You're Going to Love Sydney

Known as the Harbour City, Sydney is full of surprises and fun. With some of the best beaches, culture and architecture, it's a place the whole family can enjoy.

From Bondi or Manly Beach to the more hip district The Rocks, there's always something to see, do, or experience.

Whether you're heading to world-famous galleries, eating fresh seafood near the harbor, or simply lounging on the beach, Sydney is a wonderful and exciting year-round destination.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Sydney

What to do in Sydney

Sydney Harbour
Royal National Park
Art Gallery of New South Wales

When to Visit Sydney

If you're looking for a sun-filled vacation spent relaxing on one of the many beautiful beaches then your best bet is the height of summer, but that means things will be a little bit more expensive. Temperatures in the summer can be scorching, sometimes higher than 100 degrees, so it may be a good idea to come at the beginning or nearing the end when it starts to cool off. If you're in Sydney for the architecture, the food, and culture, any time of year will be great times to visit. Believe it or not, winter can get quite cold in Sydney, dipping to the 40s overnight.

Average temperatures
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When the weather is nice in Sydney

Where to Stay in Sydney

Popular Neighborhoods in Sydney

How to Get Around Sydney

The Cost of Living in Sydney

Shopping Streets

You'll find upscale shopping brands in the Strand Arcade and the historical Queen Victoria Building, but for chains and other brands you're best bets are Wesfield, Broadway, or World Square. The best streets to walk down and shop are King St, William St, and Oxford St, all offering a wide variety of clothing, electronics, and more.

Groceries and Other

The two most popular grocery stores in Sydney are Woolworth's and Coles, but you can also find Aldis and other smaller chains. Coles tends to be the cheapest and you can buy food, drinks, and any personal care items from here as well. Buy a loaf of bread for around A$1 and a dozen eggs for A$4.20. There are also many markets that tend to be cheaper, such as Northside Produce and Paddington.

Cheap meal
Cheap meal
$11.51
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
$78.95
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
$3.07
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$2.89

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