Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales, and is the site of the first European colony in Australia, established in 1788 at Sydney Cove by Arthur Phillip, leader of the First Fleet from Britain. A resident of the city is referred to as a Sydneysider.
Sydney is located 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".
Sydney now has a population of over four million people and is the largest and oldest city in Australia.
Sydney's climate is mainly dry and mild with fine hot summers and cool sunny winters encouraging an outdoor lifestyle. Summer temperatures average 28ºC and can reach over 40ºC in Sydney's western region. The weather during winter is usually a mild 18ºC.
Sydney's climate is mainly dry and mild with fine hot summers and cool sunny winters encouraging an outdoor lifestyle.
Summer temperatures average 28ºC and can reach over 40ºC in Sydney's western region. The weather during winter is usually a mild 18ºC.
Sydney is notable for its spectacular harbour and famous ocean beaches at Bondi and Manly. The metropolitan area is also surrounded on three sides by national parks including the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park.
Attractions close to Strathfield include:
Brickpit Ring Walk, Olympic Park
Aquatic Centre, Olympic Park
breathtaking views of the city and Olympic Park at the Observation Centre, 17th floor of the Novotel Hotel, Homebush
Movies in the Overflow, Olympic Park
NSW Hall of Champions, Olympic Park
Strathfield Council Fair
independent theatres and art galleries in the inner west
The inner west is a great place to eat, with a choice of “Eat Streets” that you can easily travel to. Favourites include Glebe Point Road in Glebe and Norton Street in Leichhardt.
There are also plenty of Asian restaurants in Strathfield and Homebush, as well as Flemington, Strathfield Plaza and Rochester Street, Homebush.
Meet your friends and socialise at Wentworth Hotel, 195 Parramatta Road, Homebush West (phone: 02 9746 6400).
The regular markets in Glebe and Rozelle are a great place to shop with the locals and look for unusual bargains. Held in the grounds of the local public primary schools, the Glebe markets are on every Saturday and the Rozelle markets both Saturday and Sunday. Flemington Markets have cheap fruit and vegetables on Fridays.
Woolworths in Strathfield Plaza or Concord Road, North Strathfield