The capital of New South Wales and host of the 2000 Olympics, Sydney is Australia's largest, most vibrant and thriving city. Home to almost four million people, its rich blend of cultures, combined with a sunny climate and casual yet exciting lifestyle, form a large part of the city's appeal. With such world-famous icons as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, and one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, Sydney's attractions don't end on the doorstep of a wealth of gorgeous white beaches, shopping possibilities, restaurants and exciting nightlife.
Just outside Sydney, visitors can explore the majestic Blue Mountains, or the charming beauty of the Southern Highlands, the beaches of the Central Coast or the wine-producing Hunter Valley, and its many national parks. This book is a visual celebration of this colourful city with over 130 full-colour photographs and breathtaking panoramas that capture the essence of Sydney.