A holiday in Sydney really is a once in a lifetime experience and no trip is complete without a visit to the Sydney Harbour Bridge or the Sydney Opera House. But just because you're in a city it doesn't mean that you have to sacrifice beaches – Bondi, Manly and Palm all provide the perfect sunbathing opportunities. The Sydney Tower offers amazing views – you'll be able to see for miles! The Rocks, the city's oldest preserved colonial area, is filled to the brim with museums, art galleries, cafes, shops and restaurants.
There are no direct flights to Sydney available but you can purchase indirect flights from a variety of airports around the UK. British Airways, Etihad Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Qantas are just a few of the airlines that offer indirect flights. The main airport is Kingsford Smith Airport which is located around nine kilometres away from the city.
One of the most convenient ways to get into the centre of Sydney from the airport is the Airport Rail Link - the trains run every ten minutes. It takes around 13 minutes to reach the centre and you'll also be able to catch the train to the suburbs if you wish.
Getting around during your holiday in Sydney couldn't be simpler. With such a huge array of buses, trains and ferries nowhere will ever be out of reach. Sydney buses even run a free shuttle bus in the metropolitan area. You can board the buses from any bus stop that features a green shuttle logo.
Sydney may be on the other side of the world but that doesn't have to mean that the cost of accommodation has to break the bank. If you're after a cheap hotel in Sydney just make sure you book well in advance and you'll pick up some great bargains. Due to its location on the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney is lucky to have pleasant weather all year round so it doesn't matter what time of year you visit. Hotels prices do rocket over Christmas and during the Sydney Festival which runs from the New Year to the end of January though, so you might want to avoid this period if you're on a budget.
If you plan on doing lots of sightseeing and exploring during your Sydney holiday then a MyMulti Day pass might be a good option. For around $21 for an adult and around $10.50 for a child you'll get an unlimited day pass that can be used on trains, buses, and ferry travel in and around greater Sydney. You can buy them from all station ticket offices, TransitShops, Sydney Ferries ticket offices, and selected 7-Eleven stores, newsagents and convenience stores.
Updated 19th June 2013
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