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City Hopper: Sydney, Australia

March 6, 2013
Sydney Opera House and Skyline

Sydney Opera House and Skyline

My next stop on my round the world tour is Sydney, Australia. Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia. It is on the south-east coast of the Tasmanian Sea and it has a population of 4.6 million people. People who live in Sydney are called ‘Sydneysiders’.

Hobart Yacht Race, Sydney Harbor

Hobart Yacht Race, Sydney Harbor

Sydney is the financial and economic center of Australia and as a result it has become a wealthy and prosperous city. The biggest economic sectors in Sydney are business services, retail, manufacturing, health and community services. Sydney also provides about 25% of the country’s total GDP and it is the 16th most expensive city in the world.

Sydney Securities Exchange in the financial district.

Sydney Securities Exchange in the financial district.

So what’s there to do in Sydney you ask? Well the answer is a lot! Sydney has over 70 pristine beaches including the famous Bondi and Manly beaches where you can sun yourself, swim, or surf.

Surfing Bondi Beach, Sydney

Surfing Bondi Beach, Sydney

If you’re the more adventuresome type you can do a Bridge Walk across the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Here’s a little video to give you a taste of it. 🙂

Or you can go to the top of Sydney Tower!

Sydney Tower (a.k.a. Centrepoint Tower)

Sydney Tower (a.k.a. Centrepoint Tower)

Sydney is also the home to the University of Sydney which was established in 1850 and it is Australia’s oldest university as well as the largest in Sydney so that’s something that you might want to see because it’s a beautiful building.

Sydney University, established in 1850

Sydney University, established in 1850

The most well-known attractions in Sydney besides the beaches, opera house, and bridge are the Royal Botanical Gardens, Luna Park, and Sydney Tower.

The Royal Botanical Gardens

The Royal Botanical Gardens

Here’s a nice little video to show you the city. Enjoy!

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