As a business traveler to Sydney, you’ll definitely be the envy of your friends. The city has great weather, loads of opportunities for dining and for fun. Sydneysiders (that’s what they call the locals) are laid back and friendly and doing business there should be an absolute pleasure.
Getting There & Around
Sydney is serviced by the Sydney International Airport. From the airport, you can easily reach the city by rental car, taxi, train or bus. The public transportation system in the city is very easy to navigate. However, if you’re connecting from an international to a domestic flight it can be a pain in the neck. You have to take a bus between the terminals, and the pick-up location isn’t very clearly marked.
The following hotels have ranked well among business travelers to Sydney, for location, amenities and facilities.
Four Seasons Sydney
Park Hyatt Sydney
Sheraton On The Park
The Westin Sydney
You’ll never run out of great things to do in this harbor city. There are parks, zoos, beaches, great surfing, bars, clubs, hiking (bush walking) routes and magnificent scenery. Take the ferry over to Manly and check out the surf scene there. Just stay out of the way of the locals and the swimmers or the lifeguard will yell at you (trust me). Darling Harbor is a great place to hit the clubs. Don’t be surprised to see people walking around with bottles of wine to share with friends. That’s how they roll. Stop by Paddy’s Market for all of your souvenir needs.
The 360 Bar is a fantastic place to stop in for drinks and views. It’s in the space needle-esque building in downtown Sydney. Rather than paying $20 to go to the tip top, you can go one floor below to the bar for free. There you can sip on drinks like “Amanda Hunginkiss” and enjoy the panoramic views of the city.
For a great photo op, you can do the Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb. Take my word for it, there is nothing scary about the climb. You’re attached to a line the entire time and you won’t even work up a sweat. My suggestion is to do the night climb, go to the top, unplug your headset (the running commentary from the guide may start harshing your mellow) and just admire the view.
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