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Sydney is the oldest and largest city in Australia, and a must-see part of any trip to Australia. Sydney is at the forefront of Australia’s commercial and social scene, and is a ‘world city’ renowned for its eclecticism, culinary innovation, and high-octane nightlife.

Spectacular architecture, famous surf spots, and world-class museums and galleries are only the beginning of what this action-packed city has to offer, and there’s no reason to stop there. Sydney is the perfect starting point to begin a larger Australian adventure.

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Why visit Sydney?

  • Sydney is home to some of the world’s best beaches like Manly and Bondi where you can enjoy a relaxing day soaking up the sun, surfing, and scuba diving or eating a meal at one of the many amazing beachside restaurants
  • Spend the day at the Royal Botanical Gardens, built in 1816 it is a magical place surrounded by lush green fields and nestled between the bustling city district and scenic harbour it is an attraction that should not be missed
  • This city’s Museum of Contemporary Art boasts a wide range of exhibits featuring some of today’s most exciting new art. Overlooking the Sydney Opera House is the one of the best ways to experience Sydney’s beauteous views
Australian Dollar
Dialing Code:
00 + 61 + Local Number
Exchange Rate:
~1 ZAR: ~0.09 AUD
Time Zone:
Standard time, UTC +10 (eight hours ahead of South Africa); summer, UTC +11 (daylight savings time, nine hours ahead of South Africa
Drives on the left
Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport
Travel Adaptor:
Type I (Frequency 50Hz: Voltage 230V)

The best time to visit Sydney would be during September till November, and from March to May. These months boast the best weather for sight-seeing. Sydney’s warmest weather and peak tourist season falls between December and February.

The languages that are spoken in Sydney include English, Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Greek and Vietnamese.

  • Sydney Harbour Bridge is the widest long-span bridge and tallest steel arch bridge in the world.
  • Sydney was in the Guinness Book of Records for producing the longest line of pizzas at 221 metres in the Italian quarter of Leichardt.
  • Sydney Fish Market is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the world’s 3rd largest fish market.

The heart of Sydney is undoubtedly its harbour, with the iconic Opera House as its focal point. Take a tour, see a show, or just enjoy the sweeping exterior of this architectural marvel. The nearby Harbour Bridge is an equally famous landmark. You can cross it, or take a scenic yacht trip below it, but if you’re looking for adrenaline, you’ll definitely want to climb it.

Other popular sights include the Sydney Tower, The Rocks colonial district, the Sydney Aquarium, and world famous Bondi Beach.

Public transport in Sydney is extensive and reliable, and there are plenty of tourist-friendly options. Rail, light rail, monorail and bus, as well as harbour ferries, make travelling around Sydney a breeze. All popular tourist sights are accessible from the City Sightseeing Bus, and there is a free city shuttle bus (the Green Bus) operating in the metropolitan area.

Miniature Opera Houses are popular Sydney souvenirs, but don’t overlook the fantastic leather goods and traditional aboriginal crafts when looking for a little something to take back home.

This is a very safe place to visit although it is advised to remain vigilant at all times.

Sydney is a city that is known for not only its amazing attractions but its culinary appeal. There is a mix of fine dining and inexpensive options that are located all over this city. Places like the Soda Factory in Surry Hills sells American-style burgers, hotdogs and fried chicken that would leave you wanting more. If this does not satisfy your taste-buds then the tantalising pork-filled pitas at Xian Cuisine in Chinatown will not disappoint.

Pick and choose from these top restaurants in Sydney for an unforgettable culinary experience:

  • Est
  • Fish at the Rocks
  • Mr. Wong
  • ARIA Restaurant
  • The Bridge Room
  • The religions that make up this beautiful city include; Buddhism, Islamic and Hindu faiths. This city is very diverse and accepting of other religions, and the locals are very welcoming to new visitors.

    South African Passport holders do need a Visa to visit Sydney, Australia. Processing should take around 10 days, but it’s advisable not to leave your application till the last minute. Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your return date, and that you have 3 blank pages available for entry stamps.

    Address: Level 16, 644 Chapel Street, P.O. Box 6265, South Yarra, VIC 3141, Australia
    Telephone: (+61) 3 8825 5718
    Fax: (+61) 3 8825 5799

    Item Cape Town Johannesburg Sydney
    Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant R 90.00 R 100.00 R 154.39
    Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) R 22.00 R 20.00 R 72.05
    Cappuccino (regular) R 19.00 R 20.00 R 38.56
    Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R 10.00 R 12.00 R 26.40
    Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) R 35.00 R 35.00 R 247.02

    Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport – SYD is the commercial airport that's used for Sydney

    Coffee: Gloria Jean’s, The Coffee Club, Aromas and Bar Coluzzi.

    Forex Bureaus: Travelex and ANZ Bank both offer currency exchange at Sydney Airport. Travelex also offers online pre-purchased foreign exchange to save you time at the airport.

    Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Items lost or left at the airport itself can be reported to the lost property offices at the relevant terminals.

    Airport Hotels: The Rydges Sydney Airport. Nearby: Hotel Formule 1, Stamford Plaza, Mercure, International Inn, Hotel Ibis, Airport Hotel Sydney and Holiday Inn.

    Car Hire: Budget, Avis, Hertz, Thrifty, Europcar and Redspot.

    Sydney Airport is a hub for: Qantas Airlines (primary hub) and Virgin Australia and Jetstar Airways (secondary hub).

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    The information on this page is correct as of August 2016. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.

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