Sydney

Arrival guide to Sydney

Sydney is a sexy city. It’s got the bright lights, big iconic architecture, it’s a modern exciting city, and is blessed with a gorgeous harbour and surf beaches. What’s not to like?

The modern city of Sydney was established as a British colony in 1789. The area, however, has a long history of Aboriginal settlement, due to the temperate climate and rich harbour waters with fish and shellfish.

Much of the early architecture that remains is made out of the local Sydney sandstone which gives the older buildings a distinctive pale yellow-brown look. It’s not quite as well known as the white sail-like look of the Sydney Opera House. Or as obvious as the Sydney Harbour Bridge which spans the north and south shores of the harbour.

Most people arriving in Australia will fly into Sydney first, or at least make their way to Sydney at some time during their travels. That flight in reveals surf beaches fringing the northern and eastern suburbs, a feature relatively rare for most cities of this size – roughly 4 million people.

Take the airport train into the city from the airport – it’s the most convenient and cheapest way. This line was built for the year 2000 Olympic Games which were held in Sydney.

  • Day Trips from Sydney

    Day Trips from Sydney (6)

  • Sydney Work and Travel Packages

    Sydney Work and Travel Packages (1)

  • Tours from Sydney

    Tours from Sydney (2)

  • View of the Sydney Opera House from the Cahill Walkway after sunset.

    9 Day OZ Adventure Arrival Package

    Oz Adventure is the amazing Sydney Oz Intro package.. It’s an awesome 9-day group tour showing you the best of Sydney and beyond that’s perfect for those on a tourist visa. We’ll pick you up from the airport and sort your first 8 nights accommodation.

    Oz Adventure is the amazing Sydney Oz Intro package.. It’s an awesome 9-day group tour showing you the best of Sydney and beyond that’s perfect for those on a tourist visa. We’ll pick you up from the airport and sort your first 8 nights accommodation.

    $999
    Trip Styles:Budget
  • Jervis Bay

    1 Day Jervis Bay Day Tour

    Discover Jervis Bay, the Jewel of the NSW South Coast. Visit the nationally protected marine park which is home to dolphins and marine life and see spectacular views of the coast line. This day tour starts in Sydney and takes you into the nature of New...

    Discover Jervis Bay, the Jewel of the NSW South Coast. Visit the nationally protected marine park which is home to dolphins and marine life and see spectacular views of the coast line. This day tour starts in Sydney and takes you into the nature of New South Wales.

    $149
    Trip Styles:Budget
  • Humpback Whale Breaching, Ningaloo Marine Park

    1 Day Port Stephens Whale Watching Tour

    Enjoy the thrill of seeing huge Humpback Whales as they make their annual migration along the east coast of Australia. You will depart from Sydney and do a cruise from the pretty seaside town of Port Stephens to see the whales.

    Enjoy the thrill of seeing huge Humpback Whales as they make their annual migration along the east coast of Australia. You will depart from Sydney and do a cruise from the pretty seaside town of Port Stephens to see the whales.

    $199
    Trip Styles:Budget
  • Cruise the Sydney Harbour

    Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise

    Sydney is all about it's harbour where the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House can be seen. This cruise takes you out on the harbour to explore the bays and includes a big BBQ lunch.

    Sydney is all about it’s harbour where the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House can be seen. This cruise takes you out on the harbour to explore the bays and includes a big BBQ lunch.

    $285
    Trip Styles:Comfort
  • PORT STEPHENS

    1 Day Port Stephens Dolphin Watching Tour

    Explore Port Stephens, dolphins and sand dunes of the nearby surf beaches. Great tour for nature lovers to see a special part of Australia.

    Explore Port Stephens, dolphins and sand dunes of the nearby surf beaches. Great tour for nature lovers to see a special part of Australia.

    $169
    Trip Styles:Budget
  • Hunter Valley wine tour

    1 Day Hunter Valley Tour

    The Hunter Valley is near Sydney and is a mecca for food and wine lovers. Take a day tour here with this trip to do wine and beer tasting and visit the region.

    The Hunter Valley is near Sydney and is a mecca for food and wine lovers. Take a day tour here with this trip to do wine and beer tasting and visit the region.

    $170
    Trip Styles:Budget
  • Three Sisters

    1 Day Blue Mountains Tour

    Take a day out from Sydney to the nearby iconic Blue Mountains and go bush walking, visit a wildlife park, see the Three Sisters rock formation, enjoy lunch and see Wentworth waterfall.

    Take a day out from Sydney to the nearby iconic Blue Mountains and go bush walking, visit a wildlife park, see the Three Sisters rock formation, enjoy lunch and see Wentworth waterfall.

    $119
    Trip Styles:Budget
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