Sydney is Australia's biggest city, with a population of over 4 million people. Located on the eastern coast of Australia, the city is known for it's stunning beaches and natural harbor, where the iconic Opera House resides. Stretching over more than twelve thousand square kilometres, one of the best ways to get the most out of your stay is to hire a car to get around.
No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to the world famous Opera House. From there you can enjoy a show, eat at one of the many restaurants lining Sydney's Circular Quay, or take a stroll through the city's Botanic Gardens, located just behind the House.
Those looking for some sun can then travel down to the popular Bondi Beach, to enjoy the world renowned golden sand and turquoise waters. If a less crowded destination is more your thing, you have a range of over 70 surf beaches to choose from up and down Sydney's coast, from the popular Manly Beach to secluded gems like Shelly and Long Reef.
Those with families and small children will love Sydney's Taronga Zoo. Only a ten-minute ferry ride from the CBD, Taronga boasts over 75 hectares of unique wild animal enclosures, with numerous children’s activities and restaurants along the way.
At night Sydney truly comes to life, with popular strips like Kings Cross and Darling Harbour a mecca for revellers looking to dance the night away. Sydney has over 200 bars, clubs and dance-venues to choose from, from sophisticated urban bars such as the Ivy, to small indie clubs such as the Oxford Art factory, and popular laneway bars like the Shady Pines.
A short video listing some great places to visit in Sydney.