Sydney is Australia’s largest city. It is one of the few global metropolises that can also lay claim to pristine beaches and vibrant national parks. Its harbour has been called the most beautiful harbour in the world.
Sydney is often ranked highly according to global quality of life surveys. In 2012, the Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Sydney 7th in the world for liveability.
Home to about 4.5 million people – that’s one in five Australians – Sydney is the capital of the south-eastern state of New South Wales. Most of its residents live in an urban sprawl over 4,000 square kilometres, which is the same size as London.
The world-famous Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge flank Sydney’s beautiful harbour and act as an entry port to the city’s central business district of high-rise office blocks, hotels and restaurants.
Just a short drive or ferry ride from here will take you to some of the world’s cleanest and prettiest beaches, such as Bondi Beach in the east or Manly Beach in the north. The Sydney metropolitan area is littered with some quality national parks, home to some of Australia’s unique flora and fauna. At Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in Sydney’s north, you can see important historical Aboriginal sites as well as swamp wallabies, echidnas and pelicans.
Sydney has a pleasant temperate climate with an annual average temperature of 21 degrees Celsius.
When to go:
Sydney can be visited year-round, but the best weather is from September to April.
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