Commonly mistaken for the capital, Sydney is the most populous city in Australia with an estimated population of 5,312,163 people (as of June 2019). Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and holds around 65% of that state’s population with over 2,500,000 acres of nature reserves and parks. The inner city of Sydney covers 25 square kilometres with the Tasman Sea to the east and the stunning Blue Mountains to the west. The Greater Sydney region spans 12,367 square kilometres and is split into two very contrasting geographical areas; the south and west of the Harbour is made up of the relatively flat Cumberland Plain whilst the north is full of steep valleys that make up the Hornsby Plateau.
Perhaps the most popular day trip out of Sydney is an adventure in the Blue Mountains, the protected National Park spans 2,690 square kilometres and can be found approximately 80 kilometres west of Sydney. An enormous eucalypt forest covers the 470-million-year-old mountains, some believe this to be the cause of the majestic blue haze surrounding the peaks, giving the mountains their name, scientists insist the optical phenomenon called the Rayleigh Scattering is to blame. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts over 140 kilometres of walking trails, some offering a leisurely stroll along a well-paved path, whilst others offer challenging scrambles across week-long treks!
If you’re looking for a more laid-back day-out, Australia’s oldest and best-known wine region is also on Sydney’s doorstep. The Hunter Valley has been producing world-class wine since the 1800s and offers fine dining restaurants where you can also sample the cheese, olive oil and olives produced in the region.
Sydney has a huge selection of beaches-more than seventy! Sydney Harbour is surrounded by tranquil bays with Camp Cove and Milk Beach offering great swimming spots and views of the Harbour bridge. Whether you are learning to surf or a semi-pro, the world-famous Bondi Beach has waves for all, making it a National Surfing Reserve. To avoid the crowds, travel a little north of the city to find Freshwater, the birthplace of surfing in Australia or take the ferry to Bundeena and explore the wild beaches in the Royal National Park.
Sydney tours travel itinerary and things to do:
- Take the ferry crossing to or from Manly for amazing views of the Harbour Bridge from the water
- Meander along the 6km Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk
- Experience Sydney’s only beach skydive over Wollongong
- Jump on board the Sydney Harbour Party Boat- Funboat
- Visit Tarongo Zoo
- Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge
- Watch a show at the Sydney Opera House
- Educate yourself at the Australian Museum.
Sydney Tours Can Be Tailored According to Your Needs
Do you want a Sydney Harbour Sea Kayak Tour option? Or maybe a 9 Day Sydney Arrival Package with 8 nights of accommodation included? With so many beautiful places to choose from, we know that exploring Sydney can be confusing for some, which is why we offer various tour options for travelling convenience. For example, one of our most popular tours is the 1 Day Jervis Bay Tour, a scenic coastal drive and tour through the mountainous Great Dividing Range to Jervis Bay Marine Park where you will be taken on a cruise to find local bottlenose dolphins! Contact us now to plan your perfect Sydney Tour.
Frequently asked questions about Sydney Tours
Is Sydney expensive to visit?
Sydney has been consistently ranked amongst the 10 ten cities worldwide, making it an incredibly popular tourist destination. Prices can be more expensive than you would think, the backpacker neighborhood of Kings Cross is the best area for finding bargains. Public transport can add up, make sure to get an Opal transport card to save yourself a small fortune if you plan to use the extensive public transportation that Sydney has to offer.
How long do you need to see Sydney?
5 days. This number can be changed according to the number of activities and day trips you want to include in your stay.
What is the weather like in Sydney?
Generally, Sydney has a sunny climate with warm summers and mild winters. It does suffer significant rainfall even in the summer so don’t get caught out without an umbrella!
When is the best time to visit?
Sydney has its warmest weather between December and February, these are also the busiest months for the city with regards to tourism. Some locals say the shoulder seasons Sept-Nov and Mar-May are the best times to visit, when prices fall, crowds thin and the weather is still warm.
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