Sydney & Surrounds

Sydney is Australia's most well-known city and its cultural icons are symbols recognized around the world. Built around an incredible harbour, home to the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Fort Denison and other attractions, Sydney is the ideal backdrop for major international sporting, political and cultural events, including the 2000 Olympic Games, Rugby World Cup, APEC and most recently, World Youth Day. A multicultural metropolis, Sydney is the gateway for immigrants to Australia and provides an absolute feast of choices for visitors and locals alike in terms of lifestyle, entertainment and activities.

Sydney's CBD is home to all the action and some of the city's most famous landmarks. You can explore the city by foot starting at Circular Quay and take in the magical view of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge or walk along the harbour side to the historical Rocks where you will find museums, restaurants, cafes and boutique shopping set amongst cobblestone streets. Further into the heart of the CBD, the hustle and bustle of business takes over and some of the best shopping Sydney has to offer can be indulged in. For further shopping adventures, catch a bus or taxi to fashionable Oxford Street or continue on to enjoy the numerous cafe's surrounding Australia most famous stretch of surf and sand, Bondi Beach.

The heritage city of Parramatta is 23km to the west of the Sydney CBD and a self-contained, sophisticated town with major shopping, dining and commercial precincts and a thriving cultural centre. Parramatta boasts many historic buildings, lush parklands and is home to Australia's oldest prison.

Just 10kms north of Sydney city, Chatswood is a bustling hub popular as a residential choice, but also as a thriving business hive and home of many of Australia¿s corporate heavyweights. Chatswood is also a leading shopping destination offering a wide array of shopping centers, including the popular Chatswood Chase.