Sydney, considered Australia’s most global city, is a little slice of paradise on earth. Its unparalleled sophistication, passion for sport, and love for festivals keep things fresh and interesting for visitors and residents alike. A wealth of activities and attractions are within easy reach of the centre of the city and public transportation.
Sydney’s public transportation system has a storied history, beginning with the trams of the 1800s. Although the trams no longer roam the streets, public transportation is still alive and well. Today, tourists and Sydneysiders get from one place to another by way of the Rail trains, monorails, ferries, buses, and taxis. Motorways, expressways, freeways, and networks of roads provide access to various points of interest throughout the city. Public transportation also services Sydney’s main tourist attractions, such as its beaches, and many outlying areas.
Sydney is home to fresh seafood eateries, ethnic restaurants, sidewalk cafés, trendy bistros, and quaint pubs. Shopping centres, shops, and open markets appeal to those in search of retail therapy. National parks and beaches provide green space and room to stretch and play. The Taronga Zoo and Sydney Aquarium display some of the most unique animals Australia has to offer.
One of the world’s most liveable cities, Sydney has a relaxed lifestyle and passion for the outdoors. With a pleasant temperate climate, it is not surprising that people love to be outside. Summers are warm, while winters tend to be mild. Temperatures are warm enough to keep many people beachside all year long. Rain falls evenly throughout the year.
Sydneysiders’ friendly, open approach is attractive to many visitors, including those who came for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Sydney’s Harbour, the Gateway to Australia, is the stunning home to such attractions as the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.
Sydney welcomes everyone, including you. Go surfing at Bondi or sightseeing in the Blue Mountains. You can find a challenge in the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb, a thrill at the top of the Sydney Tower, excitement at the Sydney Opera House, and relaxation at the Royal Botanic Gardens.