Ah, Sydney. How I loved thee.
I’ve fallen inlove with Sydney, mainly because of the harbour and the ferries. I don’t know why, but I just love riding commuter ferries. It’s one of the reasons why I loved the Chao Phraya in Bangkok.
I only spent 3 days in Sydney, though I wish I could have stayed longer. Sydney has so much to offer to travelers, and admittedly, a weekend in Sydney isn’t too expensive. I was surprised when I saw the total myself.
Here’s my 3-day Sydney expense breakdown to give you an idea when you plan your own trip to this lovely city.
[EDIT March 5, 2009] I am an idiot. I made a HUGE mistake in summing up all the expenses, hence the ultra cheap total *facepalm* From Php 13K for a weekend trip, the real total finally came out (after TWO FRICKING YEARS): Php 23K!
|Sydney, Australia||Au$ 1 = Php 40|
|March 2-4, 2007|
|Air Tranfers||In Australia Dollar||In Peso|
|Virgin Blue||$ 223.00||Php 8,920.00|
|Green travel pass with return||$ 54.50||Php 2,180.00||1|
|Taxi||$ 12.40||Php 496.00|
|Manly Jet Cat||$ 8.20||Php 328.00|
|Big Hostel||$ 57.00||Php 2,280.00||2|
|$27/night, 6-bed female dorm|
|Including breakfast, 2 nights|
|+ credit card surcharge|
|Includes food court meals, junk food||$ 92.30||Php 3,692.00|
|Fastfood, yum cha|
|Souvenirs/shopping||$ 107.85||Php 4,314.00||3|
|Admission tickets||$ 24.00||Php 960.00||4|
|Total||$ 579.25||Php 23,170.00|
|1 With a green travel pass with Airport link, you can ride the train to and from the Kingford Smith Airport, and unlimited rides on the buses, trains and ferries within the green zone. Ferry includes the Manly ferry, except the Manly Jet Cat.|
|2 There is a $20 key deposit, which you get back when you surrender your key upon check-out|
|3 I really should control myself.|
|4 This is for the Chinese Garden and the National Maritime Museum. The maritime museum is free, actually, but you have to pay if you want to get inside the vessels docked (i.e. The Oberon-class submarine, the naval vessel, replica of the Endeavor.|