It’s easy to travel to this sprawling, sun-drenched seaside city.
These other tips can help you avoid sunburn and get the best deals.
1. The SUN IS STRONG, AND IT WILL BURNS YOU
We are not going to tell you that you don’t want to be the snowy-skinned Brit who flies around in a tank without sunscreen, happy to get some sun and start working on your summer tan. It will burn. You’ll feel it. And you’ll be walking around the town for the next week while your skin sheds its outer layers in the most unattractive way possible.
Australia is the only place in the world where the sun shines as brightly as it does. You’ll feel the heat in just a few moments. If you do not take precautions, even on a cloudy day, it is easy to get tipped in a terrible shade of lobster red.
Wear sunscreen at all times, even when you’re walking around the city or going to the beach.
You’ll find plenty of places to park or camp free of charge along the main backpacker trail. There are also many amenities at many beaches.
The beaches of Sydney are surrounded by over 100 miles of golden sand. There are many more waterside areas where you don’t have to compete for a spot.
Freshwater is our favorite, as we are from the Northern Beaches.
Sydney is a multicultural city. This means that you can find delicious food from all over the world at the push of a button or just a quick walk around the corner. You can eat sashimi, have a prawn laksa and sample tapas in just a few blocks. Then, you can finish your day with a stack mango pancakes.
When we returned to Sydney, the list of things we wanted to do was almost entirely about getting back to familiarizing ourselves with food and restaurants that we hadn’t been to in a while. There are many options, and the quality is excellent. You’re sure to find something that suits your budget and any food cravings.
Brunch is a must! Brunch is a must-have. Brunch is a delicious option. Right. Food. Amazing food is available in Sydney.
5. THE TRAFFIC IS THE CRASH
Traffic shouldn’t be a problem if you’re just cruising around the city as a backpacker. However, if you are not in the centre of the city and don’t take the train, it can take some time to get there, especially during peak hours.
Sydneysiders are so passionate about their artisan coffee that they gave up on trying to enter the market for eight years.
Many public beaches, parks, and transportation are designated as alcohol-free zones. It’s a pain, but it is possible.
The lockout laws, which have infiltrated Sydney nightlife hotspots in an effort to curb alcohol-fuelled violence and driven many businesses to the brink or collapse, are still in force in the city. These lockouts are after 1:30AM, and last drinks at 3AM.
8. SUNDAY IS A CHEAP TRAVEL DAY
You’re likely to rack up a lot of travel expenses if you are cruising around the city day and night, riding the bus, train, and ferry as much as you like. Sunday travel is limited to $2.50 per day, regardless of mode of transport. If you are on a tight budget, save your money for the more expensive trips like the harbour ferry and out-of-city train trip.
You can recharge your Opal Card at any news agency for public transport. Then download the Trip View App to view schedules and track all routes.
10. YOU CAN WATCH MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
Outdoor cinemas have become increasingly popular over the years. Take a picnic and a beanbag, then settle down for a movie when the sun sets.
These cinemas show a mixture of old-school classics and new releases, but they are usually only open during the summer months (December through April).
The Moonlight Cinema in Centennial Park is a popular choice, but there are many other options.
Enjoy all the city has to offer now at a significantly reduced price.