Why Travel to Sydney, Australia?


Sydney Opera House
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Situated on the Tasman Sea, Sydney is the most populous city in Australia with a population of approximately 4.6 million in the greater metropolitan area. Established in 1788, Sydney was the site of Britain’s first colony in Australia.

The climate in Sydney is temperate with mild winters and warm summers, and rainfall spread out through the year.

Millions of tourists flock Sydney each year to check out attractions such as the Sydney Harbor Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Botanical Gardens as well as the various museums, which are just some of the many reasons why you should visit Sydney.

So, why would one travel to Sydney?  Here are a few reasons to visit (the list is open):




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    Sydney Opera House

    Declared a World Heritage Site in 2007, the Sydney Opera House is the most famous and most photographed of Sydney’s landmarks. The Opera House was designed by Joern Utzon, a Danish architect who endured such a long and troubled construction phase that completing the building was deemed a miracle. You may book a guided one hour tour each day between 9am and 5pm.

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    Sydney Harbor Bridge
    Constructed in the 1930s, the Sydney Harbor Bridge is the widest single span bridge in the world. Today, the Harbor Bridge serves as the major link between the northern and southern suburbs of Sydney. Located on the southeastern pylon of the Bridge is the Pylon Lookout museum which offers breathtaking views of the city and the harbor from the viewing platform. Alternatively, enjoy a unique view from the top of the bridge by booking a 3.5 hour climb to the summit.

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    Sun & Sand
    With over 30 beaches to choose from, Sydney is the ideal spot if you are looking for golden sand and rolling surf. Families seeking calmer waters will also find beaches around the harbor. Bondi is the most famous of the beaches in Sydney and is often crowded having drawn flocks for surfing which is one of the most popular activities there. Coogee beach offers calmer waters which is ideal for families with children.

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    Sydney Aquarium

    Located at Darling Harbor, Sydney Aquarium offers fascinating views of the underwater world with its display of more than 12,000 aquatic animals comprising of 650 species, giant sea turtles and saltwater crocodiles. Here you will also find a showcase of the largest Great Barrier Reef exhibit in the world, in addition to spectacular underwater viewing tunnels with stingrays and sharks swimming above your head.

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