The Sydney skyline is one of the most famous in the world. More than 15 million people a year are drawn to the white sands of Bondi Beach, the sail-design of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, built in 1923. Watching over the CBD is the Sydney Tower, which stands at a whopping 305m tall, with an observation deck giving people a bird’s eye view of the region.
Aside from the Australian and international visitors, more than 5.1 million Sydneysiders call the New South Wales capital home. Some of the country’s best schools, nightlife and markets are attracting more than 100,000 people looking for the perfect work-life balance.
Public transport is aplenty in Sydney. Hopping on a ferry can take you from Manly to Taronga Zoo to Circular Quay and Parramatta. Underneath the bustling CBD are the trainlines, while above ground you have buses and a light rail. Of course, there’s always joining the pedestrians or catching an Uber if driving yourself doesn’t take your fancy.
Think you don’t have time to visit Sydney? A flight south from the Gold Coast or north from Melbourne is only around an hour and a half. An easy weekend away!