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    Spending a Day in Sydney

    I've got a day in Sydney coming up - in transit between Wellington & Bangkok. Is there anything that locals would recommend that's close to the airport which is worth a visit?
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    How many times have you been in Sydney?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Got_Spin View Post
    How many times have you been in Sydney?
    A fair few. Don't think I have enough time to get to my favourite haunt - the Bankstown Sports Club - and back in time for the departing flight though.

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    Mate you could duck out to La Perouse, have a look at Bare Island Fort if it's open, lunch at Nick's seafood is ok.

    Otherwise the city is 20 minutes by cab, if that, in non-peak hour. Head to the Botanic Gardens and have a wander - lovely spot around the harbour. Have lunch at 41 - 3 courses for about 90 bucks - best view in the world there tbh
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    Arrive at about 8am and depart at 5pm. Guess I need to be back at the airport by 3.30-4pm (as our luggage will be checked in all the way to Bangkok from Wellington). Its a Monday, so I think Bare Island Fort is closed?

    City would be a good idea, but I'm a bit worried about the times that we'd be heading in and back out - likely to be competing with peak hour traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    Arrive at about 8am and depart at 5pm. Guess I need to be back at the airport by 3.30-4pm (as our luggage will be checked in all the way to Bangkok from Wellington). Its a Monday, so I think Bare Island Fort is closed?

    City would be a good idea, but I'm a bit worried about the times that we'd be heading in and back out - likely to be competing with peak hour traffic.
    Couldn't you just catch the train?
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    Could always do a trip to Bowral. Though I guess you'd need to rent a car for the day too so maybe not

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Couldn't you just catch the train?
    Yes, indeed we could. Would prefer not to battle with commuters, but yes, it is an option.

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    If its not peak hour, the train ride should be pretty easy.

    On a different note, i would totally recommend Burgey's idea of going to La Perouse, however not the seafood.
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    Had a bad experience there mate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Had a bad experience there mate?
    Nah, i'm just a vegetarian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    Yes, indeed we could. Would prefer not to battle with commuters, but yes, it is an option.
    I have caught the airport trains a couple of times and there has been hardly anyone on board, if you are getting on after 0900 you should be OK.
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    catch train from airport to sydney will take no more than 15 minutes. go to a place on the harbour called sydney cove oyster bar sensational spot its my mates restuarant ...quality stuff there
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