Sydney is the capital of the state of New South Wales in South East Australia. A major hub for global economic activity, it’s also highly popular with holiday travellers who enjoy its fine weather, beaches and culture. It has a primarily service-oriented economy based on finance and tourism. Booking a hotel in Sydney puts you at the core of a major global powerhouse of commerce.
What can I expect to find in Sydney?
The city’s central business district is a hive of global corporations and politics. Its coastal location makes it a hotspot for international tourism, particularly due to its excellent surfing on Bondi Beach and cultural icons including the Sydney Opera House. The downtown area is home to the opera house as well as towering skyscrapers overlooking the Botanic Gardens. The Sydney Harbour Bridge connects this district with North Sydney, another major business area with many offices and shops.
Where can I find the expos and conferences in the city?
In the Central Business District, you’ll find the Portside and Christie conference centres, as well as the SMC Conference & Function Centre. Sydney Airport in the south of the city is just a 15-minute drive from the downtown area. Major events on the annual business calendar include the Supply Chain Forum, Marketing and the Australia Public Sector conference, and Digital Cream Sydney. Major corporations based in the city include the Reserve Bank of Australia, Infigen Energy and NewsLink. As Australia’s most populous city, Sydney is an important centre for finance, manufacturing and cultural output.
What can I do in my time off if I book a hotel in Sydney?
Swimming or just relaxing and sunbathing by the beach is a popular activity for visitors to Sydney. Bondi Beach is one of the best, but Manly and Coogee beaches are also excellent examples of why the city is so popular for coastal activities. Around the harbour you’ll also find kayaking companies offering tours of the city from a unique perspective. As well as the Sydney Opera House, which is worth visiting if only to marvel at its magnificent architecture, the Theatre Royal, Lyric Theatre and Capitol Theatre offer further opportunities to take in the city’s vibrant performing arts culture.