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Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House

It's the capital of Australia in everything but name (Canberra holds the official title) what with a world famous Sydney Opera House, cosmopolitan nightlife and beautiful Bondi beach nearby...

Of course, for the most varied of shorefront attractions Sydney's Darling Harbour is the place to be -- for the best concentration of the city's top tourist attractions -- including Australian National Maritime Museum, the Sydney Aquarium, along with a colorful array of waterfront restaurants and shops,

Also don't miss unforgettable harbor cruises and whale watching tours, and one particularly spectacular view of the Sydney skyline.

Bondi Beach, Sydney
Bondi Beach

More family-friendly attractions await at Taronga, Sydney's world famous zoo, along with strolls around the Royal Botanic Gardens and fun of all ages at Luna Park (located near the Sydney Harbour Bridge) for wall-to-wall amusement park rides.

Looking for a little more adult fare? Head straight for the Rocks District featuring the some of the city's best establishments for a proper Australian pub crawl!'ll be saying G'day before you know it.

DID YOU KNOW? Sydney Travel Fun Facts

Room with a view.

Sydney Harbour was put on the map for kids everywhere when it played a pivotal role in the popular animated movie, "Finding Nemo".

• Room with a view? Head to the top of the iconic Sydney Tower, (the second tallest observation tower in the Southern hemisphere) to the revolving restaurant with views of the Sydney skyline and Darling Harbour.

• The Australia Day Regatta in Sydney is the oldest continuously-conducted annual sailing regatta in the world, begun in 1837.

• Sydney is truly a cosmopolitan city with a large immigrant population. The three major languages heard around town are English followed by Chinese, Vietnamese, and Arabic.

More about Sydney tourism around the Web:

City of Sydney - The official site and still champion with up-to-the-minute happenings plus travel essentials, what to see and do, walking tours, pictures, maps, city panoramas and more.

Lonely Planet World Guide - Destination Sydney - An extensive insider guide as only Lonely Planet can do it, with lots of background info, tips on getting around, off-the-beaten-track attractions.

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