Sydney is the largest city in Australia with a population of over 5 million. It is the capital of New South Wales and is situated on one of the most beautiful harbours in the world.
There are plenty of things to see and do around Sydney. The heritage-listed Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are must see attractions while at the famous Bondi Beach you can swim, surf or enjoy a spectacular coastal walk. Taronga Zoo overlooks the harbour and is home to over 4,000 animals including Australian native wildlife.
Some other great things to see and do include Manly Beach, the Royal National Park, the Blue Mountains, Wildlife Sydney Zoo and the Australian Museum. In the city center you'll find The Royal Botanic Gardens, 30 hectares of beautiful gardens and walking paths in the centre of the city overlooking Farm Cove. The nearby Domain offers park like acres of space to enjoy and is home to the NSW Art Gallery.
Sydney's climate is humid subtropical with warm summers and mild winters. In summer temperatures range from 19-26 degrees celsius, however can reach into the high 30's on certain days. In winter average temperatures range from 8-17 degrees celsius. Temperatures in Western Sydney are more contrasting with some mornings below freezing in winter and day time temperatures in the 40's in summer. Daylight saving starts on the first Sunday in October and ends on the first Sunday in April.