Navigating a new city can be daunting if you don’t know where to look! Ruby is here to help.
Touchdown. You’ve made it. Welcome to Sydney!
Once you’ve made it through customs (look out for the cute sniffer dogs!) and immigration, the first thing most people want to do is have a shower, unpack, and unwind.
Leaving Sydney Airport
The Airport train station is clearly marked and easy to find, with trains that’ll get you to the city in under 15 minutes departing every 10 minutes or so. An adult ticket costs $14.30. From the city there is a direct train to Bondi Junction, then it's a walk or bus from here. But it's easier and quicker to get a taxi!
Taxis are plentiful and the wait is usually short. If you're an Uber fan, it's quick and easy to order an Uber and there is a specified Pick Up Point for all car sharing companies.
Or why not order a taxi pick up? Get in early and book your pick up and attraction tickets (Bridge Climb anyone?) before you arrive to save time while you're on holidays. Check out all the things you can pre order/ book here.
Getting To and From The City From Bondi
If you’re staying around Bondi, your favourite buses will be the 380 and 333. They’ll help you get from your Ruby’s Residence to Bondi Junction, the City and Circular Quay (where you'll find the ferries to Manly and the Sydney Opera House!). Once you’ve made it to the city, you can catch the train at either Martin Place, Town Hall or Central Stations for direct trains back to Bondi Junction.
Sydney Transport Tips
The public transport ticketing system uses rechargeable Opal cards, which are available for purchase in most newsagents, train stations, and supermarkets. You’ll need to tap on when you enter a train station or bus and tap off at the end of your journey to be charged the correct fare.
You can check out the Transport NSW Trip Planner here or download the TripView App onto your smartphone. UberPool was recently launched in Australia too, so that’s now an easy and cost-effective way to get around.
- Liv Steigrad for Ruby’s Residences.
Until 28 January 2019
If you are visiting Sydney and love nature and photography then a trip to the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2018 is a must! Held at the Australian Museum visitors will
witness nature at its most dramatic, graceful and unexpected!
With a stunning collection of photographs celebrating the natural heritage of the bioregions of Australia and New Zealand, the Antarctic and New Guinea the exhibition showcases just how much talent and patience a professional photographer will go to capture the right image.
The Australian Museum is situated on William Street and has easy access to the CBD and Hyde Park. The Museum offers various exhibitions throughout the year. The Australian Museum is the first museum of Australia.
Find out more and buy tickets
Another point of interest near the museum is the ANZAC Memorial Hyde Park where visitors can pay their respects to ANZACS as well as participate in guided tours. The memorial pond is a place to relax and reflect.
For keen photographers read our post on Photo Opportunities in Sydney.
At Ruby's we are happy to help you plan your holiday. The months of December until the end of January are very popular in Sydney so please get in touch and we can assist you to find the perfect holiday letting.
Foodie lovers visiting Sydney will not want to miss out on Taste of Sydney with the latest program featuring Sydney's hottest restaurants, live music, entertainment, gourmet producers and a host of exciting gastronomic experiences.
Taste offers visitors an intimate but casual and vibrant fun way to learn to create fabulous food and interact with chefs, farmers and artisan producers. The festival offers intoxicating smells, fabulous music (thanks to the resident DJ's), fun and adventure.
The Diners Club VIP Ticket offers an exclusive pass within the Taste of Sydney Collective offering many advantages over a standard ticket. Situated above the festival this premium lounge experience gives an exclusive view to the Electrolux Collective Kitchen to watch all the action from above, as well as VIP treatment courtesy of Diners Club.
The line up of chefs has been hand-picked and curated by renowned Sydney chef, Mark Best (ex Marque & Pei Modern) and features some of the best!
When visiting The Playground you will have the opportunity to sample and shop some of the finest foodie products on the market. This is also an opportunity to discover new products and meet the artisans that produce them.
Sydney is a foodie city that offers a large range of dining experiences of all cultures. There are many food and wine festivals throughout the year and we will be more than happy to let you know what's on the foodie calendar when you are planning your stay with Ruby's Holiday Residences.
Photo: Taste of Sydney Collective
Bondi will host the world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition from 18th October to 4th November 2018 and if you are planning a stay in Sydney around this time you might like to add a visit to this spectacular coastal walk event on your list of things to do in Sydney.
The coastline walk is two kilometres from Bondi to Tamarama and features 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world.
As one of Sydney’s most beloved and photographed events, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi attracts over 500,000 visitors over the course of 18 days and signals the beginning of summer in Sydney.
It took many years of planning to come up with the concept Sculpture by the Sea by it’s creator David Handley the Founding Director whose initial wish was to create a major free public arts event in Sydney.
Sculpture by the Sea is now in its 22nd year and despite hundreds of entries only 100 sculptures are chosen by the curatorial panel. To learn more about the exhibit you can attend the Aqualand Artist Talk Series http://sculpturebythesea.com/bondi/artists/artist-talks/ with the artists talking about their work, these are free drop-in talks on the weekends in the comfort of an Aqualand bean bag!
For more information: http://sculpturebythesea.com/
If you are looking for excellent accommodation in the Bondi area to view Sculpture by the Sea please get in touch with Deborah to discuss one of our beautiful residences.
Liv- Tender L Creative and Deb - a long term resident of Sydney.