The trip to Sydney is a very important part of travel to Australia. Sydney is not only the largest city in Australia but also one among the most beautiful cities in the world. For the local tourists as well as international tourists there are many unique places to see in Sydney and during the stay in this city one will have a lot of things to do and those who miss them will be in fact missing some of the most exciting experiences that they can have nowhere else in the world. The Bondi Beach, Sydney Harbour, Sydney Opera House, The Royal Botanic Gardens, The Blue Mountains, The Sydney’s Government House, the Sydney Aquarium and the Queen Victoria Building are some among the most outstanding places of tourist attraction in Sydney. The Sydney Tower Eye is an ideal starting point for the visitors. From this tower one can have 360 degrees panoramic view of the city. The viewing from Sydney Tower Eye will be very useful for them to plan their sight-seeing trips as well as choose the best mode of transport to each of the places they want to reach.
The Sydney Light Rail
Those who visit Sydney for the first time are likely to pass through a variety of neighbourhoods. Public transport is considered as the best option to reach these neighbourhoods. Most of the sight-seeing spots in Sydney are located within the CBD (Central Business District), Darling Harbour and China Town. The Light Rail of Sydney connects the central station with most of the major locations including China Town, Darling Harbour, Star Complex, Rozelle, Glebe, Lily Field and Dulwich Hill. One can travel by the Light Rail with a light rail ticket or Opal Card. The ticket can be for single journey or for return journey also. The tickets can be purchased from the customer service officer on board by paying cash. Tickets are not required for children up to the age of 3 years. The Sydney Light Rail Network is divided into Zone I and Zone II. The fares are as under:
Zone I or Zone II – Single – $3.80
Zone I and Zone II – Single – $4.80
Zone I or Zone II – Return – $5.20
Zone I and Zone II – Return – $6.40
City Sightseeing Trip by Bus
There are 2 routes for the Sydney and Bondi Beach sightseeing trip – The Red Route and the Blue Route. While the Blue Route starts from Central Station, Alfred Street is the starting point for Red Route. The duration of Sydney trip as well as Bondi trip will be 90 minutes and these bus trips are available throughout the year. For Sydney trip, there is a bus every 20 minutes and for Bondi trip there is a bus every 45 minutes. The tickets can be purchased either for 24 hours or for 48 hours. The bus fares are from £ 13.00 for children and from £21.00 for adults. The Sydney and Bondi Sightseeing Trips attract many tourists who are on a travel to Australia.
Private Ferry Services
The tourists who want to visit Watsons Bay, Taronga Zoo, Pyrmont Bay, Darling Harbour and North Sydney during their travel to Australia find the private fast ferry service an ideal option for their transportation. The ferry services are available on all 7 days of the week. Tickets for the ferry service can be purchased online, on board the vessel or at the ticket booths at Manly Wharf and at other places. Passengers can buy either a single journey ticket or a discounted multi ticket.
Fares are as under:
Manly to Darling Harbour – single – $14.50
Manly to Darling Harbour – child – $7.50
North Sydney to Manly – single – $9.00
North Sydney to Manly – child – $6.00
Those who purchase 24 hour tickets are allowed to hop on and off as many times as they require within the 24 hour period.
Car Hire Sydney
Those who are on a travel to Australia can rent a car for their trips to various places in Sydney. The visitors can hire cars from trusted car rental firms. The tourists can visit www.drivenow.com.au/car-hire/sydney , compare the rates and choose the car for their trips.