Sydney named as world’s fifth most liveable city

A new study has rated Sydney as the fifth best city in the world to live, in terms of its green credentials, picturesque landscape and other ‘liveability’ factors. The research - conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) - found that the much loved Australian metropolis, famous for its iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House landmarks, ranked so highly partly because of its low levels of pollution and abundance of green spaces. Discussing the results, which compared 140 of the world’s biggest cities against each other, EIU editor Jon Copestake said that one of the only things that had held Sydney back from achieving an even higher ranking was its relative isolation from other top Australian locations. This, however, can be easily overcome by those visiting on a cruise or other holiday. Our Australia tours offer the chance to explore Sydney and a host of this beautiful country’s other most desirable locations, allowing guests to discover the very best of what the nation’s hotspots can provide. Image credit: Herry Lawford (