Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Removals to Australia – A Guide to Some of the Most Iconic Structures in Australia

With your removals to Australia planned, organised or even completed, you may be interested in and whereabouts of the country’s most famous buildings and monuments. While we can all recognise The Sydney Opera House, many people in the UK would be hard pressed to name some of the other famous structures in Australia, let alone know the history behind them. In this article we shall give you a brief guide to some of the more famous ones.

At Moving Partnership Ltd, we plan, organise and arrange removals to destinations worldwide, including removals to Australia. Our team of removals experts liaise closely with you to establish your exact requirements and then match those requirements to the services on offer from our worldwide network of removals company contacts.

We want your removals experience to be as smooth and trouble free as possible. To that end, when partnering with firms to complete your removals to Australia, we will endeavour to use only those who are British Association of Removers (BAR) registered or FAIM accredited, thus assuring you that your removal will be carried out to the highest standards.

Wherever you are based in the country, you will most likely want to take a sight-seeing tour of your area, or even further afield. Come with us on a whistle stop tour of some of the country’s most notable buildings.

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Eight of Australia’s most interesting Buildings and Structures

Harbour Bridge - Sydney

Officially opened on the 19th March 1932, the Sydney harbour Bridge was built to connect the harbour’s north and south shores. An English firm, Dorman Long and Co of Middlesbrough, undertook this marvellous feat of engineering and it took 1400 men a total of eight years to complete. A true Australian icon, Sydneysiders and tourists alike flock to the bridge not only for the photo-opportunities but also to climb it. There are 4 organised climbs and the price varies, depending on the time and date of your climb; they are available to anyone with reasonably good fitness levels. 

Opera House - Sydney

Opened in 1973 by Queen Elizabeth II, The Sydney Opera House has become one of the most recognised buildings in the world. With five theatres and rehearsal studios, 2 main halls, 4 restaurants, 6 bars and many souvenir shops, each year it plays host to around 3000 events with audiences totalling around 2 million and is visited by up to 200,000 people who simply want a look round. As a venue, it is as prestigious as they come, right up there with The Royal Albert Hall. Ask any performer on the worldwide stage and it would certainly be in their top five, if not their top three.

ANZ Olympic Stadium - Sydney

Officially opened in 1999, the ANZ stadium was built to showcase the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games. As with London 2012, a large part of the city was earmarked for renewal to house the games and the stadium was designed as its centrepiece. Originally opening with a seating capacity of more than 110,000, making it the largest Olympic stadium in the world, it was remodelled after the games, which saw its capacity shrink to 83,500. As a result of these modifications, the stadium can now easily be converted to host rugby league, rugby union, football and cricket.

Old Convict Buildings - Port Arthur

Here, a group of buildings come under a single banner; The Port Arthur Historic Sites. They are all concerned with days gone by when much of Australia was given over to the housing of deported English convicts. Sites listed include: the Port Arthur penal settlement, the coal mines, the Cascades female factory, Darlington probation station, Brickendon and Woolmers Estates, Kingston and Arthurs Vale on Norfolk Island, Hyde Park Barracks in Sydney, Old Government House in Parramatta NSW, Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour, The Old Great North Road and Freemantle Prison. All would have had special significance to convicts of the time.
Telstra Tower - Canberra

Officially opened on May 15, 1980, the tower is a relay and booster centre for the capital’s radio, telephone and television transmitters as well as mobile phone operators. All of that technical stuff aside though, it is also a centre for business with meeting rooms, breakout areas and offices and a tourist attraction welcoming 430,000 visitors each year. Arguably the best place for a view of Australia’s capital city, The Telstra Tower rises to nearly 640ft above the summit of Black Mountain in the heart of the Canberra National Park. From viewing platforms near the top, you are rewarded with breathtaking views of the city.

The Round House - Fremantle

The oldest public building in the State of Western Australia, The Round House is steeped in legal history. Opening in 1831, it was first used to house a convict just 18 months after the area was originally settled. From then until 1886, it was used to incarcerate those found guilty of anything from drunkenness to theft and desertion to murder. It was then handed over to the police who used it as a storage facility into the early 1900’s. Scheduled for demolition in 1920, the building was saved by local interested parties and later deeded to the City of Fremantle.

Jimbour House - Queensland

Built in 1876, Jimbour House is one of Australia’s most wonderful historic homes. Still in private hands, the house opens its doors to the public only on very special occasions but you are free to take a walk around the very impressive gardens and grounds. On entry, you are asked for a small donation but this means you can take the "Living History Walk" a tour which includes the original Water Tower, The Chapel, the Jacaranda Avenue, Jimbour House, The Rose Garden, Millicent Russell Kitchen Garden, The Bull Stalls and Stables, The Bluestone Building and many other points of interest.

Rialto Towers

Rialto Towers is the tallest office building in the Southern Hemisphere if you disregard communication masts and spires. Opened in October 1986, its huge glass façade appears to change colour from dark blue to gold depending on the direction and intensity of the sun. At 824 ft with 63 floors and 3 basement floors, it provides 84,000 m² of office space. In 1994 The Melbourne Observation Deck was opened to the public. Situated on the 55th floor, it provides views of up to 60 km on a clear day and, the good news is, you don’t have to walk. The deck is served by two express passenger lifts.

About MPL

At Moving Partnership Ltd, we have been arranging removals to Australia and many other destinations worldwide for in excess of 20 years. In that time, we’ve built up a vast network of contacts with removals companies all over the world. This enables us to search for and find the cheapest and most appropriate removals companies to partner with so as to provide you with exactly the service you require at a price that you’ll be more than happy with.

Removals to Australia –  Get a free online quote using the form to your right, or click here to talk to our International removals team.