Saturday, March 23, 2013

G'day mate: Best of Sydney in a week

Sydney is surprisingly easy to navigate with a GPS (get a SIM card from OPTUS at the airport. AU$2/day unlimited 3G and calls). Scoot now offers cheap air tickets from Singapore to Sydney (8h flight) and I do recommend paying $30 more for extra seat space. It's really worth it!

Here I'll recap my MUST DO-s in a quick list:


Sydney Harbour Bridge and the view from within the Royal Botanic Gardens

Wildlife Sydney

Sydney Fish Market and its fresh product and cheese deli


  • Manly Beach (take the Manly Beach ferry from Circular Quay AU$7 for the most scenic 30mins ride)
  • Bondi Beach (world famous beach with crystal clear water)
  • Bondi beach walk to Tamarama and Bronte if time permits
  • Maroubra Beach

Bondi lifeguards; Bondi's finest

View of North and South Bondi respectively

View from the Bondi Icebergs

If you're taking a lot of public transportation, do get a prepaid Travel10 card or a MyBus Zone 2 card for unlimited rides on all Sydney buses. Note of caution: do check which Zone you will be travelling in on the Transport website as you'd need to purchase the corresponding zone's bus ticket.

**It is true shops in Sydney close very early at 5pm so do plan to either have dinner or pub after 5pm.

Food and day trip recommendations in a separate post. 
Posted by fongie on 3/23/2013 01:56:00 PM in , , ,