Sydney is the capital city of the state of New South Wales, and is also the most populous city in Australia. It is located on Australia’s east coast, the city sits on the shoreline of Sydney Harbour and extends to Hawkesbury in the north, in the south greater Sydney extend the Royal National Park and Macarthur to the south and south-west. The area of greater Sydney extend to the Blue Mountains to the west.
When the First Fleet under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip arrived in Botany Bay in January 1788. It soon moved to the more suitable settlement at Sydney Cove on 26 January 1788. From these humble beginning the metropolis Sydney grew to an area covering 12,369 km.
When we visit Sydney we don’t venture too far from “The Rocks”. Below are some of our favourite venues to visit.
Places to have a drink or feed in or near "The Rocks".
- Munich Brauhaus
- Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel
- The Glenmore at The Rocks
- The Harbour View Hotel
- Harts Pub
- The Hero of Waterloo Hotel
We like to walk nearly everywhere once we get to The Rocks. With all of the drinking establishments above it can give you a headache. It isn’t a cheap place to stay, but there is something about “The Rocks” that makes it a place to visit over and over again.
Sydney has so much to offer to keep both adults and children occupied. The list below is only a small number of some of the things to do.
- Sydney Harbour Bridge
- Sydney Opera House
- Royal Botanic Garden
- Luna Park
- Taronga Zoo
- Sydney Tower Eye
- The Rocks
- Museum of Contemporary Art
Check out syndey.com for more detailed information.