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Where is Sydney?


It is important for one to understand where Sydney is to be able to acknowledge its growth and achievements. It is located on the world’s largest natural harbor and is the state capital of New South Wales, along with being one of the most populous cities in Australia. Sydney lies on a large coastal basin that is bordered to the east by the Pacific Ocean. Towards the west, the Blue Mountains are located, while the Woronora Plateau and Hawkesbury River are located in the south and north respectively. The city has a submerged coastline that has made it possible to set up more than 70 harbors and ocean beaches, including the famous Bondi Beach.

Cumberland Plain and Hornsby Plateau are two distinct landmarks in the area where Sydney is located. The former is a flat region lying towards the west of Port Jackson, while the latter is a sandstone plateau located towards the north of the harbor. Nepean and Hawkesbury are two of the most famous rivers that surround Sydney. Parramatta River also flows through the western suburbs and turns into a tidal estuary that flows all the way into Port Jackson.

The city is one of the most renowned tourist resorts in the world and its strengthening economy has made it an ideal place for relocation and immigration. Bondi Beach also offers Cogee Walk, which is one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world. Sydney Harbor Bridge is another historical landmark while the Sydney Opera House is not only renowned for its Opera shows, but also its distinctive and artistic design - which is often taken as the official symbol of the city.
Camp Cove is one of Sydney’s most exclusive beaches and offers a blissful escape from urban life.

The city’s cultural diversity makes way for several ethnic cuisines and eateries - such as the Korean family grill at Bronte Park. The Annual Brazilian meatfest is also celebrated here. Shelley Beach, Royal National Park, Botanic Garden, Museum of Contemporary Art, White Rabbit Gallery, Shelley Beach, Manly Walk, Centennial Walk and Paddington Market are some of the many tourist attractions for budget-conscious travelers.

Captain Cook’s famous cruises are offered in the southernmost end of where Sydney is. This includes a guided tour along Sydney harbor and Port Jackson, along with a long fishing and boating trip. Furthermore, the tall skyscrapers offer a spectacular bird’s-eye view of the whole city - right from the port to the downtown market.

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