Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most popular city in Australia. It is on Australia's south-east coast, on the Tasman Sea.
Sydney has a temperate climate with warm summers and mild winters, with rainfall spread throughout the year.
In winter, temperatures rarely drop below 5 °C
Sydney's Central Business District extends southwards for about 3 kilometres from Sydney Cove to the area around Central station. Outside the city centre there are a number of other shopping destinations of interest.
As a dynamic cultural hub, Sydney has many fine and internationally known museums, galleries and art spaces, such as the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the White Rabbit Gallery, CarriageWorks, Brett Whiteley Studio, Museum of Sydney and the Powerhouse Museum, in addition to a thriving commercial gallery scene of contemporary art, mainly in the inner-city areas of Waterloo, Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Chippendale, Newtown and Woollahra.