Flights to Sydney

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Discover beautiful beaches, city hikes and creative genius.

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Sydney is beachy, beautiful and packed with new experiences. From its vibrant fashion world to its eclectic art scene, creativity is everywhere. Even the food, cocktails, entertainment and adventures tend to include ingenious twists that elevate them to something unique and incredibly cool.

Vivid Sydney is the world's largest annual festival of light, music and ideas, which for 23 days during May and June each year transforms the Harbour City with its unique colourful, creative canvas.

Things to do in Sydney

Most big cities scrimp a little on nature. A park or two languishes in the middle of a concrete jungle. Not so Sydney. This is Australia's harbour city, so you're never far from a gorgeous beach or sparkling water view. The Royal Botanic Garden, for example, sits on a 64-acre site covering an entire bay right in the CBD. On top of that, vast national parks surround the city limits, offering endless opportunities to hike, explore and discover nature, Australian style.

As you might expect in a city full of style, the shopping in Sydney is absolutely world class. There's the Queen Victoria Building in the city, with its elegant vintage styling; a bevy of international brands at the Pitt Street Mall; and The Galeries, Sydney's shopping centre extraordinaire.

You're guaranteed to leave inspired and better dressed than when you arrived.

Shopping usually works up a mean appetite, and in Sydney that's a good thing. With a diverse mix of cultures and a legendary love of food, this place is famous for its delicious inner city and suburban dining experiences.

Whether you want to relax, shop or explore, Sydney has what it takes to ensure your first visit won't be your last.

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Essential information

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Best time to go

Sydney is more of a year-round destination than most cities. Late December and January are the busiest, due to summer school holidays, but you can strike some very hot days. Winter is mild but too cool for lying on the beach, so either side of the summer peak can be ideal if you have the option.

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How much will it cost?

This will depend on your tastes and what you want to do. As a rough guide, not including air travel and hotels, you should allow about AUD $150 to $200 a day per person for food and entertainment.

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Health

There are no mandatory vaccinations required for visitors to Australia.

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Visas

All visitors to Australia must obtain a visa before they arrive. The only exception is for New Zealand citizens, provided they meet specific health and good character requirements. To find out more, check out the handy visa finder on the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

Cheap flights to Sydney
 
Auckland (AKL) to Sydney (SYD)

3h 35m

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Wellington (WLG) to Sydney (SYD)

3h 45m

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Christchurch (CHC) to Sydney (SYD)

3h 35m

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Queenstown (ZQN) to Sydney (SYD)

3h 25m

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*Flight times are based on the fastest route available.
**Indirect flights may also be available for this route.

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