Welcome to Sydney, where you come for the stunning beaches, and stay for the culture, the restaurants, and the good vibes too. Planning a trip to Sydney can be a challenging experience as Australia offers so many great places to explore and it requires you to consider several travelling guides. Although Sydney is a safe place for visitors and tourists, following these tips travelling to Sydney can make the experience more enjoyable with less trouble. It gives you a chance to explore as many tourist spots as you can. As you plan this trip to Sydney, take time to read these helpful tips to make sure that you’re ready for long walks, and for a safe tour. Be guided on important information we’ve compiled such as airfare tips, getting through the airport, touring around the city, hotel and Sydney vacation rentals recommendation, top attractions and other helpful tips travelling to Sydney.
Months of October to March are the busiest tourism period in Sydney when the weather is most enjoyable. The airfares are much cheaper during winter months in Australia (the North American summer), and higher for the summer in Australia, and shoulder season during spring and fall. Qantas offers the most non-stop flights including some aircraft from L.A. and Dallas. Air New Zealand flies to Sydney also. Sign up for these airlines’ email newsletter as they often send out promos with discount ranging from $200 to $300.Depending on season or discounts, expect to pay anywhere from $1,200 to $1,600 or more for round-trip economy class from the U.S West Coast. Also, try to find a package with the inclusion of airfare plus hotel as it sometimes gives extra value.
Getting through the airport
You must get an electronic visa online when travelling to Australia, at least two weeks before travel for AUD $20. For electronic passport with microchip holder, look for the kiosks at the immigration for a faster entry into Australia. You need to fill out an immigration card both on entry and leaving the country. A roundtrip train from the airport costs $21.
Getting around the city
Sydney is one of the cities that are easy to navigate, it’s walkable and the streets are well marked. However, do not try to jaywalk as police officers will not hesitate to fine you for doing so. And make sure to look both sides of the street when crossing, they drive on the left here. You can find newsstands that are selling Opal card, a stored-value transit card and the most convenient and cheapest way to access public transportation. The daily maximum limit is $15 for adults, $7.50 for children. Taxis are metered and in egalitarian Sydney, where everyone treats equally so passengers still ride in the front seat with the driver.
Same with the airfares, hotel rates are cheaper in winter. The most highest-rated lodgings are not hotels but rather serviced apartments. Some recommendations are Merton Serviced Apartments Campbell Street and World Tower. If you’re looking …