Sydney's laid-back outdoor lifestyle and physical allure make it one of the world's top cities to visit and live in. The stunning harbour provides a dramatic backdrop for the city's famous icons – the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Sydneysiders are a friendly, energetic bunch with a positive approach to life. Sydney is a city with a genuine sense of style, a love of sport and celebrations including New Year's Eve, Mardi Gras, the Sydney Festival, and the Sydney International Art Series.
You'll find plenty of things to see and do in Sydney. Sydney Harbour is a natural playground, and the views are world-class. There's a wide-ranging cultural life, a dynamic food scene and vibrant cityscape of outstanding contemporary and colonial architecture. Iconic beaches – most notably Bondi and Manly – and five major national parks deliver unforgettable outdoor experiences. There's no other city in the world that offers so many pristine beaches in such close proximity to the city. Culture enthusiasts will enjoy the Opera House, markets in Sydney and a host of Sydney events.
Sydney extends north and south of the harbour in a golden chain of easy-to-reach beaches. You can spend an entire day on the beach as you swim in the surf, then eat and party at the shoreline restaurants and bars.
Sydney is easy to access by car and public transport. Its Orbital Network comprises 10 motorways linked with expressways, freeways and other main roads to get you around the city and surrounding areas. A public transport network of buses, trains, and ferries service the major tourist attractions, including the beaches and shopping precincts, as well as the many accommodation options in Sydney.
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