The city is built around one of the most beautiful harbors located smack in the middle of a city. The harbor plays as much a role in making this city a true down under gem as the people who call it home and, as a prominent feature of the city, you can always feel like you are in a smaller beach-side town. Best of all, the city uses the body of water to its benefit with water taxis and ferries to ease congestion and make excellent views more accessible.
Our focus today is on the iconic Harbour Bridge. Celebrating its 80th birthday this year, the bridge is more than just a way to get on the other side. It is the world's tallest steel arch bridge and, on the CBD side of the bridge where this photo was snapped, it finds its feet in a historic area called The Rocks. Cobblestone streets flanked by colonial buildings and workers' cottages hosting restaurants, hotels and boutiques all emulate the turn of the 20th century when Sydney really began to bloom.
Planning on heading down under and not afraid of heights? Take the bridge climb to get a bird's eye view of the harbor, Pacific Ocean to the East and miles and miles of suburbs to the west. Hey, if Oprah can do it, it can't be all that bad.