Sydney

Sydney

1 . Sydney

The City of Sydney is the local government area covering the Sydney central business district and surrounding inner city suburbs of the greater metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.The central business district of Sydney is roughly bounded by Circular Quay and Sydney Harbour to the north, Macquarie Street to the east, Darling Harbour to the west and Liverpool Street and Central railway station to the south.On 6 February 2004, the former local government area of the City of South Sydney was formally merged into the City of Sydney.Suburbs within the boundaries of the City of Sydney before the merger include the actual downtown or central business district of Sydney itself, Pyrmont and Ultimo to the west, Haymarket to the south and Woolloomooloo to the east and other suburbs.Suburbs within the City of South Sydney before the merger included Alexandria, Darlington (now mostly occupied by the University of Sydney), Erskineville, Newtown, Redfern, Glebe, Waterloo, Paddington.

2 . Port Jackson

Port Jackson, also called Sydney Harbour, is the natural harbour of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.The harbour is an inlet of the Tasman Sea (part of the South Pacific Ocean).It is the location of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.The location of the first European settlement in Australia, Port Jackson has continued to play a key role in the history and development of Sydney.Many recreational events are based on or around the harbour itself particularly the Sydney New Year Eve celebrations and the starting point of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

3 . Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is a multi venue performing arts centre in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.Situated on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the facility is adjacent to the Sydney central business district and the Royal Botanic Gardens, between Sydney and Farm Coves.Designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon, the facility formally opened on 20 October 1973 after a gestation beginning with Utzon 1957 selection as winner of an international design competition.

4 . Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore.The dramatic view of the bridge, the harbour, and the nearby Sydney Opera House is an iconic image of Sydney, and Australia.The bridge is nicknamed The Coathanger because of its arch based design. Furthermore, the bridge is ubiquitously known to Sydneysiders simply as the Bridge.

5 . Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour is a harbour adjacent to the city centre of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.It is also a large recreational and pedestrian precinct that is situated on western outskirts of the Sydney central business district.The locality extends northwards from Chinatown, along both sides of Cockle Bay to King Street Wharf on the east, and to the suburb of Pyrmont on the west.Cockle Bay is just one of the waterways that makes up Darling Harbour, which opens north into the much larger Port Jackson.

6 . Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach or Bondi Bay is a popular beach and the name of the surrounding suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.Bondi Beach is located 7 km (4 mi) east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Waverley Council, in the Eastern Suburbs.Bondi, North Bondi and Bondi Junction are neighbouring suburbs.Bondi is one of the most visited tourist sites in Australia.

7 . The Rocks

The Rocks is an urban locality, tourist precinct and historic area of Sydney city centre, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.It is located on the southern shore of Sydney Harbour, immediately north west of the Sydney central business district.The precinct and its immediate surroundings are administered independently of the local government area of the City of Sydney, by a New South Wales state government statutory authority, the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority.

8 . Manly Beach

Manly Beach is a beach situated among the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia in Manly, New South Wales.From north to south, the three main sections are Queenscliff, North Steyne, and South Steyne.The beach was named by Capt.Arthur Phillip for the indigenous people living there.Philip wrote that [the indigenous people] confidence and manly behaviour made me give the name of Manly Cove to this place.Within walking distance of Manly Beach along the oceanway is Fairy Bower and Shelley Beach.There are shops, restaurants, night clubs, and dive bars in town.

9 . Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo is the city zoo of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and is located on the shores of Sydney Harbour in the suburb of Mosman.It was officially opened on 7 October 1916.Taronga Zoo is managed by the Zoological Parks Board of New South Wales, under the trading name Taronga Conservation Society, along with its sister Zoo Dubbo Taronga Western Plains Zoo.Divided into eight zoogeographic regions, the 21 hectare (52 acre) Taronga Zoo is home to over 2,600 animals of 340 species.It has a zoo shop, a cafe, and information centre.

10 . Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium (formerly Sydney Aquarium) is a public aquarium located in the city of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.It is located on the eastern (city) side of Darling Harbour to the north of the Pyrmont Bridge.It is a full institutional member of the Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).The aquarium contains a large variety of Australian aquatic life, displaying more than 700 species comprising more than 13,000 individual fish and other sea and water creatures from most of Australia water habitats.