The city is built on hills surrounding Port Jackson.
Port Jackson is more commonly known as Sydney Harbour.
The iconic Sydney Opera House is a prominent feature.
On the harbour ferry, alongside our cruise ship.
Port Jackson was the location of the first European settlement in Australia.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a notable feature of the harbour.
The Sydney Opera House was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 28 June 2007.
It is one of the 20th century's most distinctive buildings and most famous performing arts centres.
The Opera House is situated on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The harbour is used as the starting point of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.
It is also used as the location of the New Year's Eve Fireworks.
The first recorded European discovery of Sydney Harbour was by Lt James Cook in 1770.
Lt James Cook named the inlet after Sir George Jackson, a Lord Commissioner of the British Admiralty.
Eighteen years later Governor Arthur Phillip took a longboat and two cutters to examine Port Jackson.
Governor Arthur Phillip established the first colony in Australia, later to become the city of Sydney.
Phillip wrote that "...we had the satisfaction of finding the finest harbour in the world..."
The harbour has continued to play a key role in the history and development of Sydney.
Today Sydney is a centre for commerce, arts, fashion, entertainment, music, education and tourism.
Sydney has hosted major international sporting events, including the 2000 Summer Olympics.
Enjoying some local beverages with some of the locals.
Joking around in the hotel room, which has a beautiful view of the city.
Are the BlueGirls trying to send a message?
Michael hates it when this happens.
A sense of vertigo from being so high up.
After years of not believing the hype, Scott and Diana are shocked to discover the truth.
Scott on skates and Gina hugging a tree.
Gina befriends a street performer.
Michael finds someone with a hat stranger than his.
Enjoying a local outdoor eatery.
Scott and the BlueGirls posing before a fountain.
The skyline of Sydney rising up in the background.
Scott eventually had to give the child back.
As the financial and economic hub of Australia, Sydney has become a wealthy and prosperous city.
Sydney ranks as the second wealthiest city in the world in terms of per capita purchasing power.
The Queen Victoria Building is a late nineteenth century building in the central business district.
Diana with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background.