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.
Area: 12,145 km²
Founded: January 26, 1788
Local time: Friday 8:02 PM
Weather: 16°C, Wind SE at 11 km/h, 59% Humidity
Getting there: 13 h 15 min flight. View flights
Population: 4.293 million (2012) UNdata
Sports team: Sydney FC, Sydney Swans, Sydney Roosters, more