ON LINE TRAVEL GUIDE
Sydney is world-class city, and a population approaching five million people; however, it still possesses a small-town, easy-going charm. Start your virtual adventure. Lets begin by looking at these Sydney panoramic view by Peter Murphy and these panoramic views.
The year 2000 Olympics,( see pictures) heralded as being Sydney's coming-of-age ceremony, alarmed many locals because of the many changes, the greatly improved transport infrastructure, the improved and beautified city streets and parks, and the luxury hotels and apartments. One of the major highlights of Sydney is the Opera House. See these VRs
Sydney was established in 1788, The creation of Canberra in 1927 as capital of Australia was intended to cool the rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne. Many Sydney residents still believe their city remains the true capital of Australia, The city has a sense of history in the old stone walls and well-worn steps in the backstreets around The Rocks, while the sandstone cliffs, rocks and caves amongst the bushlined harbor still contain Aboriginal rock carvings, evocative reminders of a more ancient past.
Sydney is in many ways a microcosm of Australia as a whole. A thrusting, high-rise business center , a gay community in Darlinghurst, inner-city deprivation with the highest Aboriginal population of any Australian city, and the traffic-fumed and flat suburban sprawl of the Western Suburbs, are as much part of the scene as the beaches, and the harbor. Sydney seems to have two worlds – it's seen at its best from the deck of a harbor ferry. It's at its most varied in its neighborhoods, for their lively café and restaurant scenes. Getting away from the city center and exploring them is an essential part of your Sydney'experience .
A short ferry trip across to the North Shore accesses tracts of largely intact bushland, with bushwalking and native animals and birds right on the doorstep. In the summer the city's hot offices are abandoned for the ocean and harbor beaches along the eastern and northern suburbs. Day trips away offer a taste of virtually everything you'll find in the rest of Australia. There are magnificent national parks and native wildlife – Ku-Ring-Gai Chase and Royal being the best known of the parks, an hour's drive from the center of town. North of the center the Central Coast is great for surfers, The Blue Mountains offer tea rooms, scenic viewpoints and bushwalking. On the way, and along the Hawkesbury River, are historic colonial towns. Inland to the northwest is the Hunter Valley.