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Visit Sydney - Best of Sydney

Popularly known as the Harbour city, Sydney is considered to be the most dazzling city in Oceania. The Sydney Harbour Bridge & Sydney Opera house is amongst the well known Sydney destinations that certainly don't need an introduction. Truly, there is a lot to see and do here. Plan a beautiful journey using Sydney trip planner whenther are going alone, or with your family. 

Situated at the meeting place of sea and land, Sydney is also a surfer’s paradise. One of the best views of this city can be captured while you are sailing on its glittering harbour. Its from there that the city seems simply magical: the white sails of the Sydney Opera House gleaming in the sunshine, the splendid arch of the Harbour Bridge and ofcourse its beach life, one that has stolen the hearts of many. Behind all its modernity and development its hard to imagine that this gorgeous ensemble would have been once a brutal convict colony. In 1788, it was at Sydney Cove where Captain Arthur Phillip, commander of the First Fleet, established the first British colony in Australia.

As for its history, you can easily find the voices of history here in the narrow cobbled laneways and historic buildings of The Rocks, at the city's excellent museums, and the rock paintings of the Gadigal aboriginal people who once thrived on this land.

The city is also host of the huge and vibrant parades such as colourful Gay and Lesbian (LGBTQI) Pride, Mardi Gras Parade, which is actually a two week long festival of events taking place annually towards the end of February and going on till the beginning of March. Weather it is "The Rocks", the Harbour or the centre city, there are so many things to do in Sydney that you will always have something to look forward to. Active, lively and vibrant this city is safe to add to just about any travel bucket list. Each one of you should visit Sydney at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Sydney

Sydney Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Sydney tips for your visit

Essential info

  • Time Zone: Australian Eastern Time Zone: UTC+10:00
  • Currency: AUD(Australian Dollar)
  • Electricity: Mains voltage in Australia is 230V 50Hz. Travellers from most nations in Asia, Africa and Europe should have appliances that work on the same mains voltage as Australia - therefore you will not need a voltage converter. 
  • Internet:  A decent, reliable and fast broadband connection is accessible through the CBD of Sydney. You will easily find wi-fi connection in all the hotels here.
  • Language: The predominant language spoken in Sydney is English.
  • Emergency numbers: 000 is the primary emergency number in Australia. Otherwise, the city is one of the safest to roam around in the world.
  • Tipping: One does not need to tip in Australia under any circumstances. 
  • Don't take your sunnies off. Ever. Especially on public transport. Yes – even underground.
  • Sydney is about as open and relaxed as anywhere else in the world and social etiquette amounts to general manners. There are a wide variety of races, religions, cultures and sexual preferences prevalent in the city and no one should feel uncomfortable, with locals being particularly friendly and laid back. 
  • Casual dress is fine for most occasions unless visiting a five-star eatery or trendy bar, which often have a dress code.
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Facts and Stats for Sydney*

  • Pollution Statistics in Sydney

    Know the pollution level of Sydney before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 26.3 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 32.55 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 44.16 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 29.32 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14.22 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 24.29 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 21.21 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 24.54 (Low)
  • Sydney: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Sydney for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sydney.

    • Burglary and Theft 34.09 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31.52 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 38.64 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35.06 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 27.46 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 36.81 (Low)
    • Attacks 36.11 (Low)
    • Drug offense 47.04 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.59 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 53.15 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40.14 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30.61 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45.26 (Moderate)
  • Living in Sydney - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Sydney is 162.05 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 61.81 (High)
    • Climate Index 96.95 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 30.51 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 42.52 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 86.52 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 74.39 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.09 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 97.69 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Sydney

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sydney

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.52 USD
    • International Movie per seat 15.08 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 47.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 103.49 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 77.2 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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