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Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with River Cruise

Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with River Cruise
Duration:
11 hours
From:
USD 84.21
Escape the city and enjoy the tranquility of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains on this day trip from Sydney. Enjoy a guided walk to Wentworth Falls and see the famous Three Sisters rock formation standing tall over Jamison Valley. Hand-feed kangaroos and pet a koala at Featherdale Wildlife Park and see Sydney's Olympic Park, home to the 2000 Olympics. Finish your day with a leisurely cruise down the Parramatta River and into Sydney Harbour.

Private Tour: See Sydney Like a Local

Private Tour: See Sydney Like a Local
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Varies
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For a private tour of Sydney with a difference, travel around the harbor city in an Australian vintage car, a 1964 EH Holden, and see the off-the-beaten-path parts of Sydney that locals love to visit. Led by a professional photographer who'll show you Sydney's city, beach and bushland highlights, you'll take a guided walk around the harbor, hear insider tips and tales, and take home memories of Sydney you'll keep forever.

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Sydney International Airport

Where is Sydney Airport?  


Boasting the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Sydney is one of the world's greatest cities.


Brimming with nature, history, art, culture, fashion, design and cuisine, Sydney is set next to miles of ocean coastline. Among its many sandy surf beaches, Bondi Beach and Manly Beach are world famous.


Sydney International Airport (IATA: SYD, ICAO: YSSY, ASX: SYD), officially Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport or Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, or simply Sydney Airport, is located in the suburbs of Arncliffe and Mascot in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. SYD is the sole airport serving Sydney.


In 2012, Sydney Airport served 36,920,000 passengers, making it the busiest airport in Australia, and one of the busiest in the world.


SYD Airport is a primary hub for Qantas, as well as a secondary hub for Jetstar Airways and Virgin Australia.


Other airlines that fly to SYD include Aerolíneas Argentinas, AirAsia, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, Air Vanuatu, Asiana Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, LAN Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways International, Tiger Airways, United Airlines and Vietnam Airlines.


The top international destinations served by Sydney Airport are Abu Dhabi, Auckland, Christchurch, Dubai, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Kuala Lumpur, London, Los Angeles, Nadi (Fiji), Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Thailand and Tokyo. There are also flights to Manila, New York, San Francisco, Taipei, Toronto and Vancouver, and many more.


The busiest domestic routes from SYD are Adelaide, Albury, Ballina, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sunshine Coast.


Your best bet for a Sydney Airport transfer is the bus. Details on all options are included in this guide.


Or, to truly arrive stress free, treat yourself to a private Sydney Airport International Terminal transfer from IHateTaxis (also available: private Sydney Airport Domestic Terminal transfer).


 

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Sydney Airport has three passenger terminals. Terminal 1 is the International Terminal, while Terminals 2 and 3 are Domestic Terminals (T3 is dedicated to Quantas). The International Terminal is separated from the other two by a runway, therefore connecting passengers need to allow for longer transfer times (as high as 1 hour and 15 minutes). An intra-terminal Sydney Airport shuttle service runs between the terminals at a cost of AUD 5.50. 

 

Sydney Airport services include:

  • SYD iPhone app
  • Medical Centre - Terminal 1, level 3
  • Pharmacy - Terminals 1 and 2
  • Post office - Terminal 1
  • Sydney Airport COMPANION magazine - Issue 1, Issue 2, Issue 3, Issue 4
  • StudioT2 - brands include: technology (Sony, Apple, Bose, Canon, Nikon); fragrances (Chloe, Dior, DKNY); cosmetics (MAC, OPI, Clarins); sunglasses (Ray Ban, Maui Jim, Prada, Gucci)

 

You are well advised to watch your money at SYD Airport: In 2010, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission released a report sharply critical of price gouging at Sydney Airport, ranking it fifth out of five airports in the country.




Additional Sydney Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.



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Last Updated: 13 Jul 2015