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Advice needed - 5 Days in Sydney

Johor Bahru...
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Advice needed - 5 Days in Sydney

Hi, can anyone help on my itineraries below?

Day 1 (Friday)

Arrive Sydney at 9.40am

Paddy's Market OR The Rock's Foodies Market

Join I'm Free Tour (2.30-5.30pm)

ChinaTown Night Market

Day 2 (Saturday)

FeatherDale Wildlife Park

Manly Beach

Darling Harbour (Fireworks) & The Star Casino

Day 3 (Sunday)

Bondi Beach

Sydney Opera House

The Rocks

Sydney Aquarium & Madame Tussauds (if have time at night since it opens until 8pm)

Day 4 (Monday)

Maritime Museum / Sydney Fish Markets

Watson's Bay

Shopping - QVB / Strand Arcade / Westfield

Day 5 (Tuesday)

Going back home~

Your comment will be highly appreciated!! :)

Thanks!!

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1. Re: Advice needed - 5 Days in Sydney

What dates?

What help do you require?

Johor Bahru...
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2. Re: Advice needed - 5 Days in Sydney

Hi, I will be at Sydney from 14th-18th Sept & I will be staying at Meriton Serviced Apartments Campbell Street.

Refer to the itineraries above, may I know is there anythg need to be amend? Pls advise whether can I add in more places to visit or do I need to take off some if the above plan is too rush.

Your kind assistance will be highly appreciated!!

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3. Re: Advice needed - 5 Days in Sydney

Just seems to me you've got places near each other on different days, so more travelling back and forth?

Edited: 03 August 2012, 10:20
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4. Re: Advice needed - 5 Days in Sydney

Do you mean that I need to re-arrange my plan? Pls help!!

I will be buying MyMulti 3, there is no problem with the public transport fees, but pls advise is there anythg I need to amend or change?

Thanks in advance!

Edited: 03 August 2012, 10:37
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5. Re: Advice needed - 5 Days in Sydney

For example, Bondi Beach (Day 3) is outside the city centre and isn't Watson's Bay (Day 4) in that area too? And even the city attractions are spread out, I mean why not do all Darling Harbour area attractions on the same day?

Edited: 03 August 2012, 10:54
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6. Re: Advice needed - 5 Days in Sydney

I would like to visit the Bondi Beach Market & The Rocks Market which opened on Sunday. Therefore, it is hard for me to arrange the places in the same area in a day...

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7. Re: Advice needed - 5 Days in Sydney

I agree with Macknee. Featherdale Wildlife Park is near Blacktown in the Western Suburbs, Manly Beach is in the northern beaches. It doesn't make sense to visit these in one day. The Rocks market operates on Saturday and Sunday.

You have listed several Darling Harbour Attractions on different days (Maritime museum, aquarium), it makes more sense to go to the area once rather than running all over town. There is a wildlife place at Darling Harbour too that might be a better option than trying to go to Featherdale on public transport and then onto Manly.

You may be able to combine Watsons Bay and Bondi on the Sunday, do the Rocks, Opera House/Circular Quay any Manly on the Saturday and the Darling Harbour attractions on the Monday.

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8. Re: Advice needed - 5 Days in Sydney

Thanks MacKnee & mumwithbub for all of your comments & suggestions!! Really appreciate it~:)

I prefer the outdoor park than indoor one. Therefore, if I go Featherdale on Monday, what else can I do on this day? I don't plan to go Blue Mountains. Anyone can suggest pls?

My plan will be as below:-

Sat - The Rocks, Opera House, Manly

Sun - Watson's Bay, Bondi, Shopping

Mon - FeatherDale Wildlife Park (is it possible to go Aquarium & Madame Tussauds after this?)

As I know Sun, 16th Sept is Sydney Marathon day, therefore may I know will this affected my trip?

Kindly comment & give some suggestions on my plan. Thanks in advance!!

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9. Re: Advice needed - 5 Days in Sydney

Have a look at www.131500.com.au for public transport times etc to help you plan your trip. You have said you will be using public transport. To get to Featherdale Wildlife Park you will need to catch a train from Central to Blacktown then a bus. It will take you over an hour, possibly closer to 1.5 hours to get there and the same back again. How long do you plan to spend there? If you are going to spend up to 3 hours traveling for the return trip, surely you would spend at least 3 hours there to make it worth your while. Whether you have enough time to visit the Aquarium and Madam Tussauds afterwards will depend on how long you spend at each attraction.

If you are really set on going to Featherdale you should aim to be there at 9:00am when it opens and play it by ear on the day as to whether you then have time to get back to visit the other 2 attractions. They are open until 8:00pm, so you may have time. You just don't want to be rushing if you are enjoying yourself at Featherdale, having travelled so long to get there. I've never been there so can't comment on how long you could spend, but from having visited other similar wildlife parks they can take up the best part of a day.

You can take a bus from Bondi to Watson's Bay, have lunch at the pub and then catch a ferry back to Circular Quay. It is a lovely way to spend a sunny afternoon.

Where are you arriving from on your arrival day? What time is your flight home?

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10. Re: Advice needed - 5 Days in Sydney

Sorry, just realized you want to visit the Bondi markets which don't start till 1pm so my plan about lunch after won't work. You can catch the ferry to Watson's Bay and then get the bus to Bondi.

It is still lovely having lunch at the Watsons Bay Hotel, so I would recommend that if you do have time before heading off to Bondi.