G’day and welcome to Sydney Australia!
Hailed as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Sydney is complemented by a beautiful nature landscape as well as its energetic locals known as Sydneysiders. The state capital of New South Wales, Sydney has its own unique style, culture, heritage, art and experiences for visitors to enjoy.
See rare and endangered animals from around the world as well as Australia’s favourite animals in zoos and wildlife parks in and around the city, check out the cool Aussie lifestyle at Sydney’s beaches and explore the beautiful harbour. You’ll love every second of your holiday in Sydney.
Top Must Do’s
Sydney Opera House
One of Australia’s modern icons, the Sydney Opera House is the creation of Danish architect, Jorn Utzon, and today is recognised as a World Heritage UNESCO site. The Opera House is busy day and night with a calendar of wonderful performances, events and festivals. Make sure you take a behind-the-scenes tour, have dinner under the stars or cocktails overlooking the harbour.
Popular with backpackers, billionaires, board riders and the body beautiful, Bondi Beach is one of Sydney’s most stunning beaches. A walk along the beachfront promenade gives you the chance to experience its carefree sun-drenched lifestyle while cafes and bars offer a taste of real Australian beach lifestyle.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
One of Australia’s most famous icons, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is the world’s tallest steel arch bridge. There are many ways to experience this historic landmark, and one of the most popular is BridgeClimb Sydney. This gives you the incredible opportunity to climb the bridge all the way to the summit, an experience not to be missed.
Fashion and shopping
Discover Sydney’s fabulous shopping centres, designer boutiques, department stores and specialty shops in the city centre and hip suburbs.
Westfield Sydney on Pitt Street Mall is at the centre of all shopping action. Make sure you also pop into the beautifully restored Queen Victoria Building (QVB) for its vast array of high street fashion, designer-style, jewellery, antiques and art.
For something different and special, don’t miss Sydney’s buzzing market scenes like Paddy’s Markets, Paddington Markets, The Rocks Markets, Eveleigh Markets and the Rozelle Markets.
Sydney is surrounded by national parks, sandy beaches and green parks and gardens. More spellbinding nature experiences are close to Sydney including spectacular coastal scenery along the Grand Pacific Drive, the Hunter Valley (Australia’s oldest wine-growing region), and the famous Blue Mountains, just 1.5 hours’ drive from the city. Further afield, dolphins and whales can be spotted at Port Stephens, the Dolphin Capital of Australia.
This vibrant city ranks among the most inclusive in the world, from its fully accessible Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport and public transportation system, to performances, activities and events catering to disabled patrons.
Topping the list of sights is the iconic Sydney Opera House, a performing arts centre. The venue is accessible, and performances that accommodate visitors with hearing or visual impairment are held regularly. There are also workshops and shows explicitly created for the disabled such as audio-described tours of Vivid LIVE and other rotating performances suitable for special needs children.
For an immersive art experience, the Art Gallery of NSW showcases the rich heritage of both modern and native Australian art, and regularly holds international exhibits. The gallery provides accessible facilities, and special needs sensory tours can also be arranged. Another highlight is the disabled-friendly Sydney Town Hall, a heritage government building erected in the 1800s.
Quick facts about Sydney
|Train (Airport Link)||City centre||13 minutes||AUD 15.40|
|Sydney Buses – Route 400||Kingsford||30-40 minutes||AUD 1.90|
|KST Sydney Airporter||Any hotels within city centre||Depending on destination||AUD 12.60|
|Taxi||City centre||25 minutes||Starts from AUD 35|
DEC – FEB, Summer – sunny and clear, 25°C to 26°C
Bring your sunblock when you hit the beach.
MAR – MAY, Autumn – pleasant and sunny, 19°C to 24°C
Great time to visit!
JUN – AUG, Winter – cold and rainy, 8°C to 17°C
Don’t forget to bring a jacket as it may get chilly during the night.
SEP – NOV, Spring – pleasant and sunny, 19°C to 23°C
Take your time to explore the panoramic countryside.
|Currency||Australian Dollar (AUD)|
|Time zone||UTC +10|
|Telephone code||+61 2|