Two famous landmarks at sunset:<br>Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.
Two famous landmarks at sunset:
Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

Sydney boasts Australia's leading attractions, the most obvious being the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House (pictured above) and the historic Rocks area where Sydney was first settled. The city has a lively, cosmopolitan and ethnically diverse population.

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Bateau Bay


World famous Bondi is one of Sydney's most celebrated beaches. Sydney's beaches are split into northern and southern by the opening to the harbour, and Bondi is located at the northern most end of the Southern Beaches. It has always been a cosmopolitan suburb, but it is now a significant area for the cafe society.

Lifesavers on Bondi Beach.
Lifesavers on Bondi Beach.

Botany Bay

The coastal inlet south of Sydney where Captain Cook first landed in 1770. In 1778 the First Fleet came to the bay to establish a penal colony, but Governor Phillip decided it was unsuitable as the waters of the bay are shallow and the water supply was inadequate. He quickly transferred the penal site to Port Jackson, about 9km north.

Today the foreshores of Botany Bay are occupied by the residential suburbs and industrial areas of Sydney. Sydney's Kingsford Smith Airport is located on the north west short of the Bay.

Gosford - Wyong

The strength of this area is that, in terms of the 'Australian Dream' it has just about everything. Excellent access to both public and private transport to Sydney. Excellent lifestyle options. The facilities you would expect in a large city, with the ambience of a holiday resort and a country town.

To be in the Gosford area on a summer's day is to know that this is as perfect as life was meant to get.
To be in the Gosford area on a summer's day is to know that this is as perfect as life was meant to get.


Hawkesbury River

The Hawkesbury River system is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the Sydney area. The River flows in a semi-elliptical arc around Sydney, from Wisemans Ferry at the juncture of the Warragamba-Nepean river system and the Macdonald River, to its estuary at Broken Bay between Palm Beach and Gosford.

Travellers on the river flows will experience views of breathtaking bushland and spectacular sandstone bluffs, may of which are only accessible by water. The river is famous for its oyster farming, but it is mostly used for recreational purposes.

Hornsby - Ku-Ring-Gai

The Hornsby - Ku-Ring-Gai area is situated in the northern suburbs of Sydney. It is an area of great beauty and extensive bushland that has been protected by the Government. Unfortunately the area is highly susceptible to bushfires.

Looking out to Broken Bay at West Head, Ku-ring-gai National Park.
Looking out to Broken Bay at West Head, Ku-ring-gai National Park.


Manly sits between the northern shore of Sydney harbour and the Ocean. The ocean beach is famous for its Norfolk Island Pines stretching along the promenade. Manly Warf is the hub for the harbour transport servicing the northern beaches. The Corso that runs between the harbour and the ocean beach is a tourist mecca in summer with many restaurants and take-away food outlets. The Manly area contains beaches such as Fairy Bower, North and South Steyne, Queenscliffe Beach, and Shelley Beach (the little beach that faces west, back towards the main surfing beach). North Head can only be accessed from Manly.

Aerial view of Manly Beach.
Aerial view of Manly Beach.

Northern Beaches

The strip of beaches from North Head to Palm Beach in Sydney is known as the Northern Beaches. It includes Manly, Harbord (Freshwater), Curl Curl, Dee Why, Narrabeen, Warriewood, Newport, Avalon, and other beaches. The suburban area adjoining the beaches is very expensive compared to many other areas in Australia and the world. The area is mainly serviced for shopping by the Warringah Mall Shopping Centre.

Aerial view of Whale and Palm Beach - two of Sydney's Northern Beaches.
Aerial view of Whale and Palm Beach - two of Sydney's Northern Beaches.


Located on the Paramatta River in the geographical centre of the Sydney Region, Parramatta has played a major role in the history of Australia. In more recent history, Paramatta was the starting point for the giant Westfield Corporation which now has shopping centres all over the world.

Some of Paramatta's historic buildings include Old Government House, Elizabeth Farm, Experiment Farm, Hambledon Cottage, the Dairy Precinct and St. John's Cathedral.

Rivercat at Parramatta.
Rivercat at Parramatta.