Sydney

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Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbour and Circular Quay are hubs of waterside life, with the towering, arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Gardens nearby. Sydney Tower’s 268m glass viewing platform, the Skywalk, offers 360-degree views of the city, harbour and suburbs.

Population: 4.921 million (2015)

Sydney is known as the Harbour City. It's 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, design, Sydney's set next to miles of ocean coastline and sandy surf beaches. Longterm immigration has led to the cities reputation as one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in Australia and the world. The city is also home to the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, two of the most iconic structures on this planet.

Districts:
- City Centre (CBD)
- The Rocks
- Darling Harbour
- City South
- City East
- City West

Sydney is one of those cities that invites tourists to custom-design their sightseeing. Unlike many cities throughout the world, Sydney is not a city where people come to see "X" or experience "Y." That's because Sydney is home to museums, cafes and restaurants, shopping and historical sites. It can be explored both on foot and via the water. While all of Sydney has sights worth visiting, much of its glory is housed in the City Centre. Here, visitors can choose to start their visit with a journey back in time at The Rocks, site of the first European settlement in Australia.
If you want to learn more about Australia's past, present and future, you can visit the multitude of museums found in City Centre. Some museums are free to enter year-round while others charge admission.
The Sydney Harbor Bridge and Sydney Opera House are two of Sydney's famous landmarks that can be visited when exploring Sydney on foot. While these are two of the best-known landmarks, Sydney's City Centre has a host of less famous buildings and structures that are worth a visit.
Australia is nothing if not renowned for its vast and unique variety of wildlife. There are numerous opportunities to spot birds, bats, opossums and the occasional kangaroo or wallaby in Sydney's national parks. The only trick is that most of these animals are primarily spotted at sunrise and sunset when the weather is coolest. Those wishing to guarantee animal sightings can head to the Taronga Zoo in the Lower North Shore or the Wild Life Sydney Zoo in Darling Harbor. Darling Harbor is also home to the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. The aquarium offers visitors an opportunity to truly see life "down under", down under the water anyway.
For a different type of animal sighting, visitors can head to Sydney's Eastern Suburbs to find the famous Bondi Beach. This beach attracts thousands of visitors every year, making it a great place for people watching.
After exploring Sydney by land, stop by Sydney Harbor to explore it by water. Ferries, cruises and whale watching excursions depart regularly from this part of Sydney.

Landmarks:

- Sydney Harbour Bridge
- Sydney Opera House
- Darling Harbour
- Luna Park
- Sydney Tower
- Royal Botanic Garden
- Circular Quay
- Sydney Olympic Park
- Hyde Park
- Kings Cross
- Mainly Beach
- Bondi Beach
- Newtown

Sydney offers a great variety of activities all year around. From relaxed coastal walks to adrenaline pumping skydives, Sydney's activities list seems sheer endless.
Walks:
- Across the Harbour Bridge
- Coogee Beach to bondi Beach
- Manly to the Spit
- Breadleys Head
- Circular Quay and surroundings (The Rocks, Royal Botanic Garden, and Mrs Macquarie's Chair)
- The Colony Walk

Swimming and Surfing at one of Sydney's many surf beaches.
Cycling around Centennial Park in the Eastern Suburbs or Bicentennial Park at Sydney Olympic Park

Sydney is home to a number of major and minor festivals and calendar events each year. Listed chronologically these are:

January
- Sydney Festival (Festival Of Sydney)
- Field Day Festival
- St. Jerome's Laneway Festival
- Sydney Fringe Festival

February
- Soundwave Festival
- Good vibrations Festival
- Future Music Festival
- Chinese New Year

March
- Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
- Royal Easter Show
- Sydney French Film Festival
- V Festival
- Cockatoo Island Festival

April
- Sydney German Film Festival

May
- Vivid Sydney
- Biennale of Sydney

June
- Sydney Film Festival

July
Arabic Film Festival

September
- Lavazza Italian Film Festival

October
- Sydney International Food Festival
- Crave Sydney
- Musica Viva Festival

November
- Sculptures by the Sea

December
- Carols in the Domain ☛
- New Year's Eve &261A

The best way to get in and out of Sydney and around is by public transport.
The public transport system consists of commuter rail, bus, ferry and light rail. Combined, they can get you virtually anywhere in the metropolitan area.
In 2014 Sydney implemented a new stored-value card, like London's Oyster Card or the Hong Kong Octopus card. This is called the Opal Card. The Opal card is a touch-and-go contact card that you pre-load with value. The major advantage of the Opal card is that one ticket will work on all modes of transport and that your fares are automatically calculated. For travellers it holds an extra bonus in that once a designated weekly maximum spend (as of June 2015, $60) has been reached, or eight trips have been attained, all further travel for that week is free. Additionally, there is a $15.00 daily cap to how much you can spend ($2.50 cap on Sundays), which is especially useful if you wish to see the outlying areas of the city on a low budget. There is also a 30% discount on train fares when travelling off-peak (peak period is 7-9am and 4-6.30pm on weekdays). Different peak periods apply to some outer suburban stations (Lithgow for instance has a 6-6.45am and 4-6.30pm peak).
Cards can be bought through the official website or at over 1000 retailers throughout the city.
To use the Opal card you hold it against the card reader until the reader 'dings' and then do the same again when you get off the bus or exit the ticket gates. This enables the system to calculate how far you travelled and deduct the appropriate amount from your card balance. If you forget to 'tap off' you are charged a 'default fare' that assumes you travelled the maximum possible distance on that mode of transport - which may be significantly more than fare you would have paid if you had 'tapped off' appropriately.
Opal readers are at the doors of buses, on ferry wharves, on ticket barriers at major train stations and on free-standing poles near the entrances to outer-suburban train stations that do not have barriers.
The Opal card covers all the railway network, ferries, buses and light rail. The coverage of the Opal card is vast to say the least - not only does it encompass Sydney, Newcastle and all places in between, it is now valid for all train services as far as Goulburn (225km to the south of Sydney), Bathurst (240km to the west) and Scone (some 315km to the north).
The Opal card can only be re-charged in multiples of $10 - and getting a refund for the unused credit is cumbersome - requiring you to download a form from their website and then sending it back along with the Opal Cards to an address in Australia. The refund is then sent by cheque.
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Sydney Opera House: -33.856784, 151.215297
Royal Botanic Gardens: -33.862006, 151.215971
The Rocks: -33.859635, 151.208701
Queen Victoria Building: -33.872263, 151.206499
Belmore Park: -33.881119, 151.207471
Hyde Park: -33.873138, 151.211276
Tumbalong Park: -33.875701, 151.201593
Lang Park: -33.863658, 151.205782
Observatory Hill Park: -33.859646, 151.204780
Foundation Park: -33.858284, 151.207990
The King George V Memorial Park: -33.858188, 151.207376
Wynyard Park: -33.865886, 151.206055
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Lady Bay Beach: -33.835599, 151.279448
Sydney Harbour National Park: -33.839990, 151.282382
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Watsons Bay: -33.843744, 151.279471
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The Catholic Parish of Our Lady Star of the Sea: -33.845531, 151.283569
St Peter\'s Anglican Church Watsons Bay: -33.846355, 151.284253
Gibson\'s Beach Reserve: -33.846616, 151.281019
Signal Hill Reserve: -33.849260, 151.287033
Lighthouse Reserve: -33.851919, 151.285848
Macquarie Lighthouse: -33.853945, 151.285168
Christison Park: -33.856328, 151.284937
Clarke Reserve: -33.858131, 151.284486
South Head General Cemetery: -33.858258, 151.281542
Diamond Bay Reserve: -33.861347, 151.282022
Parsley Bay Reserve: -33.852311, 151.278560
Parsley Bay Beach: -33.851599, 151.277554
Parsley Bay Bridge: -33.850827, 151.277163
Beach Paddock: -33.853183, 151.273509
Vaucluse Park: -33.855930, 151.273275
Vaucluse House: -33.855512, 151.273641
Vaucluse Bowling Club: -33.857808, 151.279393
Samuel Park: -33.857509, 151.277922
Diamond Bay Bowling Club: -33.861632, 151.278601
Hermitage Foreshore Reserve: -33.863456, 151.269584
Hermitage Foreshore Reserve Walk: -33.863456, 151.269584
Dumaresq Reserve: -33.866462, 151.270497
St Mary Magdalene Catholic Church: -33.869262, 151.270767
Dover Heights Reserve: -33.868424, 151.283753
Dudley Page Reserve: -33.869935, 151.280564
Lyne Park: -33.872322, 151.263285
Lyne Park Tennis Centre: -33.871594, 151.265033
Rose Bay Wharf: -33.870647, 151.262143
Sydney Seaplanes: -33.870290, 151.263265
The Royal Sydney Golf Club: -33.873188, 151.265784
Rodney Reserve: -33.873233, 151.283479
Raleigh Reserve: -33.878121, 151.282473
Hugh Bamford Reserve: -33.883674, 151.283662
William Park: -33.887589, 151.284742
Bondi Golf & Diggers Club LTD: -33.888025, 151.284506
Biddigal Reserve: -33.891222, 151.282842
Ray O\'Keefe Reserve: -33.893074, 151.283206
Sam Fiszman Park: -33.893326, 151.283571
Bondi Park: -33.892919, 151.273458
Bondi Beach: -33.891630, 151.276295
Bondi Markets: -33.888579, 151.276950
Bondi Bowling Club: -33.884222, 151.270816
Bondi Mizrachi Synagogue: -33.883934, 151.269046
Gravures Rupestres Aborigenes: -33.882806, 151.282812
Dover Heights Shule - Synagogue: -33.872141, 151.282231
St Therese Catholic Church: -33.874281, 151.281716
Caffyn Park: -33.872661, 151.279015
Barracluff Park: -33.883680, 151.269814
Bondi Tennis Centre: -33.884513, 151.270775
Hunter Park: -33.895789, 151.273579
Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk: -33.895271, 151.274414
Bondi Icebergs Pool: -33.895049, 151.274569
Bondi Surf Pavilion: -33.890084, 151.277007
Park: -33.869615, 151.253143
Point Piper Marina: -33.868351, 151.253286
Duff Reserve: -33.864257, 151.251093
Blackburn Cove Beach: -33.870999, 151.249004
Murray Rose Pool: -33.871550, 151.247222
Blackburn Gardens: -33.872242, 151.248061
Foster Park: -33.874553, 151.246767
Frances Keevil Gallery: -33.875840, 151.241937
Art2Muse Gallery: -33.878747, 151.242184
Steyne Park: -33.873907, 151.241392
Double Bay Wharf: -33.873342, 151.242576
Darling Point Wharf: -33.866456, 151.239502
Canonbury Cottage: -33.867172, 151.239391
Sir David Martin Reserve: -33.872711, 151.235108
d\'Albora Marinas Rushcutters Bay: -33.873707, 151.234521
Rushcutters Bay Tennis Centre: -33.873761, 151.228964
Beare Park: -33.870430, 151.229278
Elizabeth Bay Marina: -33.869917, 151.229131
Arthur McElhone Reserve: -33.869782, 151.226728
Elizabeth Bay House: -33.870018, 151.226515
Hayes Theatre Co: -33.871844, 151.227154
Boomerang: -33.870153, 151.228185
Finger Wharf: -33.867274, 151.221264
Art Gallery of New South Wales: -33.868804, 151.217414
Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool: -33.863489, 151.221794
Mrs Macquarie\'s Chair: -33.859370, 151.222250
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: -33.861223, 151.221154
St.George OpenAir Cinema: -33.861718, 151.220836
Government House: -33.859954, 151.215085
Justice & Police Museum: -33.862170, 151.212285
Circular Quay: -33.861858, 151.210546
Customs House: -33.862193, 151.210869
First Fleet Park: -33.860856, 151.209050
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia: -33.860077, 151.208903
Cadmans Cottage: -33.858877, 151.209201
Barney and Bligh Reserve: -33.859216, 151.209060
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Hickson Road Reserve: -33.855383, 151.210335
Dawes Point Battery: -33.854986, 151.209576
Dawes Point Park: -33.855002, 151.209151
Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout: -33.854387, 151.209624
The Rocks Market: -33.860062, 151.208412
The Rocks Discovery Museum: -33.858702, 151.208617
Suez Canal: -33.859618, 151.208316
Gannon House: -33.859303, 151.208383
The Ken Done Gallery: -33.857907, 151.209415
Craft NSW: -33.858469, 151.209287
Argyle Gallery: -33.858687, 151.208233
Spirit Gallery- Aboriginal Art & Didgeridoos: -33.858473, 151.208468
Authentic Aboriginal Art Centre: -33.859387, 151.208324
Campbell\'s Cove Jetty: -33.856482, 151.209587
Sydney Theatre Company: -33.855744, 151.206023
Sydney Dance Company: -33.856020, 151.206211
Still Life with Stone and Car: -33.855656, 151.207178
Walsh Bay Sydney Harbour: -33.855468, 151.205327
Clyne Reserve: -33.856724, 151.201775
Harbour Control Tower: -33.857075, 151.201640
Barangaroo Reserve: -33.857441, 151.201138
Stargazer Lawn: -33.857675, 151.201172
Munn Street Reserve: -33.858147, 151.202185
Roslyn Packer Theatre: -33.857205, 151.204769
Sydney Observatory: -33.859589, 151.204523
S. H. Ervin Gallery: -33.861333, 151.204372
Wulugul Walk: -33.865195, 151.201162
Darling Harbour Wharf 3: -33.866891, 151.200825
Darling Harbour Aquarium Wharf: -33.869709, 151.201136
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo: -33.869587, 151.201572
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Lang Park
Lang Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Queen Victoria Building
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WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
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Circular Quay
Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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S. H. Ervin Gallery
S. H. Ervin Gallery, Watson Road, Millers Point, New South Wales, Australia
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Hyde Park, Elizabeth Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Justice & Police Museum
Justice & Police Museum, Albert Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Rocks Market, George Street, The Rocks, New South Wales, Australia
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The Rocks, New South Wales, Australia
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