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The next day we walked around Darling Harbour and to the Star City Casino. Saw some more expensive wharf apartment condos. Next was a shopping opportunity in Paddy's Market where numerous vendors line the aisles. The market is just on the edge of Chinatown which we walked through and finally emerged by the Queen Victoria Building. We also went underground to see the numerous shops in the subway station.
We walked through central city to the Sydney Harbour (again) for a late afternoon cruise at 3:30. There were a few street performers entertaining the crowds. The cruise ship was actually a catamaran sailboat. I have some wonderful sunset photos as we returned and went under the Harbor Bridge. The ship took us directly back to within a block of our hotel in Darling Harbour.
Our final full day in Sydney was spent on a safaris to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. It is only 24 kilometers from Sydney, but seemed worlds away from the big city. It's 30,000 acres of rugged bushland and spectacular waterways. There were some spectacular views from Bobbin Head Road and West Head Lookout. We passed through many small towns on the way to lunch in Mona Vale and then viewed Palm Beach which is nothing but a big sand dune with a golf course.
On the return we passed by Manly and stopped on the North Head to Sydney Harbour to see some rain clouds over the city.