The Sydney City Centre was where Governor Arthur Phillip first raised the British Flag on Australian soil in January 1788, the earliest site of European settlement in Australia. After two centuries and more, it now features a Manhattan-like skyline of skyscrapers on the harbour.
Immediately to the east of the City Centre and also adjacent to City South is an area of laneways, nightlife, cafes, pubs, bars and entertainment. Sometimes referred to as the "Inner East" it is an area where many choose to stay, and many more visit.
The City South district is home to Australia's largest Chinatown as well as its largest train station, Central station. It is south of City Centre, to the east of Darling Harbour and City West and also adjoins both City East and Eastern Suburbs toward its eastern boundaries.
The Harbour Islands are Sydney's best kept secret. There are several in the harbour that you can visit to explore, for a picnic, or just to take in the history and the view.
The Lower North Shore is the metropolitan area on the northern shore of Sydney Harbour and is surrounded by Middle Harbour to the east and Lane Cove River to the west. The region extends as far north as Chatswood, where beyond that is the Upper North Shore
Sydney is the Harbour City. It is the largest, oldest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia with an enviable reputation as one of the world's most beautiful and liveable cities.
The Eastern Suburbsof Sydney are located between Sydney City and the Pacific Ocean coastline. It is one of the most popular areas for visitors to Sydney, including the Bondi Beach] and Watsons Bay areas.
Coogee is a popular beachside suburb and locality in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney, the capital of the Australian state of New South Wales. Coogee is understandably popular with backpackers, but also is considered a quaint family suburb.
Airport & Botany Bay is an arbitrary district name, for the areas surrounding Botany Bay and also those directly south of Sydney, which includes Sydney Airport, Redfern, Alexandria, Brighton le Sands, Mascot and Rockdale among others.
Hills and Hawkesbury is the largely residential area to the north west of the city centre and north of Macquarie Park. It includes the Hills District area around Castle Hill and Baulkham Hills and the semi-rural areas around Dural and Galston.
Maroubrais a suburb in the Eastern Suburbs] of [[Sydney, Australia. It has a popular surfing beach Maroubra Beach.
Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport () is the main airport of Australia's largest city, Sydney. It is the base for Qantas and has one of the world's busiest air routes from Sydney to Melbourne.
Manly is a harbour- and ocean-side suburb and locality of Sydney and the southernmost of Sydney's Northern Beaches.
The Northern Beaches of Sydney refers to a suburban district located in the north east of the city, as well as a stretch of famous beaches extending northwards from Sydney Harbour and North Head at Manly to Barrenjoey Point and Broken Bay, fronting the Pacific Ocean. In general, the suburbs that fall within the Manly, Warringah and Pittwater local government areas are considered the "Northern Beaches".
Macquarie Park-Ryde (also known as the Northern Districts or Inner Northwest) is the metropolitan area on the northern bank of the Parramatta River and is bordered by Lane Cove National Park to the east and north and Parramatta and the Hills District to the west.
The Upper North Shore is a leafy and affluent residential area to the north of the heart of Sydney. It is east of the Lane Cove river, north of Chatswood and south of the uppermost border of Hornsbyshire council area.
Southwestern Sydney refers to the large residential area to the south and west of Sydney, including the centres of Cabramatta and Liverpool. The district also covers the Canterbury-Bankstown area, but not the Macarthur suburbs.
The Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is a bushland reserve in the very north of the Sydney area in the Australian state of New South Wales, close to Sydney's Northern Beaches
St George & Sutherland Shire is a district about 25 km south of Sydney City, centred around the Georges River and bounded by Botany Bay and Port Hacking.
Brooklyn is in the Central Coast region of New South Wales in Australia.
Patonga is a small, somewhat isolated and relatively far-flung tranquil village community north of Sydney on the northern shores of the large inlet known as Broken Bay. Patonga Beach is the southern-most beach on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia.
The Outer West is the huge western area of Sydney that includes the cities of Blacktown and Penrith.
Helensburgh is a far northern suburb of Wollongong located 45 kilometres south of the Sydney CBD . It is half way between Sydney and Wollongong, at the southern end of the Royal National Park, and surrounded by bushland.
Woy Woy is a coastal village 40 km north of Sydney in the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.
Gosford is a town in the southern part of the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia.
The Macarthur district is at the south-western residential outskirts of Sydney, further south of South West Sydney. It includes Campbelltown, Narellan and Mount Annan.
City of Hawkesbury is in the far north west of outer Sydney in New South Wales.
Wisemans Ferry is in the Central Coast region of New South Wales in Australia.
The Entrance is in Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.
Wyong is a town on the Central Coast (New South Wales) in New South Wales in Australia.
Wollongong is a city in the Illawarra region of New South Wales. Heading south, Wollongong starts where Sydney finishes.
Shellharbour is a coastal city in between Wollongong and the Shoalhaven, in the Illawarra region of New South Wales.
Kiama is the beachside town south of Sydney, in the Illawarra region, south of Wollongong, Australia. With the area established with farming, it has been a tourist destination for day trips and weekends from Sydney for over a century.
Lake Macquarie is a city adjacent to Newcastle with the largest permanent salt water lake in the Southern Hemisphere.
Wollombi is a village located near Hunter Valley wine country, in New South Wales, Australia.
Robertson is a small town in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. Situated at the top of the range, the climate of Robertson can differ quite markedly from the coastal areas, with mist and showery rain common in the winter.
Blackheath is a small town located between Medlow Bath and Mount Victoria in the Blue Mountains. It is 114 km west of Sydney, Australia and is 1056 metres above sea level.
Gerringong is a town in the Shoalhaven region, south of Sydney, New South Wales.
Mittagong is one of the major towns of the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.
Bowral is a major town in Southern Highlands region of New South Wales, Australia.
Cessnock (population 18 000) is located adjacent to Australia's oldest wine growing region, the Lower Hunter valley vineyards (including Pokolbin). The town has a strong working-class feel, which contrasts markedly with the nearby tourist's playground that is the Lower Hunter wine country.
Berrima is a historic village in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales, Australia.
200px|thumb|right|Belmore Falls, Southern HighlandsThe Southern Highlands is located south west of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia.
The Pokolbin district, in the Lower Hunter Valley in New South Wales, is one of Australia's premier wine regions. Viticulture in the region has a long history, the first vineyards being established in the 1850's.
Kangaroo Valley is a small town two hours' drive southwest of Sydney, New South Wales. This article includes the related area of Barrengarry.
Newcastle is at the mouth of the Hunter River, approximately 150 km north of Sydney in the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia. The city is the focal point for the diverse Hunter region that encompasses beaches and mountains, restaurants and wineries.
Lithgow is a town that developed around the coal mining industry, just west of the Blue Mountains. With the exception of the nearby Zig-Zag steam heritage railway, it has not long been a recognised as a visitor destination.
Exeter is a small village in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. It has an English town charm and feel.
The Jenolan Caves are in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, Australia. They are regarded as Australia's most outstanding caves and are amongst the best in the world.
Nowra is a town on the South Coast of New South Wales situated on the Shoalhaven River 163 km south of Sydney. With a population 29,000 Nowra is the chief administrative and business centre in the Shoalhaven City municipality, and a regional centre for tourism.
Bundanoon is a village in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. It has a choice of cafes, craft shops, bakeries and a historic pub.
Singleton (population 21 000) is a town in the Hunter Valley region of the Australian state of New South Wales.
Oberon is a small town in the western falls of the Blue Mountains region of the Australian state of New South Wales.
Port Stephens is an area surrounding the Port Stephens Bay, just north of Newcastle in New South Wales.
Bathurst is a city in the Central West area of the Australian state of New South Wales, some 200 km west of Sydney.