From Aboriginal settlement to its establishment as a British colony, to its transition to a Commonwealth, Sydney has grown to one of the most diverse cities in the world. The city welcomes more than 15 million tourists a year. Are you going to visit Sydney and experience its multicultural historical offerings? These are just a few of the sights you should make sure to see.
While the history of Australia and Sydney as British colonies is generally well known, experiencing the still living and vibrant culture of Aboriginal people in Sydney is a fantastic way to explore the city’s history. Aboriginal tribes originally made their way to Australia via waterways, some 50,000 years ago. Many Aboriginal people continue to live in and around Sydney, and enjoy showing their culture and life to tourists. Specific tours are often conducted by Aboriginal tour guides, so that visitors get an authentic experience.
History of Sydney
British settlers first arrived in Australia in the late 1700s; by the 1850s, the area was becoming a tourism spot, and by 1880, tourism was an established industry in the former penal colony. Walking tours of the city can show visitors the early colonial times. History-loving tourists can even visit the preserved first colonial settlement.
Other Sydney Attractions
Of course, there are many exciting and intriguing things to be seen in Sydney. From the well known Opera House to the Harbour itself, Sydney is packed with fascination. The Harbour Bridge is one of the most well known and iconic sights in Sydney, but visitors also enjoy the historic forts, the gorgeous views from Watson’s Bay, and Darling Harbour. Darling Harbour was originally an industrial wharf, but renovations transformed it into a tourism and entertainment hub.
Sydney is also home to several museums, including the Australian Museum and the Powerhouse Museum, among others, which document Australia’s place in world history.
If you’re not sure what you want to see in Sydney, call us and talk to us. As one of the premiere tour providers in the city, we are intimately familiar with its culture and history. Let us know what your group needs, and we’ll make sure that you can find it. We want your trip to be magical and amazing.
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