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Sydney (map) is the Harbour City, and is the largest, oldest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia with an enviable reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful and liveable cities. Brimming with history, nature, culture, art, fashion, cuisine and design, it is set next to miles of ocean coastline and sandy surf beaches.
Sydney is a gateway to Australia for many international visitors. It lies on the deepest natural harbour in the world and stretches for 140 kilometres. The first meeting between the native people and the British occurred on 29 April 1770 when Lieutenant James Cook landed at Botany Bay (map).
*City Centre (map). Home to the centre of the busy CBD (Central Business District), centre of government and finance but also home to many famous attractions (including the Opera House (map) and the Royal Botanic Gardens (map)), fine restaurants and shopping. Take ferries from Circular Quay (map) to some the Sydney Harbour Islands.
- One week in Sydney – some ideas on how to spend a week in and around Sydney, exploring different areas.
Chinatown (map). Officially, Chinatown does not have clearly defined borders, due to its continuous growth. The traditional core of the Haymarket Chinatown has been centred around Dixon Street (map), a pedestrian street mall with many Chinese restaurants, and with a paifang (a traditional Chinese gateway) at each end.
Sydney ocean beaches all have shark mesh nets around 100 metres out to sea, and are regularly patrolled by air for sharks. A shark alarm will sound if any are sighted, and you should get out of the water. The risk of shark attack swimming on a patrolled beach between the flags is low. Shark attacks are rare on Sydney beaches, but they have occurred.
• Public Transport.
Guide to traveling to and getting around in the Country.
Transport for NSW – all public transport in Sydney
Sydney subway + Interactive map
⇒ Also сheck оut мore info: Transportation (int.sydney.com) • Getting around (australia.com)
BUS: Coach travel to Sydney is usually quicker, cheaper and more frequent than train travel. Priors Scenic Express • Greyhound Coaches – has the most extensive bus network in Australia.
TRAIN: Sydney Trains – The train network will take passengers to most of the metropolitan area. + NSW Trainlink Regional
AIRPORT: Australia’s main point of entry is Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport. Other major entry points into Australia are the airports at Melbourne Airport, Brisbane Airport and Perth Airport.
WATERWAYS: The public Sydney Ferries central hub is at Circular Quay (map) at the north edge of the CBD. Ferries run up the Parramatta River via Balmain and Olympic Park, around to Darling Harbour, across to Luna Park, across to the Zoo, out to Manly, and out to Watsons Bay. They also go to Garden island and Cockatoo Island.
Sydney Day Trips – The Blue Mountains.
Enjoy an exciting day trip in the Blue Mountains. Hike beautiful trails, enjoy delicious food and treats at some of the areas fantastic eateries and marvel at the incredible views in this beautiful World Heritage site.
⇒ video source: Sydney /youtube.com/