Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and our most populous city. It surrounds the world’s largest and loveliest natural harbour, and spreads west towards the Blue Mountains. The eastern suburbs range north and south of the harbour entrance, along some of the world’s most famous beaches, including Bondi and Manly. As in most of our state capitals, sport and the arts rub shoulders in the city. The Sydney Cricket Ground is almost as internationally recognisable as the Sydney Opera House.