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Be a Seasoned Traveler: Travalet’s Guide to Sydney, Australia

Heading to “The Land Down Under” sometime soon? From the best time of year to visit or what kind of weather to expect to the best eateries and luxury hotel options, whether you’re visiting Sydney for business or leisure, here’s everything you need to know! Here’s our guide to beautiful Sydney, Australia.

When to Visit Beautiful Sydney, Australia

Our recommended times to visit Sydney are September through November and March through May. These windows dodge Sydney’s peak highs and lows, in terms of temperature, as well as tourists.

Typical Weather in these windows see temperatures in the low to high 70’s, however, at times within the March-May window, temperatures in the low 50s and 60s are possible so remember to pack a jacket.


The main language spoken in Australia is English.


From busses to trains, to light rails and ferries, Sydney is a very public transit friendly city. Find out the best route for your transportation needs, here.


The currency accepted in Australia is the Australian dollar (AUD).

Sydney Eats and Drinks

Australian sausage rolls, prawn cocktails, pan fried Barramundi (fish), hamburgers with beetroot and green chicken curry pie are all dishes Aussie’s can claim as their own. However, as a melting pot of various cultures and cuisines, many of the best restaurants in Sydney range from Thai to Chinese to Spanish Tapas, as well as any other dish you can imagine. Also, when it comes to drinks, the selection is not limited to the Australian beer, Fosters. Here are some of the must-try eateries and bars in Sydney, Australia.

1.) Farmhouse King’s Cross

This small restaurant only seats 20 people at a communal table, but it’s definitely worth planning ahead for. At Farmhouse King’s Cross, dishes prepared with simple ingredients are anything but plain in flavor. At Farmhouse, the menu changes seasonally and they always stock the freshest ingredients. Learn more.

2.) The Baxter Inn

Whether you’re a whiskey lover or you simply love exploring places off of the beaten path, The Baxter Inn is a best kept secret with a large drink selection (a lot of whiskey) and an amazing ambiance that you don’t want to miss.

3.) The Vintage Goose

For a more low-key, casual and eclectic dining experience, you might want to check out the Vintage Goose. A funky, charming cafe in Kyle Bay, The Vintage Goose serves some delicious breakfast and lunch dishes–and their coffee is definitely worth mentioning. The Vintage Goose would be the perfect stop for brunch ahead of a day exploring Sydney.

Things to do

Whether you want to relax or do some surfing at Bondi Beach (one of the world’s best surfing locations), peruse the Royal Botanic Garden or tour the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney is a robust city with a myriad of things to do. Our top 5 must-do activities in Sydney are:

  1. Visit Bondi Beach
  2. Visit the world famous Sydney Harbour
  3. See the Sydney Opera House
  4. Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens
  5. Walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Find out about more things to do in Sydney, Australia, here.

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Where to stay in beautiful Sydney, Australia

If you’re looking for luxury accommodations, look no further. Many of Sydney’s luxury hotels boast spectacular views of Sydney Harbour, relaxing spas and lots of activities within walking distance. Some of our favorites are:

1.) Pier One Sydney Harbour

2.) QT Sydney

3.)  The Langham Sydney

4.) The Darling Hotel, Sydney

5.) InterContinental, Sydney

Whether your travels take you to Sydney for one day or one hundred days, our Guide to Beautiful Sydney, Australia will help you plan the right trip.