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).
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,
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!
Find a Map of Sydney to suit your needs – all types of Sydney maps available.
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
- Tour Government House
- Botanic Gardens
Art Gallery of NSW
Cheap Sydney Attractions
MORE Sydney Attractions
- Taronga Park Zoo
- Sydney Acquarium
- Luna Park
- Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge
Transport in Sydney
- Light Rail
- Country Link
Sydney Transport Money Saving Tips:
- Family Fun Sunday
- Multi passes
- Own Vehicle
- Things to consider
- Parking & Tolls
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
- Our Favourite Hotels
1. Sheraton On The Park, Sydney CBD
See photos, read reviews and get rates for Sheraton On The Park
The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide
gives Sydney diners expert advice on the many restaurants, bars and cafes in Sydney.
From cheap and cheerful locals to fine dining for special occasions, keeping residents and visitors in touch with the best, most interesting, and most innovative places to dine in the city and suburbs, and further afield in regional New South Wales, as well as tips on dining highlights interstate and the wine regions of NSW.
It also provides those all-important practical details such as opening hours, price ranges, whether a restaurant takes cards, what their wine list is like, and whether they are child-friendly and/or cater for vegetarians.
Tips for Your Sydney Trip
Sydney Trip - Budget Tips
Sydney Trip - Other Tips
Sydney Campervan Hire - cheap and easy
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