Explore the glittering beauty of seaside Sydney. From awesome parks and trendy beaches to world famous shopping, historic neighbourhoods and killer nightlife, there’s always something on in this cool Aussie city. Whether you’re on a budget or high-rolling, we will get you up to speed on exactly where to go and what to do on your next holiday down under! Looking for the best flight deals to Sydney? Call Student Flights. Tours that visit Sydney or Sydney hotel accommodation? Call Student Flights on 0877 40 5033.
When to Go and Weather
The best part of visiting Sydney is it’s blessed with great weather all year round. Situated on the east coast of the country in the province of New South Wales, Sydney enjoys mild temperatures even in the winter months. With average lows of around 8ºC and limited rainfall, there’s never a bad time to visit. If you do catch a dreary day get in from the elements at a local sporting event. From rugby to ice hockey to downhill biking, there’s always something awesome on to get your heart racing even on a cold day. In summer, cool off at the always trendy Bondi Beach or catch a ferry from Circular Quay to the laid back Manly Warf and enjoy a cool drink at one of the many seaside bars. In summer, be sure you don’t forget your swimming costume and some good sunscreen!
Getting around Sydney is made easy with their highly accessible transportation coverage so it is recommended visitors make use of public systems rather than hiring a car. For points around the harbour, like the popular Circular Quay neighbourhood, visitors can check out the sails of the Opera house and Harbour Bridge all with easy access from bus and ferry stops as well as the City Circle train station. From this central transportation hub, you can easily access many of the cities other attractions including shopping precincts like Paddington or the historic Rocks neighbourhood. If you’d rather not fuss with schedules an inexpensive way to see most of the main tourist sites is the local Hop on Hop Off bus service. Just when you thought getting around Sydney wasn’t easy enough, the city is also home to an impressive ferry network, with convenient service to many destinations including the beaches of Manly or the beautiful Royal National Park.
With 4.5 million Sydneysiders, Sydney’s multi-ethnic culture is reflected in their vast array of tasty places to eat. For delicious yet affordable dishes, why not flavour some of South America’s finest tapas at Bodega in Surry Hills. Serving fresh ceviche, and innumerable tasty treats, this is a great spot to go for a night out especially if you’re on a budget. If you love exotic flavours and being spoilt for choice than visit Sydney’s Thai Town and sample a vast array of delicious south East Asian fare. For great food that will fill you up without emptying your wallet, try Chat Thai on Campbell Street. If you’re out in the waves and don’t want to miss a beat, be sure to come in from the beaches of Bondi to one of the many ultra-posh surfer style bars. Chow a delicious pizza and enjoy as the vibe changes from day to night. For those that want a truly 5 star experience, than look no further than the art-deco Rockpool Bar and Grill. Hailed as one of the best restaurants in the nation, this classy steakhouse blends old world charm with modern sensibilities and is an extraordinary place to spend the evening.
Locals call Sydney Harbour Bridge the ‘Coat Hanger’. Sydney has the deepest natural harbour in the world. The city boasts the worlds 2nd largest and most varied fish market, second only to Tokyo.
Sydney is a vibrant city packed to the brim with lots of awesome things to do and see. However, there are a few quintessential attractions that no visit will be complete without. Firstly, check out the Sydney Harbour. From the world famous Opera House, with its bright white sails to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, this is a spot you won’t want to miss. The harbour also contains the popular walking district of Circular Quay, lots of great places to stop for a drink and easy access to many attractions in the city including the shopping district of Paddington and the inner city vibe of the ever trendy Surry Hills neighbourhood. From the Quay, head over to the cobblestoned streets of The Rocks. A popular spot for artisans and tourists alike, The Rocks market on Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s is a great spot to pick up some up and coming designerduds or grab some cool Aussie souvenirs. If it’s beach you crave, than the sandy shores of Manly and Bondi are just a short ferry ride away. Ride some waves with Sidneysiders at Palm Beach or chill on the beautiful sandy shores of Bondi Beach, snorkel, sunbathe or just relax and watch the waves roll in. At night, hit the town at one of the coolest spots in town, Bondi FM 88 Café or if you’d rather party downtown try Le Panic in Kings Cross.