Sydney is Australia’s biggest and most popular city, as well as the country’s capital and its pride and joy. A trip to Sydney is unlike anything else, it is truly the trip of a lifetime to a one of a kind destination, and one that you’re sure to remember. If you’re planning your very first trip to Sydney, we’re detailing some important things you need to know before you jet off.
Best time to visit
Sydney is undeniably beautiful all year round, but many would agree that the best time to visit Sydney is in fact from December through to February. This is the Australian summer, and visiting at this time of the year is perfect if you’re hoping to escape the cold winter weather back home and instead enjoy the abundance of sun, sand and beaches that the capital city has to offer. During summer in Sydney, you can look forward to temperatures averaging around 27 degrees celsius. That said, winter in Sydney can also be beautiful.
Getting from A to B
Getting from one place to the next in Sydney is a little trickier than you first expect, but all it takes is some simple researching and clueing up on the city’s public transport system and you’ll be good to go. There are a number of public transport methods to choose from, including buses, trains, ferries, trams and taxis. First of all, you will need to get your hands on an Opal card if you wish to hop aboard any of Sydney’s public transport. The Opal card is free and can be obtained and topped up from a local newsagents of convenience store.
Attractions to visit
There is truly a plethora of awe-inspiring attractions to visit in Sydney, and so many to suit people of different ages, interests and more. First and foremost is Sydney’s most famous beach, Bondi Beach. Here you can soak up some sun, take a dip in the sea, relax in one of the many eateries surrounding the beach or complete the ever-popular coastal walk.
Sydney Opera House is another major attraction in the city. It is one of the most famous buildings in the country, and indeed the world, as it is universally recognised primarily because of its iconic roof shells. The Opera House is a multi-venue, meaning you can watch a range of things here from ballet or a music concert. Best of all? It’s suitable for all ages!
Always check opening times
One important thing to be aware of when visiting Sydney is that many places shut up shop early in comparison to back home. When 9.30pm hits, almost everywhere closes, including restaurants and shops. With that in mind, be sure to research opening times before planning a night out in a fancy restaurant or before planning a night of fun activities in the city.