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Sydney Opera House, Visit Sydney, Australia

Sydney Opera House

Visit Sydney – Waterfront

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Visit Sydney, Australia

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Anzac Bridge, Sydney Tower, Visit Sydney, Australia

Anzac Bridge, Sydney Tower, © Can Stock Photo / iofoto

Visit Sydney – Hyde Park Area

Circular Quay from Harbour Bridge, Visit Sydney, Australia

Circular Quay, © Can Stock Photo / jeayesy

Visit Sydney – ANZAC Bridge Area

ANZAC Bridge spans Johnstons Bay near the Central Business District.

Dawes Point Park, Cruise Ship Terminal, Visit Sydney, Australia

Dawes Point Park, © Can Stock Photo / ianwool

Visit Sydney – Hotel Recommendations

Visit Sydney – Urban Area

Bondi Beach, Visit Sydney, Australia

Bondi Beach

  • Bondi Beach – one of the most popular locations in Sydney.  Spend time at the beach, in the park or at the nearby shops and restaurants.
  • Watch Australian Rugby
  • Attend the Sydney Festival held every year in January.

Visit Areas near Sydney

  • Manly Beach – the suburb of Manly is a about a half hour from downtown Sydney.  It is a popular beach and community with many restaurants and shops along the waterfront.  Manly Beach is on the open ocean, outside the bays that shelter Sydney.  You will find Manly Sealife Sanctuary in a nearby cove.  There is regular ferry service between Manly and Circular Quay in Sydney.  Walk between Manly Beach and the ferry landing at Manly Wharf on the Corso.
Manly Beach, Visit Sydney, Australia

Manly Beach, © Can Stock Photo / iofoto

  • Wollongong Beaches – two hours south of Sydney with 17 beaches to choose from, including North and South Wollongong Beaches.
Wollongong Beaches, Visit Sydney, Australia

Wollongong Beaches

Three Sisters, Blue Mountains, Visit Sydney, Australia

Three Sisters, Blue Mountains

  • Travel the continent on Great Southern Railway.  Take the India Pacific to Adelaide and then catch the famous Ghan for a trip across Australia from south (Adelaide) to north (Darwin) with a stop in Alice Springs for a visit to Uluru (Ayers Rock).

Sydney Weather

The city of Sydney, Australia is located in the Southern Hemisphere, so its seasons are reversed as compared to Europe or North America. Temperatures in the winter months of May to September average highs of about 19 C (67 F) and lows of 10 C (50 F).  The summer months around December average 27 C (80 F) for highs and 18 C (65 F) for lows.  Summer months can experience periods of very hot weather and high humidity.  Rainfall is spread fairly evenly throughout the year, but the months of January to June do see slightly higher amounts of precipitation.  December is a popular month to visit and spend Christmas at the beach.

Koala, Visit Sydney, Australia

Koala, © Can Stock Photo / titicaca

Visit Sydney – Background

Sydney is the largest city in Australia with a population of about 5 million.  Captain Cook sailed into Botany Bay in 1770 and the city was founded in 1778 with the establishment of a penal colony.  The city is centered around Port Jackson and Botany Bay in the state of New South Wales.  The Blue Mountains are to the west and Royal National Park is south of the city.

Get to Sydney

You can get to Sydney through Sydney Airport, which is about a half hour south of the main downtown tourist attractions.  You can use the rail system from the airport to downtown by purchasing an Opal card.  The card preloads cash and deducts the fare when you tap the card before and after your ride.  The Opal card also works on buses.  Buses are a convenient way to travel about town.  The rail system is also cheaper than cab fare to and from the airport.

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