Cheap Flights to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
A trip to Australia is a dream for many, and few cities spring to life with more vigor or excitement than Sydney. Not only is it the capital city of New South Wales on the east coast with almost 5 million residents, but it also is Australia's most popular tourist destination attracting over 32 million visitors on an annual basis. While it's one of the most expensive cities in the world to live, it ranks tenth place in quality of living. And between its exquisite natural beauty, cultural appeal, impressive man-made landmarks, and local charm, Sydney's firm hold on tourism isn't expected to slacken anytime soon.Sydney Travel Guide
Arrival at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) is both the oldest and longest run international commercial airport in the world. While it's the 38th busiest airport globally, it's Australia's most popular airport with almost 42 million passengers in 2016 alone. SYD contains three terminals: T2 and T3 are for domestic needs and T1 is for international travel. The domestic and international terminals can be quickly accessed with a train ride that costs $5.50 AUD per person ($5.59 CAD). A ten-minute taxi ride for the same excursion runs between $17-22 AUD.
Airport amenities include banking services, children's play centers and cinema, food and drink stations, duty-free shopping, medical services, prayer room, showers, massage services, and even smoking areas in T1. The city centre is just 8 km or 13 minutes away, and rental cars, shuttle bus, train, and taxi are viable transportation options. However, wandering animals are continuous dangers on the roads, so self-driving isn't encouraged unless you're familiar with the area.
Things to Do in Sydney
Sydney is a non-stop adventure. Kids of all ages can lose themselves at the Taronga Zoo. Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge (the coathanger) for sensational sightseeing. Take a boat tour of Sydney's sensational harbour. Explore the Royal Botanic Gardens and Blue Mountains. Swim in the ocean pool or while away the daylight hours at Bondi Beach. Dive into exquisite, world-renown dining experiences at Quay, Sepia, or Rockpool. And don't even think about leaving Australia without touring the backstage of the Sydney Opera House.
Sydney Travel Tips
Canadians visiting Australia for any reason need an active passport and visa. Sydney's seasons are the reversal of Canada's, so summer is December to February. And winter is June to August. The best times to visit Sydney are September to November (Spring) or March to May (Autumn) to avoid peak tourism and extreme weather. Sydney's fall season kicks off with the LGBT pride parade and festival (Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras). This outrageous annual glamour fest that attracts over 70,000 people to Victoria park between the second Thursday of February and ends the first Saturday in March. The purpose: to encourage support and validation of consensual love in its many forms.
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