Sydney is a lovely coastal city to spend your holidays. The modern city is situated in the state of New South Wales in Australia. The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House are familiar sites which come to mind when one thinks of Australia. The city is located in a hilly area, and when you approach the outskirts of the metropolitan area, you will see national parks. The city centre is not only high-rise buildings, but it offers a place to relax for the tired tourist. You can buy your lunch and take a stroll to the nearby Royal Botanic Gardens or relax at Hyde Park.
Sydney can reached from the South-Eastern Coast of the Tasmanian Sea via the famous Harbour or you can choose to take a flight straight to the Sydney Airport. For those who are interested in the ancient culture of the city, you can take a visit to the Hawkesbury Sandstone where you will see rock art and paintings by the indigenous Aboriginal people.
Since the 1840s, there has been a lot of development and urbanization. Areas of interest for holidaymakers include the Manly Beach and the Bondi Beach.Here, you can relax on the sandy beaches under the Australian sun or you can visit a number of interesting bays and rivers. You can plan another day to visit the Royal National Park, the Bondi Beach, the Blue Mountains, the Centennial Park, the Bicentennial Park as well as a variety of cultural centres. It is the home of one of the most popular museums such as the PowerHouse Museum, Museum of Sydney and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
The most common Art Galleries are the Rabbit Gallery and the New South Wales Art Gallery. When you visit the city of Sydney during the month of January, you will have a chance to witness the Sydney Festival, which celebrates Art. Other Festival events include the Sydney Film Festival, the Biennale of Sydney and Sculpture by the Sea. This is an annual exhibition hosted at the Bondi Beach featuring sculpture by various artists.
For those who are into Performing Arts, the Opera House provides entertainment. When you are in Sydney for holidays, be sure to visit the Conservatorium of Music near the Royal Botanic Gardens. It is a very old institution of music and arts.