Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific SDYNEY IN 5 DAYS

1. Posted by T.J. (Full Member 85 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hey, im going round the world travelling through many countries in a short time, i just want to know how much i will need for 5 days in sydney/ what to see/ hostels.
Any advise will help so much seriosly as i am going onto tours in other countries and i am spending 5 days in sydney
p.s. love beaches and party's

2. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I just came back from Sydney.

If you like unspoiled beaches, head north beyond the Harbour Bridge. There's a whole stretch of gorgeous beaches (I love Palm Beach). I didn't even bother with Bondi.

Other attractions... well, you can do the Bridge Climb, if you like. See the Opera House, take a Harbour cruise, walk around the city, visit the Aquarium... you'll have enough for 5 days.

3. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

One more "attraction"; the annoying flies!
It's even worse if you go to Manly island.
JunLei, how did you manage with those flies?

Other than te flies, Sydney is great!

4. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I bitched about flies the whole time! I didn't know I was supposed to expect flies, nobody told me. It was irritating. I had to keep swatting every other second or so. Drove me nuts.

Maybe get some sort of insect repellent or something.

5. Posted by T.J. (Full Member 85 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

serios theres loads of them then? u think i should see my doctor about jab's regarding insects in sydney?
btw i hate spiders r there reaaaly huge ones there?

6. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

When i was along the east coast i got a load of sand fly bites... (i did spend the night on the beach!) apparanty we get stronger allergic reactions to them, i sent about £10 getting stuff for them. I still have them 6 weeks on and they still itch and now i'm gonna have lil scars on my leg from were i scratch them!

When i go back i am defo going armed with strong repellant. My legs were sooo swollen because of them...everyone was in shock!

I always get bitten here and thought i would ahve got some sooner there!

Anyway i found Sydney fine, the harbour bridge is one of the more expensive things to do, Blue Mountains is fairly cheap, accomodation-i only stayed in wakeUp! and thats one of the more expensive about £15 a night.

Food i found really cheap everywhere out there.

As long as your sensible you'll be fine money wise, it is an easy place to spend a lot tho!

7. Posted by gardenia (Budding Member 25 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi Tom,

Have a great trip shame you have limited time because there are more beautiful beaches out of Sydney but hey don't miss the rocks area. It has some great pubs and the markets and music around this area on weekends is great. You will love Sydney regardless, it's my favourite city in Austrlia so far. I grew up in Newcastle 2 hours north of Sydney everyone tends to miss this part of Australia but trust me if anyone has time it's got some natural wonders.

I am from Australia but i haven't seen all of Australia, love all your comments about the flies.I think all us Aussies get used to them, hence the fly screens on windows and screen doors !!!!

Have a great trip Tom !!!

8. Posted by OzRocco (Budding Member 47 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Why not try going to the highest building and check out the view. I did this quite a few years ago and it was pretty good. The highest building in sydney used to be the AMP/Centre Point Tower (think it still is) - and even though it's a bit of a ripoff the skytour (~$23) view can be spectacular on a clear day. I think you get another virtual tour as well.

If you want to do this on the cheap - go up to the Summit Restaurant cocktail bar and have a water or two and watch Sydney go past. Maybe you might even be able to squeeze in happy hour mon-thurs 5pm - 6:45. Serious cocktails for $10 a pop.

9. Posted by cfkam (Budding Member 9 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Yes there are lots of flies when it gets really hot but nothing infectious just annoying. Good repellant such as Aeroguard is sufficient.

As for getting a jab for Australia I don't think it is necessary, Sydney's pretty clean and on your 5 day trip, it is unlikely you will meet any big spiders in the city or on the beaches.

I recommend going to the Rocks for the entertainment, Bondi Beach is popular as is Coogee beach. Also Darling Harbour, Katoomba (Blue Mountains for some bushwalks).

Have a good trip