Sydney is located on the south-east coast of Australia. It is the largest and most populated city in Australia and the state capital of New South Wales. The city is built on hills surrounding Sydney Harbour where the Sydney Harbour bridge and the Sydney Opera House are located. The region features many bays, rivers, inlets and beaches including the famous Bondi Beach. Within the city are many picturesque parks including Hyde Park and the Royal Botanical Gardens.
The most well-known attractions include the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Other attractions include Royal Botanical Gardens, Luna Park, some 40 beaches and Sydney Tower. The Rocks precinct includes the first colonial village of Sydney and some great shops, cafes and galleries are located here. Sydney also has several popular museums, such as the Australian Museum (natural history and anthropology), the Powerhouse Museum (science, technology and design), the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Australian National Maritime Museum.
Things to see and do
* Sydney Harbour Bridge
* Sydney Opera House
* Darling Harbour
* Bondi Beach
* The Rocks precinct
Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Population – 4,504,469 approx
Land Area – 12144.6 km²
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
Time – GMT plus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 61
Port Location – Cruise ships dock at the Overseas Passenger Terminal Circular Quay and Wharf 8 Darling Harbour. Both are located in downtown Sydney, within walking distance of the main shopping and tourist districts.
Transport Links – Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport is Australia’s busiest airport and is the main gateway to Australia. It is located only 8km from the City centre in Southern Sydney on the northern shores of Botany Bay. Over 35 airlines fly in and out of Sydney Airport with daily flights linking Sydney to key destinations on every continent.
Coach companies operate to Sydney from all capital cities, and many New South Wales regional centres. The Sydney coach terminal is located adjacent to Sydney Central train station in the City South.
The New South Wales long distance train service CountryLink, runs at least daily services to Sydney from Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra and many regions of New South Wales including the Mid-North Coast, New England, the Central West and the Southern Highlands. It also services Broken Hill weekly.