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About Sydney

Sydney is the capital of NSW, Australia. It is a densely populated city in Australia and Oceania. Apart from being expensive, it is mostly ranked in the top ten of the most livable cities in the world. Sydney is the most famous tourist destination and among the top 15 most visited cities of the world. Sydney’s economy is majorly dependent on finance, tourism, and manufacturing. It is the centre for various foreign banks and MNCs which makes it Asia Pacific’s leading financial hub.

Population

In 1788, the population of Sydney was less than 1000. After WWII, it experienced mass migration and became a multicultural city. In 2021, Sydney’s population is now estimated to be just under 5 million residents.

History

Captain Arthur Phillip and the First Fleet sighted Sydney in January 1788. Sydney is named after Lord Sydney, who was a British home secretary. It is said that Sydney is the finest harbour in the world. Around 50,000 years ago around 1500 Aboriginals lived on the foreshore before Phillip chose the Sydney Cove as Australia’s primary penal colony.

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After the Rum rebellion, the governor named Lachlan Macquarie was appointed to restore orders and by 1830, Sydney was the busiest commercial seaport and exporter of wool to Europe. After convict transportation in 1840 and gold fever in 1850, the population of Sydney tripled. Now, immigrants have transformed it into a diverse city.

General Weather

The city is warm and sunny, but the temperate climate keeps the locals happy and easy-going. The maximum precipitation falls in late autumn and minimum precipitation in early spring. Sydney faces extreme hot weather (December-February) only a few days when the western wind brings hot dry air from deserts. In winters during June-August, the westerly winds are cold.

Best Time to Visit

The best times to visit Sydney are September-November and March-May. These months have high and low seasons, offering visitors comfortable temperatures. The tourists are comfortable in this weather because they can enjoy sailing, surfing, and swimming and locals also have an easy-going attitude.

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Nearest Airport

The closest airport is Sydney Airport (SYD) which is also known as Kingsford-Smith airport. The distance from Sydney Airport to Sydney is 9.1 kilometres. It is also an international airport. You will get Vancouver to Sydney flights or Canada to Sydney flights, and many other international flights departing from the SYD airport.

Things to Do

  • Sydney Opera House Concert Hall for various performances.
  • Climb or take selfies at the Sydney Harbour Bridge, nicknamed ‘The Coathanger’.
  • watch bar fewer animals Taronga Zoo 
  • The Rocks are known historic sandstone buildings.
  • See the Blue Mountain from the Sydney Tower Eye 
  • Wild Life Sydney Zoo is an extension of the aquarium.
  • Darling Harbour is a tourist spot.
  • Enjoy the clear water and activities at Manly Beach
  • Picnic with family at Hyde Park
  • Circular Quay is a perfect harbour and tourist spot.
  • Bondi Beach
Sydney Bondi Beach
  • Luna Park
  • Watsons Bay
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium contains large varieties of aquatic animals.
  • Bridge Climb
  • Centennial Park
  • Sydney Harbor National Park
  • Madame Tussauds to meet all celebs and explore their wax structures.
  • Australian National Maritime Museum
  • Sydney Cricket Ground Tour
Other Activities in Sydney
  • Cruises and boat tours
  • Dinner/lunch or both on Cruises 
  • Day trip, walk trip, a helicopter trip
  • Wine tasting and winery tours
  • Surfing lessons and other water activities like sailing, swimming, snorkelling on the beach, bonfire and evening walk on sand.

Holiday means fun and frolic, and Sydney is the right place for them. 

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