Sydney, with its endless blue skies and sunshine virtually all year round, is a city that offers a myriad of exciting things to do: scenic places to visit, unique shopping and stylish dining experiences you'll always remember.
All major airlines offer flights to Sydney, so contact your travel agent for details. Airlines you might consider include: Qantas Airways (61 2 9691 3636, www.qantas.com.au), Air New Zealand (64 9 357 3000, www.airnz.co.nz) and British Airways (612 9258 3200, www.britishairways.com).
It's summertime in Sydney, so expect sunny days and average temperatures around 26oC in January and February. March marks the start of fall with a drop to 24oC.
(Police, Ambulance and Fire)
|Getting Around City Helpline||131500|
||Metro Light Rail|
1800 13 2522
(61) 2 9581 1111
1800 13 1008
(61) 2 8332 8888
0404 133 208
Dolphin Water Taxis
1300 130 742
Harbour Taxi Boats
(61) 2 9555 1155
Sydney Harbour Water Taxis
1300 138 840
Taxis A float
(61) 2 9955 3222
Yellow Water Taxis
(61) 2 9299 0199
|Airport Express Bus
State Transit Bus, Sydney Explorer and Bondi and Bay Explorer
|(61) 2 8584 5288
(61) 2 9285 5600
|Fares start at AUD3.
||About AUD45 for a short trip. E.g. Circular Quay to Watsons Bay.
||Airport Express Bus:
Adult about AUD6 one-way, AUD10 round-trip.
Regular Bus: AUD 1.60-4.80.
based on zone.
|Operating hours||24 hours
||5.30 am - midnight depending
|Hotlines||(61) 2 9552 2288
(61) 2 9285 5600
|Syney Ferries Jetcats, Lady Class Ferries, River cats and Catamarans.
Contact Sydney Ferries Ticket Office at Wharf 4, Circular Quay
|Single loop ticket costs about AUD4. Day pass available.
||Based on distance travelled; start from AUD2.20.
||Different types of tickets available including day passes;
AUD4.50-7 for single fare.
|Operating hours||7.00 am - 10.00 pm until midnight on Sat - Sun
||Mon - Fri 5.00 am - 1.00 am;
Weekends 6.00 am - 2.00 am
|Mon - Fri 6.00 am - midnight;
Sun 8.00 am - midnight
Learn more about local language from below.
|A greeting, meaning good day||G'day mate|
|Well done there, mate||Good on ya mate|
|Thanks||Ta or Tar|
|Saying goodbye to someone||Hoo-roo|
|Genuine, true||Fair dinkum|
|Okay or that's right||Righto|
|It's really great||It's a ripper|
|Great, terrific||Ripper / rip snorter|
|Wait for a minute||Hang on a tick|
|Well done!||You little beauty|
|Do your best||Give it a whirl|
|Don't worry about it, it will be ok||No worries, mate!|
|Have a look at something||Have a squiz|
|Check something out||Suss it out|
|Try to talk the price down||Haggle|
|Going on holidays||Going on hols|
|A short rest or sleep or a nap||Going for a kip|
|Casual footwear, joggers||Sandshoes|
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