You know when you’ve had a long trip, and you just want to get to your hotel at the other end? That’s exactly how we felt when we finally landing in Sydney, Australia. The journey was great, but the time spent on board meant we were eager to stretch our legs. Thankfully the baggage claim and passing through security was easy. We even got a ‘welcome to Sydney’ from the passport control officer, not something we’ve experienced anywhere else when entering a country for the first time.
Exploring this new city, was going to be something we would be doing tomorrow. All we wanted to do was get to the hotel, get some food and have a good nights rest and let our bodies get used to the new time zone.
When we travel, we travel in a big group. So instead of hiring seven cars to move us all, we looked for a Sydney Bus Hire company and contacted Australia Wide Coaches. The staff their were able to charter a bus for us, and within a couple of hours we had a luxury coach, complete with leather seats, air conditioning and seatbelts, to drive us around this new city.
Everyone knows Sydney is famous for it’s stretches of sand – Bondi and Manly – but Sydney is also blessed with secret swimming spots, harbour inlets and sandy stretches both north and south of the city. The only trouble is trying to choose which one.
Although Sydney is a large city, it is well worth exploring on foot. You’ll get a feel for the different neighbourhoods and stumble across hidden gems. It is safe to walk around, but take common sense precautions with your personal safety and belongings.
Rugby is a national treasure and beloved by the people of New South Wales. From February to July, it’s a Sydney tradition to head over to catch the Tahs (NSW Waratahs) in a rugby union match at Allianz or ANZ Stadium. Tickets range from $25-65 and can be bought online or at the stadium box office.
Vivid Sydney is the city’s most illuminating festival and one of our favourite relatively unknown festivals in the world! Sydney comes alive at night during this spectacular 18-day festival in May and June. Featuring amazing light installations, music, and interactive artwork, many of the events are free and it is truly phenomenal to behold.
Another event worth checking out is the Sydney Festival. With theatre, music, dance, talks, visual art, and family events, this festival has it all! It takes place every summer in January and has cultural events ranging from free to over $100.
We had a great time in Sydney, thanks to Australia Wide Coaches. We look forward to seeing you on our next trip down under!