Overview of Sydney

Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House is one of the most recognizable buildings in the world.

Sydney is the most populous and largest city in Australia. It serves as the capital of New South Wales and is a hot tourist destination. Located southeast of the Tasman Sea, there are residents who came to the city from all around the world. In 1788, this city was established as the premier British Colony by commodore Arthur Phillip as a location for exiled convicts. Located on the Harbour, Sydney has breathtaking views of the water and the world renowned Sydney Opera House, which is famous not only for its performances but also its unique architecture.

There are plenty of things to do and see in the city of Sydney. If you want history and culture, there is no shortage of museums and performing arts centers. Nature lovers will adore the many gardens and parks the city has to offer. If you love the beach, check out Bondi Beach, the most famous in the area for sunbathers and surfers alike. The quality of life in this city was ranked 10th by the consulting firm Mercer, not too shabby when you look at how much competition is involved. The city was the host of the 2000 Summer Olympics and the location of the last game in the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

Served by Sydney Airport, the city hasn’t always been an energetic metropolitan area. Native people known as the Cadigals resided in Sydney as far back as 30,000 years. When it comes to the topography of the region, Sydney is best classified as a coastal basin as it is located near the water. The climate is moderate and pleasing, with summers that aren’t too hot and winters that aren’t too cold. Rainfall is scattered throughout the year and is enough to prevent drought without being excessive. In other words, the climate is ideal for most visitors and residents of the city.

Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Sydney's most famous landmarks.

Sydney is definitely the financial and economic center of Australia, with all kinds of corporations and businesses who call the city home. Many people relocate from all over the world to work for companies located in Sydney. Over 500 multi-national companies are located in this city. If you are thinking of relocating to Sydney there are definitely opportunities for employment depending on your chosen field. Visitors to Sydney may not be concerned with this subject, however they can enjoy the bustling shopping, dining and entertainment scene.

All in all, if you are planning a trip Down Under, you should seriously consider Sydney as your destination. It has so many different things to offer, from educational culture and refinement to adrenaline pumping fun and excitement. Over 2.5 million international tourists visit the city every year, while 7.8 million Australians visit annually. Even Australian residents know the many advantages of taking holiday in the incredible city of Sydney.