Australia's most beautiful city
Sydney is Australia’s largest and most famous city. Think of the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House and its ingenious shape, like billowing white sails, and the impressive steel arch of the Harbour Bridge. The blue waters of the harbour and the white sands and curling waves of Bondi Beach will also come to mind.
These beautiful images inspire people from all over the world to visit Sydney. Once here, they discover so much more to see and do. This beautiful cosmopolitan city celebrates its cultural diversity and heritage, and passion for arts and sports.
With an abundance of fresh produce, great seafood and multicultural influences, Sydney’s restaurants and cafés cater for a range of tastes and budgets. You’ll find plenty of accommodation choices, too. Shopping is a delight, with international brands available in modern shopping malls, the grand Queen Victoria Building, stylish boutiques and markets.
A temperate climate makes Sydney spectacular at any time of the year. Walk in pretty parks and gardens, stroll along beaches, and marvel at Australia’s unique native animals and marine life at Taronga Zoo and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium year round.
Aboriginal people have a long connection with Sydney, dating back at least 50,000 years before the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, and cruises, walking tours, museums and art galleries introduce visitors to Aboriginal traditions and culture.
Beyond Sydney there are many great destinations to explore in regional NSW, from some of the world’s best surfing beaches and national parks to wonderful wine regions. The World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains are two hours from the city by train.
Visual tour of Sydney
Video by Andre Perneel