Country : Australia
Currency : Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language : English
City: 3 997 321 (2001)
Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
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
Town Hall, Sydney
Sydney's town hall was built between 1869 and 1889 in High Victorian style. Its tall clock tower would make the town hall the city's tallest building for several decades.
Darling Harbour, Sydney
Darling Harbour, originally Sydney's main harbour, is now the city's largest recreational precinct.
Strand Arcade, Sydney
The Strand Arcade was built in the 19th century as a state-of-the-art shopping centre. The 340ft/104m long thoroughfare continues to be home to some of the finest stores in Sydney.
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.

Random Sydney Tours & Activities
Sydney Street Photography Tour, Sydney
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Skip the Line: WILD LIFE Sydney Entrance Ticket, Sydney
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: At leisure
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Sydney Food Tour: Cupcakes, Chocolate and Macarons, Sydney
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Sydney Walking Tour: Razor Wars of the 1920s and '30s, Sydney
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
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