World Class Sydney
The cosmopolitan city of Sydney, founded on 26 January 1788, is Australia’s oldest European settlement, home to close on five million people and an international hub for commerce, culture, the performance arts, fashion, education and tourism. Proud of its reputation as one of the ten most liveable world cities, Sydney is surrounded by glorious natural beauty and is represented worldwide by two of the planet’s most iconic landmarks, Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The city’s international airport is the domestic and international air transport hub of Australia, with millions of visitors arriving year-round from cities and towns across the island continent and the world for its beaches, cultural events and festivals. Sydney’s downtown districts offer everything for a great visit, from glimpses of its colonial history in heritage areas and museums through leisure and world-class entertainment to ethnic areas such as Chinatown and unrivalled shopping, dining and nightlife opportunities. The city’s parks, spectacular coastal and inland surroundings, and protected reserves attract nature-lovers, with surfers, sailors and other water sports enthusiasts revelling in the sparkling seas.
Spectacular in every way
Sydney’s downtown central area is packed with unlimited accommodation options from five star luxury with spectacular harbour views to serviced apartments and backpacker hostels, all conveniently located for everything the city has to offer. Away from the centre are more upscale and beachside hotels, guest houses in the suburbs, roadside motels off the Hume Highway and camping in Lane Cove National Park 10kms from downtown or on the harbour’s Cockatoo Island. Sydney is gourmet heaven, with cuisine from everywhere in the world served all over the city. From fine dining in famous celebrity restaurants to local ethnic eateries, the choice here is superb, with unique Australian fusion food, steakhouses and seafood restaurants the favourites.
There’s so much to see and do here it’s difficult to plan a holiday agenda. From heritage buildings and fortifications through the visitor hub of Darling Harbour to the once-in-a-lifetime experience of climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge for the breathtaking views from its highest point, it’s easy to understand why Sydney is a world-class visitor destination. Getting around its myriads of attractions via the huge public transport network is straightforward, with excellent connections between its commuter rail, ferries, light rail and extensive bus routes. Self-drive or travelling by taxi just isn’t necessary.
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