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.
Random Sydney Highlights
Darling Harbour, Sydney
Darling Harbour, originally Sydney's main harbour, is now the city's largest recreational precinct.
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.
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.

Random Sydney Tours & Activities
Sydney Skywalk at Sydney Tower Eye, Sydney
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 90 minutes
From USD
$54.87
Hunter Valley Luncheon Tour by Helicopter, Sydney
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 6 hours
From USD
$874.73



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