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Sydney, Australia

Quick Overview

Who is this Trip For?

You want to visit this iconic City with its vibrant culture, breathtaking scenery, and unforgettable adventures!

Sydney is a must-visit for anyone traveling to Australia, perfect for families or solo travelers alike, with enough to offer for a 7-10 Day Trip, with the best time to visit from September to November and March to May!

Suggested Activities

This iconic architectural marvel known around the world is a must see on your visit to Sydney!

Explore with a guided tour or catch a live performance to make your experience unforgettable!

Escape from the Urban City and immerse yourself in the nature at the Royal Botanic Garden, with its many picturesque views!

The best spot to catch a sunset is at Observatory Hill, with stunning views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge!

Google Maps links:

Botanic Gardens (Click Here).

Observatory Hill (Click Here).

Or walk across… which also offers epic views of the Opera House, the Rocks, and Fort Denison.

But if you are up for some adrenaline, this guided climb up the iconic bridge will reward you with a breathtaking 360-degree view of Sydney!

Unwind at the inviting golden sandy beach with its turquoise waters, you can even catch some Surf, either with a rental or with a surfing lesson!

There are also waterfront restaurants and a skatepark.

Google Maps Link (Click Here).

With many tourist attractions, like Madame Tussauds and waterfront dining options, this awesome harbour is worth exploring.

This historic neighbourhood of Sydney has many fascinating laneways in the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

With some of the oldest pubs in Sydney, exciting street markets, and many street performers, this is a lively area also popular with the locals!

Top Tips

Opal is the contactless card ticketing system used to pay for public transport in and around Sydney. 

Use the to benefit from lower fares than single trip tickets.

We love Free Walking tours at Tripfindr!

This is because they are the BEST WAY to Learn about and Explore a city!

Book one and ask your Guide all the Questions you may have, as well as seeing all the Hidden Gems that Sydney has to offer!

For Solo travellers, these offer a perfect opportunity to make friends!

After you have explored the main attractions Sydney has to offer and you have a few extra days…

Make the most of the amazing adventure possibilities around Sydney: such as visiting the beautiful Blue Mountains, or the stunning beaches of Jervis Bay! 

These trips will offer you unforgettable day trips to truly make the most of your visit to Sydney!

Make it Unique

If you are looking for an unforgettable and adrenaline-filled experience in the Sydney harbour, book yourself onto a THRILLING Jet Boat Ride in the Harbour!

  • Go on a guided tour to learn all about aboriginal culture.
  • Challenge yourself to spot the many native plants used for food, medicine, and making tools! Found on the Royal Botanic Garden.
  • Shop at an authentic Aboriginal Market, such as the Blak Market (held 8 times a year featuring live indigenous performers)!
    Check this link for the dates (Click Here).
  • Learn how to throw a Boomerang!

A wonderful Garden Park in Lavender Bay with views of the Harbour Bridge!

Google Maps Link (Click Here).

How to get There?

Flying: The best way to get to Sydney is by flying into Sydney Airport (SYD), which has flights from major International Cities, and is Australia’s busiest Airport.

From the Airport to the City Centre: Train, Taxi Shuttle Buses. The Airport link train is fast and convenient, taking only 15 minutes.

Other: 

  • Domestic Flights – from other major Australian Cities
  • Trains – XPT train between other Cities)
  • Buses – Long-distance buses like Greyhound Australia
  • Road Trips – Consider travel time and distances as Australia is a vast Country.

How to get Around?

Getting around the city is easy with a combination of Walking and Public Transportation.

Buses, Metro (Subway)Taxis, Ubers, and bike rentals are available.

How to get There?

Flying: The best way to get to Sydney is by flying into Sydney Airport (SYD), which has flights from major International Cities, and is Australia’s busiest Airport.

From the Airport to the City Centre: Train, Taxi Shuttle Buses. The Airport link train is fast and convenient, taking only 15 minutes.

Other:

  • Domestic Flights – from other major Australian Cities
  • Trains – XPT train between other Cities)
  • Buses – Long-distance buses like Greyhound Australia
  • Road Trips – Consider travel time and distances as Australia is a vast Country.

How to get Around?

Getting around the city is easy with a combination of Walking and Public Transportation.

Buses, Metro (Subway)Taxis, Ubers, and bike rentals are available.

Safety Concerns

Sydney is Generally Safe for tourists.

As with any tourist destination, it’s always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and keep your valuables safe.

Also, use Sun Protection and Stay Hydrated.

Where to Stay?

The best areas to stay are the CBD (Central Area), Darling Harbour, or The Rocks.

  • Hostels: There are many great options for affordable hostels with shared or private rooms. Hostelworld is an excellent resource for finding and booking beds. This is the best value option and ideal for solo travelers. One of the most highly recommended hostels is the Sydney Harbour YHA Hostel in The Rocks.
  • There are many great Airbnb offerings, and this option may be the best value for families or groups.
  • Hotels are a good option for families, or people looking for the most comfort.