Facts about Sydney, Australia
There are many great attractions in and around the area of Sydney. Some of these are:
- The famous Opera House which was opened in 1973 and was designed by an architect. This is where lots of singing and dancing events take place.
- Blue Mountains These are a mountain range near Sydney in New South Wales. There are areas of tall forests, sandstone cliffs, canyons, waterfalls and bushland.
- Sydney Harbour also called Port Jackson, is the natural harbour of Sydney. The harbour is the largest natural harbour in the world. It is where sailing boats, cruise boats and ferries come to park (dock).
- The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the world's largest and tallest arch bridge (but not the longest) and you can walk, cycle or drive across it. It took 8 years to build the bridge out of steel and was finished in 1932.
- Bondi Beach is over 1km long and closes to Sydney City centre so it is the busiest of Sydney's beaches. It is popular with sunbathing, swimming and great surfing.
- Shark Island is an island in Sydney Harbour. The shape of the island resembles a shark. Navy boats used to dock there and it is part of the Sydney National park.