- Sydneyis the capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities and is best known for its harbour front 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 Royal Botanic Gardens nearby. Sydney Tower’s 268m glass viewing platform, the Skywalk, offers 360-degree views of the city, harbour and suburbs for tourists and the locals.
- The are of Sydney is 12,145 km². The weather is 25°C, Wind NE at 13 km/h, 47% Humidity. The population from undefined sources was 4.293 million in 2012.
Sydney is located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds the worlds largest natural harbours and sprawls towards the Blue Mountains to the west. The residents of Sydney are known as "Sydneysiders".
Sydney has a humid subtropical weather, sometimes hot summers and mild winters, with rainfall spread throughout the year. The weather is moderated by proximity to the ocean, and more extreme temperatures are recorded in the inland western suburbs. The warmest months are January and February, with an average air temperature range of 18.7–25.9 °C for January and 18.8–25.8 °C for February. An average of 14.9 days a year have temperatures at or above 30 °C.
In winter, temperature rarely drops below 5 °C in coastal areas. The coldest month is July, with an average range of 8.1–16.3 °C . Rainfall is fairly evenly spread through the year, but it is slightly higher during the first half of the year. The average annual rainfall, with moderate to low variability, is 1,213 mm , with rain falling on an average of 143.8 days a year. Extreme temperatures have ranged from 45.8 °C to 2.1 °C the lowest recorded minimum at Observatory Hill.
The average annual temperature of the sea is above 21 °C, and the monthly average ranges from 18 °C in July to 24 °C in January
Sydney hosted over 2.8 million international visitors in 2013 or nearly half of all international visits to Australia. These visitors spent 59 million nights in the city and a total of $5.9 billion. The city also received 8.3 million domestic overnight visitors in 2013 who spent a total of $6 billion.
Sydney has been ranked amongst the top 15 cities in the world for tourism every year since 2000. Around 26,700 workers in the City of Sydney were directly employed by tourism in 2011. On average, the tourism industry contributes $36 million to the city's economy per day. Popular destinations to visit include the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Watsons Bay, The Rocks, Sydney Tower, Darling Harbour, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Royal National Park, the Australian Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Queen Victoria Building, Taronga Zoo, Bondi Beach, the Blue Mountains, and Sydney Olympic Park.
Sydney is the highest ranking city in the world for international students. More than 50,000 international students study at the city's universities and a further 50,000 study at its vocational and English language schools. International education contributes $1.6 billion to the local economy and creates demand for 4,000 local jobs each year.
Some of the best hotels that you may find in Sydney are:
- Meriton Serviced Apartments
- Four Season Hotel Sydney
- InterContinental Sydney
- Shangri-La Hotel Sydney
- Meriton Serviced Apartments Campbell Street
- Marriott Sydney Harbour at Circular Quay
The restaurants that you may find in Sydney are as follows:
- Farmhouse Kings Cross
- Twenty 8 Acres
- Pizza Bocconne
- Fortune Village Chinese Restaurant
Enjoy a trip to Sydney one of these vacations in the most beautiful city of the world.