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Currency : Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language : English
City: 3 997 321 (2001)
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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.
Hyde Park, Sydney
Sydney’s Hyde Park, located just south of the CBD, is named as such in tribute to London’s namesake park.
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.
National Maritime Museum, Sydney
The Australian National Maritime Museum is the most-visited museum of its kind on the continent.

Random Sydney Tours & Activities
2-Day Sydney Surf Camp Adventure to Seal Rocks, Sydney
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 days
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Skip the Line: Madame Tussauds Sydney Entrance Ticket, Sydney
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Flexible
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Australia Multi-City Attractions Pass, Sydney
  • Average Rating:3.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Valid for 3 months from the date of card activatio
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