Brought to life by the rolling Pacific Ocean, Sydney is home to well over 4 million people who are called Sydneysiders. The compact central structure of the CBD radiates out to the sprawling suburbs, all coming together to form a vast and diverse metropolitan area.
Even though the national language is Australian – English, Sydney’s intriguing multicultural culture over 250 languages, mostly Asian, are spoken.
Bathed with year round sunshine and no shortage of beaches, Sydney is a summer lover’s paradise. The magnificent harbour bridge stands as a symbolic as well as a physical gateway to the heart of Sydney.
What began as a penal colony long ago, soon flourished into a beautiful city bringing natural beauty to the glamorous beaches, vibrant culture gardens and, architecture new and old.
Explore the charming inner city suburbs like Paddington, Rozelle or check out the bright and lively beachside communities.
To see Sydney from its most beautiful perspective climb to the top of Sydney Tower where you appreciate the splendour of Sydney.
With over 250 Days of Sun a year, accompanied over 100 beaches Sydney is truly a paradise. Head over to circular quay, the soul of Sydney. From here you go everywhere by ferry, bus, road taxi, water taxi and trains.
Your eyes are sure not to miss the instantly recognisable Sydney opera house. Jørn Utzon was the mastermind behind the masterpiece that celebratorily opened on the 20th October 1973. Why not catch a performance?
Behind the Opera House is the leafy Royal Botanic Gardens of Sydney, where you will come across the grand government house which stands as an 1800s mansion for the governor of New South Wales.
Further down the gardens, there is the Art Gallery of NSW. It is the most important public gallery in Sydney and one of the largest in Australia.
Scattered around are some of Sydney’s iconic buildings including Powerhouse Museum celebrating our feats in science, St Mary’s Cathedral with its Gothic architecture or the Archibald fountains filled with sculpture nestled in Hyde Park.
Other Sydney gems include Sydney Observatory which began as a windmill; the Museum of contemporary art displaying a collection of over 4000 pieces of modern art or the Sydney mint and its rich history.
Sydney is a city for wildlife lovers. Featherdale Wildlife Park is an Australian zoo that specialises in the unique wildlife. As the story goes many early British settlers wrote letters back to Britain describing these animals and nobody believed them. Wildlife Sydney is also another hotspot for animal lovers. However, some may say Taronga Zoo outshines them all with its extensive enclosures for animals of all colours, shapes, and sizes.
If you are into the world under the sea, check out the Sea life Sydney Aquarium, containing a huge assortment of Australian aquatic life. For another Sea life venture visits the Manly Sea Life Sanctuary.
Overall, Sydney is a labyrinth of beaches, architecture, parks and much more to fall in love with.