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Book your flights from Christchurch to Sydney and explore Australia's crown jewel. Sydney boasts some of the best beaches in the world and is home to iconic attractions like the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. The bustling metropolis also offers something for every kind of traveller. History buffs can learn about Australia's past while wondering the cobbled streets of the Rocks, foodies can eat their way through the city's incredible restaurant scene, and outdoorsy types can catch waves or relax on Sydney's golden beaches. With a non-stop flight time of only 3 h 30 min, it's the perfect weekend getaway.
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The best time to visit Sydney
The best time to visit Sydney is during the summer months. From December to February, the weather is perfect for the beach, cruises along the Harbour City and water activities like surfing and kayaking. The only downside is that it is Sydney's high season. You'll want to book your return flights from Christchurch to Sydney well in advance to avoid the seasonal price increase. Plan your trip between March to August to avoid the summer crowds. As the weather cools down, the city empties out, and you'll find excellent deals on tours, flights and accommodation.
Departing From Christchurch
Christchurch is the oldest and one of the busiest airports in New Zealand. It operates direct flights to 19 domestic and 11 international destinations. You can book daily non-stop flights from Christchurch to Sydney with airlines like Jetstar, Qantas and Air New Zealand.
Getting to Christchurch International Airport
The quickest way to get to Christchurch Airport from the city is with a metered taxi. You can hail a cab from the street or use a ride-sharing app like Uber. A trip from the CBD costs on average $65 NZD ($61.88 AUD) and takes 20 minutes depending on traffic. If you want to save costs on transportation, take metro bus 29 to the airport. It's the cheapest option with a one-way ticket costing $8 NZD ($7.62 AUD) per person. Another affordable option is the airport shuttle. It's an excellent way to get to the airport if you're travelling in a group and the price for two people is usually $30 NZD ($28.56 AUD).
Parking at Christchurch Airport
Christchurch International Airport has a range of parking options for short and long term trips. Here are the three options available the airport
Where to Park at Christchurch Airport
- Long Stay: If you're planning a trip to Sydney for a week or more, use this parking lot. It's only a five-minute walk from the check-in counters and costs $13 NZD ($12.38 AUD) for a week.
- Short Stay: For trips to Sydney that are three days or less, leave your car here. The daily rates start at $27 NZD ($25.70 AUD), and it's three minutes from the terminal building.
- Orchard Road Car Park: Only park your car here if you're dropping or fetching someone from the airport. The first 30-minutes are free, and you can only park here for up to four hours.
Arriving in Sydney
Syndey Airport is one of the oldest airports in the world. It's the busiest transportation hub in Australia and handles more than 42 million passengers a year.
How to Get from Sydney Airport to Your Sydney Hotel or Accommodation
The best way to get from the airport into the city is with the train. You'll avoid the city's notorious traffic jams, and it's cheaper than a cab. The trains leave the airport every 10-minutes and operate from 5:00 am to midnight every day. Another affordable way to get to your hotel is by taking the public bus, a one-way trip from the airport costs as little as AUD 5.60 per person. If you have a lot of luggage or you don't want to take public transportation, there is a taxi service at the airport. You'll find the drivers waiting outside of the arrivals terminal, or you can request a ride with Uber. A trip costs on average AUD 45-55 and takes 20-minutes depending on the traffic.
Things to do in Sydney
Visit the Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most recognisable buildings in the world. Sign up for a walking tour to learn more about its history or admire it from afar while on board a harbour cruise.
Walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is another one of the city's famous landmarks. Built in 1932, it's the world's largest steel arch bridge. Climb to the top for a beautiful panorama of the city and harbour.
Relax on Sydney's beaches
Sydney boasts some of the best beaches in the world. Bondi Beach is known around the world for its excellent surfing conditions and cafe vibe. Other beaches that deserve a visit are Cronulla, Bronte, Tamarama and Maroubra.