It is a huge city spreading out in all directions along the coast and inland. Nearly four million people live there in a thriving, modern metropolis but one that has a proud past.
Most people begin in the city centre with its many important buildings. There’s the Parliament House which was once the seat of government for the whole nation. The Immigration Museum is fascinating; especially to those who are thinking of making the big move down under. The museum tells the stories of hundreds of thousands of settlers who have made the country their home and traces their stories through good and bad times.
The fledgling country needed policing and the nation’s police force is remembered in the very colourful history portrayed in the National Police Museum and if you’ve got a head for heights, take a trip up the Eureka Tower, the southern hemisphere’s tallest building, for incredible 360 degree views out over the city and the sea.