Sydney is a popular tourist destination in Australia being situated southeast of the Tasman Sea. It is also the capital of the state of New South Wales and the most populated city in the country. Sydney boasts year round sunny weather which makes it a great place to visit any time of the year. Beaches are best enjoyed during the summertime while sightseeing is preferable during the springtime. Book your Sydney hotel accommodation in advance to get the best discount for your stay.
The first inhabitants of Sydney were the Australian Aborigines called Cadigal who occupied the area from Petersham to Port Jackson more than 45,000 years ago. The First Fleet of ships that came from Great Britain arrived in Sydney in 1788 and this marked the beginning of the city's modern history.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Sydney hosts numerous festivals each year and most of them are held in January. The events held during this month are the Big Day Out, Sydney Festival, Field Day Festival, St. Jerome's Laneway Festival and Sydney Fringe Festival. There are lots of wonderful attractions in Sydney but the most popular are The Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney Tower, Darling Harbour, St Mary's Cathedral, Luna Park and Royal Botanic Gardens. There are also attractions suited for kids such as the Taronga Zoo, Koala Park Sanctuary, Australian Reptile Park and Symbio Wildlife Park.
Enjoy Sydney harbour and the Parramatta River by taking a ferry from one of the Quays. The Metro Light Rail travels to darling harbour and other modes of transport include the monorail, trains and buses.