When Australia is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is Sydney. Its popularity has made many to believe this is the capital city of the country. With reliable public transport and walking paths, it’s easy to get round the city. There are various ways that you can get round this breathtaking city.
From the Circular Quay, you can travel to 8 main destinations using the ferry services. Operating between 6AM and midnight you can head to Manly, Taronga Zoo, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, Pyrmont Bay and Watsons Bay among other destinations.
Along the way, the ferry stops in some other destinations. For convenience, you can get an Opal card and see where it is applicable. It’s an amazing way to get around. Just make sure that you get on the right line.
This is considered as the easiest and most convenient way to get round the heart of Sydney. You can catch a train to Museum; Town Hall, Circular Quay, Central, the Blue Mountains stations, St. James, Martin Place and Wynyard among other areas. The train network is known as the City Circle.
If you are going to the Powerhouse Museums, the Star Casino, Tramsheds, China Town, the Australian National Maritime Museum and the International Convention Centre, you can catch the light rail network. The light rail goes to Dulwich Hill from Central station. During the weekend, buses replace trains in some routes. It’s important that you are prepared.
When it comes to buses, it all depends on where you want to go. Whether you want to visit the beaches; suburbs, the city center, go for a city tour or visit the regional areas, the bus network will get you there. There are bus tours that are designated for sightseeing making 33 stops around the most important landmarks of the city. You can catch from Circular Quay, Wynyard and Eddy Avenue.
- Water taxis
If you want to go around the harbor, the best option is to take a water taxi. It’s a perfect option if you want to have a different view of the beautiful city.
Taxis are popular in Sydney. You can either hail a taxi from the street or head to a taxi rank. The taxis have a sign on the roof that is lit up when available. This is what you should look for. Besides hailing, you can also request for a taxi from various local apps.
You can save a lot by getting the Opal card. Always have it with you, tap it when you embark and disembark from the public transport. If possible, avoid travelling before 9 AM and after 4PM when traffic is heavy.