We asked Tara Blair to share her top 5 tips for Sydney, Australia! Tara writes for a number of leading websites and online news sources covering business, finance, her holiday experiences and other topics that are close to her heart. Enjoy her tips!
5 Tips for Sydney Travellers
Sydney is located on the central coast of New South Wales and is one of Australia’s most visited destinations. With one of Australia’s best public transport systems, finding your way around in Sydney can be as simple as riding along on a sightseeing tour bus. Sydney is home to some world class attractions and festivals, which should not be missed if you are planning a holiday to Sydney.
The Best Time to Travel
Sydney is a great destination all year round. With fantastic climates throughout the year, Sydney offers travellers a destination that is not dependent on the months of the year. If you are looking to travel to Sydney to experience some of its world class beaches, summer is the ideal time to travel. Sydney receives the least rainfall during spring and the beginning of summer, making it the perfect time for sightseeing. It is also important to know that Sydney has daylight savings times from October through to April each year, so when travelling around Australia, be sure to account for this during travel times. Transportation Sydney has some of the best public transport systems in Australia. The Central Railway Station, located in Sydney’s CBD is the main terminal for all local and state rail transfers. Buses are a great way to make your way around the city and also provide sightseeing tours with a service called ‘The Explorer’. If you are limited on time for your Sydney Holiday, The Explorer bus tour is a great way to see all of the famous attractions that Sydney has to offer. Accommodation
Sydney is home to some of the most amazing, world class hotels and resorts. Whether you like to stay in luxury, are backpacking around Australia or simply visiting Sydney for the weekend, accommodation options in the city are countless. What to Pack
Sydney has a mild temperature throughout most of the year, but can experience extreme heat waves and cold snaps. Although the months of spring receive the least amount of rainfall, it is always wise to bring a waterproof jacket when travelling to Sydney. Layered clothing is the best option for the Sydney climate, as it may be sweltering hot one day and freezing cold next and your best option is to be prepared for both scenarios. Sydney Events & Attractions not to be missed
Depending on what your interests are, there are a number of world famous events that happen in Sydney every year. The annual Writers Festival occurs in Sydney every May and attracts visitors from all around the world. If you are looking to party in Sydney, the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade is a fabulous event that has the whole city of Sydney buzzing with a fun and exciting atmosphere. To experience all that Sydney has to offer, you must visit the historical Rocks precinct, the Sydney Opera House and the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge.
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Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. Niver is a speaker at the Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Dallas Travel and Adventure Shows for 2023. Her podcast, “Make Your Own Map,” has been watched in more than 11 countries on 4 continents. Niver is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, Inc. Look for her memoir in Fall 2023 from Post Hill Press/Simon and Schuster.
You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have nearly 2 million views.
With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club.
As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries.
For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty times.
Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals
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National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards
2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out”
2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver”
2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art
Southern California Journalism Awards
2022 Finalist: Book Criticism
2021 Winner: Technology Reporting
2021 Finalist: Book Criticism
2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt”
2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature
2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway”
2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile
2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers”
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One response to “Australia: 5 Tips for Sydney Travellers”
Sydney is no doubt one of the loveliest places in the world. If you want to unwind or take a break from your hectic schedule, this is the place to be. You should see the wonderful sceneries, shop in shopping malls, dine in fine restaurants, visit tourist spots, go to the beach, and just enjoy the city. Of course, you should also stay in a world-class accommodation. Be sure to check out the five-star luxury hotels in Sydney, Australia!