sydney
Country : Australia
Currency : Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language : English
Population
City: 3 997 321 (2001)
Time
Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
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Sydney
closeSydney, Australia's oldest city, was founded in 1788 by Arthur Phillip. He lead a fleet of 11 ships with British convicts sent to this remote destination to relieve the overcrowded British jails.
Few of those aboard this 'First Fleet' could have imagined their small settlement would grow into a large cosmopolitan metropolis.
Today Sydney is one of Asia-Pacific's most popular tourist destinations thanks to its sunny weather, fine beaches and great landmarks like the Opera House.
info Sydney Skyline at night
Random Sydney Highlights
Central Station, Sydney
Sydney's largest railway station was built in 1906. Its landmark clock tower, which reaches a height of 75 meter (246 ft) was added later, between 1915 and 1920.
Sydney Tower, Sydney
The Sydney Tower is the city's tallest structure at 309m (1014ft). It was built in 1981 as a communications tower and tourist facility. The tower features an observation deck 250m above ground level.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
The Royal Botanic Gardens were founded in 1816 by Governor Macquarie. The garden features different sections like the Palm Grove, the succulent garden and the tropical center.
Hyde Park, Sydney
Sydney’s Hyde Park, located just south of the CBD, is named as such in tribute to London’s namesake park.

Random Sydney Tours & Activities
New Year's Eve at Sydney Tower Eye, Sydney
  • Duration: 90 minutes
From USD
$66.39
Sydney Harbour Kayak Tours, Sydney
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Varies
From USD
$82.16
Sydney, Bondi Beach and Kings Cross Afternoon Tour, Sydney
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$48.97



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