Pack your bags and travel to Sydney
Sydney, Australia, is an epic travel destination. Tourists from all over the world have added the city to their bucket lists because of its versatility, providing a wide range of experiences, from culturally inspiring walking tours to extreme, adrenaline-pumping adventure. What’s great is that accommodation in Sydney is readily available and nearby, including The Savoy Hotel in Double Bay.
How do I get around Sydney?
The good news is that transportation will never be a problem, wherever your Sydney accommodation is, because the city has a transportation system linked conveniently through trains, buses, and ferries.
Trains are perhaps the best mode of transportation that can take tourists around most parts of NSW and other nearby states. Also known as the Sydney Terminal, the Central Station is located between Surry Hills, Haymarket, and the Central Business District. Every train line will pass this station and can take its passengers as far as Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth.
The City Circle, which mostly passes underground, can also transport travellers in a loop around Central, Town Hall, Wynyard, Circular Quay, St James, Museum and back to Central.
A Big Bus Sydney Tour is available, taking you to 33 exciting, interesting and memorable destinations across the city.
In general, travelling through the Sydney bus network is easy. For example, it’s possible to simply take a bus and go around Alexandria, Dulwich Hill, and Marrickville. Regional buses from Eddy Avenue are also available to access places along the coast and Blue Mountains.
For travellers who want to have control of their journey, car rental services through Enterprise and Hertz are available. Requirements include a valid Australian or international driver’s license for renters 21 years of age and above.
There are 9 main destinations around Sydney Harbour where ferry services operate, all from Circular Quay:
- F1 – Manly
- F2 – Taronga Zoo
- F3 – Parramatta River
- F4 – Pyrmont Bay
- F5 – Neutral Bay
- F6 – Mosman Bay
- F7 – Double Bay
- F8 – Cockatoo Island
- F9 – Watsons Bay
- F10 – Blackwattle Bay
Unique experiences in Sydney
With these forms of transportation available, you can enjoy unique experiences wherever your Sydney accommodation is located. Aside from the beautiful Sydney Opera House, the majestic Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the fascinating Madame Tussauds Museum, below are unique experiences that travellers should not miss out on when in The Emerald City:
Learn a new skill
For those with an affinity for caffeine, Sydney is an ideal place to start a barista career because of its dwellers’ love for coffee. Learning how to make Australian coffee may not be as easy as expected, but these classes can provide extensive knowledge and technique in this craft.
People may not know it, but there are specific techniques for achieving an original Australian BBQ. One can achieve the perfect meat through the guidance of authentic BBQ chefs ready to impart their skills to those who decide to attend the class.
When visiting Sydney, tourists must try to give surfing a shot at the famous Bondi Beach. Professional and seasoned surfers offer classes in small groups, and they are all friendly and accommodating! Nothing beats the feeling of being able to stand up on the board and cruise through the waves.
High Tea over Sydney Harbour
The tradition of having High Tea is timeless. Tourists can participate in this ritual at the historic Gunner’s Barracks and indulge in savoury pastries and freshly baked scones.
Bottomless yum cha
Oriental, teahouse-themed dining is surprisingly available in the heart of Sydney Central Business District. For example, the Chinese Garden of Friendship, in Darling Harbour, is not only a picturesque heritage-listed site but a location for an endless treat of good food! The likes of dishes such as Prawn Wontons and Crispy Skin Duck Pancakes are served to curious guests worldwide.
Speed demons will enjoy a spin around one of Sydney’s professional karting racecourses in Eastern Creek. This experience begs to differ from other karts as the top speed can go as far as 100 km per hour. Children can also enjoy the love for karting through their child-friendly courses and parent-child tandem rides.
Jetpack over the ocean
The Sydney International Regatta is an excellent place to partake in this one-of-a-kind adventure. Also known as the Flyboard Experience, thrill-seekers can experience flying up to 10m above the power using a jetpack. The company provides full safety equipment to participants and quick but thorough lessons before flying solo.
The Sydney Tower Eye Skywalk
Travellers get to absorb the full view of the city through Sydney’s highest point. The Sydney Tower Eye Skywalk allows adventurers to tour the skywalk for 60 minutes through a glass floor observation deck that would make one feel like they are floating above the city.
Take a seaplane over Sydney Harbour
If you would like to visit Sydney’s famous sights but do not have the luxury of time, you can always take a seaplane and cruise above the city’s famous landmarks. This is also an extraordinary opportunity to take unique pictures of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge from above.
Bask in Sydney’s unique, diverse and entertaining culture
The Yiribana Gallery
If you would like to see more Australian culture, the Yiribana Gallery has the most extensive collection of Aboriginal Art. This is presented in different forms of media that people of all ages can appreciate.
Drag show and late-night dancing
Whoever you are and however you express yourself, you will agree that The Imperial Erskineville houses the best drag show. After partying on the ground floor and the basement, the rooftop can be a pleasant place for socialising over some cocktails.
When is the best time to visit Sydney?
The charm of Sydney is not limited to a specific season. It is an all-year-round marvel that travellers dream about…
Summer (November -February) is when most festivals are scheduled to happen. Beaches are also a great place to hang around and live out a new escapade!
Winter is also friendly for travellers in New South Wales. Sydney has pubs, museums, and other destinations where tourists can learn a thing or two about the culture and heritage of Australia.
Book your accommodation in Sydney today
Get to enjoy the city of Sydney through these unique experiences and book a hotel that adds value to your stay. The Savoy Double Bay offers quality rooms at the heart of Double Bay.
We have a wide range of amenities for excellent rates. See what we have to offer. Call us on 02 9326 1411 or 1800 811 846. You may also click here to book directly or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to contact you back as soon as we can.