Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and is located on Australia’s south east coast.
Sydney was founded in 1788 by Arthur Phillip and was the site of the first British colony.
Today it is a bright, thriving city which also has stunning sandy beaches such as Manly beach and Bondi beach. The city also has plenty of greenery and beautiful gardens. It has a current population of over 4.6 million and is popular with tourists all year round.
There is so much to see and do in Sydney it can be hard to know where to start, so here are a few of the most popular places of interest and dining experiences around this great city.
Sydney Opera House
The iconic Sydney Opera House is a performing arts centre located on Sydney harbour. It actually consists of several venues and due to its symbolic status, many people like to visit the opera house even if it is just to see and capture it’s unique architectural design. However, those who want to see inside it and see a performance can book tickets for the price of the particular production.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the largest steel arch bridge in the world and is known as the international symbol of Australia. The famous bridge took six years to construct and was completed in March 1932.
Tourists have the opportunity to climb to the too of the bridge on a guided tour, and when they reach the top are greeted by the most breath taking views of Sydney. This is definitely a must-see and do!
There are three major botanical gardens in Sydney, namely, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Mount Annan Botanic Garden, and Mount Tomah Botanic Garden. They were first opened in 1816 and are still enjoyed today by both residents and tourists as a tranquil, peaceful contrast to the bustling city centre.
Where to Eat
Sydney hosts so many restaurants and cafés with all different themes and experiences.
You can dine over looking the water at one of Australia’s most respected restaurants, Quay, located on the harbour. Here you can have delicious food and brilliant views.
For even more of a view, you can have dinner at Sydney Tower Buffet. This banquet style dining experience is extremely unique as the restaurant revolves around Sydney Tower so you can see all of Sydney whilst you eat.