Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales, and home to nearly five million people, making it the most populated Australian city.
Originally formed in 1788 as a penal colony, it has matured into a world famous, high ranking city with a high quality of life for its citizens.
Holiday goers won’t want to miss the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which opened in 1932.
The arched bridge goes across Sydney Harbour and is used by rail, vehicles, bikes and people that travel between the central business district and the North Shore.
Until the Port Mann Bridge in Vancouver was built, the Harbour Bridge was the world’s widest long-span bridge.
Music lovers should visit the Sydney Opera House, which is visited by more than a million people every year and holds more than 1,500 performances a year.
If you have kids, don’t miss either the aquarium with its more than 650 different species and 6,000 fish and other sea animals or the Sydney zoo, which consists of 52 acres of land, and is the home of more than 340 different species and 2,600 animals.
Sydney is in a temperate climate zone with warm summers and mild winters. There are always tons of fun things to do in Sydney, and many tourists choose to come in January or February, as that is Australia’s Summer, with average temperatures ranging from 18.7°C to 25.8 °C 78.4 °F.
It’s the coldest in July, with average temperatures of 8.0–16.3 °C (46.4–61.3 °F).
Runners should come in September to be a part of the annual Sydney marathon. First run in 2001, there is also a half marathon, and a nine kilometers (5.6 mi) ”Bridge Run, as well as a three and a half kilometer (2.2 mi) ”Family Fun Run.”
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