The Essentials: Sydney

Sunday, 1 January 2017


Location: New South Wales, Australia

Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time UTC +10, with Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time UTC +11  in effect generally from October to April.

Getting There: The only airport in Sydney is Sydney Kingford Smith Airport (SYD) which is located about 25 minutes away from the city, depending on the traffic conditions. Sydney offers a regular train service, to and from both the domestic and international airport or a taxi should cost you around $30AUD.

Language: English.

Climate: Mild winters and hot summers.

Getting Around: Sydney has a great train system that can get you around the whole city, as well as out to the wider suburbs such as Bondi Junction. Would definitely recommend renting a car to make your life easier, many of Sydney's attractions are quite spread out and car can be the best way to get around. Just look out for toll roads.

The Money Sitch: Currency is Australian Dollars $AUD. ATMs available and credit cards accepted everywhere.

Internet Access: Hotels often offer free wifi in their rooms. Free wifi can often be hard to come by around the city. Keep an eye out for free wifi signs on restaurants and cafes to make your life easier.

The Main Streets: Definitely changes depending on what part of Sydney you're visiting. In the city, George Street and the surrounding streets are considered the city centre. When you move out to the beach suburbs, generally the main streets run towards our parallel with the beach front.

Best Time To Go: October - April.

Can't Miss: Bondi Beach, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Toronga Zoo, Manly, The Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, The Rocks Historical District, Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour.

Good To Know: Sydney's city centre can be very difficult to drive in, with one way streets all over the place and toll roads that run right through the city. Make sure you're aware of where you're driving before you leave to avoid confusion along the way.

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