Australia is such a huge country that you could go there 100 times and still not experience everything that it has to offer, but Sydney can get you pretty close. It’s an incredible city that has a little bit of everything that makes Australia so great. There are plenty of other wonderful cities to visit in Australia but if it’s your first time there, Sydney is the best place to go. If you’re travelling to Sydney for the first time soon, here are a couple of things that you should know.
There are a couple of different options for getting around Sydney, you might decide to hire a car so you can drive for yourself or you may rely on public transport. If you’re hiring a car, you should look at Bayswater Car Rentals because they offer an airport transfer service. You don’t want to be driving straight away after a long flight so they’ll handle that for you and then drop you off with the car.
If you aren’t going to rent a car and you’re going to use public transport, there are a couple of things to remember. The buses are fairly good but it’s a busy city and they don’t always run on time. If you need to be somewhere for a specific time, always leave a little early so you have a buffer in case the buses are running late.
The ferry is the most popular form of public transport in the city and you should definitely use it. They run regularly and it’s the quickest way to get about, not to mention it’s a lot nicer than sitting on a bus.
There are plenty of great attractions in Sydney like the Allianz Stadium which is ideal for sports enthusiasts and, of course, the Sydney Opera House but you should make sure that you take advantage of all of the great free attractions as well, especially if you’re trying to travel on a budget. There are plenty of great art galleries and museums that don’t charge you anything to get in and you can also take a walk around the Botanical Gardens or Centennial Park. Sydney can be quite an expensive city but it doesn’t have to be if you take advantage of all of the great free attractions there.
Get Up Early
The sun rises early in Sydney and so do the locals. Most cafes and shops will open at around 7 in the morning, which is great if you want to get up and head out for a day of sightseeing. However, the only downside is that things close a lot earlier in Sydney as well. You might struggle to find any bars and restaurants that stay open later than 10.30pm in the centre of Sydney. There are a few places but you’ll have to venture a bit further out to find them. If you really want to make the most of the city, you’ll have to get up early.
Make sure that you remember these things when you’re planning your trip to Sydney and you won’t be disappointed.
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