Sydney

Sydney, Australia

Sydney is the one of the largest city of Australia. It is the capital of New South Wales. Known for its spectacular beaches, it is the Australia’s eminent harbor city. Sydney has always been a hot favorite destination amongst tourists with its historical Sydney opera house and pleasant weather. The natural beauty of the city with the historic rocks around Sydney Harbor makes the visit to the city memorable. Sydney Mardi Gras, Luna Park are some other points of interest of this multicultural city.

Location: Sydney is located on the east coast of Australia 877km NE of Melbourne

Climate: Mostly humid subtropical climate with warm summers from December to February requiring light cotton clothes. Cool winters from June:August. It can rain any time of the year, March to May are the autumn months while spring is from September to November. Wear layers during the spring and keep a jacket for the cold nights, and umbrella for the rains.

Best Time to Visit: September to November

Accessibility

By Air: Sydney Kingsford Smith International airport:9 km from southern Sydney.

Train: NSW Trainlink and The Indian Pacific

Road: Melbourne to Sydney : 862km via Albury:Wodonga (Hume Highway)

Melbourne to Sydney :1,029km via Eden (Princes Highway)

Other modes of Transportation also available:

Suburban trains, Local buses, Shuttle bus &Taxis

Places of Interest

Sydney Opera House

Location: Bennelong Point, Sydney

How to reach

Take Buses, ferries, trains to reach circular quay, from there walk 5:7 minutes to the Opera House

Sydney Opera house is the Mecca of arts and fiction. This lotus shaped beautiful specimen of excellent architecture and vision is made of three interlocking shells. This world heritage site attracts arts lovers and performers from all around the world. It is a symbol of innovation and technical accomplishment. The unique harbor setting of the building with its superb design and construction has gained worldwide appreciation. The building is in harmony with its surroundings such as the Harbor Bridge, Macquarie Street, sandstone cliff and Circular Quay. It is an unforgettable view from air, ferry or on foot.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Location:The Rocks, Sydney

How to reach

Train: Circular Quay via Cumberland Street and alight at The Rocks

The world’s tallest steel arch bridge built in 1932 is one of the main attractions of Sydney which provides a breathtaking view. Standing at a height of 134 meters, it is an iconic model of engineering and endurance. It is vital to the transport infrastructure of the city linking the city center with the northern suburbs of Sydney and allowing nearly 200,000 cars to travel across it. You can view and experience this breath taking structure in numerous ways like the popular Bridgeclimb Sydney that offers a climb to the top of the bridge. Ferries to sail under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Helicopter tours for Ariel view are also available.

Sydney Tower

Location – city center, Sydney

Timings: 9:10.30 AM Daily

How to reach:

Walk: On the corner of Pitt Street Mall and Market Street.

Light Rail: Exit the light rail at Capitol Square and head along Pitt Street

Taxi: the corner of Market and Pitt or Market and Castlereagh

Train: A short walk from Town Hall and St James stations.

Bus: George Street (alight at the Queen Victoria Building), or Elizabeth Street (alight at St James Station or Hyde Park)

This 309 m high tower is the tallest structure of the city, also called AMP tower. It is the highest point above the city that offers a complete 360 degree view of Sydney. You can see the Blue Mountains to the golden beaches and be enthralled by the sight. It attracts many visitors for its cafes, restaurants and night life. There is an observation desk or glass floored platform called The Skywalk which gives a breathtaking view of the city. The time of sunset is the busiest. There is also 4D cinema experience where you can sense evocative effects like those produced by water, wind or bubbles!

Darling Harbor

Location: Sydney, NSW

How to reach:

Walk: 10 minute walk from CBD, Pyrmont and Haymarket.

Rail: The Sydney Light rail to Darling Harbor

Boat : From Circular Quay

Equipped with exhibition space, convention center and the national maritime museum and aquarium, Darling Harbour is a hub of entertainment and provides many attractions like playgrounds, parks and fountains, for the visitors. It is always buzzing with activity as you watch coffee machines working non:stop, children playing with gay abandon, friends chatting, bass thumps and even fire crackers. It is a place for great celebrations where big gala events and festivals are organized. Visited by more than 25 million people in a year, it is the place to be while you are on your visit to Australia 

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

Location: 1:5 Wheat Rd, Sydney

Timings:  Mondays to Thursday: 9:30 am to 6 pm

                 Friday to Sunday: 9:30 am to 7 pm

How to reach

Walk: 5 minutes’ walk from King Street or CBD down Market Street

Taxi: Taxi to King Street wharf

Light Rail: convention centre and Pyrmont bay station

Ferry: public ferries from Circular Quay Wharf after every half an hour. 

Note: Opening time may vary to season and other special events. Toilets, cafes, gift shops are also available.

Sea life Sydney aquarium offers an amazing journey through the aquarium’s exceptional marine and fresh water aquatic environment. With around 700 species of aquatic animals, 14 zones based on diverse themes, the aquarium is a delight for those looking to discover life in sea. You can see tropical Bay of rays, a display of the Great Barrier Reef, Shark walk where you walk over large sharks, massive sting rays and much more. It is also home to dolphins, penguins and other marine animals. It is located next to the Wild life Sydney zoo and Madam Tussauds. It is open 7 days a week.

Bondi Beach

Location: 8 km from Sydney

How to reach

By Bus: Buses every10 min from Bondi junction.

Circular Quay to Bondi beach: 45 min

By Rail: Railway station 2 km from the beach. Rail service every 10—15 min.

One of the iconic beaches in the world, just 8 km from the city, it is a great place for surfing and relaxation. You can watch the sun rise in all its glory in the early hours or go for a rejuvenating swim in the crystal clear turquoise colored waters or simply take a tranquil walk on the white sand. There are many things that you can do at this beach including fine dining, great shopping or enjoy the exciting night life. Bondi beach has been a center of attraction of many shows and documentaries, its lifeguard section is considered one of the best.

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