One of the largest cities in Australia, Sydney is a bustling port city with some really familiar landmarks and spots that keep visitors coming year after year. The famous Opera House can’t be missed with its unique architecture and ocean views. After you’re done there you can head to the Royal Botanic Gardens (free admission!) close by and soak in the sun surrounded by some of the most beautiful green spaces in the city. If it’s too hot you can always grab your surfboard and head to Bondi Beach, which is only about 20 minutes by car from the Opera House.
Sydney is one of the most diverse cities in the world with roughly 45% of the population being born outside of Australia. This cultural boom makes for a rapidly growing city perfect for exploration! Because it’s located next to the ocean, Sydney doesn’t see extremes in weather/temperature like other places. In the winter (June, July, August) it’s cool and mild and the summer (December, January, February, March) is hot. If you’re coming from the Northern Hemisphere just remember that the seasons are reversed here so you won’t need your scarf if you’re visiting for Christmas!
You can easily get a flight to Sydney International airport also famously known as the Kingsford Smith. It is 10km away from the city center and is easily accessible with cabs and Train. Trains depart regularly to the city. Access to the train station is from the Arrivals Hall at the northern end of the terminal. Travellers can get flight options to South Africa, and North America, South America, South-East Asia, Japan and the Middle East. European, North African and other Asian centres are primarily served through regional hubs in Dubai, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong.