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Attractions Representing Sydney

Sydney, a place that admires each and every people of the world and is one of the popular tourist destinations is situated in Australia. It is the largest city of Australia and the state capital of New South Wales. As the city is so large, its population cannot be lack behind. It has an estimated population of 4.34 million and covers an area of about 12,000 square kilometers. Sydney is also known as “the Harbour City” and its residents are called as ‘Sydneysiders’.

Sydney was constructed on hills that are bounding Sydney Harbour and was established by Arthur Phillip in the year 1788 at Sydney Cove. Sydney Cove is the inlet of Tasman Sea that lies on the Southeast Coast of Australia. Sydney is an international centre for Arts, Commerce, Fashion, Culture, Entertainment, Education and Tourism. Besides these, Sydney is a hub for many things that cannot be count easily. Well, visiting to this city is everyone’s dream but to fulfill that dream you should have sufficient money as Sydney is the costliest city among other 66 cities in the world.

Sydney Australia

The popularity of Sydney increased due to various attractions like Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Beaches. Many National Parks like Hyde Park and Royal Botanical Gardens could be found that are surrounding this city. In Fact, bays, rivers and inlets covers the major portion of Sydney. Sydney has the most magnificent harbours in the world. Besides these, Sydney is also popular for its major international sporting events like the 1938 British Empire Games, 2000 Summer Olympics and the 2003 Rugby World Cup final.

Brief History

The aboriginal people of Sydney Cove are called as the Cadigal people and in the Sydney region some 4,000 to 8,000 people were lived. These people were divided into three distinct languages. The languages are Darug, Dharawal and Guringai. These people were the tribes who were holding a territory in the places where they lived. Due to the urbanization the proof of the settlements were destroyed but still the remains like Sydney rock engravings, carvings and rock art could be found in the Hawkesbury sandstone of Sydney basin. From this you will get to know the sequence of entire history related to the origin of Sydney as well.


Sydney is situated on two regions, the Cumberland Plain and the Hornsby Plateau. The Sydney Harbour Bridge was opened in the year 1932 that connects the North Shore to all the other parts of city. Sydney’s urban area is bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the east, the Blue Mountains t the west, the Hawkesbury River to the North and the Royal National Park to the South. Sydney Harbour is also called as Port Harbour and is the largest natural habour in the entire world. Sydney’s urban area holds around 70 harbours and ocean beaches including the well-known Bondi Beach. The urban area of Sydney covers an area of about 1,687 square kilometer which is 651 square miles. After Brasilia and Tokya, Sydney ranked third as the biggest agglomeration in the world.

Sydney Harbour Bridge


Sydney has a temperate climate. You will find warm summer, little winter and rainfall year round. As the ocean provides cold breezes to the area, weather could be found moderate. You can feel January as the warmest climate with a record of 45.3 °C maximum temperature and at the time of winter, the temperature goes down to 5°C in the coastal regions.

So the best time to go at this fantastic place is leaving the month of November to March when the temperature is more. Besides these months the temperature remains moderate with cool and sunny climate. Visiting at this time will boost your energy to experience Sydney in a better way.

Culture and Entertainment

Sydney hosts a number of festivals with some of the social and cultural events like Sydney festival, biggest art festival of Australia, the Biennale of Sydney that was started in the year 1973, the Big Day Out which is a traveling rock-music festival produced in Sydney, the Sydney Film Festival and a wide variety of other festivals that has great importance. Sydney has multi-cultural languages out of which two major religions could be found. They are Roman Catholic and Protestant.

Apart from the hosting, Sydney is also world popular for its exotic locations which was filmed in the movies like Moulin Rouge!, Mission: Impossible II, Star Wars episodes II and III, Superman Returns, Dark City, Son of the Mask, Stealth, Dil Chahta Hai, Happy Feet, Australia and The Matrix. Even many Bollywood movies were shooted in Sydney like Singh Is Kinng, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Chak De India and Heyy Babyy. Sydney always treated at the top of list for every indvidual.

Getting there

Sydney has a well-developed transport system. Mostly, people prefer to travel by car but the train and bus services are not the less. CityRail which is a state run corporation operates Sydney trains at that place. By road you have few highways like The Hume Highway, the Pacific Highway, Princes Highway and also the Sturt Highway.

You can reach at Sydney through the mode of Water at Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay and Wharf 8 in Darling Harbour. By rail you have an option of the Sydney’s Central Station in Eddy Avenue and by air you can reach at the Sydney Airport from where you can start exploring this spectacular city of the world.


Australian National Maritime MuseumSydney has many attractive beaches and sites where you can hang on and feel the change in your life. The major achievements of Sydney are its two architectural monuments named as the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. So do not miss this opportunity to visit if you once reach at Sydney. Besides these, you can also experience the other attractions like the historical rock forms of Sydney, Circular Quay, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney Harbour National Park and other ocean beaches. Sydney Observatory, Pylon Museum and lookout, Cadman’s Cottage, Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rock Toy Museum, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney Aquarium, IMAX Theatre, Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney Tower, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Olympic Park, ANZ Stadium, Sydney Aquatic Centre, Bicentennial Park, Taronga Zoo and the Fox studios Australia-The Entertainment Quarter. These are the key attractions of Sydney which you can explore well and make your journey to Sydney a memorable experience.


You have plenty of options in Sydney where you can stay as per your budget. Especially the Chinatown and Kings Cross are the areas which will be easily affordable for you. Besides this, the cost of the City-centre properties is high with some of the hotels that offer you harbour views. In Sydney, you will get moderate range hotels like Hotel Altamont and Travelodge Phillip Street. Low range hotels are also available in Sydney like The Kirkenton and Sofitel Wentworth Sydney.

MLC Centre

You will find Sydney as a heaven where you will get almost everything and for shopping you will get many things right from the designer clothes t pearl-laden jewellery. Try shopping in David Jones, Chifley Plaza, MLC Centre, the Strand, Queen Victoria Building and Market City. These are the few places where you can shop.


You will get international food in entire Australia which is rich and famous. Myriad cafes, pubs and ethnic eateries are the places that serve everything you want from seafood and roasted kangaroo steaks to calorific cream cakes. Sydney also serves you the likes of Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Greek, Italian and Indian cuisine. Few specialities of Sydney are Sydney rock oysters, Barramundi which is a freshwater fish, Moreton Bay bugs that is a shellfish, Macadamia nuts and Kangaroo.

So go enjoy the only place in the world that offers you everything. You can even enjoy the nightlife of Sydney where people never sleeps. In morning you will see one world of Sydney and at evening you will find another world with mind blowing scenes and locations with rocking clubs and bars. The building of Opera House is the best thing to see in the entire world. So do not miss it as Sydney is recognized through this at first glance.

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