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The biggest city of Australia, known for its beach life.

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Reducing the cost of the trip from the Sydney Airport (SYD) to CBD

The official transportation website of the NSW shows only one option for traveling from the Sydney airport (International Terminal) to the CBD (intersection of Pitt St. and Goulburn St.), at least for ...
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Does one need cash in Australia?

As far as I understand, most (if not all) places in Australia accept credit cards. But are there scenarios when one would still need cash or when using cash is more advantageous? To be specific, I'm ...
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1h40 to transfer in Sydney, one booking but can't check baggage through [duplicate]

We booked a flight from Manila to Christchurch with 1hr 40mins layover at Sydney. Upon booking, the details indicated at Sydney-Christchurch flight, its still Qantas Airways but already operated by ...
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Can ACT students get NSW concession Opal card in Australia?

For a student who is studying at Australian Capital Territory (ACT), will it be possible to apply for New South Wales (NSW) concession Opal card to travel in Sydney?
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Travelling from Winnipeg to YVR to Haneda to Sydney, multiple airlines — Can I through-check baggage?

Going to be travelling to Sydney in May from Winnipeg. It'll be an Air Canada flight from Winnipeg to Vancouver, then ANA Airlines to Haneda to Sydney. Am I able to through-check from Winnipeg's ...
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Sydney Airport - How long to get from Blu Emu car park to the International terminal?

Got an international flight taking off from Sydney Airport and trying to arrange for parking near the airport. Their budget car park seems to be Blu Emu and it's a little further away but it's a lot ...
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Urgent Sydney transit visa question

I just realized that I am in a tricky situation right now. I'm traveling with an Indonesian passport. I'm flying from New York to Christchurch, New Zealand in a couple of days, with a connection in ...
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Canberra to Doha via Sydney - can we board in Sydney? [duplicate]

This January my family and I are returning to the UK from a holiday in Australia. The ticket is booked from Canberra to LHR via Sydney and Doha with Qatar, flight 907 I believe. Because we're ...
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international-international connection in Sydney

I'm currently booked from LAX to SYD on AA73 which arrives at 0815. I need to get to Queenstown ZQN. There's a Qantas flight that departs at 940AM which i could book separately and then have AA check ...
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Planning a roadtrip from Sydney to Perth on my VW Golf [closed]

As the title suggests, I am planning a roadtrip from Sydney to Perth. Would appreciate any pointers on what to be done or any tips needed. Thanks in advance.
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Do you need to actually be flying somewhere in order to buy alcohol duty free at the airport?

I live in Sydney. I was wondering if it would be possible to take a trip to the airport and buy a whole bunch of Johnnie Walker duty free. Do you actually have to be boarding a flight, or can you just ...
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Setting an appointment for France visa: “We are currently at full capacity. Please try again later.”

This question is relevant to this similar question. I am asking this question so maybe someone who had the same problem can share their experience. I am currently a PhD student in Sydney University, ...
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Options for getting around Sydney for Tourism

We are 4 friends who are going to Sydney, Australia for 3 days from 31st December 2017 to January 3, 2018. We are going to Sydney for tourism purpose. So, for travelling within Sydney and nearby areas ...
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What is the fastest option to fly from London to Sydney?

I am curious what is the fastest option to fly from London (UK) to Sydney (Australia). Basically I want to spend less time getting from A to B.
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Are there any genuine gers near Sydney?

Are there any genuine gers (yurts) near Sydney which can be booked for accommodation? Looking on AirBNB, I can see some exclusively timber-based constructions that are ger-themed, but not really the ...
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Is it possible to see Sydney Tower from Norah Head?

There's an urban myth / story that you can see the tower from Norah head. One website claims to have a photo of it but it's hard to know if it's photoshopped and the comments certainly seem to argue ...
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Safe and comfortable viewing points for Sydney NYE fireworks [closed]

A Japanese friend living in Sydney and her sister, who is visiting Sydney from Japan for a handful of days, are going to watch the New Year's Eve fireworks, and I'll be accompanying them. ...
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When is the “comfort women” statue in Ashfield Uniting Church accessible?

When is the "comfort women" statue in Ashfield Uniting Church in Sydney accessible to the public? In particular, is it publicly accessible on weekday evenings? A news article about the statue says ...
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Can I reach Mrs Macquarie's Chair without walking through the Royal Botanical Garden?

I'm planning to watch sunset at Mrs Macquarie's Chair with my wife and then walk to the Sydney Cove Oyster bar afterward. The Google map route suggests that the walk cuts through the Royal Botanical ...
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What is the longest and/or most expensive trip on an Opal card?

What's the longest duration (actual travel, not waiting for connections), longest distance, or most expensive, trip that's available for free once 8 trips have been taken on an opal card? A trip ...
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Stopping for more than some hours in Dubai

This is a follow-up to Flying from Dubai or London to Sydney Can I enforce a full night stay between the two legs London-Dubai and Dubai-Sydney? Qantas or other airline.
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Plane landing at Sydney Airport — from where is this photo taken?

I have found (actually Flightradar24 did this for me) a beautiful photo of an Etihad Airways A340 banking right to land at Sydney Airport: Basing on building in the background, is it possible to tell,...
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Train timetable over Easter holidays in Sydney

Will trains be running to their normal timetable over Easter in Sydney? or will they run a reduced service? The dates are 25th March - 28th March. Looking online I can't seem to find any information ...
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Cheapest destination for a white Christmas starting from Sydney?

What is the cheapest destination for a white Christmas, starting from Sydney? To narrow this down: we should be reasonably assured of snow on or around Christmas (say 90% chance) it should be in a ...
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Donating unwanted foreign coins in Sydney

More general question: How do I get money back for my foreign coins? I've got some unwanted foreign coins, some of them reasonably obscure (Danish currency) and I want to donate them to charity. I ...
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Inexpensive vehicular guided tour of Sydney

We're looking for a guided tour of Sydney. We initially considered the hop-on, hop-off tour bus for Sydney, but $40 for ordinary fares, $30 for concession was a bit steep. Another possibility I ...
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Is there somewhere in Sydney, Australia where I can exchange unusual foreign currencies?

I've got a bunch of Iranian Rials left over from a recent trip because I assumed, stupidly, that like other airports there'd be an exchange place after passport control. Sadly, that was not the case. ...
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Lighthouse open to public in or near Sydney?

There's a whole lot of lighthouses in and around Sydney Harbour, but are any of them open to the public, meaning that you can go inside and (ideally) watch the light in operation? Guided tours would ...
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T3 to T1 Sydney - When does customs occur?

I've booked tickets from Melbourne to Santiago with Qantas. I'm going MEL to SYD T3 (arrives 9.55am) then SYD T1 to SCL (departs 11.25am) on a Monday. When I transfer between terminals in Sydney, what ...
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Domestic to International Transfer at Sydney

I am flying BNE-SYD-SFO-EWR booked (as one ticket) on United Airlines. The BNE-SYD portion is with Virgin Australia and my layover at SYD is 130 minutes. I read online that the international ...
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2h 15min to change plane & rechecking bag on different tickets in Sydney - Anything to improve my timing?

I've got a problem and would like to hear some experiences or tips, what i can do; My flight goes from Christchurch to Sydney, arriving at 8:05 - i booked this flight with Jetstar, when i wanted to ...
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8h layover in Sydney on my way back to Singapore, can I roam Sydney without a visa?

Going to Fiji soon and my flight back to Singapore from Fiji is a dreadful 8-hour layover in Sydney. I have friends in Sydney and wondering if I can take an exit from the airport and come back ...
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Can one tour a cruise ship in Sydney?

Every day at the moment there are several companies docking their cruise ships in Sydney Harbour. They're usually there for at least the day, and what I'm wondering is - is it possible to go aboard,...
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Driving out of Sydney on Hume Highway (Canberra/Melbourne) before Christmas Eve

The end of year holidays are upon us and, as usual, the local tabloids are predicting Carmageddon. Now I know the M1/Pacific Motorway north towards Brisbane will be terri-bi-ba-ble, and I have ...
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Can you climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge for free?

When searching with Google for "Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge", pretty much every result say it costs $185. Only Wikivoyage talks about a free climb (although they also talk about the one above): ...
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Free view of the Sydney CBD

Where is the best free view of the Sydney Central Business District from within 30 minutes drive of the city? I'm used to the Brisbane tradition of going up to the top of Mt Coot-tha to look over ...
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Non-Japanese hot springs near Sydney

I can find a Japanese-style hot spring near Sydney. In the Blue Mountains, there's Japanese Bath House, which according to visitnsw is "the only Japanese onsen (hot spring) in New South Wales where ...
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Are there any free camper parks in Australia?

I travel around Australia, I find some camper van hire service in Australia,i just want to know is there some camper park from Sydney to cairns for free?
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How to find cheap accommodation in Sydney? [closed]

I am travelling to Sydney late this/early next year for two weeks. Looks like Sydney is a very expensive place to stay. Other than searching on Airbnb, how/where can I find the cheapest options to ...
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What times do the Sydney international and domestic airports open and close?

Sydney airport is a complex containing both the international airport and the domestic airport, but unlike many other busy airports neither part is open 24 hours. I usually work in a backpacker ...
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Are there reliability statistics for overnight trains between Melbourne and Sydney?

I'm looking at flying from Melbourne to Christchurch, but can save a considerable amount if I go via Sydney. I could fly to Sydney, but that relies on using Jetstar for my connection there, who I don'...
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Are there LPG gas stations for cars travelling between Sydney and Melbourne?

We are planning a trip in a dedicated LPG ford and just wanted to know if there are enough gas stations along the way between Sydney and Melbourne
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Train from Gold Coast to Sydney

I'm searching to alternative to travel from Gold Coast to Sydney, other than flying. Is there any train service from Gold Coast to Sydney? How long and which station to go? Is the train ticket able ...
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Is Sydney good for scuba diving? [closed]

I'm heading over to Sydney soon and would like to get some dives in locally while staying in the city. I'm interested in diving specifically near or not to far from central sydney, either shore or ...
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Tipping in Australia

I will be travelling to Sydney and just wanted to know about the tipping etiquette in Sydney. I have read somewhere that the Service tax is already included in the price and there is no need to tip. ...
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Driving from Melbourne to Sydney on the Hume Highway, where should we stop for the night?

We'll shortly be driving from Melbourne to Sydney on the Hume Highway and plan to stop for two nights en route. We'll have a late departure from Melbourne, so the goal is to drive only a few hours ...
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Sydney to Perth on the Indian Pacific, what is included?

I will probably take the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth in February, and was wondering if anyone has taken the train before. Most likely will be travelling in "Red Service Sleeper Cabin" (3rd ...
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Does anything happen at Lady Bay, Sydney on New Year's Eve, or is it closed like some other beaches?

Lady Bay is a small nudist beach near Watsons Bay in Sydney Australia. I seem to recall that there's at least a partial view of the city from there. Possibly not the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney ...
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Is there anywhere at/near Casino station where you can buy food, when changing between the CountryLink bus and train?

If you take the daytime CountryLink train from Sydney to Brisbane, it somewhat annoyingly turns into a pumpkin at Casino.... At Casino, you have to change to a bus to continue your journey onwards to ...
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Is there free wifi in Sydney Airport?

I'm flying into Sydney airport in about a week, and there's a chance that I'll find myself wanting to look online for a last minute hotel. However, because I will just have arrived, I won't have had a ...