When I visited Sydney, I opted for Sydney Pass 5-day ticket to travel around Sydney to visit all the places of interest. Sydney Pass provides a very attractive value-packed combination of the very best of Sydney in a single package. The 3-day, 5-day or 7-day Sydney Pass offers unlimited travel on Sydney Explorer and Bondi Explorer buses, AirportLink train and ferries. It also offers a discount to places of interest in Sydney. With Sydney Pass, I planned for my visit the places of interest into four groups.
Sydney Opera HouseGroup one is the vicinity of Circular Quay like Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Sydney Aquarium, Mrs. Macquiries Chair plus a host of places within walking distance like Queen Victoria Building and Chinatown.
The second group is to cover places in the city which is far to walk but must visit Hyde Park, Kings Cross, Woolloomooloo Bay and Museum of Sydney. The places in the first and second group are covered by Sydney Explorer bus which is red in color.
The third group is to cover the areas opposite of Circular Quay, which are accessible by State Ferry, to see places like Manly, Luna Park, Parramatta and Taronga Zoo. I also used the State Ferry to enjoy the sceneries of Sydney Habor during the day and also, at night. This is the cheapest way of having a cruise without pay anything extra as it’s already included in Sydney Pass.
A trip to Manly and a stroll along the beach will remind you of Gold Coast in Brisbane. To me, Manly is like a mini Gold Coast. A journey along the Parramatta River gives you the sight of houses and yacht of the rich people along the river. The ferry will bring you until the end of Parramatta River which you can get off and take a train back if you like.
The fourth group covers the beaches and bays along Sydney eastern suburbs, Rushcutters Bay, Double Bay, Rose Bay Wharf, Watson’s Bay and Bondi Beach. The Bondi Explorer bus covers this area and it is appropriately colored blue.
The buses in Australia run continuously throughout the day from morning till evening. I can hop on and hop off as often as I like as long as I have the Sydney Pass tickets. The bus route also passes along many hotels in Sydney.
There are many types of accommodation in Sydney depending on our budget. Hotels around the Circular Quay and The Rocks are expensive. There are also cheap hotels in Sydney on areas around Chinatown. It’s all depends on your choice and budget.