Sydney Tourist InfoLet us Give You Some Local Advice
Sydney Tourist Information
Because you can not party 24 7 forever
Other Cool Things to do whilst in Sydney! Why not get to know Sydney with a free walking tour ‘I’m Free Walking Tours‘ runs three times a day and is a fun and informative introduction to Sydney. Fancy a cool Coastal walk? Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach Sydneys most popular walks and a top ten activity on TripAdvisor . Want to have some beers at a small Aussie brewery? Young Henrys is a popular local beer that is actually brewed in the backstreets of Newtown & many Sydney-siders are not even aware! Dont forget Darling Harbour!!!! Full of bars, cafes and restaurants on Sydneys lesser known little harbor. Sunset beers at The Watershed is nice. Sunset in the park overlooking the harbour & city!
A cool park with million dollar views, great place to read a book . If you take alcohol keep it discreet as it is an alcohol free zone. Camperdown Memorial Park (Newtown) A sweet big park behind Newtown full of fun youth, dogs and atmosphere. Tight rope and fire dancers often practice here. Ever tried Stand Up Paddle Boarding? Do it in a quiet part of one of the worlds most famous harbours! More to come
Getting to/from the airport
The airport train stations are Sydneys only private train stations. These stations are own by Macqaurie Bank and they charge ridiculous prices just merely to use their platforms. For roughly the same price you can get a direct airport transfer to your hostel/hotel. We suggest contacting your accommodation as they will offer you the best price, sometimes free. Rough price is $13-$15.
Getting round town
So Sydney can be quite spaced out. For those living in the CBD (Buildings) or Kings Cross everywhere is walkable depending on the individual. If you are in Bondi Junction, Bondi Beach, Manly (far from Sydney) then you definetily will be needing an Opal card. Opal cards can be purchased from all train stations, newsagents, convenience stores and supermarkets (and airports). There is single fare paper tickets available though they are rather pricey. Opal tickets are capped at only$2.50 on Sundays….great day to get the ferry over to Manly!
Need a sim card with data
Every convenience store, petrol station and supermarket sells sim cards….not just the phone shops at the airport. Please note all sim cards purchased in Austalia can be used nation wide. In Strayla our main carriers are Telstra, Optus and Vodafone. The best valued pre paid deals are smaller providers that are substantially cheaper than what is offered by Telstra, Optus & Vodafone yet they still use the same networks. Amaysim is a great value sim card that uses optus and can be purchased almost anywhere. For those that can get to a Coles then check out Coles Mobile (optus). Thats the current pick.