Sydney: Culture and Arts
The Cultural Hub of Australia's East Coast
Sydney is a major cultural centre. It has several museums, including the Australian Museum, with exhibits devoted to Australia's natural history, and the Power House Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. Sydney is home to the Australian Opera, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and several theater companies. Among other attractions are the Taronga Zoo, the Royal Botanic Garden, and the Sydney Aquarium. The city's many parks offer a variety of recreational activities. Some of the nation's finest beaches fringe Port Jackson and the Pacific Ocean nearby.