Sydney is one of the most iconic cities in the world with its glittering harbour, idyllic beaches, beautiful weather and friendly locals.
It’s also a great city for those who enjoy sport and recreation, so when Sydney hosts the Invictus Games in October it will be the place to be.
October is springtime in Sydney which is the perfect time for experiencing the iconic sights, delicious bites, exhilarating entertainment and rich heritage, as well as diverse arts and cultural experiences that showcase the best of the harbour city.
Sydney at a Glance
Sydney is Australia’s largest city with 5.5 million people and one of the world’s most multicultural centres.
13-24°C in October
The average temperature in October ranges from 13-24°C (57-76°F)
65ML of Rainfall
The average monthly rainfall in October is 65 millimetres
Getting to Sydney
Sydney is the gateway to Australia with direct flights from all Australian capitals and many global hubs. Both the international and domestic airports are approximately 10km from the city centre and are serviced by taxis, car rentals, bus services and a fast train link. Find out more about getting to and from the Airport.
Public transport is an easy way for visitors to discover Sydney and travel to Games venues. Sydney has a comprehensive public transport network of train, bus, ferry and light rail services. Visitors may also choose to explore Sydney by hire car, taxi, water taxi, free shuttle services, hop-on/hop-off sightseeing buses or ride-sharing services.
Whether you want to see the sights of Sydney, or explore the Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands or Newcastle, it’s easy on public transport. To travel on trains, buses, ferries and light rail, all you need is a pre-paid Opal card which offers discounts, rewards and weekly capped fares.
Taxis can be hailed from the street or designated taxi ranks and can also be booked directly. When catching a taxi visitors pay the metered fare plus any booking fee, tolls or airport charges. For the safety of passengers, all Sydney taxis are fitted with a security camera and drivers are required to display an ID card.
Major car rental operators are based at Sydney’s domestic and international airports as well as various city and suburban locations. International visitors can drive in Australia for up to three months using a valid overseas driver’s licence if it is written in English. Otherwise an official English translation or International Driving Permit is required.
If you are from overseas and intend to drive in Australia please remember:
- Australians drive on the left-hand side of the road
- Drivers and passengers must wear a seatbelt at all times
- It is illegal to use a mobile (cell) phone while driving
- Drivers must carry a valid driver’s licence at all times
Sydney is the perfect city for walking, with its spectacular coastline, iconic beaches, sparkling harbour and enchanting national parks.
When it comes to accommodation, Sydney has something for everyone. Whether you want to stay in the heart of the city or right near a venue, the best place to see what’s on offer is at Destination NSW. If you are looking to explore beyond the delights of Sydney, Tourism Australia is a must view.
Sydney and its surrounds have an abundance of attractions and experiences which reach far beyond the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House and iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. For up-to-date information on attractions, events and things to do in and around Sydney, including itinerary suggestions visit, www.sydney.com
Sydney is a vibrant city where it's easy to get out and about if you have a disability or require assistance with access. Visit www.sydneyforall.com for accessible attractions, events and transport. Sydney For All is an official website of Destination NSW.