Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Yet while international tourists will fly half way around the world to see what Sydney has to offer, many Australian residents have never experienced 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. This historic walk will show you the real Sydney but be warned – it is also popular for late-night ghost tours.
Experience Life in the Heart of the Sydney at Metro Apartments Darling Harbour - Metro Hotels
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
WILD LIFE Sydney has welcomed ten new Frill-Necked Lizard hatchlings to its Darling Harbour home, , Each Weighing Less Than a Two Cent Piece!
The clutch of hatchlings is less than two weeks old and each baby lizard weighs just five grams – lighter than the two cent piece they once featured on. The lizards were bred on site at WILD LIFE Sydney and have been thriving in their new environment.
The birth of the quintessential Aussie reptiles is a testament to WILD LIFE Sydney’s breeding procedures, with staff excited about monitoring the lizard’s growth which will eventually reach over 70 cm in length and weigh over 500 grams.
Most female Frill-Necked Lizards lay between 8-23 eggs which take about 3-4 months to hatch. Once the babies are born, mother Frill-Necked Lizards do not provide any parental care, and in fact babies are at risk of being eaten by their mother or other Frill-Necked adults. As such, the hatchlings are currently being kept in a separate enclosure.
Source: Merlin Entertainments Group