- Almost a third of Sydney residents were born overseas.
- Over 7 million international tourists visit Sydney each year.
- The Oldest newspaper, the Sydney Morning Herald, has been published continually since 1831.
- The Ferry System was started in 1875, and carries 14 million passengers every year.
- The Australian Museum was opened in 1857, making it the oldest natural history museum in Australia. The local train station was named museum after the location.
- When hosting the 2000 Olympic Games many 1 and 2 cent coins were melted down into bronze medals. These coins had already been been removed from circulation.
- Australia was the second country to give women the vote, after New Zealand, though this varied with local, state and federal elections.
- The Harbour bride is the highest and widest long span bridge in the world. When officially opened in 1932 man on horseback cut the ribbon with a sword before the official cutting could take place.
- Sydney harbour is the deepest natural harbour in the world. The term SydHarb is now an official measurement of volume, meaning 500 Giglitres.
- Sydney has many annual festivals, including the Vivid light show, the Sydney Film festival in July, The Royal Easter Show and the Big Day Out Music event that now moves from city to city.
- The Opera House has the Largest Mechanical action Pipe Organ in the world with over 10,000 pipes.
The only problem with a city boosting so many beaches, tourist shopping, famous buildings, historic sites, museums, and other attractions is fitting it all in. A package tour lets you experiences as much as possible in the time available, without worrying about transports and booking times. Package deals also tend to find the best discounts.