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Sydney Travel Guide, Australia

With its iconic Bridge and Opera house, Sydney has come to represent Australia as a whole in the same way that Paris represents France or New York represents the United States. The city of Sydney is so emblematic for Australian tourism that many people mistake Sydney for the country's capital. So bear with me through this Sydney Travel Guide and learn some essential information regarding the history, culture and attractions awaiting you in Sydney, Australia's most celebrated city.

Sydney Travel Guide - Essential Facts and Figures

As capital of the New South Wales, Sydney is a major economic, educational and touristic hub in Australia. The city has a population of approximately 4 million, which makes it the most populous in the country. The Sydney Harbor, Hawkesbury River and the Blue Mountains create the natural setting of Sydney - nevertheless, the city is also recognized for its world-class beaches, packed with a colorful crowd of sun-seeking locals, noisy tourists and surfers. The climate of Sydney is temperate, with moderate rainfall and pleasant winters.

Sydney Travel Guide - Transportation

The majority of international flights arrive at Sydney Airport, in Mascot. Transport into and outside the city is ensured by an extensive network of highways and commuter trains. The city center is served by rapid buses and a monorail. For a cheap and convenient way to get a glimpse of the Sydney harbor panorama you can hop on one of the numerous state-owned ferries that transit the harbor area.

Sydney Travel Guide - Attractions

The great thing about Sydney is that, despite it being a relatively dispersed city, its attractions are quite close to each other. The central area, including the Business District, features numerous historic buildings, museums, shopping malls and restaurants, while the city outskirts are famous for their local markets, outlet malls and, of course, beaches. The two unanimously recognized symbols of Sydney - the Opera House and Harbor Bridge are located in the harbor area, together with other popular attractions like the Royal Botanic Garden. Taronga Zoo in Sydney is among the most appreciated and famous zoos in the whole world. No matter what your interest in Sydney, its beaches shouldn't be missed - and Bondi beach is the most famous beach of them all.

Sydney Travel Guide - Major Events

Sydney is a cosmopolitan city with a rich artistic life. There is always something going on around Sydney, whether it is a surfer's competition or an experimental theatre festival. While the impressive display of fireworks that starts the New Year celebrations is viewed by millions of people around the world, events like Hunter Valley Harvest Festival or the Darling Harbor Fiesta are widely anticipated by Sydney-natives. The Sydney Festival is a favorite with art buffs, and so is the Sydney Biennale. Sydney is also known to host less conventional events like Festival of the Winds (kite flying fest) and Bathurst 1000 (motor race). For a taste of Sydney's surfer culture, check out the City of Surf series in August.

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