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
Queen Victoria Building, Sydney
The Queen Victoria Building (QVB) was built at the end of the 19th century as a market hall. In is now a modern shopping center.
Harbour Bridge, Sydney
The Harbour Bridge is one of Sydney's most famous landmarks. The enormous single span bridge was built between 1924 and 1932.
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.

Random Sydney Tours & Activities
Sydney Helicopter Tour: Super Saver Scenic Flight, Sydney
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 18 - 20 minutes
From USD
$159.88
Sydney Harbour National Park Walking Tour, Sydney
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 6 hours
From USD
$106.29
Sydney Chocolate Tour, Sydney
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$42.87
Sydney Showboats Cabaret Dinner Cruise, Sydney
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$111.65



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