Sydney is the most populated city of Australia, and the region of Oceania, as well as the capital of New South Wales. Sydney is located conveniently on the eastern coast with proximity to Port Jackson and an extension to the western Blue Mountains. Sydney residents enjoy the best waterfront harbor and stunning views from various sightseeing spots set around the city. The most scenic view in the harbor region of Sydney is the iconic Sydney Opera House, located beautifully on the harbor front, and made in a stunning sail-like design that is even more magnificent in the evening and twilight setting. Close by, and there are a massive Darling Harbor and a contrasting smaller Circular Quay port, which are used as the distinct spots on the waterside. Nearby, the iconic Harbor Bridge, in its arch shape, brings even more magnificence to the coastal city. More scenic magnificence is available at the Royal Botanical Garden, a planted and beautiful park of trees and flowers that usually couples up as a picnic spot for tourists. Right next is the Sydney Tower, which provides for all the outdoor fun and enjoyment as well as Skywalk that has both locals and visitors enjoying three hundred and sixty degrees panoramic views of Sydney and its environs. For visitors who enjoy watching wildlife, exotic plants, as well as indigenous and extinct animals, the Taronga Zoo comes in handy, as does the Wildlife Sydney Zoo, where animals ranging from the snake types, kangaroos, and koalas can be found. Visitors like to cross the harbor in the ferry to visit other striking destinations outside of Sydney, like the famous Bondi Beach and Manly Beach, which are both renowned surfing spots. The lovers of seafood have Sydney Fish Market in Pyrmont to thank, owing to its large variety of fish and other seafood that are auctioned early mornings and cooked in the numerous restaurants along the region. More dining opportunities are available throughout the city, and especially in the Chinatown, where restaurants serve local delicacies along with tasty Italian dishes and cuisine compilations.
Sydney has a humid subtropical climate that is typical of warm summers and cold, tolerable winters. The weather is pretty uniform for most of the year, and it is primarily sunny all through the year, making it an ultimate tourist destination all year round. During summer, between December and February, Sydney receives more visitors as compared to all the other seasons, owing to the warm temperatures and lovely festivities. During this time, Sydney becomes crowded, and most hotels are fully booked because even the schools remain closed for holidays. The Sydney Festival is held every year on varying dates in January and runs for three weeks, and forms a platform for appreciating and celebrating arts, music, and dance, as well as circus and theatre performances since 1977. Another event is the Sydney Ga ad Lesbian Mardi Gras that is usually held between February and March. It is a forum for the LGBT to take pride in their orientation and is celebrated parties and competitions as well as feasting. The Sydney Royal Easter Show held on varying dates across the year is a way to celebrate the religious Easter Festive season for the people of Sydney. Another of the fantastic events in Sydney is the Sydney Film Festival, where local talent is appreciated and encouraged through various activities and rewards.