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All About Sydney

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and is the state’s largest city. Famous for its breathtaking harbour, water-front views and over 50 beaches, it attracts large numbers of international and local tourists. The Sydney area runs from the coastline, over the greater Sydney basin and towards the Blue Mountains.


Sydney enjoys a sunny, Mediterranean-style climate all year round with more than 340 sunny days per year. Summers are warm to hot and winters are mild, with rainfall spread fairly evenly throughout the year. In summer (December – February), average maximum temperatures are around 26°C. It can also be humid at this time with an average humidity of 65 per cent. Average maximum temperatures in the winter months (June-August) are around 16°C. Sydney’s rainfall is highest between March and June.

For a comprehensive overview visit – Sydney Weather


Sakura Nakayama was a very happy polite and grateful guest who became part of our family for the month. We loved having her here and would welcome her back anytime. She will be sadly missed by us.