Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, Australia. It is Australia's oldest and largest city with a population of around 5 million. Sydney is built around a huge harbour and hosts many tourist attractions as well as a number of beaches, bays and a couple of national parks.
Sydney has many influences upon its style. Aboriginal sites and engravings can still be seen from the original occupiers, the Eora tribe. The city also has an anglo-mediterranean style and a growing Chinese and Asian influence.
The city is divided into North and South by the Sydney Harbour, with both Sydney Harbour Bridge and Tunnel connecting them. Most of the tourist attractions are in the South part of the city, with a large business and residential area in the North.
The South part of the city consists of The Rocks and Circular Quay to the North, with the Central Station marking the South. Darling Harbour marks the West and there are a number of parks to the East.
On the corner of Market and Elizabeth Streets you will find the country's most prestigious department store - David Jones. While visiting this awesome store be sure to stop at their equally renown 'Food Glorious Food' Department. You can choose from one of their many gourmet delights and then stroll over to the beautiful Hyde Park for a picnic.
A shopper's dream, Sydney's Central Business District is home to some of the best shopping centres in the city. There is something for everyone with over 400 specialty stores in just 8 retail centres.