Sydney is cut in half by Sydney Harbour (Port Jackson) and the Parramatta River which flows into it from
Sydney ends at Broken Bay (Palm Beach) which leads into
Pittwater and the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, a tract of bushland bisected by Cowan Creek and parts of the Hawkesbury River. Along with Pittwater,
these waterways are popular with tourist and residence alike.
Hacking, a large sea inlet, forms the southern border of the
city and marks the start of the National Park, a large tract of national bushland and the rugged coastal
scenery of Audley, Garie and Wattamolla. North of Port Hacking lies Botany Bay
into which flows the Georges River. Sydney airport is on the north-western shore of Botany Bay,
with runways extending into it on reclaimed land, 9 km from the city centre.
Sydney offers much to see, from it's more than 30 beaches stretching
north and south, spectacular harbour and foreshores, historic buildings
and locales, picturesque towns and villages, entertainment and tourist
attractions, museums, parks and gardens, the list goes on. Dont forget
to check out our Shopping Sydney page.
additional attractions, tours and other information contact the local tourism visitor centres, found in
a number of locations throughout Sydney.
The Sydney Visitors Centres at The Rocks and Darling Harbour, provide the most
comprehensive information and resources for all of Sydney and NSW.