The Harbor City

Head Down Under to the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia, the one and only Sydney. With a sunny attitude and a climate to match, Sydney is a vibrant place that combines the best of the beach, with the convenience of the city.

Your first stop should be the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Sydney Opera House. Snap a picture of this iconic building that is a prominent feature of Sydney’s famous skyline for the folks back home. Get out and explore the streets to shop, dine, and view spectacular architecture and heritage buildings including Parliament House, Sydney Town Hall, and the Australian Museum.

For a chance to feel like you’re away from the city without having to travel very far, hop on the ferry and head to Manly Beach to enjoy miles and miles of white sand and turquoise water. In nearby Darling Harbor you can visit The Rocks, where much of Sydney’s past is hidden in plain sight alongside hip restaurants, cafés, and shops, not to mention spectacular views of Sydney’s other iconic landmark—the Harbor Bridge.

CIRCULAR QUAY

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CIRCULAR QUAY

CIRCULAR QUAY

Not only can you catch a ferry from Circular Quay to many of Sydney's renowned beaches and Taronga Zoo but also some of the city's most iconic sights are just a short walking distance away—including The Rocks, Sydney Opera House, and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

SYDNEY HARBOR BRIDGE

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SYDNEY HARBOR BRIDGE

SYDNEY HARBOR BRIDGE

Sure, you could go for a leisurely stroll across the bridge, but doesn't this sound much more fun: take a guided climb to the top of Sydney Harbor Bridge for fantastic panoramic views (and photos) of the Opera House, Fort Denison, and the surrounding cityscape.

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

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SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Perhaps one of the most iconic images in all of Australia, the Sydney Opera House is prominently situated along the Sydney Harbor. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Opera House hosts over 1,500 performances every year and more than seven million visitors. Guided tours of the entire facility are available.

Sydney, Australia At a glance

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11°C / 52 °F
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  • 48.17
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Local Details:
GPS: 33°51'36"S 151°1'12"E
Size: 12,367.70 KM2 (4,775.19 MI2)
Population: 47,000,000
Density: 3,800 Pop/KM2 (1,467 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +61

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