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Interesting Facts About Sydney

Sydney is the largest city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately over 4 million .It is the state capital of New South Wales, and was the site of the first British colony in Australia. Situated on an inlet of the Tasman Sea, Sydney is built on low hills surrounding Port Jackson. It was established in 1788 at Sydney Cove by Arthur Phillip, admiral of the First Fleet from Britain. A resident of the city is referred colloquially to as a Sydneysider.

Sydney is situated on Australia's south-east coast. The city is built around Port Jackson, which includes Sydney Harbour, leading to the city's nickname, "the Harbour City". The city is home to the iconic Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and its beaches. The metropolitan area is surrounded by national parks, and contains many bays, rivers and inlets. The main airport serving Sydney is Kingsford Smith International Airport, commonly referred to as Sydney Airport.

Sydney is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, which reflects its role as a major destination for immigrants to Australia. According to the Mercer cost of living survey, Sydney is Australia’s most expensive city, and the 15th most expensive in the world. Sydney also ranks among the top 10 most livable cities in the world

This jewel of the South Pacific awaits your visit. If one word can sum up a city, the word describing Sydney Australia is diversity. This is a city of diverse culture, a diverse ethnic blend, diverse shopping and diverse experiences.

Sydney is the perfect place for lots of natural adventures. Rent a campervan or motorhomes for a unique experience of adventure in Sydney. Driving your rented motorhome or campervan on holidays can be most comfortable journey and unforgettable experience that you ever enjoy.

Decide how many people are going to travel with you. This will help to decide how many berth you need.Specify your needs and basic requirements that you want when hiring motorhome / campervan or rv.

It can be very exiting experience for your trip having your Motorhome / Campervan for adventure. You can enjoy each and every moments of your Motorhoming holiday with your family having full freedom.

Sydney has a temperate climate with warm summers and cool winters, and rainfall spread throughout the year.[29][30][31][32] The weather is moderated by proximity to the ocean, and more extreme temperatures are recorded in the inland western suburbs. The warmest month is January, with an average air temperature range at Observatory Hill of 18.6-25.8 °C (65.5-78.4 °F).

The coldest month is July, with an average range of 8-16.2 °C (46.4-61.2 °F). The lowest recorded minimum at Observatory Hill was 2.1 °C (35.8 °F). Rainfall is fairly evenly divided between summer and winter, but is slightly higher during the first half of the year, when easterly winds dominate.


Darling Harbour - Darling Harbour boasts some of Australia’s finest museums and entertainment facilities as well as being a well known conference and exhibition centre. Just a 10 to 15 minute walk west of the Sydney city centre. There is also a light rail service from Central Station and Haymarket, as well as the monorail operating from stations in the city.

Kings Cross - Commonly referred to by Sydneysiders as “The Cross” the area has had a somewhat chequered reputation in the past as Sydney’s red light district, but today, it has a lot more than that and continues to attract the many visitors to the area day or night.

Manly Beach - Long a favourite destination for Sydneysiders, Manly is a peninsula, bounded by the sea on three sides.There are 18 beaches, coves and inlets to swim, sail in and enjoy, including Ocean Beach, Shelly Beach, Little Manly and Fairlight, each with its own charms.

Parramatta - Long been considered the population center of Sydney, it is also known for its historic colonial buildings, excellent restaurants and as a shopping paradise.Originally founded on November 2nd, 1788 by Captain Arthur Phillip, it was the second European settlement in Australia after Sydney Cove. Parramatta is an aboriginal word that actually means ‘Place where eels lie down‘.

Penrith - With recreational opportunities to match. History, culture, entertainment and sport. Fun festivals, great shopping including Penrith Plaza and friendly hospitality.Nearby is the location of the world renowned Sydney International Regatta Centre at the Penrith Lakes - with picnic and bbq facilities, rowing, canoeing, dragon boats, club fishing, and sailing. The nearby Whitewater Stadium offers white water rapids - 21st century rafting at its best.

The Rocks - This restored historical district of offers everything from boutique shops to fine art galleries.There are also a great collection of restaurants, street entertainment, historical buildings and artefacts from a much earlier Sydney.

Sydney Opera House - The Sydney Opera House is but a short walk to the other side of Circular Quay at Bennelong Point. Over 3000 performances a year take place there and not just Opera, but Jazz, plays, dance, orchestras, movies and a lot more.

Cronulla Beach - Ideal for those looking for scenery, history, swimming, surfing and hiking. The only Sydney beach with a nearby train station, it is easy to get to and an enjoyable day out activity.Take some time on the popular Cronulla Walk. Taking about 2 hours, the walk encompasses beaches, ocean pools and various scenic views such as the Bass and Flinders Memorial with Port Hacking and Bundeena in the distance. Be sure to bring a hat and sunscreen, even in winter Sydney has bright sunny days.

The Blue Mountains - An hour’s drive or train ride from Sydney Central, offer spectacular views and great walks in the bush. As well as a lot more, with cosmopolitan restaurants, accommodation to suit any budget, Australian history and outdoor adventure.The name derives from the ever present bluish haze evaporating from the millions of eucalyptus trees dominating the Sydney Blue Mountains. Wildlife and especially birdlife is abundant here, yet only a short trip from Sydney.

Here is small list of Tourist Park / Caravan park in Sydney - New South Wales

  • Sydney Tourist Park - Located in the beautiful Sutherland Shire, Sydney Tourist and Caravan Park is the best-kept accommodation secret in Sydney! We love welcoming weary local, interstate and international travellers for a short or longer stays!
  • Bass Hill Tourist Park - Bass Hill Tourist Park offers excellent value holiday accommodation in Bass Hill, with easy access to Bankstown, Liverpool, Parramatta and the Sydney CBD. Whether you spend a week or just a weekend, you are assured a great time and a memorable experience.
  • The Grand Pines Tourist Park - We provide excellent self-contained accommodation ideal for couples and families. We have fantastic facilities for campers and caravanners, including spacious powered sites, comfortable drive through sites for motorhomes & big rigs and arguably Australia's best amenities block!
  • Dural Village Caravan Park - Set on 10 beautiful acres at Dural, the Dural Village Caravan Park provides contemporary holiday accommodation for both domestic and international travellers. Dural Village is a virtual home away from home, with everything you’d expect for a modern caravan park.
  • Lane Cove River Tourist Park - Just 10kms from the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, the Lane Cove River Tourist Caravan Park and Camp ground provides a peaceful experience in ecotourism. The bushland and eucalypt forests of Lane Cove River National Park abound with native birds, bandicoots, tawny frogmouths and lace monitor lizards (and now Brush Turkeys).

    Park visitors stay close to nature in fully serviced cabins or their own caravans, campervan, tents or camping sites on grassy camp sites. Here they develop a better environmental and cultural understanding of the true value of conservation. And every dollar spent in the Park goes directly towards maintaining our precious environment and perpetuating our carbon neutral footprint.

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