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Thousands of backpackers arrive in Sydney as it is a backpacker’s heaven - with sunny beaches, a great nightlife, and lots of adventures waiting to happen. So why don't you become a Sydney backpacker?

The list of things to do in Sydney is endless, but the following is a list of “must see and do’s”!

Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge - one of Australia’s most famous landmarks. BRIDGECLIMB™ operates Climbs everyday at ten-minute intervals. The last DayClimb™ is dependent upon the time the sun sets, which varies throughout the year. NightClimbs™ operate from the time the sun sets, each night of the week. (visit for more information and to book your climb online)

For something less strenuous, visit the Pylon Lookout up from the pedestrian walkway on the bridge. Inside the Lookout is a fascinating display on how the bridge was built.

Another must is a visit to the famous Sydney Opera House (visit for more information)

Spend a day or two exploring the beautiful Sydney Harbour by ferry. Whilst you can get a cruise around the harbour, the cheapest way is to go via public ferry (visit for more information). For a more speedy trip around the harbour, try out the new OzJetboating Thrill ride. Departing from the Eastern Pontoon at Circular Quay, you'll see some of Sydney Harbour's most famous sites, including the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Be warned, it travels up to 80km an hour!

Enjoy lunch or an icy cold beer in the historical “Rocks” - a place of great historical significance which is also a great place to party on - particularly for a traditional Australian “Sunday Session”. (The Rocks Visitor Centre, at 80 George Street, publishes an excellent free booklet (in conjunction with the Sydney Cove Authority) called The Rocks Self-guided Tour.)

Check out the views from Sydney’s tallest building, Centrepoint Tower (305 metres above street level), located at 100 Market Street.

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Backpacker Jobs in Australia

If you’re looking for backpacker jobs in Australia check out Travellers At Work – Travellers At Work is Australia’s leading job service for travellers, with thousands of positions available nationwide. Bar jobs in Sydney, harvest jobs in Cairns, farm jobs in the Outback – they’ve got it all.

Jobs are updated daily on the Travellers At Work website, Become a Member and TAW will email you new jobs as soon they become available, which you can easily apply for using a handy online resume.

Travellers At Work provides a range of jobs-related services including cheap RSA, RCG, RGS, Coffee Skills and Green/White Card courses, essential to work in hospitality and construction jobs in Australia. They will also help you with WWOOF voluntary farm jobs, working holiday visas, 2nd year visa extensions and claiming your backpacker tax refund. The average refund is over $2000 so download a tax refund form from their website.

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Working Holidays in Australia Made Easy

Heading to Australia on a working holiday? Want to have fun and make friends fast? Check out Travellers Contact Point’s Aussie Arrival Packages. They make everything easy by organising your airport transfer, hostel accommodation, mobile SIM, bank account, Taxfile number and Travellers At Work job service.
Your first week in Sydney will be loads of fun! Enjoy a Sydney Harbour Day Cruise, Blue Mountains Day Trip, Guided City Tour, Coastal Beach Tour, Pub Crawl and dinner and drinks at events throughout the week. See kangaroos and go snorkelling with optional surfing day trip. Have loads of fun and make heaps of friends!  Visit

Travel Tips for Backpackers

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Hostel Backpackers Sydney

Looking for accommodation in and around Sydney? Search in our accommodation section for great backpacker accommodation includes, backpacker hostels, hotels, camping grounds and much more. Book them now!

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Getting Around Australia

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