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Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, recognised as one of the most liveable cities on earth, provides a very warm welcome to visitors. Stunning harbour, perfect climate, superb restaurants, energetic nightlife this safe efficient city is a must do destination with lots of Sydney attractions to enjoy.

Greater Sydney covers 400 sq km with a twisting coastline extending to over 300 km. A public transport of Sydney ferries, Sydney buses, Sydney trains, monorail, Sydney taxis efficiently move everyone around. The southerly latitude 33’53” ensures a pleasant temperate rising in summer to a maximum of 26 ºC, falling to a maximum 17 ºC in winter.

George Street is the main thoroughfare and runs from Circular Quay going past Wynard CityRail station and Town Hall to Central Station. Parallel to George Street are Pitt, Elizabeth and Macquarie Street which connects to the Sydney Opera House. A central landmark is the Sydney Tower on Pitt Street. Argyle Street runs from the base of the Rocks to the top of Observatory Hill. Dixon Street is the main street in Chinatown. Market Street cuts the city centre from Hyde Park to Darling Harbour.

Sydney, Australia


One-fifth of the population of Australia lives in Sydney, the largest city in Australia. A mix of peoples from over 130 countries ensures vibrancy, diversity and a dynamic economy. cultural basis. Sydney has a prominent gay community. Every year, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is celebrated at the end of February, drawing people from all over Australia and the world for the celebrations.

Safe Sydney beaches active with surfers and swimmers hug the coastline to the North and South. Mix nature with the man made attractions led by the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Add in a city centre play area, Darling Harbour, with restaurants, museums, shopping, street artists and lots more. Build a complete Olympic park and run the most successful Olympic Games ever. Top it all with theatres, cinemas, nightclubs, a gay/lesbian scene and some of the world’s best restaurants and you have a lively pulsating city offering complete extremes of Sydney entertainment.

Sydney 's skyline is large and widely recognizable dominated by the Sydney Tower. Buildings range from the simple Francis Greenways Georgian buildings, to Jorn Utzon's expressionist, the Sydney Opera House. Sydney also has a large amount of Victorian buildings, such as the Sydney Town Hall and the Queen Victoria Building . The most architecturally significant being the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The Central Business District (CBD) of Sydney is the historical centre of government, retail, finance, culture and entertainment. At the centre is Martin Place, Pitt Street Mall, Strand Arcade and the Queen Victoria Building. Central is The area around Central Station and is a busy not so interesting part of Sydney. The Eastern Suburbs is the area between the City and the sea with Bondi Beach. The Inner West are Sydney 's original suburbs with King Street, Newtown with good shopping and eating. South Sydney is the area between Central Railway Station and Sydney Airport.

Town Hall is in the centre of Sydney and the area of shopping malls including the historic Queen Victoria Building. Nearby are the Sydney Tower and the shopping on Pitt Street Mall. George Street has a number of larger cinemas and off George Street is the start of Chinatown.

Greater Sydney is the area beyond the inner suburbs and where most of the population live. The northern suburbs start beyond the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The coastline has many beaches and runs from Manly to Palm Beach and on to the Hawkesbury region. The Hawkesbury runs from the ocean to Richmond and Windsor district. Some 30 km north of Sydney CBD is Ku-ring-gai Chase national park with bush land, waterways and fauna.

Sydney has moved west and almost reaches the Blue Mountains. The west side of Sydney includes the Sydney Olympic Park, Parramatta and Penrith. Parramatta was once seen as a country retreat and now a vibrant city with many historic buildings and easily reached by the River Cat from Circular Quay and will take around 50 minutes.

To the south of Sydney is Sydney airport, Botany Bay, Cronulla and the Royal National Park. Further away are the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley, South Coast and Southern Highlands.

 

Sydney things to do

There are plenty of Sydney attractions and Sydney tours you can can take. Here are just a few things Sydney tourist attractions, for full details do visit our site map for everything connected with Sydney tourism.

Sydney ferries
Ride the Sydney ferries and the trip to Manly has to be one of the best value Sydney tours you can take.

Sydney aquarium
A large aquarium in Darling Harbour with plenty of sharks to see.

Taronga zoo Sydney
Taronga zoo is located on Sydney harbour and along with a wide selection of animals has excellent views. It is possible to reach Sydney Zoo on one of the Sydney ferries.

Sydney harbour bridge
You cannot really miss this Sydney tourist attraction and if you fancy a Sydney adventure then there is the bridge climb.

Sydney Olympic Park
For those interested in Sport the Olympic Park is worth a visit but is about 17km west of Sydney.

 

 

 
 

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