sydney 10 days
Replies: 13 - Last Post: Apr 24, 2012 1:45 AM Last Post By: daycat
Apr 22, 2012 2:51 AM
sydney 10 dayshi guys, i'm about to go to Sydney at the end of July for about 10 days.
since I'm not an Ausralian native, I'm a little lost here, please help me with some advices :)
1. is it better to stay near downtown or near the beach? please eliminate the night club factor, because i'm not so into it. thank you :)
2. i feast for delicious food, culinary adventure. is there any recommendation of any local food i should try or even fine dining place?
it would be so lovely if you guys could give me more tips. thank you very much :)
Apr 22, 2012 3:21 AM
11) If you stay near the beach (say Bondi, Coogee or Manly) you will need to take a bus or ferry into the city, adding some travelling time each day to your activities. And beach at the end of July is probably not so desirable, although I'm still a big fan of Manly. But it's 6 of one, half a dozen of the other.
2) Seafood is probably the local specialty - I'd recommend taking the light rail (tram) to the fish markets, buying some cooked prawns and sitting by the water to peel and eat them.
Apr 22, 2012 3:27 AM
2Possibly staying in The Rocks/Circular Quay area would give you the best of both worlds. It is central, near the habour and there are lots of transport options available.
Are you planning to stay in Sydney for the whole 10 days, or would you consider a trip somewhere else (eg north to somewhere warm enough to swim)?
Apr 22, 2012 6:05 AM
Apr 22, 2012 2:44 PM
Apr 22, 2012 2:47 PM
5Close to Chinatown and by bus not too far from Sydney Fish Markets.
The Sydney tram will be good to use.
Just got taken over by the NSW Govt.
Fares are not cheap, but it's worth one ride(!!!).
Apr 23, 2012 1:23 AM
6True Aussie tucker are witchetty grubs, emu, kangaroo, etc.
Kangaroo steak can be occasionally found, emu is harder to find, witchetty is the hardest.
Other foods are really imports, none the less these are edible, at least you won't find for eg, dog!!!
Expect to pay about Aud$10 for an Asian eatery meal, cheaper if out of the CBD Asian eatery.
I would if in your shoes heck out the Sydney Fish Market, then Chinatown, then the Blue Mountains, then the beaches.
Maybe the Maritime Museum, or the Japanese Garden.
Canberra might be a consideration?
Apr 23, 2012 1:27 AM
Apr 23, 2012 1:31 AM
8Thought it was the Japanese Garden but it's actually the Chinese Garden's the one at Tumbalong Park Darling Harbour.
The Japanese Garden is in a suburb out from the Sydney CBD.
Apr 23, 2012 5:57 AM
9thank you for answering :)
ah seafood of course!
do you have to bargain at most of local market?
and about the transportation, it's easy to catch right?
i don't have any fixed plan yet, but i think i will spend all 10 days in sydney.
and i really forget that it's cold on July in Australia, get used to live in tropical country, my bad.
if i may ask, what is the average temperature at that time?
wow, thanks for replying such details! :)
i appreciate all your advices and put it into considerations.
i hope i can find no obstacles with the routes.
thank you very much guys!
Edited by: redta
Apr 23, 2012 7:39 AM
10Bargaining is not usually done in Australia. You would need to look at a weather sitelike www.bom.gov.au to get average temperatures.
Apr 23, 2012 6:56 PM
Apr 24, 2012 1:38 AM
12If going to take public transport, the train is the best, plus buses.
Get a traveller sim or a sim for iPhone, if you have one, or an unlocked phone which can accept data. My idea is that if you want to get around by public transport, apart from taking along a street directory or fold out map is a phone with internet on it, or an unlocked wifi.
Some places to visit are on train/tram/bus routes, some are close by.
I took an iPod to Auckland when I went, used the hotels internet data and then went walkies. You could do that or buy an international roaming sim with data from home.
Some will say public transport in Sydney is a pain in the bum, but it's not rocket science. There are tourist tix, www.131500.info.
A bit under $25 a day for an all mode public transport tix.
Apr 24, 2012 1:45 AM
13Sydney temp can go from 5 to 15 in July. As in degrees C. Nights can be freezing to the touch!
No snow in Sydney but jacket or two definitely needed.
(0 star Hotel)
From US$35.58 per night
Port MacquarieBook now
(0 star Hotel)
From US$27.91 per night
(5 star Hotel)
From US$294.09 per night