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With its vibrant and bustling city, beautiful harbour, pristine beaches, iconic structures and favourable weather, it's little wonder why Australia's Sydney is a mecca for tourists near and far who flock its way for a holiday, catch up with family or a business venture.
When in town, spend time in the city with the Harbour Bridge, Sydney Tower Eye, Opera House and Taronga Zoo in your sights and explore the restaurants and small bars, filled with world-recognised cuisines and tipples.
Venture out from the bustle to comb the beaches up and down the coast or head inland for a hike signature snap and Aboriginal tour through the Blue Mountains or any number of National Parks that New South Wales has to offer. Whatever your itinerary, this Sydney travel guide will help you get to Sydney and see, eat and experience everything you need to make your journey a memorable one.
Sydney has an extensive network of trains and buses across the city and to surrounding areas and nearby cities like Wollongong, Newcastle and the Blue Mountains. Trams and ferries also service the CBD and certain outer suburbs. Expand the sections below for coverage maps.
Paying for transport: The Opal card is Sydney's electronic transport ticket. It can be purchased from train stations as well as select convenience stores and 7-Elevens and is free to obtain with a minimum load amount. The Opal card allows you to ride all forms of public transport (trains, buses, trams and ferries) by pre-loading it with funds. Individual tickets can still be purchased, however, these are priced higher than what you will be charged for using an Opal card. Certain services will not issue on-the-spot paper tickets during peak periods, so the Opal card is a good investment to avoid this potential hassle. You can find more information about the Opal card here.
Yes. Uber is widely available throughout Sydney. Your Uber options include uberX, uberXL, uberASSIST, UberSELECT, uberTAXI, UberBLACK, UberLUX and UberSUV. Sydney also has ride share service from Ola, Taxify and GoCatch.
With coastal bushwalks and harbour beaches, hatted restaurants and hidden bars, funky shops and creative street art, Sydney's got something for everyone. We've highlighted some of our top things to do in Sydney. Luckily, most of the city's main bucket-list attractions are easy to get to on foot from the CBD or are a bus/ferry/train ride away.
If you have more than a couple days in the city (or are a real vinophile or nature lover), consider a day trip out to the picturesque Blue Mountains, which sits about two hours by train west of Sydney's CBD, or venture up to the Hunter Valley, about two hours' drive northwest, for a day of wine tasting.
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Sydney Airport is located on Airport Drive, Mascot. It’s situated approximately 8km south of Sydney city centre and is colloquially also known as Kingsford Smith airport, or Mascot airport. It’s connected to the city centre by train.
Free Wi-Fi access is available in both the domestic and the international terminals. Connecting to the Internet is easy, just follow these steps:
You will be directed to a website after the sponsored message. You can enjoy Internet browsing for two hours and data usage of up to 500MB.
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