Sydney is one of the world's most spectacular cities and the largest in Australia. It is located on the east coast of New South Wales, on the shores of one of the world's most beautiful harbours. Sydney's popularity as a tourist destination is world renowned and it is usually the first port of call for international tourists coming to Australia. The year 2000 Olympic Games were held in Sydney and pronounced "the best Olympic Games ever" at the closing ceremony. Each year, on new year's eve, images of Syney harbour, The Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the spectacular fireworks displays are flashed around the world as part of the celebrations.
Every tourist that comes to Australia visits Sydney. It is the jumping off point for many of the organized tours that take tourists to the countries major tourist attractions. It is the largest base for campervan and motorhome hire and rental companies that rent out vehicles to circumnavigate the country and it is also the base for many cruise liners that operate from Sydney to other parts of Australia and New Zealand. Sydney has an enormous range of quality accommodation. There are hotels of all descriptions, plenty of self catering apartments for families and backpacker hostels for the young travelers on a budget.
There are many things to do in Sydney, it has lots of wonderful attractions in its own right. Bondi Beach is an international legend. The ferries on the harbour can take you to so many different places like Taronga Park zoo and the northern beach side center of Manly. Sydney has a love affair with its harbour and beaches.
There are dozens of fantastic beaches within easy reach of the city. Each has its own surf club and is fully patrolled. The water is crystal clear and the surf is awesome. Around the harbour are a myriad restaurants, bistro's and cafes and the like and there is nothing Australians like better than lunch at a harbourside pub or an alfresco diner or cafe.
Sydney is also the hub for a number of short break type holiday destinations. To the west is the fantastic scenery of the Blue Mountains, to the north is the wonderful Hunter Valley wineries and the beaches of the Central Coast and Port Stephens and to the south is the city of Wollongong and then on into the scenically superb regions in the south coast.
No Australian holiday is complete without a visit to Sydney, so come and experience the real Australia and spend a few days in its largest and most vibrant city.