Sydney, Australia’s largest city, is known for its beautiful harbors, relaxed lifestyle, ideal climate, and friendly locals. The city is a multi-ethnic hub of business, culture and creativity. The Opera House, Sydney Tower and the Harbour Bridge have become the city's famous landmarks to international visitors.
Sydney, The Rocks, Millers Point
The Customs House is an historic Sydney landmark located in the city's Circular Quay area. Constructed in 1844-1845, the building served as the headquarters of the Customs Service until 1990. After being refurbished in 2003, it has also become the new home of the City of Sydney Library.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore. The dramatic view of the bridge, the harbour, and the nearby Sydney Opera House is an iconic image of Sydney, and Australia. The bridge is nicknamed "The Coathanger" because of its arch-based design. To climb the bridge, a number of packages are offered, ranging from A$150 to A$380, go to http://www.bridgeclimb.com/prices/ for details.
Sydney Observatory is located on Observatory Hill in the centre of Sydney. It is now a working museum where evening visitors can observe the stars and planets through a modern 40 cm Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and a historic 29 cm refractor telescope built in 1874, the oldest telescope in Australia in regular use.
The Pyrmont Bridge, a swing bridge across Cockle Bay, is located in Darling Harbour. Opened in 1902, the bridge initially carried motor vehicle traffic via the Pyrmont Bridge Road between the central business district and Pyrmont. Since 1981 the bridge has carried pedestrian and bicycle traffic only,
The Art Gallery of New South Wales is the most important public gallery in Sydney and one of the largest in Australia. The Gallery's first public exhibition opened in 1874. It displays Australian art (from settlement to contemporary), European and Asian art. A dedicated Asian Gallery was opened in 2003.
Farm Cove is a tidal inlet and shallow bay in Sydney Harbour. On 3 February 1954, Farm Cove was the site of where Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II landed at the beginning of her first visit to Australia. It was the first occasion on which a reigning monarch had set foot on Australian soil.