About Sydney

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The gateway to Australia, Sydney is renowned as a dynamic and cosmopolitan city, combining excellent business and education facilities with great leisure.

Famous for its World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House, Sydney is one of the world's favourite cities, and has been voted "world's best city" by readers of US travel magazines Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler. Sydney is also ranked first in the Asia Pacific for quality of life by the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2007.

Australia's oldest and largest city is set on one of the world's most stunning harbours, fringed by easy-to-reach, sandy beaches. Sydney Harbour separates the city into north and south, with harbourside villages, beachside suburbs and inner city areas full of life and their own distinctive character.

The city has a sunny, moderate climate which contributes to Sydneysiders' relaxed lifestyle and love of the great outdoors. There are five major national parks around Sydney with 8,000 square kilometres of open space.

This multicultural city's restaurant and cafe scene is enhanced by outstanding local fresh produce and world-class wines. Sydney has a dynamic arts and cultural scene. It is home to some of Australia's leading arts organisations such as Opera Australia, Sydney Symphony, Sydney Dance Company and Sydney Theatre Company and has produced many talented writers, film directors and performers.

Employment prospects are plentiful, education is world class and healthcare readily available.

Sydney offers a secure environment for families, with excellent facilities, transport and telecommunications.


About Sydney:


Things to do In Sydney


Around the city centre:

Many say this is the ultimate Sydney experience – a climb across the top of the arch of the Harbour Bridge.  Views forever.  Book ahead.


A cheaper version
Catch the train from a City Station (Circular Quay, Wynyard, Town Hall, Central, St James, Museum) to Milsons Point station(on the northern side of the harbour) and walk back across the Bridge. Kirribilli has a village atmosphere – cafes, markets, Kirribilli House (Sydney home of the Prime Minister) but the highlight is the view walking back to the city.   There is a small museum in the southern pylon that offers great views.


Sydney Fish Markets
You can buy, eat, browse, learn to cook, take a tour.


The Rocks
This is the site of Sydney’s First Settlement, dating from 1788.
Walking tours: http://www.rockswalkingtours.com.au/
There are weekend markets, shopping, restaurants, pubs, colonial architecture, the Museum of Contemporary Art.


The Sydney Museum: http://www.hht.net.au/museums/mos

The Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW)

The Botanic Gardens are a stroll from the AGNSW, and beyond the Gardens is Lady Macquarie’s Chair overlooking the Harbour and the Opera House.


Also in this area is Macquarie Street. It is home to the Library of NSW (http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/), State Parliament, Hyde Park Barracks, amongst other early architectural buildings. It’s an easy stroll from here to the AGNSW.