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Attending a Medical Conference

I am planning to go to a conference at the Sydney convention in March. It's my first time to go to Australia.


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I am planning to go to a conference at the Sydney convention in March. It's my first time to go to Australia.
Hi Therese and welcome to the forum.
Sydney is a great city for a visit and if the convention people do not have travel info for you, have a wander down to the Harbour where from Circular Quay ferry terminal you can take a ferry across to Manly, about a 45 min. ride and great way to see the Harbour.
To left of the Quay you have The Rocks, area of first settlement and a great Sydney Information Centre there, the Opera House off to right and a walk around the foreshore to the Botanical Gardens is also very pleasant, March weather likely to be fine.





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Wow! Thanks for this detailed description of which spots to check out. Where to shop? :-)


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Wow! Thanks for this detailed description of which spots to check out. Where to shop? :-)
You'll find lots of touristy boutique places down around the Rocks and the area back from the harbour is a maze of streets and smaller lanes with numerous shops.
The main street that runs back up town from the Rocks is George Street and another parallel from the Quay is Pitt Street, they actually converging up near Central Railway Station.
There's heaps of shops about both and a few hundred metres back from the Harbour, Bond Street leads to Australia Plaza and Tower shopping area.
Another few hundred metres up you have Martin Place [ more shops continued] which runs from George Street right across to Macquarie Street which is where State Parliament is on eastern edge of the CBD.

But the most glorious place you should not miss is a few hundred metres further up George Street, unable to be missed, Queen Victoria Building and shouldn't be, described by some as the most beautiful shopping centre going.

You will also have passed another special place too, betweeb QVB and Martin Place you have the Strand Arcade [alongside the Mid City Centre]which runs from George Street across to Pitt Street Mall, it being a Mall between King and Market Streets.
You've got the Stockland Imperial Arcade running off the Mall as well on opposite side, Grace Bros [major dept. store] and Centrepoint with AMP Tower all in that area, so really shopping central you could say, the QVB and The Strand - Home Page being features.
Insiders Sydney - the Sydney shopping guide , Shopping in Sydney - Sydney Accommodation for extra info and The Rocks on a weekend if you're there is entertaining with Choc coated Strawberries making a decadent breakfast if the stall is there.
The Rocks - The Rocks Markets

If you have an afternnoon/evening free, take a ferry across to Watson Bay and a nice walk up on to the Harbour South Headland for spectacular views back up the Harbour [ daylight saving will make for twilight at about 8 pm. ]and then a meal at Doyles, either down by the harbour, back a bit from it or even their pub at the end of the street is great value.
You'll be able to get a bus or a taxi [ maybe even a water taxi] back into town if that's where you're staying.
Doyles Restaurants Sydney, Watson's Bay, Doyles Recipes - Home
Plenty of other eating out options available, about the Rocks, the Opera House esplanade, Bondi [ a bit over-rated] or Manly.





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I have just come home and although the conference was okay, I'm sad that I was not able to go to as many restaurants I've planned to visit (I'm a new foodie!). The QVB is definitely amazing!

Thanks for all your tips Wanderer!


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I have just come home and although the conference was okay, I'm sad that I was not able to go to as many restaurants I've planned to visit (I'm a new foodie!). The QVB is definitely amazing!

Thanks for all your tips Wanderer!
Sometimes those just OK conferences need to be wagged a little more or some extra free time planned for balance.
You'll want to include Melbourne next time for restaurants and a food festival just finished there, usually held early March.





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