Sydney is consistently rated as one of the world’s best cities. When you visit Sydney, you’ll soon understand why. In Sydney, tourist enjoy a temperate climate, a reasonable cost of living and a great range of leisure choices, as well as high levels of safety, education and health care.
All in all, our lifestyle is second to none – which makes work, business and study so much easier. Sydney is Australia’s oldest and largest city, set on a stunning harbour. Our State’s capital city is home to two of the world’s most recognisable icons − the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The CBD offers world-class theatres, great shopping, museums and art galleries and restaurants featuring cuisines from around the world. Within easy reach of Sydney’s CBD are sandy beaches, national parks and suburbs with their own unique identities. Regional New South Wales (NSW) offers many business opportunities with a relaxed lifestyle and easy access to key amenities and recreational facilities.
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Sydney offers world class shopping centres, designer boutiques, department stores and speciality shops. Places to shop in the Central Business District CBD are located within easy walking distance to each other, but there are other major shopper paradise centres in the outer suburbs such as MacArthur, Chatswood, Parramatta and Penrith. The beach side suburbs also have their own collections of speciality shops as well as everything else, more suited to Sydney’s relaxed beach culture, much in contrast to its more serious business side.
See more about finding a great beach along the Sydney coast Sydney Beaches. There are numerous beaches along the coast in Sydney while a scenic ferry ride from the city at Circular Quay gets you to Manly Beach and the Northern Beaches.
The Blue Mountains is a magical place any time of the year. Glowing in autumn, cool in winter, colourful in spring and refreshing in summer. The Blue Mountains is densely populated by oil bearing Eucalyptus trees. The atmosphere is filled with finely dispersed droplets of oil, which, in combination with dust particles and water vapour, scatter short-wave length rays of light which are predominantly blue in colour. The Greater Blue Mountains was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2000 and was one of 15 World Heritage places included in the National Heritage List on 21 May 2007.
The Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s best known wine regions. Located in the state of New South Wales, the region has played a pivotal role in the history of Australian wine as one of the first wine regions planted in the early 19th century. Hunter Valley Semillon is widely considered the iconic wine of the region but the Hunter produces wine from a wide variety of grapes including Shiraz, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Verdelho.
A great place to discover Sydney’s fascinating history is at The Rocks Discovery Museum, which combines interactive technology with archaeological artefacts found in The Rocks. One of the many free things to do at The Rocks-it’s the perfect complement many Sydney tours. As a Sydney favourite for 16 years, The Rocks Market is more than just a shopping experience. With jewellery, Indigenous artwork, evocative photography, gits, homewares, sweet and savoury treats and arts and crafts, The Rocks Market is a weekend essential. The market takes place every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm at the northern end of George Street.
There are plenty of things to do for the whole family at Darling Harbour, with so many of Sydney’s attractions to choose from. Get up close to Australia’s extraordinary undersea creatures at Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest aquariums in the world. Catch a movie on the big screen at IMAX Theatre. Discover the history and the stories of the seas at the Australian National Maritime Museum and visit the Powerhouse Museum-home to Australian history and culture.
Take a walk on the wild side at Sydney Wildlife World. You’ll discover nine unique Australian habitats-from a spectacular rainforest to the iconic red centre-showcasing more than 6,000 of Australia’s furry, scaly, hairy and spiky creatures.
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offers a range of activities. The Lyric Theatre has presented a wide range of leading local and international entertainment events since 1997. You can also experience one of Sydney’s finest international or local shows at the Star Theatre.
For a change of pace, escape to a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city at the Chinese Garden of Friendship. Take a journey through the winding pathways and experience the serenity of the garden’s traditional pavilions, lakes and waterfalls.
Take a cruise on Sydney Harbour, get a bird’s eye view from Sydney’s Monorail or just stroll along the foreshore of Cockle Bay. Darling Harbour is a great place to simply take time out.
Along with a program of fantastic free Sydney entertainment every week, Darling Harbour hosts six free major annual events including the stunning Australia Day spectacular, the Latin American-inspired Fiesta, a Jazz & Blues Festival and the Hoopla acrobatic and street theatre festival.
For friendly and knowledgeable advice on things to do and things to see, drop into Sydney Visitor Centre. You’ll also find maps, brochures, tour booking facilities, gifts and mementos.