The Sydney Opera House is situated at Bennelong Point, named after Bennelong, an Aboriginal. Originally captured on Governor Phillips orders, to help the First Fleet Colonials learn the language and customs of the locals. See more on The Rocks, Circular Quay and The Sydney Opera House.
Bennelong later had a house built for him on the site where the Opera House now stands. Later a fort was built on the site, to protect Sydney from possible incursions from the Russians, French or whoever else might threaten the colony.
Much more than Opera takes place at the Sydney Opera House. There is an ever-changing selection of Dance Performances, Cultural Entertainment, Symphony Orchestras, Theatre, movies and modern music the year round. Sydney Events.
The area surrounding Sydney Cove, from where the settlement later adopted its name, dropping the name Cove, is where much of early Australian History happened. Now named Circular Quay, it is a major terminus for Sydney trains, buses, ferries and taxis.
To see more information about the Sydney Northern Beaches see Sydney Northern Beaches.
See the harbour west: Take the Parramatta Rivercat to Parramatta. There are interesting stopoffs along the way including the Sydney Olympic Park at Homebush.
Info on the many attractions in Sydney:
Map showing Sydney Hotels and nearby attractions including the SOH, see the Sydney Hotels Map.
Thinking about a working holiday in Australia? About how to get jobs, requirements: Work in Australia.
NSW accommodation includes hotels, motels, luxury resorts, caravan parks, campsites, bed and breakfasts, backpackers, serviced apartments and beachside holiday homes.
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