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.
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.
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.