About Sydney - Aboriginal name: Eora (pronounced Yura)

Sydney is Australia’s global city; set around a spectacular harbour and edged with stunning surf beaches.

From the city’s iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, to its exciting dining scene and a non-stop calendar of blockbuster events, Sydney shines all year round.

Discover beautiful Sydney Harbour by walking to the top of the bridge, camping out on an island or heading out on the water by sail, kayak and jet boat. Take in the view from the deck of a Sydney ferry or from the air with a joy flight over this stunning natural wonder.

Visit Sydney’s national parks, picnic in a harbour side park, or hit the waves for a surf lesson at world-famous Bondi or Manly beaches.


Sydney has a rich cultural life with exciting theatres, galleries and museums, and a packed events calendar including Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas which lights up the city each Winter. Sports fans flock to the city for events including the Sydney international tennis tournament, the Sydney 7s and the NSW Pro Surf Series.


Fashionistas will love Sydney’s cosmopolitan shopping precincts which showcase the very best of international and local design. Food lovers will be thrilled by Sydney’s diverse food and wine, with a huge variety of fine dining restaurants, quirky cafes, festivals and vibrant ‘eat streets’.

Regional New South Wales

Sydney is also the gateway to Regional New South Wales which offers even more great adventures and events – no wonder the State is Australia’s most popular destination.


Walk in the majestic Blue Mountains, experience the peace and remoteness of the Outback, taste fresh seafood on a South Coast road trip or hike to the highest point in Australia; Mount Kosciuszko in the breathtaking Snowy Mountains. Catch a wave at a North Coast surf beach, explore the New England hinterland or follow the mighty Murray River through the Riverina.

From the spectacular coastline to World Heritage-listed wilderness areas, and the historic towns in Regional NSW, there really is something for everyone in New South Wales.



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January 79.1
February 77.8 68.2 25.5 20.1 4 105
March 75.5 65.8 24.2 18.8 3 86
April 71.3 60.8 21.8 16 3 89
May 66.6 54.8 19.2 12.7 3 85
June 62.2 51.7 16.8 10.9 3 101
July 61.5 49.2 16.4 9.6 2 57
August 63.5 50 17.5 10 2 59
September 68 54.2 20 12.4 2 54
October 71.4 58.3 21.9 14.6 2 59
November 73.8 62 23.2 16.7 3 77