A Bite Sized Guide to Sydney

The Harbour City is Australia’s oldest, largest and most vibrant metropolis. Any visit to Down Under wouldn’t be complete without seeing the hidden marvels and landmarks that epitomise Aussie culture.

Nestled on a harbour that features two of the most iconic landmarks in the world: the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, it offers up a mix of cosmopolitan restaurants, inspiring culture and some of the best bars surrounded by miles of coastline and rolling beaches.

When to Visit

As Australia’s biggest city, there’s something going on year-round, so whenever you come, you’ll be sure to see the best of Sydney. Climate-wise it has around 300 days of sunshine every year, interspersed with thundery storms at the peak of the hot season. Summer lasts from December to February, when temperatures soar to around 26C, but even in winter temperatures rarely drop below 14C – almost equivalent to an average summer’s day in the UK!

How to Get There

Sydney Airport is the largest, with three terminals serving a wide range of destinations. Airlines that travel to the UK are British Airways, Qantas and Virgin Atlantic, all departing from London Heathrow. Sydney also has connections to Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Beijing, plus other Australian cities, if you’re planning to visit as part of a longer travelling trip.

Should I plan anything in advance?

Aside from your plane ticket, you’ll need a visa to enter Australia. An ETA Tourist Visa is usually the best one to opt for, which lets you stay in the country for three months and is valid for a year.

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