Garuda Indonesia Colours Magazine March 2019 - Page 79

Travel | Sydney 77 Less well known are the city’s harbour walks. The suburbs of the elegant North Shore offer some of Sydney’s most beautiful rambles. 1 The Sculpture by the Sea outdoor sculpture exhibition is held annually on the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, featuring works by many artists. 1 5 Senses – Sight NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM One of the country’s best museums, located in entertainment-rich Darling Harbour, the National Maritime Museum covers the story of Australia’s relationship with the sea, including its role in defence, trade, immigration and the popular imagination. Kids will enjoy clambering around the old vessels moored on the quays, which include a remarkable 1606 Dutch sailing ship that once plied the spice trade in Indonesia, a modern patrol boat, and a decommissioned Australian navy submarine. 2 Murray Street, Salah satu museum terbaik di Australia ini berlokasi di Darling Harbour yang sarat hiburan. National Maritime Museum memaparkan sejarah bahari Australia, termasuk peran kawasan perairannya dalam pertahanan, perdagangan, imigrasi dan juga melahirkan imajinasi populer. Anak-anak akan senang menaiki kapal-kapal tua yang ditambatkan di dermaga, termasuk kapal layar Belanda 1606 yang dulu mengangkut rempah-rempah dari Indonesia, serta kapal patroli modern dan kapal selam angkatan laut Australia yang sudah pensiun. ‘noise of tumbling waters’ and, on a day when the surf is rolling in, you can see why. This is Australia’s most famous beach, frequented by surfers, swimmers and sunbathers, and backed by a row of cafés and shops. From here, it’s an easy two-hour walk around the coast to Coogee. for fish. From here, it’s up and down over the numerous headlands of sprawling Middle Harbour before the dry scrub of the clifftops gives way to the lush sub-tropical vegetation that grows in shaded, hidden gullies. White butterflies flit among giant tree ferns, and water trickles down rocks. The path starts just past the swimming baths at the southern end of Bondi and leads to Tamarama and then Bronte, where locals while away the afternoon in the sun at a row of outdoor cafés. Walk on through Waverley Cemetery, superbly located on the clifftops and the resting place of several famous Australians, before arriving at Coogee. Here the small beach is enclosed by green headlands and backed by more chatter-filled cafés. As you swing back upwards, the path skirts the top of tall cliffs, where you’ll find Aboriginal rock carvings depicting kangaroos and fish. From this vantage point, there are stunning views back down the harbour towards the skyscrapers of the city, which stick incongruously above the bushland like the set of a science-fiction movie. The walk showcases the ocean, but less well known are the city’s harbour walks. The suburbs of the elegant North Shore offer some of Sydney’s most beautiful rambles. Take the ferry from the city centre across the harbour to Kirribilli. From here, walks meander around a series of bays, sometimes along suburban streets, sometimes through public gardens, occasionally through patches of bushland. You can admire well-kept private gardens and waterside mansions along the way, if you can drag your eyes from the photogenic sweep of city skyline and Opera House. You could finish your walk in Mosman, once a 19 th -century whaling station, and now one of Sydney’s chicest suburbs. For a more rugged walk, consider starting at Spit Bridge and heading eastwards along the harbour from Mosman. The well- signposted track starts off through dense vegetation and mudflats where heron hunt Much of the trail to Manly passes through Sydney Harbour National Park, where you’ll enjoy a great many flowering bushes such as the distinctively Australian banksias. Red-tailed skinks – a type of lizard – are often seen sunning themselves on rocks. Cockatoos tumble through the trees in white and gold, screeching loudly. Lorikeets pester picnickers for food, although few people have the heart to complain about being pestered by birds that look like court jesters in emerald, blue, red and yellow. As for the native Australian trees, they appear exceedingly odd but can also be strangely beautiful. Some have salmon- pink bark, smooth and cool to the touch and crossed with delicate lines of oozing black sap, while others have white bark that looks as if it has been scribbled on by a furious child with a black pencil. The rugged part of this walk ends at the suburb of Balgowlah. From here, a concrete path accessible even to wheelchairs meanders through harbour-side suburbs. Although