Sydney’s laid-back outdoor lifestyle and physical allure make it one of the world’s easiest and most pleasant cities to visit. Experience Sydney’s natural beauty and culture around Sydney Harbour and the historic Rocks. Explore famous coastal beaches such as Bondi, Bronte, Coogee and Palm Beach. Bushwalk through Sydney Harbour National Park, dine at world-class restaurants, visit the Blue Mountains. Join Sydney’s vibrant events – from Mardi Gras to the New Years Eve Fireworks. Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, Australia. It is Australia’s oldest and largest city with a population of around 4 million. Sydney is built around a huge harbour and hosts many tourist attractions as well as a number of beaches, bays and a couple of national parks. Sydney was first visited by the British in 1770 when Captain James Cook and Joseph Banks sailed the Endeavor into Botany Bay.
The First Fleet arrived at Botany Bay in 1788 under the command of Governor Arthur Phillip. Phillip but found Botany Bay unsatisfactory and sailed north and landed at Sydney Cove on Sydney Harbour. Phillip originally named the colony ‘New Albion’, but then the colony acquired the name ‘Sydney’, after the British Home Secretary, Thomas Townshend, Lord Sydney. The city is divided into North and South by the Sydney Harbour, with both Sydney Harbour Bridge and Tunnel connecting them. Most of the tourist attractions are in the South part of the city, with a large business and residential area in the North. The South part of the city consists of The Rocks and Circular Quay to the North, with the Central Station marking the South. Darling Harbour marks the West and there are a number of parks to the East. On the corner of Market and Elizabeth Streets you will find the country’s most prestigious department store – David Jones. While visiting this awesome store be sure to stop at their equally renown ‘Food Glorious Food’ Department. You can choose from one of their many gourmet delights and then stroll over to the beautiful Hyde Park for a picnic.Sydney offers a whole range of great tourist attractions from the world famous Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge to the sandy shores of Bondi Beach. A great way to get to see as much of Sydney as possible is to take part in one of the many Sydney Tours.
Sydney City Guide:
Places in Inner Sydney
Balmain- Newtown- Paddington- Surry Hills- Darlinghurst- Glebe- Leichhardt- Redfern and Waterloo- Explore Inner Sydney
Places in Sydney City
The Rocks- Darling Harbour- Sydney Harbour- Chinatown and Haymarket- Circular Quay- Pyrmont- City Centre- Potts Point and Woolloomooloo- Walsh Bay- Kings Cross- Explore Sydney City
Places in Sydney North
Palm Beach- Manly- Mosman- Hawkesbury- Northern Beaches- Windsor
Places in Sydney South
Cronulla- Bundeena- Mascot
Places in Sydney East
Bondi- Coogee- Moore Park- Double Bay- Watsons Bay
Places in Sydney West
Sydney Olympic Park- Parramatta- Picton- Cabramatta- Camden- Appin- Blacktown- Penrith- Thirlmere- Campbelltown
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