The cosmopolitan capital of New South Wales. Defined by just as much by its rugged Pacific coastline as its exquisite harbour, Sydney relies on its coastal setting to replenish its reserves of charm. One of the world’s luckiest cities when it comes to beaches, Sydney has them literally on its doorstep. In summer they're covered with bronzed bodies making the most of a climate that encourages outdoor socialising, exercising, flirting and fun, vibrant and gorgeous. The city has food to rival any in the world, and is at the forefront of cutting-edge design, with chic hotels and excellent restaurants.