Today the park is an oasis for locals and tourists alike. Managed by Parks Victoria, the gardens are a well-maintained blend of exotic and native flora. Maples, ginkgoes, and catalpa intermingle with indigenous ferns, orchids, and eucalyptus trees. Beautiful all year round, each season offers something new. Rhododendrons, azaleas, and cherry flowers bloom in the spring, and hydrangeas and fuchsias in summer. Autumn brings colorful foliage, and camellias and kalmia flower in winter.
When Australia was first settled by the British in 1788, this sun-drenched land down-under was introduced to the English language. It was spoken in all its English and Irish accents with a bit of Scots and Welsh thrown in as well. Over time, the amalgamation of the accents plus a dose of cockney rhyming slang has created a unique Australian brand of English which can be a little daunting to first-time visitors.
4. The Pinnacles can be experienced by car or by foot — there are trails for either mode. Caravans and larger vehicles, however, may not enter the Pinnacles Desert as there is limited physical access between some of the Pinnacles. Many larger cars have left bearing scars of a close encounter with an immovable limestone sentinel.
“No worries, mate.” Join the I’m Free Sydney Sights Tour. This free walk led by a dynamic uni student will have you discover the city’s main attractions, including Martin Place, the talking dog, Sydney Tower, Hyde Park, the Opera House, The Coathanger (as Sydneysiders nickname the Sydney Harbour Bridge), and more.