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.
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.
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.

Random Sydney Tours & Activities
Sydney Twilight Tour by Helicopter, Sydney
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$283.23
Canberra Day Trip from Sydney, Sydney
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 13 hours
From USD
$157.25
Sydney Scenic Flight by Seaplane, Sydney
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 15 minutes
From USD
$208.40
Sydney Crimes and Passions Walking Tour of Kings Cross, Sydney
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$37.89



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