on William Street and has easy access to the CBD and Hyde Park. The Museum offers various exhibitions throughout the year. The Australian Museum is the first museum of Australia.
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Another point of interest near the museum is the ANZAC Memorial Hyde Park where visitors can pay their respects to ANZACS as well as participate in guided tours. The memorial pond is a place to relax and reflect.
For keen photographers read our post on Photo Opportunities in Sydney.
At Ruby's we are happy to help you plan your holiday. The months of December until the end of January are very popular in Sydney so please get in touch and we can assist you to find the perfect holiday letting.
Taste of Sydney
Foodie lovers visiting Sydney will not want to miss out on Taste of Sydney with the latest program featuring Sydney's hottest restaurants, live music, entertainment, gourmet producers and a host of exciting gastronomic experiences.
Taste offers visitors an intimate but casual and vibrant fun way to learn to create fabulous food and interact with chefs, farmers and artisan producers. The festival offers intoxicating smells, fabulous music (thanks to the resident DJ's), fun and adventure.
The Diners Club VIP Ticket offers an exclusive pass within the Taste of Sydney Collective offering many advantages over a standard ticket. Situated above the festival this premium lounge experience gives an exclusive view to the Electrolux Collective Kitchen to watch all the action from above, as well as VIP treatment courtesy of Diners Club.
The line up of chefs has been hand-picked and curated by renowned Sydney chef, Mark Best (ex Marque & Pei Modern) and features some of the best!
When visiting The Playground you will have the opportunity to sample and shop some of the finest foodie products on the market. This is also an opportunity to discover new products and meet the artisans that produce them.
Sydney is a foodie city that offers a large range of dining experiences of all cultures. There are many food and wine festivals throughout the year and we will be more than happy to let you know what's on the foodie calendar when you are planning your stay with Ruby's Holiday Residences.
Photo: Taste of Sydney Collective
Sculpture by the sea 2018
Bondi will host the world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition from 18th October to 4th November 2018 and if you are planning a stay in Sydney around this time you might like to add a visit to this spectacular coastal walk event on your list of things to do in Sydney.
The coastline walk is two kilometres from Bondi to Tamarama and features 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world.
As one of Sydney’s most beloved and photographed events, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi attracts over 500,000 visitors over the course of 18 days and signals the beginning of summer in Sydney.
It took many years of planning to come up with the concept Sculpture by the Sea by it’s creator David Handley the Founding Director whose initial wish was to create a major free public arts event in Sydney.
Sculpture by the Sea is now in its 22nd year and despite hundreds of entries only 100 sculptures are chosen by the curatorial panel. To learn more about the exhibit you can attend the Aqualand Artist Talk Series http://sculpturebythesea.com/bondi/artists/artist-talks/ with the artists talking about their work, these are free drop-in talks on the weekends in the comfort of an Aqualand bean bag!
For more information: http://sculpturebythesea.com/
If you are looking for excellent accommodation in the Bondi area to view Sculpture by the Sea please get in touch with Deborah to discuss one of our beautiful residences.
Places to Visit in Paddington
Photo Opportunities in Sydney
Whether you are a tourist or a local, Sydney has a many interesting places for photography.
Sydney is relatively easy to get around, you can use the hop on hop off buses, hire a bike (wear a helmet by law), use public transport or hail a cab or Uber. If you are using public transport you will need an OPAL card.
THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
It goes without saying, snapping a photo of the Opera House is a must when visiting Sydney and you can get some great angles of this iconic building, even up in Cumberland Street, near the Rocks.
Other great photo opportunities are from The Royal Botanical Gardens, from a boat (or ferry), looking over from Kirribilli and from the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
THE ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS
Apart from the spectacular views from the Royal Botanical Gardens of the harbour, there are plenty of photo opportunities within the gardens.
With its spectacular ponds, trees and plants the Royal Botanical Gardens is a flora photographers dream.
Spring is the best time to visit. You can even find a spot where you can photograph the city skyline overlooking the gardens.
Quite often the Calyx has walls of flowers and is truly a spectacular part of the gardens to visit. A gold coin donation is requested to enter.
The fernery is also a beautiful place to take photos and have some quiet time as you soak in the relaxing vibes and listen to the waterfalls.
Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach has plenty of photo opportunities. Apart from Bondi Beach itself, photo opportunities are Aboriginal carvings, the village, Bondi Icebergs and the Bondi to Coogee Boardwalk.
The Bondi to Coogee Boardwalk could even offer you an opportunity to photograph migrating Whales between July and November.
Each Saturday the famous Bondi Markets is another great place to take some photos especially of Artisan produce.
Taronga Zoo offers plenty of photo opportunities and not just of the animals. You will see the Sydney Skyline that offers some spectacular views.
As you wander along the many paths of Taronga Zoo you will certainly come across some amazing photo opportunities. The zoo is accessible by ferry, bus or car.
QUEEN VICTORIA BUILDING
For beautiful historical architecture the Queen Victoria Building (QVB) offers plenty of opportunities for photographers. The QVB has intricate designs, carvings, staircases and beautiful tiling.
While you are there many of the cafe's offer High Tea which is rather special in this elegant building. It goes without saying that the QVB also offers some fabulous shopping.
Must Visit Markets in Sydney
KINGS CROSS MARKET
Every Saturday morning Kings Cross Market attracts locals and visitors in the area. There are many stalls offering organic produce, artisan products, pet treats, candles, flowers, clothing, plants, fish and a wide range of places to find something delicious to eat.
Every Saturday 8 am – 2 pm
Fitzroy Gardens, Macleay St, Potts Point.
02 9999 2226
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