Sydney, the most beautiful city in Australia, is praised for its natural beauty, chiefly its deep-water harbor that is visible from much of the hilly inner city. Sydney is known for its buildings with contemporary and modern architecture. Gateway to Australia and set on one of the world's most stunning harbours, Sydney extends north and south of the harbour in a golden chain of easy-to-reach, inner-city beaches. While Sydney rarely gets cold and dreary, its beauty truly pops when its flowers bloom. Sydney is at its most beautiful in October/November when the millions of Jacaranda trees now lining huge numbers of the city streets start flowering.

   The city is built on hills surrounding Port Jackson which is commonly known as Sydney Harbour, where the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge feature prominently. The hinterland of the metropolitan area is surrounded by national parks, and the coastal regions which feature many bays, rivers, inlets and beaches including the famous Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Hyde Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens are major attractions within the city.

   Sydney receives more than 2.7 million international visitors every year. The most well-known attractions include the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sydney also has several popular museums, such as the Australian Museum, the Powerhouse Museum, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Australian National Maritime Museum.