Planning a Sydney trip?

Want some of the "real information" that will make your Sydney holiday easier, more enjoyable and save you money at the same time?


The Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge

Then your Sydney trip should begin here!

After spending plenty of time playing tourist in Sydney, we've seen the sights, negotiated the extensive and confusing public transport system, and found great accommodation in a convenient location. Although we can't compete with the Sydney Tourist Information Centre in terms of volume of information, we can certainly compete in terms of true quality and usefulness!

We'll share our favourite Sydney attractions, give tips on how to save money on your Sydney trip, and let you in on plenty of great freebies and pleasant surprises that we've discovered along the way. By doing this we hope to assist you in planning just the right Sydney trip for you and your travel companions.


Sydney is Australia's largest and most cosmopolitan city. It is the capital city of the state of New South Wales, but is not the capital city of Australia, as is often assumed by international visitors (Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory is Australia's capital city).

Darling Harbour


Following on from thousands of years of Aboriginal occupation, the British were the first white people to settle in Australia, arriving in Sydney in 1788. Beginning as a humble penal colony, Sydney soon developed into much, much more.


Australia's convict history can still be seen in pockets around Sydney, in places such as The Rocks,

Cockatoo Island and Parramatta, but today Sydney is better known for the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Convict history on Cockatoo Island

Sydney is now internationally recognised as one of the world's great cities, having been built around the immense and beautiful Sydney Harbour, and having hosted the Sydney Olympics in 2000.


Sydney City Skyline

For the tourist or holiday maker, the city of Sydney truly does have it all. On your Sydney trip, discover for yourself its intriguing history, interesting culture and outstanding natural and urban attractions in a safe and affordable manner.

Our Cheap Sydney Trip

Most people would assume it's impossible, but in August 2010, our 5 person family enjoyed a fantastic week long Sydney holiday for just $618!

This included everything we spent from the time we left home, to the time we arrived back. Find out what we did, where we stayed, what transport we used and what we ate, to convince yourself that a fun and cheap Sydney trip is equally available to you!

Read about our WEEK long 5 person Sydney holiday that cost only $618!

Sydney Map

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Sydney Attractions

Our Favourite Sydney Attraction

Other Recommended Sydney Attractions


Free Sydney Attractions

  • Sydney Opera House
  • (Walk across) The Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • The Rocks Discovery Museum
  • The Maritime Museum
  • The Art Gallery of NSW
  • Chinatown
  • Tour Government House
  • Botanic Gardens

Art Gallery of NSW

Cheap Sydney Attractions

  • Susannah Place

MORE Sydney Attractions

  • Taronga Park Zoo
  • Sydney Acquarium
  • Luna Park
  • Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Transport in Sydney

Public Transport


  • Bus
  • Train
  • Ferry
  • Monorail
  • Light Rail
  • Country Link

Sydney Transport Money Saving Tips:

  • Family Fun Sunday
  • Multi passes
  • Own Vehicle
    • Things to consider
    • Parking & Tolls

Accommodation Sydney

Caravan Park - Camping / Cabins

You may never have considered this, but there are a couple of cheap, convenient AND peaceful options for camping in Sydney.

1. Campervan Hire Sydney - the cheap, efficient and fun way to see Sydney, its surrounds and all of beautiful New South Wales.

2. Lane Cove River Tourist Park

3. Cockatoo Island


Camping on Cockatoo Island

Sydney Hotels