When people think of Australia, Sydney is probably the first city the comes to mind. I started and ended my trip to Australia at the Sydney Opera House. You will too if you take the train from the Airport right to the Sydney Harbor. From the pictures below you can see the weather while I was there was everything from overcast to sunny skies. Also I was lucky enough to see the famous firework show that is held on New Years Eve on top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge.
Battle of the Beaches
Just as Sydney battles Melbourne for powerhouse city of Australia. Bondi and Manly beach battle for the title of Sydney’s Most Famous and Iconic Beach. This is a healthy battle that makes each city continually trying to make themselves better. It keeps the streets clean, businesses alive, and a steady stream of events from live bands to surfing events.
My opinion is that Manly Beach is the better one if you want to live there but Bondi Beach is better for the weekend visitors that come from Sydney.