Things to know about Sydney
- Which car hire companies are in Sydney Airport?
- What about eating out in Sydney?
- How fast can I drive in Sydney?
- Where is Sydney airport?
- What is the best way of getting to Sydney airport?
- How much does it cost to take the train from Sydney airport to Sydney?
Guide to Sydney
Sydney the largest city in Australia with a population of over 5 million people with a beautiful harbour, waterways and magnificent surf beaches. Like most western cities there is a diversified make up of peoples from everywhere starting with the indigenous aboriginals.
Sydney is the major finance hub of Australia and the largest office buildings with the most expensive rent. Sydney is typically the main destination for international tourists with excellent weather most of the year, the Harbour, the Bridge and the Opera House as well as being the first place settled in Australia with much associated historical significance.
With so much going on there is a good public transport network of mainly trains plus a large water based ferry system. For commuters travelling by ferry is a fantastic journey to work and a great start to the day. The tram network in recent years has been slowly growing with a large infrastructure project nearing completion linking the city south at the main Central Station through the main city street to Circular Quay spanning a distance of some 6 kms. This is another congestion buster initiative.
Car hire in Sydney Airport
There are plenty of on airport and off airport car hire operators proving small economy through to the fully fitted out Winebagos.
Most hire cars are the latest models, well maintained and usually with low mileage Although a long way from other western countries all the major car hire businesses are represented including Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise and Budget plus there are local operators providing loads of competition so travellers are assured of getting a competitive value offer.
All the major operators have in terminal desks and then it’s only a short walk through to their vehicle despatch areas in the adjacent undercover multi-level car park. For off airport operators there is a quick shuttle provided for the larger ones along with a good personalised and secure service. The off airport smaller operators and campervan providers usually have an outsourced depot which may be built for purpose or an agency arrangement with a reputable off airport parking provider.
About Sydney Airport
Sydney Airport is a major airport and the largest airport in Australia with over 44 million annual passengers. It is located 8 KM (5 miles) south of the city, in the Mascot area. It’s a major hub for Qantas airlines, Virgin Australia, and Jetstar airways.
Getting to and from Sydney airport is easy, you can take the fast train for less than $15 one-way which takes only 10 minutes and runs at least every 10 minutes through the day time. You can also take the bus route 400 or 420, or the night bus 420N.
Sydney Airport address: Sydney Airport, Mascot, NSW 2020.
Eating out in Sydney
Sydney is a modern city and along with that comes a wide range of popular bars, cafés, restaurants, bistros and eateries. Some of the popular restaurants in Sydney itself worth a visit include:
Tetsuya is a contemporary Japanese multi award winning Michelin rated restaurant attracting the rich and famous from all over.
Address: 529 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Bennelong is a high end multi award winning fine dinning restaurant with many tourists heading there most nights as its set within the Sydney Opera House overlooking Circular Quay and the Harbour Bridge.
Address: Bennelong Point Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Hugos at Manly Wharf is set right on the Harbour delivering a relaxed casual dining experience with amazing sunsets at dusk while watching the comings and goings of the ferries and their passengers.
Address: Manly Wharf, 1 E Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095
Doyles at Watsons Bay is on the other side of the Harbour and has a fresh seafood offering with exceptional views. This is a traditional low key restaurant that has been patronised by just about everyone who has visited Sydney.
Address: 11 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay NSW 2030
Catalinas is again on the south side of the Harbour, closer to the City and settled in amongst one of Sydney’s most prestigious suburbs, Vaucluse. This is fine dining with the restaurant name originating from the flying boats that take tourists from this harbour location on a sight seeing tour up along the Northern Beaches.
Address: Lyne Park, New South Head Rd, Rose Bay NSW 2029
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