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Old 01-10-2014, 01:57 PM   #1
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I am going to Sydney this nov. Any advise on the must go places?
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:08 PM   #2
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Searching this forum or googling would be a good start don't you think? I'm sure people will be happy to share but please put in some basic effort first before expecting people to spoon feed you ya?
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:13 AM   #3
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I am going to Sydney this nov. Any advise on the must go places?
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If you've only 1 day, go to the Sydney harbour area (opera house, rocks, harbour bridge, botanic garden) and maybe take manly ferry.

If you've another day, go to blue mountains.

once u been to this two places, u can tell ppl u have visited Sydney.

if you've yet another day, drive 3 hrs north to hunter valley.
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:14 AM   #4
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I am going to Sydney this nov. Any advise on the must go places?
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Definitely must go to the airport

Coz otherwise how will you get into and out of Sydney?
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:17 AM   #5
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once u been to this two places, u can tell ppl u have visited Sydney.
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Awww shucks.... Literally speaking, you are correct, but I'd like to disagree with you on that.

Sydney's much more than that!
Those are just tourist attractions.
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:23 AM   #6
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So any recommendations from you other than the places listed?
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:43 AM   #7
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Places of Interest in Sydney

What to see in Sydney

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Old 02-10-2014, 12:32 PM   #8
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Thanks for sharing kevin
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I am going to Sydney this nov. Any advise on the must go places?
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how much did u pay for ur air ticket?
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:38 PM   #12
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Hi ahmad

Is parking in sydney expensive? Is it worth it? Or public transport better?
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:44 AM   #13
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I wouldn't advise parking in the city, for 2 reasons:

1) COST
You'll be there for a few hours at least, and the cost is quite frightening. More than your meal, I would think.

2) CONVENIENCE
Likely to wander around and end up pretty far from your start point. Would be troublesome to have to head back to your vehicle, when you can just catch a bus/train/ferry and be on your way.
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:35 PM   #14
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Didnt want to start a new thread, but was wondering if I could get any help here.

As scoot is having 1 for 1 flights to sydney, i am contemplating booking a pair.(total cost $855 for 2)

However, I would really like to visit melbourne while I am there. Is there anyway I could squeeze melbourne + Great ocean road in while I am there for only 12days?

Option 1 is to book a 2 way domestic flight (last checked cost about 200AUD)
Land in sydney, straight domestic flight to melbourne and rent a car there to do my GOR and philip island then domestic flight back to sydney a couple of days

OR

Option 2 is to rent a car, costal route down, philip island, melbourne city, GOR then domestic flight back up (One way domestic about 100AUD)

Option 3

YOLO and drive both ways (scared no time)

Option 4

Don't be a idiot and wait for a sale for non-budget airlines which I can do an open jaw flight


The sights I would love to see -

Sydney city (How many days I need here? 2 full days enough?
Blue mountains
Melbourne city (Same as above?)
Philip island
Great ocean road

Anything else would be a plus

Budget is a concern so nothing over the top
Driving both ways can be done. Have to allow about 12-14 hours for a reasonably comfortable trip (80-90km/h average speed) 1-way without any detours. So that's 2 days out of your 12 gone. Do you have any alternate drivers? Makes it less tiring to be able to swap.

When I lived in Sydney, I did a trip Sydney -> Narooma -> Lakes Entrance -> Melbourne (3 nights) -> GOR (1 night) -> Melbourne (1 night) -> Mt Buller (2 nights) -> Albury -> Sydney. Total 10 nights out of Sydney.

Speed was very relaxed. It definitely can be done.
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Actually you can just explore the towns around Sydney, better than fly to Melbourne and feel rushed.

Lots of coastal towns, skiing at the snowy mountains, wine country to the north, cheese and ice-cream making in the south, mining towns to the far west, limestone caves in the blue mountains area, etc.
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