City in New South Wales, Australia


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