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Sydney Starter Package

A beach in your backyard. An abundance of world culture. Nightlife spread across all suburbs. Beautiful nature surrounding all around. Sydney is at your doorstep.

  • Money Icon From $599
  • Clock Icon Duration: 5 Days


  • Blue Mountain Day Tour
  • Hunter Valley Wine Tour With Colourful Trips
  • Taronga Zoo Day Pass
  • Explore Sydney’s Nature Walks


With the unmistakable views across the harbour of the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, the world famous Bondi Beach, and heaps of incredible experiences on offer, it’s no wonder Sydney is a backpacker favourite. To help you make the most of your time in and around Sydney, we’ve put together our Sydney Starter Package, which pieces together some of our favourite trips, tours, and accommodation at a discounted price, so you have more cash to enjoy the rest of your trip!

We understand that it can be a bit daunting rocking up at an unknown destination, so this Sydney Starter Package will have you mixing with other like minded travellers before you know it.


Day 1: Sydney CBD

On arrival to Sydney, pop into a Happy Travels store and staff will provide you with a city map and help answer any questions you might have. After a bite to eat at one of the many local cafes, it’s time to explore the city. You can wander through the Royal Botanic Gardens, take a few selfies with the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or try out your vocals in front of the Opera House. After a walk around the city, check into your hostel before grabbing some dinner at Circular Quay.

Day 2: Blue Mountains

Today is the day of your Blue Mountains Day Tour. You’ll have the opportunity to venture into the wondrous expanse of lush wilderness and towering cliffs in a world heritage national park. You will see the tall and glorious Three Sisters rock formations and take a walk to the awesome Wentworth Falls, all before returning to Sydney for a few cocktails in one of Sydney’s many night precincts.

Day 3: Hunter Valley Wine Tour

Up and at it as today’s Hunter Valley wine tour with Colourful Trips will see you sipping on some of Australia’s most well known wines and grazing on fresh local produce till your heart’s content. The Hunter Valley is one of the most vibrant wine growing regions and is a wine lovers must see.

Day 4: Taronga Zoo

Today is the time to monkey around at Taronga Zoo with your day pass. Make your way to and jump on the ferry to the zoo included in your pass. On arrival at the zoo, wander around and take in everything Taronga Zoo has to offer.

Day 5: Explore All Of Sydney

Your final day exploring the city is definitely worth being spent visiting Bondi Beach in the morning to beat the crowds, before some lunch and time spent at Coogee Beach, before catching the ferry from Circular Quay to Manly, where you can sit at one of many bar and restaurant options while watching the sun go down. Return to the CBD on the ferry and check out all the other bars Sydney offers. Enjoy your last night at Wake Up.

Package Inclusions

  • Blue Mountain Day Tour With The Happy Coach Sydney
  • Hunter Valley Wine Tour With Colourful Trips
  • Taronga Zoo Day Pass
  • Wake Up Hostel Accommodation


Add a Bus Pass: SAVE 10% on any of the following passes when booking together with the package

Greyhound – WHIMIT East Coast 30 Day Pass $389.00

Greyhound – WHIMIT National 30 Day Pass $439.00

Add a Campervan:

Let us find a great deal on a campervan for you: Custom Campervan Quote

Own Transport:

We can build an itinerary taking into account the fact that you have your own transport already.

Local Transport: Trains, Buses, Fairies, & Light Rail

The Opal card is an easy, convenient way of paying for your travel on public transport in Sydney. It can be used on all public transport, including trains, ferries, buses and light rail. There are daily and weekly caps on the Opal network, meaning you can travel as much as you like within the Opal network and you never pay more than the capped fare. The Sydney Airport station access fee isn’t included in the travel caps.

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Clothes
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Spending Shoes
  • Overnight Bag
  • Snacks
  • ID

Supplier Terms & Conditions

All of our discount package deals are comprised of a combination of various tour providers, accommodation providers, and transport providers. Each of these suppliers and/or providers have their own individual terms and conditions in addition to Happy Travels standard terms and conditions. To view Happy Travels’ terms and conditions, please click here. For more information for individual supplier terms & conditions, please contact us by making an inquiry. Alternatively, they will be listed on your travel vouchers at the time of purchase.

Frequently asked questions

What does a daily backpacker budget in Sydney look like?

Sydney is definitely one of the more “posh” cities of Australia with quite a higher standard of living than most places, but can be easy to handle on a budget. From the point of view of a frugal traveller to a creature of comfort, you will be looking at spending anywhere between 85$AUD and 170$AUD+ a day.

Where should I stay in Sydney?

There’s plenty of cool neighbourhoods to stay in while visiting Sydney, but let us break down some of our favourite areas!

  • Surry Hills: A hip neighbourhood and home to many great places to eat and drink, with great transportation conncetions.
  • Darlinghurst: This area is popular to much of Sydney’s eccentric nightlife, and home to the popular Oxford Street.
  • Kings Cross: This is essentially Sydney’s Red Light District and home to Kings Cross, with bars lining its streets. This is definitely “backpacker central” and home to some of Sydney’s cheapest hostels. This place comes to life at night with some of the best nightlife in the city.
  • Bondi: This is arguably one of Sydney’s most popular suburbs. It has everything you need for a true Australian experience. You’ll feel like you aren’t living in a city while you are living in a city, with an abundance of nature and outdoorsy lifestyles at your doorstep.
  • Manly: Just a skip on the ferry across the way, Manly has an amazing community feel. With world class surfing at your doorstep, incredible views of the Sydney Opera House, and wholesome smiles on the streets, Manly is definitely a place you can easily get stuck in.

Is Happy Travels able to recommend me some things to do in Sydney on my free days?

Of course! If you get stuck while you are in Sydney and not sure what’s the best thing to do on that day, give us a buzz at our callcenter and we will be able to assist you with the best advice we can give.

What are the best walks in Sydney?

Sydney is full of nature and sometimes, it can be pretty difficult to choose the best of the best. Here are some of our favourites.

  • Bondi to Coogee (6km)
  • Spit Bridge to Manly (10km)
  • Rose Bay to Watson’s Bay (8km)
  • Bradley’s Head to Chowder Bay (4km)

What is the best time of the year to visit Sydney?

The Australian continent is in the Southern Hemisphere, so it celebrates its summer from December to March and winter from June to September. New South Wales, the state where Sydney resides, is located in a subtropical zone with hot summers and cool winters.

Peak season is from Christmas until the end of January. This time coincides with school holidays, hot temperatures, and higher rates on flights and accommodation. However, it is also the time-frame to experience the longest days, Christmas on the beach, one of the greatest New Year’s Eve firework shows on the planet, popular festivals, and outdoor activities!

Alternatively, a Sydney spring is usually dry and warm; offering pleasant temperatures, smaller crowds, and days full of abundant sunshine.

What do I do if I need help with my existing package booking?

If you need help with an existing booking please email us at [email protected], if your enquiry is urgent please follow up your email with a quick call on +61 2 5633 1149 so we can

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travelers take out travel insurance. If you already have Travel Insurance please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your Travel Insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

Can I book a package but travel in the reverse direction?

Absolutely, just let us know your preferred start and finish location and we’ll make it work.

What is the best way to travel Australia?

There is definitely no wrong way. We recommend either taking a WHIMIT or Hop on Hop off bus pass such as Greyhound or renting a campervan with some mates and hitting the open road. If you feel like getting pretty adventurous and want to get amongst the true Australian terrain, a 4WD may be better suited for you. Enquire now and we can help you find the most suitable transport option.

What if something comes up and I can't make my tour?

We get it. Life is all about the unexpected, especially when you are travelling. If you are unable to make your pre-arranged tour you will need to reach out to our support email so we can give you a helping hand. In all cases we strongly recommend having a valid travel insurance policy which covers you for unexpected cancellations.

Can I add additional tours or make changes to this package?

Yes. All of our packages are customisable so if you would like to make any changes please contact our team.

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