Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia’s east coast, the metropolis surrounds the world’s largest natural harbour and sprawls about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north and Macarthur to the south. Sydney is made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions. Residents of the city are known as “Sydneysiders”. As at June 2016 Sydney’s estimated population was 5,029,768.
1. Sydney’s skyline is large and widely recognisable. Sydney also possesses a wide array of diversity of modern and old architectural style. They range from the simple Francis Greenway’s Georgian buildings to Jorn Utzon’s Expressionist 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 would be the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, among many others. Skyscrapers in Sydney are also large and modern. Sydney Tower just rising above the rest of the Sydney skyline.
2. Sydney is comfortable for travellers to visit any time of year. The city enjoys over 300 sunny days each year. Though it has 104 days of clear skies.
3. The largest steel arch bridge in the world, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is an iconic landmark spanning one of the finest natural harbours. Opened in 1932, the bridge is fondly nicknamed the Coathanger by Sydneysiders. You can walk and cycle across the bridge or climb to the top for stunning views. The bridge walk is on the eastern side of the bridge. Stairs next to the pedestrian crossing on Cumberland Street, in the historic Rocks, lead up to the bridge walk. Along the walk is the south-eastern Pylon Lookout, offering a spectacular panorama and a fascinating exhibition on the bridge.
4. Shopping and dining in Australia begins at Westfield Sydney, with over 250 fashion, food and lifestyle stores, located in the centre of Sydney city.Offering a mix of top Australian designers and international high street fashion across four levels, with a further three levels of dining, Westfield Sydney is the ultimate shopping and dining destination.
5. Enjoy world-famous Bondi Beach, from swimming and surfing to great coastal walks, beachside cafes, hip bars and fine dining. There are weekend markets to browse and fabulous events to enjoy. You’ll find plenty of accommodations options for a short break, weekend escape or beach holiday.