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Greater Sydney

The capital of the state of New South Wales, Sydney is built around the magnificent estuary of the Parramatta River and extends to the Blue Mountains in the west, north to the Hawkesbury River and south to the area of the Royal National Park.

The area has a population of around 5 million and has the majority of the New South Wales population of 7.8 million living there.

The Greater Sydney area was the first point of European contact, with the explorer James Cook landing there in 1770 and then a penal colony established in 1788.

The area is dominated by the waterways, harbours and bays that are found in abundance.

Bondi Beach

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One of Australia’s most famous beaches The closest ocean beach to central Sydney, the famous Bondi Beach is a kilometer… Read More »Bondi Beach

Botany Bay

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The bay is the historic place where the first European set foot on the shores of eastern Australia, now amid… Read More »Botany Bay

Manly

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A favourite holiday beach across the harbour. Located on a short peninsula to the north of Sydney Harbour, Manly and… Read More »Manly

The Domain

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Located to the east of Sydney’s central business district, originally for the exclusive use of the colony governor, The Domain… Read More »The Domain

Hyde Park

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Located within the Sydney central business district, the 16.2 hectare and beautifully maintained Hyde Park grew out of “The Commons”… Read More »Hyde Park