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Sydney Destination guide

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Sydney in a way like no other.
From the striking sails of the Opera House and the soaring Harbour Bridge, to golden Bondi Beach and stylish suburbs full of boutiques and bars, Sydney is the prima donna of Australia’s cities. Whether you’ve got a taste for nature, culture or history, there are endless things to do in Sydney, and we’ll take you from the iconic to the unexpected when you travel Sydney with Trafalgar. Cruise the sparkling harbour to see its famous sights, go behind-the-scenes at the Sydney Opera House, explore the historic city centre, get up close to a cute koala at Sydney Zoo, or mingle with the chilled-out locals in the sidewalk cafés. With its sun-soaked bay and dazzling beaches, Sydney is certainly all things bright and beautiful, and our Sydney trips are sure to light up your Aussie holiday.
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"Whether you're soaking up Bondi Beach, sailing to Manly, admiring the Blue Mountains, or getting up close to our cutest creatures, everyone falls in love with sunny Sydney."
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Sydney at a glance
Sail the Sydney Harbour, go behind the scenes at the Opera House, meet a cute koala at Sydney Zoo, explore the Blue Mountains, and feel the sand between your toes at Bondi Beach. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and find out why Sydney is sure to light up your Aussie holiday.
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What to pack for Sydney

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Sun protection

The sun Down Under is notoriously harsh and Sydney is especially sunny, so pack your sunscreen, sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat to stay protected.

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Australian dollars

Australian dollars is the national currency of Australia, and it’s best to prepare for your Sydney tour by bringing some local cash.

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Camera & extra SD card

Sydney is absolutely packed with beautiful scenery and legendary attractions, so bring an extra SD card for all those bucket-list snaps.

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From Bondi to Manly, there are plenty of chances to take a dip in the ocean or a lush pool in Sydney. Bring your favourite swimsuit and dive in!

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Room in your suitcase

Whether you fall in love with Tim Tams or Vegemite, you’re sure to bring home some uniquely Australian souvenirs, so make sure you leave room in your luggage.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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