Sydney, the state capital of New South Wales, is Australia’s largest and most populated city. Typically for this area in the world, Sydney Oz enjoys a temperate climate, relishing in warm summers and mild winters. Situated on the south-east coast of Australia along the Tasman Sea, it is a popular destination for visitors from all walks of life, offering a mixture of cultural, environmental and sporting activities all year round.
Consisting of a broadly international and cosmopolitan population, Sydney hosts an impressive range of renowned festivals – some of the largest in Australia. There’s the Sydney Festival, the Biennale of Sydney, the Big Day Out, the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the Sydney Film Festival and Sculpture By The Sea.
Connoisseurs of art, architecture and fashion will want to make a beeline for Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Sydney Opera House and Australian Fashion Week. Those looking to explore more generally, however, have a plethora of treats in store. Explorers have the option of the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, a trekking extraordinaire with the sights to match. There’s also the Sydney Tower Sky Walk, where you’ll experience dizzying 260 metre heights, suspended against the 360 degree skyline of Sydney. There are plenty more relaxing ventures however, including catching some rays at one of Sydney’s famous beaches. There’s Palm Beach, Whale Beach, Bilgola Beach, where there’s the option of triking along the horizon along the coast line.
Once you’re sufficiently full of Sydney’s sun and sights, it’s time to stimulate your taste-buds at one of Sydney’s many restaurants. Being a multi-national city, there is somewhere to suit all tastes. However, where’s a better place to sample modern Australian cuisine than in the nation’s largest city? Sydney restaurants offer some of the best establishments for authentic Australian cuisine, and some good starting places are Cafe Morso, Manta Restaurant and Boilerhouse at Q Station. And if looking for something different to do after dinner, why not take a trip to the Open Air Cinema? It’s a bit pricey, but where else in the world can you watch a film outdoors with Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House in sight? Exactly!