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

Random Sydney Tours & Activities
Sydney City Private Tour, Sydney
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 8 hours
From USD
$696.61
Sydney Silent Disco Dancing Tour, Sydney
  • Duration: 60 minutes
From USD
$27.24



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