The original inhabitants of what is now Sydney have lived there for more than 50,000 years, and in 1788, Sydney was the first town in Australia to be settled by European settlers. Discovering Sydney’s history and heritage is one of the best ways to get to know the Harbour city, and is a great starting point for a visit to Sydney.
Take a historic tour of Sydney and discover the story of the harbour and beyond. Whether you want to know more about Australia’s convict and colonial past, its Aboriginal history and culture, or about a specific aspect of Sydney’s heritage, like its architectural features or maritime heritage, Sydney’s many heritage tours are well worth signing up for. Sydney's city centre plays host to some of the biggest annual arts and culture events each year and is home to some of the country's best museums and galleries.
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