About the area:
Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, is Australia's largest and most famous city and well known for its landmarks; the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach and as the venue for the 2000 Olympics.
Sydney started out as a colony of prisoners in 1788 when Arthur Philip landed at Sydney Cove with a few hundred prisoners and has since grown into a sprawling metropolis of around 4 million people. It offers a huge range of attractions to the many visitors that land here each year and even has excellent beaches, most famous of them all Bondi and Manly.
Also it has a few National Parks bordering the city so if you want to escape the city the bush is never more than an hour or so away. To the west of the city lie the Blue Mountains and a little further inland you will find the Hunter Valley, famous for its wine growing and tasting. Sydney offers something of interest to everyone, from history to a bustling nightlife to nature based activities and general sightseeing.