Melbourne's rival, Sydney, located to the north, is the capital
of New South Wales. A vibrant booming city of 4.5 million, Sydney
is the oldest and most sophisticated. Sailing into her enormous
harbor, one is greeted by steel and glass skyscrapers, a dramatic
Scandinavian designed opera house (whose critics describe as a "mollusk
crawling out of the sea") and her famous "coat-hanger" bridge.