The state capital of New South Wales, Sydney, is the most populous city in Australia and the Oceania. It sits on the country’s east coast on the instantly recognisable harbour, home to two of Australia’s most prominent icons, the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.
Sydney is widely considered one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with a cosmopolitan and vastly international population of over four million people.
Australia’s oldest city, Sydney was the first site in the country to be colonised by the British. The Sydney Harbour of Port Jackson, is one of world’s largest harbours and the landmark for the Central Business District of Sydney. A panorama of the city skyline is instantly recognisable from the prominent structures of the famous Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
The Sydney hinterland stretches to surrounding national parks and coastal regions, including the famous Bondi and Manly beaches.
The surrounding urban area of Sydney is home to some of Australia’s best beaches and harbours, numbering nearly 70 in total. Sydneysiders enjoy the perfect balance between urban and beachside living, with world-class theatres, great shopping and museums a stone’s throw from white sandy coastlines, national parks and beach suburbs, all with their own unique identities.
Sydney has warm summers and cool winters, with rainfall spread throughout the year. The climate remains mostly temperate, moderated by close proximity to the ocean.
The city is connected through an extensive public transport system and network of freeways and toll roads. The ferry port at Circular Quay has become a Sydney icon, with boats departing to various destinations via Sydney’s beautiful waterways.