The city of Sydney and its suburbs are spread around of the world’s largest natural harbour. Its near perfect characteristic curve is located on the south-east coast of Australia on the Tasman Sea. It is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse cities in the world. It is also one of the most beautiful.
It is a city that has it all – a boisterously interesting history; great natural features and a vibrant art, fashion and cultural scene. It is the site of two of the world’s most famous and outstanding man-made structures in the world – the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. To crown it all, it sits alongside miles and miles of fantastic golden sandy beaches, which are visited by some of the best surfing waves in the world.
For a visitor, Sydney has a bewildering choice of things to see and do. Just touring the harbour area will take days. There is the Sydney Harbour Bridge to climb. A guided tour of the Opera House which is a fascinating way to spend the day as you explore the unique design and engineering of the building as well as the Concert Hall and its acoustics.
Harbour cruises are a terrific way to experience the city because you get to visit Fort Denison, Taronga Zoo, Luna Park, Shark Island (so called for its shape), Darling Harbour and the Maritime Museum. Night cruises across the harbour with a gourmet dinner are an exquisite experience too.
Once you have done the harbour you could make your way to the glorious shimmering sands of Bondi Beach. A dip in Bondi’s clear blue waters alongside the locals should be top of your list of things to do. The other major attraction is the Royal National Park, known by Sydneysiders as the ‘Nasho’
Sydney’s nightlife is amazing and must be sampled. It is effervescent yet laid back in true Oz style. Its bars, clubs, performing arts and other entertainment options are as diverse as its people and very often on the cutting edge. But it’s the traditional beer and ‘tucker’ along with the warmth, friendliness and great charm of its people that sets this magnificent city apart from all others. Whatever your style, sparkling Sydney is always entertaining.
Best Time To Visit
From a weather perspective the best times to visit Sydney are September through to early December. Other times are February to April. During both these periods, the weather is pleasant and the temperatures moderate. December to February are the peak tourist months.