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Travel Guide To Sydney

  • Australia
  • NSW
  • Sydney
  • 12,367.7 km2
  • 18.5°C
  • AEST (UTC+10)
  • AEDT (UTC+11)
  • AUD
  • English
  • 5.030 million
  • 400/km2

General Information About Sydney

Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and the largest city in Australia. It is also the most populous city in Australia and Oceania with estimated 5,131,326 people in June 2017.
Despite being one of the most expensive cities in the world, Sydney was ranked tenth in the world in terms of quality of living and that makes it one of the most livable cities.
Sydney has an advanced market economy with strengths in finance, manufacturing and tourism. There is a significant concentration of foreign banks and multinational corporations in Sydney
Established in 1850, the University of Sydney is Australia's first university and is regarded as one of the world's leading universities.

Sports Played in Sydney

Sydney is a very active city with many sport at professional and amateur level. In 2000 it held Summer Olympics.

About Football

The Sydney Swans and Greater Western Sydney Giants are local Australian rules football clubs that play in the Australian Football League.

About Rugby

First played in Sydney in 1865, rugby is the most popular sport. Sydney has regularly a team playing Super Rugby, the highest competition.

About Cricket

The first cricket club was formed in 1826 and matches were played within Hyde Park throughout the 1830s and 1840s.[301] Cricket is a favoured sport in summer and big matches have been held at the Sydney Cricket Ground since 1878.

About Horse Racing

Royal Randwick Racecourse opened in 1833 and holds several major cups throughout the year.

About Tennis

A tennis tournament is held here at the beginning of each year as the warm-up for the Grand Slam in Melbourne.

About Golf

The Royal Sydney Golf Club is based in Rose Bay and since its opening in 1893 has hosted the Australian Open on 13 occasions.

About Surfing

Surfing is very popular sport and Sydney held couple of competitions mostly hosted by Manly Beach.

About Cycling

There are a lots of amateur cyclist in the city and they are used to organising rides at the weekends in the mornings.

About Soccer

Sydney FC and the Western Sydney Wanderers compete in the A-League (men's) and W-League (women's) soccer competitions.

About Swimming

Except the ocean Sydney offers a lots of rock pools next to almost every beach. There are also many aquatic centres.

About Netball

Very popular sport nowadays.

About Running

Active Australian love running too. So there are many runner in the city, suburbs and on the beaches.

About Volleyball

Indoor volleyball competition is called AVL and there are many opportunities to try beach volleyball.

About Yoga

Yoga is very popular between young community and centres can be found everywhere in the city. It is common to see classes in parks.

About Sailing and Rowing

Sailing races have been held on Sydney Harbour since 1827. The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race is a 1,170-kilometre (727-mile) event that starts from Sydney Harbour.

About Lifesaving

During the early 1900s the first surf lifesaving club was established at Bondi Beach and life saving become very popular sport in Australia, especially for young kids, nippers.

Sydney Culture and History

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Culture

Sydney's first commercial theatre opened in 1832 and nine more had commenced performances by the late 1920s. Prominent theatres in the city today include State Theatre, Theatre Royal, Sydney Theatre, The Wharf Theatre, and Capitol Theatre.
The Sydney Opera House is the home of Opera Australia and Sydney Symphony. It has staged over 100,000 performances and received 100 million visitors since opening in 1973. Two other important performance venues in Sydney are Town Hall and the City Recital Hall.
Many writers have originated in and set their work in Sydney.
More then one quarter of Sydney's residents identify themselves as Catholic, whilst almost one fifths practices no religion.

History

The first people to inhabit the area now known as Sydney were indigenous Australians. They are the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia, descended from groups that existed in Australia and surrounding islands. The first human activity is dated to 30,000 to 50,000 years BP.
29 April 1770 Lieutenant James Cook landed at Botany Bay on the Kurnell Peninsula and discovered Australia for Britain. Prior to the arrival of the British there were 4,000 to 8,000 native people in Sydney from as many as 29 different clans.
16 years later after Cook's cruise Britain decided to colonise Australia and began with settlement at nowadays Sydney area.
In 19th century Governor Lachlan Macquarie transformed colony to free society and contributed to Sydney development by establishing public works and different institutions.
in 20th century Sydney became the capital of New South Wales and in 2000 it hosted the Summer Olympics.
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Landscape

Sydney is a coastal basin with the Tasman Sea to the east, the Blue Mountains to the west, the Hawkesbury River to the north, and the Woronora Plateau to the south. The inner city measures 25 square kilometres (10 square miles), the Greater Sydney region covers 12,367 square kilometres (4,775 square miles), and the city's urban area is 1,687 square kilometres (651 square miles) in size.
Sydney spans two geographic regions. The Cumberland Plain lies to the south and west of the Harbour and is relatively flat. The Hornsby Plateau is located to the north and is dissected by steep valleys. The flat areas of the south were the first to be developed as the city grew. It was not until the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge that the northern reaches of the coast became more heavily populated. Seventy beaches can be found along its coastline with Bondi Beach being one of the most famous.
The Nepean River wraps around the western edge of the city and becomes the Hawkesbury River before reaching Broken Bay. Most of Sydney's water storages can be found on tributaries of the Nepean River. The Parramatta River is mostly industrial and drains a large area of Sydney's western suburbs into Port Jackson. The southern parts of the city are drained by the Georges River and the Cooks River into Botany Bay.
The regions of Sydney include the CBD or City of Sydney and Inner West, the Eastern Suburbs, Southern Sydney, Greater Western Sydney and the Northern Suburbs.

Sydney Nightlife

Sydney lives at night as well, especially in the city centre and areas like Kings Cross, Darling Harbour, Darlinghurst and Oxford street.

Popular Rooftop Bars in Sydney

 
Coogee Pavilion
169 Dolphin Street, Coogee NSW 2034
 
Henry Deane
35 Bettington, Millers Point NSW 2000
 
The Glenmore Hotel
96 Cumberland Street, The Rocks NSW 2000
 
Sweethearts Rooftop
33-37 Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross NSW 1340

Famous Clubs in Sydney

 
Oxford Art Factory
Darlinghurst
 
Ivy Pool Club
Sydney
 
Marquee Sydney
Darling Harbour
 
The Junction
Bondi Junction

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Sydney’s Coastal Walk


A cliff top and the most famous coastal walk in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. That’s Bondi to Coogee walk.

  • Follow the coast
  • Unbeveliable sceneries
  • Famous beaches
  • Coffee stop


11/04/2018
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Sydney’s Sunset with Picnic


This is a stunning experience - having a picnic while watching the magic sunset behind skyscrapers scenery and Harbour Bridge.

  • Picnic
  • Sunset behind the city
  • Park chilling
  • Harbour Bridge view


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The Rocks


The Rocks - history of Sydney

  • Opera House
  • Harbour Bridge
  • Old Centre
  • Local stores and cafes


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Watsons Bay


Watsons Bay - 3 hours tour departs from Sydney CBD and terminated there as well.

  • Ferry cruise
  • Old lighthouse
  • Skyscrapers scenery
  • Camp Cove beach
  • Lunch / coffee stop


29/04/2018 - 11/04/2019