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Book cheap flights to Sydney online with House of Travel! The best deals on cheap airfares to Sydney from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch are now available to book online flying your favourite airlines.
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As you land in Sydney you’ll get a nice preview of what you’re about to experience, come day endless activities and vibrant energy come night. Subdivided by eccentric suburbs, you’ll be impressed by the laid-back outdoor lifestyle, dazzling nightlife, world-class restaurants and cafés, stylish shopping and spectacular sightseeing attractions, characterised by unique culture in each individual suburb. This is New South Wales’ ‘gateway to Australia’ for over 10 million visitors every year.
Enjoy Sydney’s natural beauty, from unspoilt beaches to public gardens, its famed sparkling harbour, before a discovering of the thriving restaurants and markets. Top it off with a trip to the Blue Mountains, a popular excursion among locals.
Sydney’s laid-back outdoor lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, world-class restaurants and cafés, stylish shopping and spectacular sightseeing are just some of the reasons that make New South Wales the ‘gateway to Australia’ every year. Your Sydney holiday is just a short flight away; read our Inspire guide Experience the ultimate weekend in Sydney.
Most people would agree that Sydney has a vibrant energy. The beach culture is well entrenched in coastal suburbs, as Sydney is blessed with dozens of stunning beaches. Not all Sydney-siders are obsessed with lying on the beach all day, we recommend to do as they do on your Sydney holiday. There’s plenty of culture to enjoy as well, with world-class galleries, theatre, opera and dance companies. Sydney-siders also enjoy brilliant food and you will find a wide range of cuisine options and price points, from world-class restaurants like Tetsuyas, consecutively rated the best restaurant in Australia to the more basic and budget Vietnamese outlets or international food chains
The arts, architecture, suburbs, are richly European focused, while the cultural heart of Sydney is the world-Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House, with its billowing shell shaped sails set against the background of the Sydney Harbour. The iconic venue aspires to be one of the leading performing art centres in the world. Already a large city with a population of five million, Sydney is now in land expansion mode and is forecasted to be 33% larger by 2031, don’t wait until then to book your flights to Sydney.
Spectacular festivals add to the city’s layers and infrastructure, with a large focus on the cultural growth in a multi-centric culture, the city invests a generous $36.5 million each year into its community growth. The contribution towards art allows the accessibility to Sydney’s creative expression, the Sydney city council encourages public art which grows its artists and improves the city’s energy and wellbeing. A staggering total number of around 1.6 million visitors flee to experience the festivals each year in Sydney.
Sydney has many layers of history and culture from all periods of Australian history, seen in Sydney’s surviving historic buildings and landscapes. Sydney Harbour was recognised in 1788 by Captain Arthur Phillip. Sydney cove was described in a letter as having the “finest harbour in the world”, which lead to the building of the most renowned architecture on the edge of this beautiful harbour. A city full of historic, cultural, growth and integral value, a Sydney holiday is a must if you haven’t booked your cheap flights yet.
In the summer time, you’re looking at average temperatures of 18.6 - 25.8°C, and humidity spikes to 65%. If you enjoy Sydney’s range of beaches this is a good time to visit as water temperatures increase to 21.9 - 23.7°C.
Autumn (March – May)
In Sydney, autumn is the mildest time of year. The humidity decreases and the temperatures are between 14.6 - 22.2°C. The crisp, fresh air makes autumn a good time of year to make the most of the city’s coastal walks. Keep your eyes peeled for humpback whales, which migrate north from May to August.
Winter (June – August)
In the winter time, Sydney’s coolest months the average temperatures drop between 8.8 - 17°C. Rainfall is generally at its highest in June, with an average of 132 mm (5.2”).
Spring (September – November)
During spring, comfortable temperatures set in, average daily temperatures are between 11 - 23°C depending. With lower humidity than summer.
Located right on the water, Sydney has some of the best seafood in the world. Renowned celebrity chefs, world-class dining and cuisine that’s so refined it is considered a category of its own, called “Modern Australia”. You can enjoy a kick back meal and soak up the sun on waterfront decks with views across the city set in elegantly designed surrounds while sitting down on lush designer sofas,. Contemporary dining is done in style with a street chic confidence. Whether you taste fish and chips on the beach, a sampling plate of oysters or something more exotic, high end or more wallet friendly, there’s seafood in Sydney to suit everyone. In the heart of Sydney’s seafood paradise, the Sydney Fish Market offers Sydney-siders and visitors the chance to encounter an authentic working fish market. Sydney-siders enjoy sweet, succulent prawns. Whether you prefer yours to be barbequed king prawns livened with a simple squeeze of lemon or a retro prawn cocktail in a glass, they highlight the wonder of Sydney’s natural riches.
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Surry Hills is the trendiest of Sydney’s inner suburbs. The busy thoroughfare of Crown Street runs directly through Surry Hills, and is dotted with shops, fashion houses, galleries, small bars, restaurants and stylish boutiques. Stroll down the streets lined with bars, cafés and eateries overflowing into the upbeat network of back streets and laneways make the food and drink options plentiful. Surry Hills is a thriving hub of cutting edge galleries, design studios and independent theatres that make the area rich in arts and culture.
To catch a glimpse of some colourful underwater scenery go to Shelly Beach. Only a ten minute walk from Manly surf club, head out to the right hand side of the reef for an effortless snorkel. There’s a large variety of marine life full of beautiful fish, and in the deeper waters, Wobbegong sharks, sea turtles and stingrays swim. The clear and relatively shallow waters makes this site one of the best in Sydney for snorkelling – and it’s totally free.
The Bondi to Coogee walk combines spectacular coastal views of some of Sydney’s finest beaches, including Tamarama, Bronte and Coogee. The coastal trail showcases the magnificent piece of coastline that link all these beaches and rock pools together. There’s also plenty to do on the way with a variety of cafés en route, interesting landmarks and naturally, some great swimming spots.
If you love to shop you will find Sydney to be a shopper’s paradise, it is home to the favourite international labels and innovative local designers to buzzy markets and stylish boutiques. In the bustling city centre, the grand and beautiful Queen Victoria Building has three levels devoted to fashion, jewellery and gifts.
From Auckland (AKL) to Sydney (SYD), 3h 35m
From Wellington (WLG) to Sydney (SYD), 3h 40m
From Christchurch (CHC) to Sydney (SYD), 3h 30m
Sydney Airport is located 9km south of Sydney's city centre. Depending on traffic conditions, a trip into the city CBD takes about 20 minutes and should cost around AUD $30.
Airport Link is a fast and convenient way to reach the centre of Sydney. Trains run approximately every 10 minutes and the journey to the city takes only 13 minutes. For more information visit the Sydney airport website.
Finding free WiFi in Sydney is fairly easy. All the McDonald’s, Starbucks and Gloria Jeans cafés in the city offer free WiFi. But those are not your only options. Many smaller cafés and some restaurants in the city have begun to offer WiFi, though you may have to ask for a password. Several ferry routes now also have free WiFi for the first 30 mins along with a few train stations (Circular Quay Station is the first with more to follow).
Advertised airfares are per adult and are based on a one way fare in economy class on specified airline • Prices include ticket taxes & surcharges based on most direct routing with no stopovers and are correct as at time of loading, but may fluctuate depending on exchange rates • From Auckland a Prepaid Passenger Service Fee of $14 per person is included in the package price – this replaces the New Zealand Departure fee of $25 per adult. • On/after 01 Jul 10 all direct international departures from Christchurch will include a NZD $25 departure tax this is additional to the advertised prices above. • Fares are exclusive of departure fees from other airports • Prices exclude a House of Travel booking fee of $14.95 per person • Flight & routing restrictions apply • Sales end as specified above • Travel as specified above. • Full payment is required upon purchase • Min/max stays apply • Capacity is limited and may not be available on all services • Prices shown are for online bookings only • Fares on the return journey will differ.
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