My sister forwarded me the link to the See Melbourne Card website. It looks interesting, but of course, the big question is, is it worth it?
The Verdict Thumb Down
Not worth it. With the one- and three-day plans, you’d have to cram in four or five museums just to make the card pay for itself: While the Opera House and Taronga Zoo—at $17 and $23, respectively—are pricey sights, others, such as the Chinese Garden, charge only $4, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Botanical Garden are free. On the other hand, if you have enough time to take advantage of the Blue Mountain attractions (worth about $75) and to visit several Sydney sights, you might make the Smartvisit Card pay. Whatever you do, don’t buy the transportation option: Unspecified “administration fees” mean you’ll pay about $8 more than if you purchased a transportation pass separately.
On the otherhand, I made some computations with the places I wanted to go to (certainly not those museums that only charge $6), it seemed that I will be saving money.
|3-days with transport||$205.00|
|The Rocks walking tour||$19.00|
|Sydney Observatory (3D theatre)||$6.00|
|Operahouse Guided tour||$23.00|
|Harbour Bridge pylon lookout||$8.50|
|Green Travel pass||$41.00|
supplement of $42 per person
Then again, it just might be too ambitious cramming all those activities in 3 days.
In the end, I suppose it all boils down on making it worth it, and some meticulous planning.