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
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.
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.
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.

Random Sydney Tours & Activities
Blue Mountains Deluxe Overnight Eco Experience - Small Group, Sydney
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 days / 1 night
From USD
$595.85
Skip the Line: SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Entrance Ticket, Sydney
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: Flexible
From USD
$25.87
Sydney Scenic Flight by Seaplane, Sydney
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 15 minutes
From USD
$196.24



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