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Written by Kajani Shivam on July 13, 2020 Share on

Sydney Travel Guide – Plan Your Vacation To The Harbour City Effortlessly

A vacation to Sydney – I am sure most of us would have this on our bucket list. As a result, you would have landed on various sites to know more about Sydney and to plan a perfect vacation, right? And yes, if you are looking for a perfect Sydney travel guide, you have landed on the right page now. To begin with, Sydney is the largest city in Australia and is the capital of New South Wales. Interestingly, this is one of the bustling and popular cities in the world. The stunning beaches, vibrant culture, iconic tourist spots, lip-smacking dishes, gorgeous landscapes and wine regions are pretty enough to attract every kind of traveller. Also, this Sydney travel guide will take you through the best time to visit, places to visit, typical costs, money-saving tips and many more. Curious to know more? Just keep reading…

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Table of Contents

1. Best time to visit Sydney
2. Top 3 places to see in Sydney
3. Ways to get around Sydney
4. Sydney Travel Costs
5. Quick money-saving tips in Sydney

Best time to visit Sydney

Even though Sydney is a beautiful place to visit all year round, the summer season will introduce the best of Sydney. You can experience the beaches at its best, take part in multiple adventure sports which are very flexible in the summer season. In addition, Sydney celebrates multiple festivals during the summer season. So, make sure you visit Sydney in summer.

Top 3 places to see in Sydney

  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Madame Tussauds Sydney

1. Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House
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Obvious, right? Your vacation to Sydney without visiting the Sydney Opera House is just like a cup of coffee without sugar. The Sydney Opera House is one of the most recognized modern structures in the world. It is also considered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This place is known for its 3 popular performances which are Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Opera Australia. So, just head to this stunning place and flow with the rhythm of the music.

2. Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge
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The iconic structure, Sydney Harbour Bridge, is one of the must-visit places in Sydney. You can reach this place and experience some breathtaking views which will make you awe-struck. Subsequently, you can go for the express climb which takes you inside the metallic skeleton of the bridge. This part of the tour will give you a detailed idea about the structure.

3. Madame Tussauds Sydney

A click inside Madame Tussauds Sydney
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How about meeting the Royal family? How about saving the world by joining hands with the Marvel and DC Superheroes? Also, how cool is it to dance with Bollywood stars and to play a role in the iconic film scenes. In addition, how amazing is it to meet Albert Einstein, Leonardo DiCaprio, Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Mark Webber, Sachin Tendulkar, Miranda Kerr, Jackie Chan, Audrey Hepburn and the list goes on… Well, to make it all happen, make a move to the stunning Madame Tussauds Sydney. It is going to be a dream come true experience, right?

Well, the above is only a pinch of attractions in Sydney. You have many more interesting places to see and things to do in Sydney. Some of them are:

Ways to get around Sydney

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This Sydney travel guide takes you through the different modes of transport to travel inside this vibrant city. Sydney’s transport system is beautifully connected with trains, buses, ferries and many more. Have a read and find out the different ways to get around Sydney.

  • Buses
  • Trains
  • Ferries
  • Car rental

1. Buses

A bus in Sydney
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Sydney has an extensive bus network. You will find it easy to travel in buses around Sydney. You can choose M30, M10, 308, 352, 355, 412, 422, 426, and 428 to move around places such as Dulwich Hill, Marrickville and Alexandria. There are also regional bus services which will take you to the Blue Mountains, and along the coast to other Australian towns and cities which departs from Eddy Avenue. Interestingly, you can also take the Big Bus Tour of Sydney which will allow you to stop at 33 destinations across the city. Cool, huh?

2. Trains

A lady looking at the train in Sydney
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The main train station is the Central Station which is located between the Surry Hills & Chinatown. Each and every train will pass through this station. In addition, Central Station will take you into NSW & beyond Brisbane, Melbourne and even Perth. Also, the City Circle is the main train network that runs a loop around the city. This stops at various stations such as Circular Quay, St James, Town Hall, and Martin Place.

3. Ferries

Ferry in Sydney
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Ferry services operate around Sydney Harbour from Circular Quay to 8 main destinations. You can also find more services at Luna Park, Darling Harbour, and Barangaroo.

4. Car rentals

You can rent cars starting from 50 AUD per day. Generally, you will find all the car rental services such as Hertz and Enterprise.

Sydney Travel Costs

This Sydney travel guide will take you through the basic travel costs which you should be knowing. Pay Attention!

  • Hostel Prices
  • Budget Hotel Prices
  • Average Food Cost

1. Hostel Prices

Hostels in Sydney are quite expansive. Besides, you will find some cheap hostels in King’s Cross area. Generally, you will be able to find an 8-bed dorm starting around 26 AUD, while a 4-bed dorm starts around 33 AUD.

2. Budget Hotel Prices

Most of the budget hotels begin around 90 AUD per night for a single, 150 AUD for a double. In case if you are willing to stay in the city centre, you will find the hotels too expensive.

3. Average Food Cost

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You can find meals such as burgers, sandwiches, and sushi at a cheap cost of 14 AUD. Mostly the hostels offer the family-style dishes which costs around 8 AUD per night. Apart from that, an average restaurant meal will cost around 28 AUD. Also, the restaurants on the harbour cost a bit high due to the high number of tourists.

Also, the below table will give you an idea of the average daily cost which you will spend on accommodation, food, transportations and attractions. Interestingly, you will find something here for every budget.

Category Average Daily Cost
Low-Range77 AUD
Mid-Range 230 AUD
Luxury 505 + AUD

Quick Money-Saving Tips in Sydney

Australian dollars and coins
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Well, here is the final and important part of the Sydney travel guide. Money matters, right? Sydney being an expensive city, it is very important to spend wisely. Therefore, have a read and find out some brilliant ways to save your money.

  • Sydney has many free and low-cost events. Trust me, they are totally worth it. So, make sure you have an update on these events
  • Get an Opal card which is a free metro card. You just need to load it with money. Interestingly, this card offers discounted fares and special fares on Sundays. Having an Opal card will definitely help you in saving your money.
  • Sydney is blessed with many free walking tours.
  • You can also visit many museums in Sydney which are free of cost.
  • Instead of waiting for trains and buses, you can share your ride in Uber and save money.
  • Internet in Australia is very costly. However, you can use the free WiFi which is available in most of the libraries and McDonalds.

Now with this Sydney travel guide, you have decoded everything you need to know about Sydney for a fantabulous vacation. So, get ready and plan your vacation and experience Sydney for real with Pickyourtrail. Head to Pickyourtrail website and check on the travel packages to Sydney right away. Also, you can directly connect with us on Whatsapp to plan your vacation. And yes, we will be guiding you throughout your vacation through our Pickyourtrail App. Start crafting your vacation with Pickyourtrail and fall in love with travelling!!

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