Sydney Opera House, Australia.

Cheap Flights to Sydney (Kingsford Smith Airport)

Sydney has the highest concentration of people, with over 4.6 million inhabitants, both local and international. Sydney is a mixture of paradise and the charm of a city combined, with its striking beaches and the beauty of its infrastructures. Tourist-wise, you will never run out of things to do as it bursts of culture, art, music, and events. A little background on Sydney, it is said that indigenous Australians have inhabited the city before the British settlers arrived in the country and its weather is temperate, with temperatures going as low as  10 degrees Celsius, and as high as 45 degrees Celsius.

What to see in Sydney

For tourist options around the city, here are some of the most recommended must-see tourist spots in the city of Sydney:

Sydney Opera House is a very well-known landmark of the city, where the biggest performances and events are held. Truly a mark of architectural genius, with its flawless lines and a stunning view of the land, sea, and sky. 

The Rocks is a known location where European settlement has taken place. The Rocks is just a stone’s throw away from the Sydney Opera House, and has an abundance of restaurants, pubs, and shops.

Bondi Beach has its name coming from the aboriginal word “boondi,” meaning the noise of water breaking over rocks, Bondi is a great place to immerse and converse with the locals. This place is laced with pubs, bars, restaurants, and shops, and it is not hard to catch a lively event held by the beach.

Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney is a must-go for those who are interested in botany and horticulture, this place has a vast variety of plants and trees. The Royal Botanic Gardens is a great place to spend your downtime when you want to get away from the usual hustle and bustle of the city. 

Darling Harbour is the perfect place to visit if you are on the lookout for museums. It has museums and cultural shops where travellers can purchase their souvenirs. This place is good for just strolling around and also has a lively ambiance where dance performance and concerts are regularly held. 

Sydney Tower Eye gives a bird’s eye-view of the city of Sydney and features a 360 degree perspective of the city. Dining is also not a problem as this place can be the perfect spot for lunch and dinner with the restaurants located in it. 

Wild Life Sydney is amongst the places to visit when it comes to wildlife, Australia being definite the place to go to for wildlife. You can have the option to visit the Sydney Wildlife World at the Darling Harbour, or cross the harbour and take a ferry ride to get to Taronga Zoo.

How to get around Sydney

Top tourist attractions in Sydney have good varieties ranging from man-made to natural sights, and going around the city won’t be a problem as Sydney is known to have one of the most sophisticated bus systems that can bring you to almost any point in the city. Other options can be in the form of heavy railways, light railways, trams and ferries.

You can use Google Maps to help you plan Sydney public transport routes. Purchase an Opal Card, a stored-value card, that works on all modes of transport. However, Opal Card is still relatively new in 2014, and will be better integrated in the transport system in the years to come. Alternatively, you can purchase multi tickets (one-day or weekly passes).

How to get there

There are many Australian airlines that flies to Sydney domestically - Jetstar, Tiger Airways, Virgin Australia, Qantas, British Airways, and Regional Express. Sydney can be reached in less than 1.5-hour from Melbourne and Brisbane, 45 minutes from Canberra and under 4-hour from Perth and Alice Springs. Domestic flights land in terminal 2 and 3 at Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport.

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