Cheap bus hire Sydney and surroundings tip 1: Robert Campbell was a prominent Scottish merchant who is commonly known as the “father of Australian commerce.” Campbell broke the monopoly that the British East India Company held over whale and seal products, which were Sydney’s only exports back in those days. In 1838, Robert Campbell began to build 5 sandstone bays which is now formerly known as the cove’s Campbell’s Storehouse, home to waterside restaurants. The cargo pulleys can still be found hanging on the warehouses upper storeys.
Museum of Sydney
Cheap bus hire Sydney and surroundings tip 2: This museum which was built on the site of the First Government House, explores the early period of Sydney’s European colonization through pictures, objects and new digital media techniques. The original structure can be seen through the lobby’s glass floor. Convict society, aboriginal culture and the gradual transformation of Sydney’s early settlements are documented through a giant showcase of chattels and goods recovered from years of archaeological diggings. Located outside the museum is one of the most interesting exhibits, the fascinating Edge of the Trees sculpture, the first artwork collaborated by a European artist and an Aboriginal.
Cheap bus hire Sydney and surroundings tip 3: Located in the harbor’s north shore with stunning views of the harbor, Sydney’s Taronga zoo is home to a wide variety of Australian fauna, including the famous koala. The animals here are well taken care of and their natural habitats are well simulated in spacious enclosures. Due to its hillside location, some areas of the Zoo can be steep and it can be tiring for a complete tour of the Zoo. It is advisable to grab the free map distributed at the Zoo entrance and plan your most comfortable route. From the city, the best way to get to Taronga Zoo is take the ferry from Darling Harbour or Circular Quay. In Circular Quay, grab the A$49.50 ZooPass, a combined ticket for ferry and zoo. After you’ve reached Taronga Wharf, take the cable car or a bus to the main entrance located up the hill. For A$260 per adult, you can book the “Roar and Snore” program and stay overnight in the zoo and also inclusive of two behind the scenes tours, a night tour, dinner, breakfast, drinks and you get to sleep in a luxurious tent.