As one of the oldest cities in Australia, Sydney has plenty to offer. With instantly recognizable features such as Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge and Bondi Beach, this lively city is very popular with tourists. The city is home to world-class restaurants and has amazing shopping facilities, and there are also plenty of activities that will keep you fully entertained. You can take one of the walking tours to the top of Sydney Harbor Bridge – definitely not for the faint-hearted – and enjoy the spectacular views. For the best attractions, head to the southern side of the harbor.
Flying to Sydney
1. Which airports serve Auckland to Sydney?
The main airport in Auckland is Auckland International Airport. Flights to Sydney from Auckland will land at Kingsford Smith Airport. These are two of the busiest airports in the southern hemisphere.
2. Which airlines operate flights from Auckland to Sydney?
Air New Zealand operates a direct flight between Auckland and Sydney. Other direct flights are operated by Qantas, China Airlines and LAN Airlines. Indirect flights are operated by Qantas, stopping at Wellington Airport in New Zealand or Melbourne in Australia.
3. How long is the flight?
The time of a direct flight between Auckland and Sydney is around 3 hours and 5 minutes. Indirect flights can take around 6 hours but there are connections that could mean your trip takes around 15 hours or more depending upon the connection. There is a difference in time zone with Sydney 2 hours behind Auckland.
4. Climate changes between Auckland and Sydney
In Sydney, the average winter temperature is around 16°C, while in summer it can be in excess of 30°C. Auckland has a much milder climate and winter temperatures are around 14°C and in summer around 24°C. Auckland also sees much more rain than Sydney.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
The lifestyle in both Auckland and Sydney is very relaxed and laid-back, so those who travel from one city to another will not notice many cultural differences. In Sydney, the Australian Dollar is the currency and in Auckland it is the New Zealand Dollar. In both cities the official language is English. Visitors from Auckland do not need to obtain a tourist visa to enter Australia. However, passport holders from many other countries will require an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) which allows entry to Australia for up to three months at a time for tourist or business travel purposes.
If you want to be sure that you make the most of your time in Sydney, head first to the visitor’s center where you can find out more about the attractions in and around the city. Take a guided tour of the waterfront on the Aussie Duck, a fun trip for all the family, and be sure to stop at St Andrews Cathedral, the oldest cathedral in Australia, which is open to visitors.
If you want to spend a little time exploring outside the city, there are plenty of attractions for you to consider. The Blue Mountains are popular with hikers and climbers, or you could spend a little time exploring the Hunter Valley Wineries. During the winter, you can even go skiing.
Sydney has an excellent public transport system so getting around is easy. There are bus, train and regular ferry services. A popular way to see the sights is by taking a bus tour.
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Cheapest Day To Fly from Auckland to Sydney, Australia
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|September||Auckland||Sydney, Australia||AirAsia X||21/09/23||26/09/23||0||$462|
|November||Auckland||Sydney, Australia||AirAsia X||13/11/23||3/12/23||0||$433|
|April||Auckland||Sydney, Australia||Latam Airlines Group||11/04/24||18/04/24||0||$539|
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Auckland to Sydney, Australia
Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.
The average price for connecting flights from Auckland to Sydney, Australia is $625.
The average price for direct flights from Auckland to Sydney, Australia is $518.
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One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Auckland to Sydney, Australia
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The average price for one way flights from Auckland to Sydney, Australia is $218.
The average price for round trip flights from Auckland to Sydney, Australia is $518.
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