Sydney Australia

        sydney - travel notes

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      Day 1 - 4, Sydney
      American citizens require a Visa or an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to enter Australia. You can obtain this for yourself. Additional information is available from the Australian Embassy at

      This itinerary can be added to the beginning or end of any Australia trip. For your first visit, we recommend that you spend at least four nights in Sydney. For a list of our recommended hotels in Sydney, click here.

      The SydneyPass is a great convenience, providing you with unlimited transportation on Sydney buses, Sydney Ferries, and central CityRail routes. Passes are available for three, five, or seven days and included roundtrip AirportLink Rail transfers, Explorer Bus tours, and three harbour cruises. Three-day passes are $110AUD, 5-day passes are $145AUD, and 7-day passes are $165AUD.

      You can purchase the passes in Sydney at various locations such as the ferry ticket offices, and onboard the buses. See their website, for listings.

      If you want to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it?s essential that you book this well in advance. You can make reservations at Prices start at $169AUD.

      If you are interested in attending a performance at the Sydney Opera House, you can find out what?s playing during your visit at You can order tickets here too. Performances generally sell out, so if you want to go, make reservations well in advance.

      Our database contains scores of attractions in Sydney. For specific information, including admission fees, hours, addresses, and phone numbers, use the search engine to find "Sydney" and "All" or the links to the right. Because there are hundreds of items in this database, it may take a minute or so for the Attractions file to the right to download.

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