Sydney

Sydney is the ultra-chic, ultra-stylish city of Australia, flanked by one of the world's most beautiful harbours and world famous sandy golden beaches. Sydney is Australia's supermodel, oozing of glitz and glamour and an unbeatable crowd of adventurous and fast-paced locals.

The Sydney Harbour is the heart of the city, and you can't help but be mesmerised by it's undeniable beauty. The city is built for outdoor activity so dive into the Bondi surf, sail under the Harbour Bridge, roam around The Rocks Markets or shop on Oxford Street. This fast-paced city always had something for you to do and is home to some of Australia's biggest festivals and events including; the Sydney Festival, Royal Easter Show, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Sydney Film Festival, and the spectacular New Years Eve on Sydney Harbour.

Population: 4.3 million

Airport: Kingford Smith Airport (SYD) is the Sydney International and Domestic Airport

Attractions

Sydney Harbour Bridge cannot be missed, literally. This gigantic object is smack- bang in the middle of the beautiful harbour and screams 'look at me! Look at me!'. There are so many different ways to experience the wonder of this beautiful man-made landmark, so whether you are driving over it, sailing under it or skipping, walking or jumping across it you will understand why Sydneysiders love the bridge so much!

The Sydney Opera House was designed in 1956 by award-winning architect Jorn Utzon and is Australia's most recognisable icon. Situated on the Sydney Harbour, the Opera House is instantly recognisable, and ten times as magnificent as you would have imagined. Despite its name, the building houses multiple performance venues, hosting over 2400 performances a year.

Bondi Beach is the epitome of Australian culture and a tourist must-see. Just 7 kilometres east of Sydney CBD, over one million people visit this famous beach annually to experience its legendary beach culture including the famous Bondi Lifesavers!

Other famous Sydney landmarks include The Rocks, nestled under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and on the opposite side of the harbour to Luna Park. The Rocks hosts the famous Rocks markets from Fridays to Sunday to get on down to discover over 200 stalls showcasing designer and unique products.

Transport around City: Sydney has a reliable public transport system with available bus, train, ferry and taxi services available.

Recommended Restaurants: Cafe Lounge [Surry Hills], Establishment (CBD) , Centennial Hotel (Centennial Park), The Dining Room (Sir Stamford, Circular Quay), Micky's Café (Oxford Street)

Recommended Bars: Ivy Bar (CBD), Cargo Bar (CBD), Opera Bar (Lower concourse level Sydney Opera house), Victoria Room (Darlinghurst).

Recommended Hotels: Sir Stamford, Observatory Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, Marriot Sydney, Hilton Sydney.

Climate: An oceanic Climate with warm summers and mild winters.

Cultures: Sydney is one of the most multicultural and liberal cities in the world. Sydney pertains strong international cultural significance.

Best time of year to travel: November - March