Sydney is the capital city of New South Wales and Australia's largest city. Sydney is located on the southeast coast of the country and has a pleasant climate and beautiful environment. The openness of the city people the impression of space, sunshine, and freedom. Although the area where Sydney is located was once quite desolate, it has now developed into the most prosperous modern city in Australia. Sydney continuously tops rankings as one of the best cities in the world to live and attracts tourists from near and far.
The entire vibrant international city is built around a beautiful harbor and it is easy to walk from the city center to different sunny beaches. With comprehensive infrastructure and convenient transportation, Sydney has great air, rail, subway and public transportation systems. Since the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, more and more tourists have come to visit. Sydney is composed of the city center, inner city, suburban area, as well as the harbor area and beach area. There are a series of worthwhile sightseeing spots around the city center, such as the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Rocks, Darling Harbour, etc., and also a variety of shopping malls. Visitors have the option of taking boat rides between Darling Harbour and Port Jackson to enjoy the cityscapes, botanical gardens, zoos, parks, etc. It’s also easy to get to nearby areas such as the Rocks and Chinatown. The inner city of Paddington has shopping streets such as Oxford Street, which gives tourists a taste of shopping and dining in old-style buildings and bazaars. Bondi, in the eastern suburbs, is the location Sydney's most famous beach, and together with Manly Beach to the north of the harbor, attracts people who are planning to go on relaxing vacations. The Sydney Olympic Park and the Blue Mountains to the west are a bit from the city, but worth a visit for those who have extra time to spare.
As the symbol of the entire city, the Sydney Opera House solidifies Sydney’s position as a cultural capital. The Sydney Opera House holds more than 3,000 operas and concerts each year, including the famous Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Ballet, and Opera Australia. Annual cultural events include the Archbibald Prize Contest held by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Festival of Music, Theater and Visual Arts in Sydney in January (March 17 to March 24), and the Seniors Festival. These events as well as other small concerts of various styles have become a common part of Sydney's artistic atmosphere. In addition to the Opera House, Sydney also has many museums, including the famous Australian Museum, the Powerhouse Museum, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Australian National Maritime Museum, and the Museum of Sydney (MoS).
Most of New South Wales where Sydney has a Mediterranean climate with four distinct seasons and plenty of sunshine. The temperature changes throughout the year are moderate and precipitation level is average, and all seasons are suitable for travelling. During the summer (December-February), Sydney is relatively hot and rainy, with occasional extreme high temperatures that can reach as high as 25°C and as low as 18°C. During the fall (March-May), the average temperature in autumn is about 22°C, making it the best time for outings. In the winter (June-August), the climate is mild and humid with temperatures around 17°C and a minimum temperature of about 9°C. It is the best season for skiing. In the spring (September-November), the weather in Sydney is sunny and full of vitality. The temperature is around 20°C and it is very comfortable.
Sydney is home to one of the most beautiful harbors in the world - Sydney Harbour. It is also Australia's oldest, largest, and most diverse city. There is a wide range of hotels in Sydney, and there are plenty of hotels of all types. The city center has become the first choice for travelers to choose Sydney hotels. If you want to enjoy Sydney's unique sea views and beaches, Bondi and the Coogee Beach area are the great choices to choose hotels from as well. Every year from September to February is considered the peak tourism season and the prices of hotels in Sydney increase during that time, so it’s recommended that travelers book in advance.