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Port Jackson

About: Port Jackson, also known as Sydney Harbour, is the natural harbor of Australia located in Sydney, New South Wales. The harbour was sighted in 1770 by Captain James Cook who gave the name to the harbour in honour of Sir George Jackson, an Admiralty secretary. It has a total of 19 km (12 mi) stretch with a total area of 55 sq km (21 sq mi). Port Jackson has played a key role in the development of Sydney for a long time.

The port comprises of Sydney Harbour, North Harbour, Lane Cove River, Middle Harbour and Parramatta River. There are several islands within the harbour, including Shark Island, Fort Denison, Clark Island,  Goat Island, Spectacle Island, Cockatoo Island,  Snapper Island and Rodd Island. Few other former islands, including Bennelong Island, Berry Island, and Garden Island were linked to the shore by land reclamation.

Sydney Harbour Bridge, built in 1932, with a span of 1,650 feet connects Sydney on the south shore with its northern suburbs. The Sydney Opera house , built in 1973, is located on Bennelong Point east of the bridge.

Port Jackson has a number of heritage-listed sites including Fort Denison, Goat Island, SS South Steyne, and Bradleys Head Light Tower.

About Australia: Australia, the smallest continent, is officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia. It is also the world’s sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries of Australia include Papua New Guinea; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; Indonesia and East Timor to the north; and New Zealand to the south-east ……. read more.

Tourist Attractions in Australia: 

Great Barrier Reef Uluru Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House Great Ocean Road Bondi Beach
Whitsunday Islands Darling Harbour Kakadu National Park
Fraser Island The Twelve Apostles Phillip Island
Sunshine Coast Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Hamilton Island
Sydney Circular Quay Whitehaven Beach
Blue Mountains Port Douglas Yarra River
Hunter Region Cape Tribulation, Queensland Daintree Rainforest

 

 

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