It is the most beautiful city in Australia, where the water interferes with the highlands and picturesque nature in a way that makes it one of the most beautiful areas on the earth, as its inhabitants and millions of tourists describe it.
Sydney also is characterized by its unique beaches. There, you can see the biggest natural harbor in the world “Port Jackson”. Some may think that Sydney is the capital of Australia since it is its largest and oldest city (founded by Commander Arthur Phillip, the first British commander to reach Australia, in 1788) but the fact is that Canberra is the official capital of Australia. In spite of not being the capital, it includes most of the commercial and economic headquarters, as well as museums and important historic and cultural buildings. That makes it the commercial and cultural capital of Australia.
When you arrive at Sydney International Airport or Kingsford Smith Airport, your first journey will be just ended with another trip, which is exploring Sydney. You can take a taxi or bus to downtown the city, which is only 9 kilometers from the airport.
Sydney Opera House
Some consider Sydney Opera House as the eighth World Wonder!! Therefore, the one who doesn’t not know Sydney Opera House, overlooking the main port in the city, actually does not know Australia.
Opera House is the Sydney’s most famous building, and tourist icon due to its unique architectural design, developed by the architect Joern Utzon. The design depicts the building, as if it is a giant ship anchored on the shores of Sydney. It took 16 years to be built, until it was opened in 1973, at a cost of more than $100 million.
It includes opera hall can accommodate up to 1,500 people, and a multi-service center, includes three theaters and concert hall, as well as shops and restaurants. When you are at Sydney Opera House, you feel like moving in a space of colors and fascinating lights. If you looked at the Opera from outside, you will certainly believe that you’re standing in front of unmistakable architectural masterpiece. Sydney Opera House is UNESCO World Heritage site because of the genius unique architectural interface and unlimited cultural role.
When you are surrounded by bright blue water from every side, and water reflects the bright sunlight, then you are at Darling Harbor. This port is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Sydney and its most popular place.
Fun offered by the cafes there in the Darling Harbor area is uniquely splendor. There, you can see the best view of Sydney. In fact, Darling Harbor area is considered vital place, which reflects prosperity of Sydney. This area includes luxurious shops, bars and famous restaurants all overlooking the charming scenery of the water in Darling Harbor.
This area also includes high-end hotels where guests enjoy the Harbor scene, so most of Sydney visitors highly recommended one of those hotels in this unique area, as and charming scene, despite being a bit expensive.
While you are near this region, do not miss the fun of walking on Sydney Harbor Bridge, it is also one of the most famous Sydney landmarks, dating back to 1932.
This giant building was opened to public in 1981 to be the tallest structure in the city, at a height of 305 meters. The tower is characterized by its fantastic architectural interface. From the top of the tower, you can get a panoramic view of the charming city experiencing every sense of elegance and beauty, as the tower offers 360-degree view of Sydney and its port including areas around them. Sydney Tower also includes 360 degree revolving restaurant where eating is a different and unique experience. The latest facility that was added to the tower is 4D cinema to offer its visitors a cinematic experience of high caliber.
Queen Victoria Building
Queen Victoria Building is one of the important buildings in Sydney, as well as being the most popular shopping center in the city. The building consists of five floors and it provides the entire city with its needs through more than 200 commercial retail stores.
National Maritime Museum in Australia
In Murray Street, and near the charming beach in Sydney, you can watch one of the most important museums in Australia. It’s the Australian National Maritime Museum. You can enjoy watching historic warships, which dated back to the nineteenth century, as well as some historical military equipment and other priceless collectibles in this wonderful museum.