The Rocks from the Pylon Lookout on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Rocks area is immediately adjacent to Circular Quay on Sydney Cove, the site of Australia's first European settlement in 1788. It was known as Tallawoladah by the Cadigal people and the original buildings were first traditional vernacular houses, of wattle and daub, with thatched roofs, and later of local sandstone, from which the area derives its name.
Darling Harbour is a harbour adjacent to the city centre of Sydney. It is also a large recreational and pedestrian precinct that is situated on western outskirts of the Sydney central business district. The area was originally known as Long Cove, but was generally referred to as Cockle Bay until 1826 when Governor Darling renamed it after himself.
A view of Lavender Bay and Harbourside Apartments from the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We climbed one of the concrete pylons (faced with granite) via the pedestrian pathway on the eastern side of the Bridge from the city end of the bridge. There are 200 stairs to the Pylon Lookout, 87 metres above mean sea level, but on the way up there are 3 levels of exhibits.
The Australian National Maritime Museum is in Darling Harbour, Sydney. Opened in 1991, the museum is structured around seven main galleries, focusing on the discovery of Australia, the relationships between the Australian Aborigines and the water, travel to Australia by sea, the ocean as a resource, water-based relaxation and entertainment, the naval defence of the nation, and the relationship between the United States of America and Australia. The ship seen here is the HMAS Vampire.