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Traveling to Sydney, Australia

sydney1.jpgSydney is Australia’s first and largest city, the capital of New South Wales. Sydney is the oldest European settlement in Australia, having been founded as a British penal colony on 26 January 1788 (now celebrated as Australia Day, the national public holiday, with major festivities around the city and the Harbour).  Sydney has a reputation worldwide as one of the world’s most beautiful cities, brimming with historical associations and globally influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, cuisine and design. Sydney became the center of the world’s attention in September 2000 when the city hosted the 2000 Summer Olympics – officially announced by the IOC Chairman at the Closing Ceremony as “the best games ever”! The Olympics saw a major building and renovation program take hold of Sydney, positioning it as one of the great world cities of the 21st century and will continue to hold its world city status. Darling Harbour is an extensive area in central Sydney, located just to the west of the City, almost completely dedicated to entertainment and tourism. For many decades the core of the working Port of Sydney, Darling Harbour was subsequently developed by the NSW State Government as a revitalization project for the Australian Bicentenary in 1988. As a district, Darling Harbour embraces significant portions of the inner city suburbs of Ultimo (to the south) and Pyrmont (to the west). When you need accommodation here, you can book online Darling Harbour Hotels. Sydney is a major international tourist destination notable for its beaches and twin landmarks: the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. The metropolitan area is surrounded by national parks, and contains many bays, rivers and inlets. It has been recognised as a beta world city by the Loughborough University group’s 1999 inventory. The city has played host to numerous international sporting, political and cultural events, including the 1938 British Empire Games, 2000 Summer Olympics and the 2003 Rugby World Cup. In September 2007, the city hosted the leaders of the 21 APEC economies for APEC Australia 2007, and in July 2008 will host World Youth Day 2008. If you need entertainments at Sydney, you may try to go to Casino – Star City. Star City is a five star complex with a casino, restaurants and bars, entertainment venues, hotel & apartments (Star City Hotel), and banquets & conference centres. There are various ways you can get to Star City. We have a number of private bus services leaving from various suburbs around the Sydney metropolitan area. Also, you can get here by taking the Metro Light Rail from Central Railway Station or the Monorail from Darling Harbour via the city, or take a short walk from Town Hall to Star City over the Pyrmont Bridge. Another casino place is Conrad Jupiters Casino Hotel. After Sydney, significant numbers of travellers also arrive first in Australia in Melbourne (Tullamarine Airport), Brisbane and Perth. Much smaller numbers arrive at international airports in Cairns, Adelaide, Darwin, Norfolk Island, Newcastle, Broome, Christmas Island and the Gold Coast (Coolangatta). In the last place, you can stay at Gold Coast Hotels. Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD) is Australia’s largest and most important international and domestic airport, located 8 km from the city center at Mascot in Southern Sydney. There are over 35 airlines that fly in and out of Sydney Airport with multiple daily flights linking Sydney with key city destinations in the Pacific, Asia, Europe and North America. The Asian-Pacific transport hubs of Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo and Seoul are particularly well-served, as are various European centers via Asia. Multiple flight links also exist with New Zealand. In addition, the west coast of the US and Hawaii are popular inbound / outbound destinations. Sydney Airport is the only airport in Australia with connections to every continent. If you need cheap accommodation here you can book online from Cheap Sydney Hotels.

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