Sydney

  • Accommodation:
    • The Globe Hostel
  • Transport:
    • Visitors can pay fares on metro, train, bus, ferry and light rail services with an Opal card or Opal single ticket
    • There is no charge for an Opal card, but the minimum value is $10 for an adult card and $5 for a child/youth card.
    • At Sydney Airport stations, a minimum top up of $35 applies
    • Trams run between Central station and Dulwich Hill, stopping at Chinatown, Darling Harbour, the Star casino, Sydney Fish Market, Glebe and Leichhardt en route
    • Most of the city’s ferries operate between 6am-12am. The standard Opal card one-way fare for most harbour destinations is $6.01.
    • Ferries to Manly, Sydney Olympic Park and Parramatta cost $7.51
  • Things to see:
    • Sydney Harbour Bridge
    • Opera House
    • St Mary’s Cathedral
    • Port Jackson
    • Australian National Maritime Museum
    • Blue Mountains
    • Customs House
    • Darling Harbour
    • Mrs Macquarie’s Chair
    • The Rocks
    • Botany Bay
    • Circular Quay
    • Art Gallery of New South Wales
    • Hyde Park
    • Walsh Bay
    • Hyde Park Barracks Museum
    • Sydney Olympic Park
    • Nielsen Park
    • Anzac Memorial
  • Tips:
    • Visit the Sydney Observatory for a great view over the city
    • Check out the Wilson Parking Domain Car Park, which is a heritage-listed 34-hectare area of open space. It hosts large-scale events such as Opera in the Park during the Festival of Sydney
    • Take a trip to the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition, which is Australia’s largest annual outdoor sculpture exhibition
    • Climb the Harbour Bridge day or night. Prices start from $174 for an adult.  Click here for more information
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