Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia. It is on Australia's south-east coast, on the Tasman Sea. In June 2010 the greater metropolitan area had an approximate population of 4.6 million people. Besides, Sydney is ranked 11th in the world out of the 221 cities reviewed in the 2011 Worldwide Quality of Living Index compiled by Mercer Human. Inhabitants of Sydney are called Sydneysiders, comprising a cosmopolitan and international population.
Sydney is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities on earth. Its sparkling harbour, dazzling beaches and sunny, Mediterranean climate are matched by an array of world-class museums and art galleries, a ...view middle of the document...
Spend a day at the World Heritage site and you will be amazed at the life, culture and activity bursting from beneath the sails. In there, you can discover the stories, history and magic of the building plus see the extraordinary interiors surrounding some of the most magnificent theatres and venues. The Opera House is home to 1600 performances each year including ballet, opera, theatre, dance, music, comedy, kids shows, talks and more.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the world’s tallest steel arch bridge. It connects the northern suburbs of Sydney with the city centre, making it a vital link in Sydney’s transport infrastructure; more than 161,000 cars travel across the bridge in a single day.
There are many ways to experience this historic landmark but one of the most popular is with BridgeClimb Sydney. This gives you the opportunity to climb all the way to the summit!
Another way to see the bridge is from the water. Catch a ferry from Circular Quay to Manly, Mosman or Taronga Zoo to see the bridge from the harbour. Ferries from Luna Park or McMahons Point pass directly beneath the bridge. Hire a kayak or join a guided kayak tour. This is a great way to see some of Sydney’s top beaches and the small islands in the harbour.
Not adventurous enough? Perhaps you’d prefer to fly over the bridge! A scenic flight or helicopter tour provides stunning aerial views of the harbour; adrenaline junkies should check out a high-speed jet boat ride with Harbour Jet Tours.
From the ground, one of the best places to admire the bridge is from The Rocks which also has plenty of options for dining, entertainment and accommodation. Or, watch the sun set over the harbour while enjoying a cocktail at an Opera House bar. Another option is to walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or catch a train from Wynyard to Milsons Point. If you’re looking for a family-friendly activity, you can take in the amazing harbour views from the top of the beautifully-restored Ferris wheel at Luna Park.
The Rocks is a quaint and charming area nestling on Sydney Harbour by the south pylon of the Harbour Bridge and is one of our personal favourites. The character of the area stems from its origins as Australia's first European settlement and many of the original buildings have been restored to their natural beauty.
The heritage of the Rocks is immediately evident as strict control on new development has ensured that the modern architecture skillfully blends in with the old.
The Rocks really has it all - the best views of the Sydney Opera House and harbour, cozy heritage listed pubs, a wonderful tasteful weekend craft market, plenty of nooks and crannies to explore, excellent restaurants and cafes, fashion boutiques, art galleries, and craft shops. The tourist information centre and Museum of Contemporary Art completes the ensemble合奏. Enviably地理位置优越 located accommodation and hotels makes this an ideal place to stay.
THE ROCKS AT THE WEEKEND