A concise tourist guide filled with fascinating facts and trivia - perfect for travellers, tourists and urban city-breakers. Discover the cultural, architectural, recreational and geographic highlights of this 'city of neighbourhoods'.
An inviting blend of the exhilarating and easy-going, Sydney is a multicultural city that fuses vibrant culture and nightlife with natural wonders such as national parks and golden sand. Great food, stunning views, fabulous architecture, with both beach and urban life, this destination hot-spot has something for everyone. With nature on its doorstep and good weather year-round, Sydney is the jewel in the crown of Australia.
Packed with trivia, facts, travel tips, unmissable landmarks and more, The Little Book of Sydney tells you everything you need to know about the Emerald City of Oz. From a trip through its chequered history to a tour around its exciting neighbourhoods, from brunch to club, here's how to fit right in and be a Sydneysider in no time.
'If Paris is a city of lights, Sydney is the city of fireworks.' - Baz Luhrmann
With 47.7% of the population having been born overseas, there are over 250 languages are spoken in the city and over 35% of residents speak a language other than English at home. 2016 Australian Census
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Table Of Contents:
Melting Pot: This section covers all the history and culture which fused together to make Sydney one of the most multicultural cities in the world - Walkabout: Find your way around the neighbourhoods, from the city centre, the Rocks and Darlinghurst to Balmain, Kings Cross and Haymarket, from the grungy breweries of Marrickville and bohemian Newtown to the golden sands of Bondi - Landmarks: Unmissable architecture and the sights to see, such as the harbour-front Sydney Opera House, Hornby Lighthouse, Royal Botanic Garden and the Skywalk, which offers 360-degree views of the city - Natural Beauties: Wildlife and marine life, beaches, parks and cliffs - there are many of nature's wonders to take in via coastal walks, cliff hikes, garden excursions or on the water - Culture & Sport: The vibrant arts and culture are celebrated in this chapter, including performing arts, galleries, museums and sport events - Nightlife: From a middy of the amber nectar in a dive bar to a cocktail in a megaplex superclub, there's always something to do and somewhere to go after dusk.