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Climate: Sydney has a temperate climate, with over 340 sunny days per year. Average rainfall is approximately 1210mm per year, and the summer season (Dec to Feb) can have strong sunny days, so wear a hat and sunscreen between 10am and 3pm.
Summer average temperature 22 Celsius, Winter average temperature 13 Celsius. Note: The seasons are reversed from the northern hemisphere - Summer here is December to February, Winter is June to August.
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Public transport is an easy way to get around the city. There are various travel cards available, such as the SydneyPass, which give you unlimited bus, ferry and central train travel. See also:
Central Train Station, Circular Quay, Town Hall and Wynyard are major city terminuses for buses as well as trains. You can catch ferries and Jetcats at Circular Quay. Ferries can take you to Balmain, Darling Harbour, the North Shore, Manly (a great way to see the harbour), Rose Bay, Parramatta, Double Bay and Taronga Zoo. See more about:
To get to Bondi Beach, you can find buses to Bondi at Circular Quay and the Bondi Junction railway station.
There are two tourist shuttle bus services, the Bondi and Bay Explorer and the Sydney Explorer.
Travelling in a circuitous route to popular numbered stops and attractions, they provide you with commentary and a guide book. Enquire for prices at the Public Transport number below. See more about:
Both the Domestic and International Airports are at Kingsford, some 15kms from the city center yet getting to and from Sydney Airport has been made much simpler.
Trains operate from both the domestic and international terminals at Sydney Airport, providing a quick and reliable way to get to the city and its environs. There is also a good bus shuttle service available to key areas and terminals around the city. Of course, there are a number of Car Rentals and Hire available as well.
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To be able to drive in Australia, it is neccesary to have a driving license with you when driving. If you can show you are a tourist in the country from overseas and your license is in English, you will not need to get any special permits. If your license is not in English, you will need a translation of your license with you when driving.
Cars drive on the left side of the road in Australia, therefore look to your right first if walking and wanting to cross the road, observe speed limits as they are strictly enforced. If you are an adult, you may not have more than .05 blood alcohol level. If you are younger and driving, you may not have any alcohol in your bloodstream at all.
Driver fatigue is an issue in Australia, particularly when driving long distances. It is necessary to stop and rest regularly, every 2 hours is strongly advised.
For more information about getting around with Sydney Public Transport, see Sydney Public Transport or Phone Sydney 131 500 (6am to 10pm daily AEST)
Trains - There are eight main transport routes, covering most suburbs. Suburban and NSW country trains - Sydney Central Station location Map:
Country Trains Phone 132 232 NSW Country Trains.
Buses and Ferries
Latitude 330, longtitude 1520 east, on the eastern coast of Australia.
Note: The Sydney travel information provided here is a guide only - call the relevant organisation(s) direct to ensure accuracy.
NOTE: Swim at beaches with lifeguards. Swimming at Australian beaches involves Swimming Between The Flags!
Ask a lifeguard about the conditions for the day. Be considerate of them, they are there for you and your children!
We wish you a safe and enjoyable stay.
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