Australia's capital in all but name, Sydney is exuberant, sassy and stacks of fun. Its sunny self-confidence is reinforced by its famously picturesque harbour and numerous beautiful beaches - not to mention its a dizzying whirl
of shopping, clattering yum cha halls and wicked nightlife.
Although it's come a long way from its convict beginnings, Sydney still has a rough and ready energy, and offers an invigorating blend of the old and the new, the raw and the refined. While high culture attracts some to the Opera House, gaudy nightlife attracts others to Kings Cross.
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