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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
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.
The Rocks, Sydney
The Rocks, the site of Australia's first white settlement, is Sydney's most historic area. With many restored historic buildings and charming streets the Rocks has become a popular tourist attraction.
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.
National Maritime Museum, Sydney
The Australian National Maritime Museum is the most-visited museum of its kind on the continent.

Random Sydney Tours & Activities
Blue Mountains Deluxe Overnight Eco Experience - Small Group, Sydney
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 days / 1 night
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Sydney Tower Eye, Sydney
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Flexible
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2-Day Combo: Sydney City Tour, Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise and Blue Mountains Day Trip , Sydney
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: Valid for 2 days over a 7 day period.
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