Discover Sydney

Australia’s biggest, oldest, most cosmopolitan and exciting city has a style of its own. Endowed with natural beauty, inspiring arts and culture, a dynamic dining scene, exuberant spirit and near perfect climate, Sydney is one of the world’s most unforgettable places to explore. No wonder it has been voted the World’s Best City again and again by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.

Sydney enjoys a temperate climate with a mild winter, and has more than 340 sunny days a year. Average minimum temperatures in the winter months of June through to August is around 9°C (47-48 °F). The summer season is from December through to February. The average temperature in October is 12 – 20°C.
Sydney’s climate is one of its biggest allures and with an abundance of other outstanding natural assets – national parks, botanic gardens, pristine waterways and plenty of green space, there are endless ways to enjoy the outdoors in Sydney after business activities. Sydney Harbour National Park immerses visitors in the contrasting and spellbinding scenery, culture and personality of Australia. Iconic native wildlife, ancient bushland and intriguing heritage lie just minutes from the vibrant modern city.

Sydney is Australia’s iconic face to the world, home to the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Harbour. The city has the rare talent of combining excellent business facilities with great leisure options and today attracts the majority of travellers who head to Australia for business.

Transport

From the airport
The Conference does not provide any transfers from the airport to the Conference venue or hotels. All delegates must make their own transport arrangements from the airport.


The Airport Line is the fastest way to get to and from Sydney Airport. Domestic and International train stations are located directly below the airport terminals and trains operate frequently to the city and beyond. Tickets are available from any train station and the airport station access fee is automatically added to the fare. Visit transportnsw.info to plan your trip or take a taxi.

Walking

Walking in Sydney is one of the fastest and most convenient ways to travel for short trips, particularly in the city centre. You can walk across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge from Four Seasons Hotel, your Conference Venue. The nearest train/bus/ferry interchange) is Circular Quay, the gateway to Sydney Harbour. You can wander through The Rocks, round the Opera House and through the Botanical Gardens or take a ferry, train or bus to almost any other destination.


There are also scenic and historical walks around Sydney such as the famous Bondi to Coogee coastal walk or the Manly to Spit Bridge scenic walkway. To get a sense of Sydney’s lifestyle, take a wander through one of Sydney’s many villages, from boutique shopping along Oxford Street, Paddington, to the eclectic shopping along King Street, Newtown or soaking up the café culture of Surry Hills. Sydney’s villages provide an excellent environment to walk, relax and socialise.

Public Transport

Many of Sydney’s major attractions are accessible from Circular Quay and the city centre. A free shuttle bus (Route 555) operates around the city centre, or you can combine walking with trains, buses, ferries and light rail, to see all that Sydney has to offer. Catch a ferry across Sydney Harbour, take a bus to Bondi Beach or take the light rail to Sydney’s Fish Markets. Sydney’s extensive train network can get you around Sydney and beyond, to places like the Blue Mountains.


For trip planning, maps and ticket info visit transportnsw.info or call 131 500. You can get transport info on your mobile phone, download one of the real-time transport apps.


Ticketing
To travel on NSW transport, you need an Opal Card. You can buy an Opal card at most train stations, newsagencies and convenience stores. More info online; www.opal.com.au.