PLAN YOUR TRIP 

 

Visa information, Customs and Quarantine

Unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will need a valid Australian visa to enter the country.  New Zealand passport holders can apply for a visa upon arrival in the country.  All other passport holders must apply for a visa before leaving home.  You can apply for a visa at your nearest Australian Embassy or Consulate.

Australia's customs laws prevent you from bringing drugs, steroids, weapons, firearms and protected wildlife into Australia. For more information visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection website https://www.border.gov.au.

 

Host City

Sydney known as the Harbour City is the largest, oldest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia, with an enviable reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful and liveable cities.

Brimming with history, nature, culture, art, fashion, cuisine, design, and set next to miles of ocean coastline and sandy surf beaches. The city is also home to the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, two of the most iconic structures on the planet.

 

Things to do in Sydney

  • Enjoy a Sydney Ferry Trip

A quintessential experience is to take a trip on a local Sydney Ferry around the spectacular Sydney Harbour. Start the adventure at Circular Quay ferry wharf, then head to either Watsons Bay or further on to Manly to enjoy the most scenic trips.

ADDRESS: Circular Quay, Sydney

WEBSITE: www.transport.nsw.gov.au/customers/ferries/sydney-ferries

  • BridgeClimb Sydney

See Sydney at its best – take the Climb of your life to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge for unrivalled views from a height of 440 feet (134 meters) on this Australian landmark.

ADDRESS: The Rocks, Sydney

WEBSITE:  www.bridgeclimb.com

  • The Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is one of the world's most creative and busiest arts centres, featuring world-leading performances and events. Experience the Sydney Opera House's attractions by enjoying a show, taking a behind-the-scenes tour or sipping a cocktail at the Opera Bar as the sun sets over the beautiful harbour.

Enjoy an intimate look at this vibrant performing arts centre on a guided, behind-the-scenes Sydney Opera House tour. Learn the fascinating history behind this building, as well as visiting the theatre spaces where over 1,600 performances take place every year. Peek behind the curtain to discover the mysteries of Australia's most celebrated theatre. This tour runs daily and is available in English, French, German, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

 

Climate

Sydney is comfortable for travellers to visit any time of year. The city enjoys over 300 sunny days each year. Autumn (March to May) is still warm with mild nights. There can be good days for the beach in March, but you can’t count on it. It is a good time for visiting attractions, going to the zoo, catching ferries around the harbour without the summer crowds. You may need a warm top for the evenings, especially for April.

 

Airport

Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport is an international airport located 8 km south of Sydney city centre, in the suburb of Mascot.