Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby. Sydney Tower’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk, offers 360-degree views of the city and suburbs. Enjoy your stay in Sydney during the FIGO 2021 World Congress.
The temperate climate makes Sydney enjoyable all year round. Therefore, nothing can stop you from all your adventures. Whether you want stroll around the pretty parks and gardens or visit the animals in the zoo or the aquarium. If you prefer an adventurous expedition, you may choose the option to escape and discover the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains or to enjoy some glasses of wine in one of the wine regions.
When it comes to the question of what makes Sydney unique, there is not only one answer. Sydney doesn’t have a city centre but is rather a mosaic that is divided in ten distinct villages up to the aboriginal culture. However, you can rest assured that there is something new to discover for everybody.
Dine at one of Sydney’s top-rated restaurants - best to book your table in advance. Sample Australian wines at delightful bars. Enjoy lunch in a pub beside Sydney Harbour. Picnic in the Royal Botanic Garden, next to the Sydney Opera House, or on the beach at Bondi or Manly.
Visit one of the New South Wales wine regions; sample wines at the cellar door and eat locally grown fresh produce. Enjoy top restaurants in wine growing areas such as the Hunter Valley, Orange, Mudgee and the Southern Highlands. You’ll also find award-winning restaurants on the South Coast, Central Coast and North Coast.
Every part of Australia is Aboriginal country and every part of that country has a series of stories and experiences that are unique to it. The Aboriginal people of Australia have a rich, living culture stretching more than 50,000 years. You'll find opportunities to immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture throughout the country, from urban festivals to rock art tours, celebrity chefs serving delicious bush tucker to storytelling around a campfire.
There are limitless amounts of natural wonders and parks in the regions surrounding Sydney. From exploring a world heritage class of the infamous Blue Mountains to exploring deep into the Gondwana Rainforests, you'll find an untouched, beautiful array of activities and memories waiting to be made. Imagine wandering through leafy parks and fragrant gardens in Sydney and spotting fruitbats, butterflies, and native birds such as rainbow lorikeets, kookaburras, and sulphur-crested cockatoos. Or walking along a coastal trail, with the sounds of waves crashing along the shore line, in hopes to spotting whales on their annual migration.
Adopt Sydney’s laidback lifestyle by watching the sun rise over Bondi or Manly beach. Spread a towel on the beach and enjoy a picnic lunch. Swim between the yellow and red flags and observe the rules of ocean safety. Learn to surf at an accredited surf school at Bondi, Manly or Cronulla beaches.
Australia is the home country of the FIGO 2021 World Congress. Officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, this sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in the Oceania and is its own continent, with Canberra as its capital city, and Sydney as the largest and densest area. 90% of Australians live on the coastal regions, such as Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne.
Best known for its "Outback", this vast, remote interior of Australia spans 24,000 kilometres and takes up about 70% of the country's landmass. While Australia is a semi-arid or desert, the continent includes a diverse range of habitats from alpine heaths to tropical rainforests. The Australian Alps get more snow than the Swiss Alps. With over sixty separate wine regions, there are endless amounts of wineries to explore. Popular activities for visitors include driving the Great Ocean Road, exploring the tropical North Queensland, snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, hitting the ski slopes, and travelling to nearby Lord Howe Island.