- Sydney is the oldest and biggest city in Australia.
- Name of airport: Kingsford Smith
- Distance to town: 11km
- Airport transport:
- Yellow and Green Airport Express Bus
- Fare: AUD5 one way, AUD8 return.
- It takes about 15-30 mins.
- Every 20 mins through the day.
- Airport tax: AUD27; under 12, no charge.
Flying hours from Hong Kong on direct flights
- 8 hrs 50 mins
- Required for HK Passport holders & HKCI holders
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- Tobacco: 250 cigarettes or 250 gms cigars or tobacco
- Liquor: 1 litre alcoholic liquor including wine, beer or spirits
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- Australia Dollars (A$)
- Approximately: A$1=HK$4.79=US$0.6083
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- GMT: + 10
- Difference from Hong Kong: + 2
- Car rental
- Sydney Explorer Bus - AUD20 adults, AUD15 children, AUD45
family. Purchase from Driver. The red Sydney Explorer bus will take you to 26 different
points of interest in the city, The Rocks, Kings Cross, Chinatown and Darling Harbour. The
red Explorer operates seven days from 9am to 7pm.Passengers can board or leave the bus at
any of the 26 stops along the route and catch any following bus approximately every 20
- Bondi and Bay Explorer Bus - It operates daily from 9am to
6pm. A guided tour of the eastern suburbs. The blue bus begins its 35 kilometre journey at
Circular Quay and travels through Kings Cross, Double Bay, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay to The
Gap, then returns to the city via Bondi Beach, Centennial Park and Oxford
Street.Passengers can board or leave the bus at any of its 20 stops and catch a following
bus approximately every 30 minutes.
- Darling Habrour Monorail - overlook Sydney's interesting
streets and around Darling Harbour. A scenic link between hotels, shops, restaurants,
mesuem, attractions and cinemas.
Tickets to save you money
- Travelten -For the ocassional users of buses. The ticket is
valid for ten trips with no time limit and gives about 40% discount on a single fare. A
blue Travelten covers two sections for AUD8. A red Travelten will cover up to nine
sections for AUD15.40 (longer available). You can buy Travelten from bus depots, train
stations and newsagents.
- Bus Tripper - AUD7.80 adults and 3.9 children for a full day's
unlimited travel by all metropolitan buses. Buy from bus depots and some newsagents. There
is also an unlimited bus / ferry day tripper for AUD12.
- Sydney Pass - Allows 3, 5 or 7 days consecutive travel on all
STA buses, ferries, Sydney Explorer, Airport Express, JetCats and RiverCats. Prices from
AUD60 to AUD90.
- Travelpass - Unlimited weekly, quarterly or yearly travel on
buses, trains and ferries. There are 10 zones and the cost depends on the number you
travel through. Travelpass can be bought at rail stations, bus depots and most newsagents.
- Cityhopper - Unlimited one day travel on the rail system
bounded by Central, Kings Cross, Circular Quay and North Sydney after 9a.m. weekdays or
all day on ther weekend. Cost: AUD2.20.
- Darling Harbour Superticket - Cost: AUD29.90, valid for one
month and are available at the Sydney Aquarium, Matilda Cruises or any monorail station.
Includes Sydney Aquarium, the Chinese Garden, a monorail ride, lunch or dinner at the
Aquarium cafe, a 2- hour Rocket Cruise with Matilda Cruises, a discount shopping voucher,
a discount ride on the SS South Steyne.
- Essential Sights:
- Sydney Opera House - Sydney's world-famous landmark is also
the busiest perfoming arts centre in the world.
- Sydney Tower - Over 300 metres, the highest public building in
the southern hemisphere. AUD6.50 to the top of the tower, you can have the best view
- Sydney Harbour Bridge - also the sybmol of Sydney
- Darling Hourbour - A shopping and attractions complex. From
where you can find the Sydney Aquarium, Sydney's only Chinese Garden, museums such as
Powerhouse Museum, Australian Nartional Maritime Museum and Harris St Motor Museum,
Sydney's 2000 Olympic Showcase & Information Centre.
- "The Rocks" - Sydney's oldest settlement area with
lots of historic sights, free entertainment and special events every weekend.
- Zoos & Aquarums:
- Taronga Park Zoo - features Australian's finest collection of
native and exotic animals.
- Australian Wildlife Park
- Featherdale Wildlife Park
- Sydney Aquarium - The largest aquarium in the Southern
Hemisphere. Excellent displays and the world's largest exhibited grey nurse shark, plus
crocodiles, fur seals, harbour seals and fascinating moray eels. Open 9:30am - 9pm.
- Oceanworld - Fascinating, well presented aquarium walk under
the ocean in the "Tunnel of Life" and be surrounded by sharks and giant
stingrays. Certified divers can dive with the sharks.
- Parks & Gardens:
- Royal Botanic Gardens - covering 30 hectares
- Museums & Galleries:
- Art Gallery of New South Wales
- Sydney Jewish Museum - Australian Jewish culture and customs
- Oxford St- Paddington - It is the fashion victim centre of
Sydney for the young and beautiful crowd.
- Centre Point, Pitt Street Mall & Strand Arcade - with all
the major department stores and international chain shops.
- Clocktower Square Shopping Centre in the heart of The Rocks
- Harbour Side Festival Market Place
- Queen Victoria Building Shopping Centre - This beautiful
sandstone building has been transformed into Sydney's most prestigious shopping centre.
You can see copper domes, stained glass windows and the Royal Clock.
- Glebe - Close to Sydney University. On Saturdays there is a
big market at the local school which has cheap new and second-hand clothes, food and
interesting bits and pieces.
Sport & Health
Quick Costs Reference
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||Fringe Theatre Ticket
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||Gallery / Museum Ticket
|Glass of Wine
||24 Print Film
|Scotch & Water
||36 Print Film
|Nip of Spirits
||24 Print Development
|Top Shelf Spirit
||36 Print Development
|Glass of Champagne
||Local Phone Call
|Can of Coke
|Bottle of Orange Juice
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Spring (Sep - Nov): average 20 C
Summer (Dec - Feb): average: 24 C
Autumn (Mar - May): average 16 C
Winter (Jun - Aug): average 12 C
Average Annual Rainfall: 1,226mm
Temperature - Five Day City
Precipitation - Five Day City
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