sydney
Country : Australia
Currency : Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language : English
Population
City: 3 997 321 (2001)
Time
Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
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.
Random Sydney Highlights
Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney
Built between 1817 and 1819, the barracks provided lodgings for convicts working in government employment around Sydney until its closure in 1848.
Australian Museum, Sydney
Established in 1827, the Australian Museum is the oldest museum on the continent. The museum houses an impressive collection of natural history and anthropological artifacts.
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.
Strand Arcade, Sydney
The Strand Arcade was built in the 19th century as a state-of-the-art shopping centre. The 340ft/104m long thoroughfare continues to be home to some of the finest stores in Sydney.

Random Sydney Tours & Activities
WILD LIFE Sydney Entrance Ticket, Sydney
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: At leisure
From USD
$26.37
Sydney Harbour Photography Fun Walking Tour, Sydney
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$87.89



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