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1. Posted by Jeanie (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

i'm on a tight schedule and only have 3 nights and almost 4 days to spend in Sydney. How do i make the most of this time? I'll be staying at the Holiday Inn in Darlinghurst. Thanks !

2. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 10y

Hey there

Some ideas....

Day 1: Morning - Sydney Harbour and Rocks area and museums there. Ferry to Manly in afternoon. Back to circular Quay and the OPera House for the evening.

Day 2: Morning - Museum on the corner of William and College streets (not sure of the name, but the best museum inb Sydney). 380 Bus to Bondi Beach in the afternoon. Back into the city by evening and hit a pub for a drink or 2.

Day 3: Darling Harbour in the morning. Maybe if you are adventurous you can to the Bridgeclimb in the afternoon, or if not, go up Sydney Tower for a great 360 degree view of the City. Hit the pub in the evening for some more refreshments.

Day 4: Ferry out to Watsons Bay in the morning and take a good book and read it in the park there or go for a beer in the Watsons Bay beergarden, or do the cliff walk on South Head. Afternoon can be spent back in the city, checking out the Botanical Gardens and Hyde Park.

3. Posted by brittchic8 (Full Member 33 posts) 10y

Top things to do in Sydney are obviously the bridge and opera house
Watsons bay is nice but not much to do there
Aquarium
zoo
Paddys markets are good fun
Visit the beaches (Bondi, Coogee, Manly)
If you go on a bus tour then you can hop on and off where you like the look of and the ticket lasts all day and only about $30 (£15)
Shopping is kewl but not essential.
If you need any more ideas give me a shout as I lived there for 4 months.

4. Posted by Clanger (Respected Member 202 posts) 10y

I pretty much agree with numero 1 - Im in Sydney at the moment, and in my first week I bought a $40 green travel pass which allowed me unlimited access to buses, trains, ferries. In my first week I did a general tour around Sydney on the buses with map to get a general feel where everthing was, then afterwards went to the Opera House, the Harbour bridge and walked around from Circular Quay to Darling Harbour...went into the IMAX theatre for a rest and watched a film, then walked from there to Paddy's Market (Market City, a beautiful Art Deco building).

The next morning I did the ferry trip to Watson's Bay, had a mooch round there, then back to the City, then straight back out to Mosman Bay up to the high street, had afternoon snacks & coffee there. Got a bus towards Chatswood, for a leg rest. Got off at Willoughby, caugt a bus back to the City, saw sunset over the Quay then bus home.

Third day, I went to Manly (early) and hopped on the bus to Palm Beach (where Home & Away is filmed), wandered around there for an hour or so....then back to Manly for some food and a small walk then I sat and watched the sun sink down and headed back home.

Im based in Coogee Beach, which is a 10 minute stroll away. There is a couple of Backpacker hostels down here, one right next to the beach. And I do think this beach has a bit more character than Bondi. Although I would consider staying in Manly itself, or Colloroy another time.

5. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 10y

Quoting Clanger

Im based in Coogee Beach, which is a 10 minute stroll away. There is a couple of Backpacker hostels down here, one right next to the beach. And I do think this beach has a bit more character than Bondi. Although I would consider staying in Manly itself, or Colloroy another time.

I couldn't have put it more correctly myself. Coogee has it all over Bondi for character and charm, and that is coming from a Bondi local in myself

6. Posted by Michaelwan (Budding Member 10 posts) 10y

[quote=Clanger]I pretty much agree with numero 1 - Im in Sydney at the moment, and in my first week I bought a $40 green travel pass which allowed me unlimited access to buses, trains, ferries.

Hi, what color of travelpass should I buy?

7. Posted by algore (Full Member 88 posts) 10y

Quoting Michaelwan

[quote=Clanger]I pretty much agree with numero 1 - Im in Sydney at the moment, and in my first week I bought a $40 green travel pass which allowed me unlimited access to buses, trains, ferries.

Hi, what color of travelpass should I buy?

Green will get you pretty much everywhere around Sydney itslef. However if you're only going to be sticking to the CBD and the eastern suburbs (like Bondi, Kings Cross, etc) the the red will do fine.

I think the Red doesn't allow for ferries though so it really depends on where you're going.

I'd suggest a visit to Taronga Zoo on one of your days too, unless you've already been to an Aussie zoo somewhere else here (or even then. It is one of the best Zoos in Australia). You won't need any travelpass then as the ferry ride across is included in the $30 entry fee (that also includes a cable car ride up to the top entrance)

8. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 10y

Quoting algore

Quoting Michaelwan

[quote=Clanger]I pretty much agree with numero 1 - Im in Sydney at the moment, and in my first week I bought a $40 green travel pass which allowed me unlimited access to buses, trains, ferries.

Hi, what color of travelpass should I buy?

Green will get you pretty much everywhere around Sydney itslef. However if you're only going to be sticking to the CBD and the eastern suburbs (like Bondi, Kings Cross, etc) the the red will do fine.

I think the Red doesn't allow for ferries though so it really depends on where you're going.

I'd suggest a visit to Taronga Zoo on one of your days too, unless you've already been to an Aussie zoo somewhere else here (or even then. It is one of the best Zoos in Australia). You won't need any travelpass then as the ferry ride across is included in the $30 entry fee (that also includes a cable car ride up to the top entrance)

Red will get you on a ferry in the Inner harbour zone only. So if you want to go out to Manly by ferry, then the green pass is best.

9. Posted by Michaelwan (Budding Member 10 posts) 10y

Thanks,guys. I appreciate your points.

:)

10. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

This might help.

http://www.cityrail.info/fares/travelpass.jsp