Sydney Local Customs

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  • 1. Tipping and Prices

    It is NOT obligatory to tip in Australia. If you want to, you can, it is entirely up to you. But it is not obligatory. It is not customary. The theory is that staff are paid at least the minimum...

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  • 2. General Sydney/Aussie Customs

    Here in Australia they drive on the left side of the road. This can make an American a bit batty trying to get accustomed. Remember when crossing the street to look right. Before the Sydney Olympics...

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  • 3. Drinks and Food

    Lamingtons are little square spongcakes covered in chocolate and sprinkled with shredded coconut. I first tried these Australian confections in 2010. I'm not a fan of coconut so I picked of the flakes...

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  • 4. Australian People

    As in most cities; you will find street performers. In Sydney there were several costumed performers at various tourist sites; Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, etc. Take a picture if you must but...

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  • 5. Aussie Slang

    It was a funny experience to discover the Australian local slang ;-) I was learning English there and I will remember my very first day in Brisbane forever. I was waiting the local bus to my...

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  • 6. Festivals

    49th Sydney Film Festival - where you get to see the BEST new movies from around the world! Australians love the arts and the Sydney Film Festival is the perfect time to enjoy movies and talent from...

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  • 7. Historical

    If a student of culture you might be able to locate the significance of the re visit 38 years later....like the trips down memory lane as a cultural thing. But then, go to the zoo and check out the...

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  • 8. ANZAC Day

    If you are in town for ANZAC day, attend a Dawn Service. It is so moving; it doesn't matter what nationality you are. Everyone can relate to the memorial. It takes place at Martin Place in downtown...

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  • 9. Australia Day

    Australia Day, January 26th, to welcome the day local aboriginals perform the ceremony of Woggan Ma Gule. The guvorner of NSW attanded and afterwards there was a Q&A session. The perfect way to start...

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  • 10. Sydney Buildings

    St Mary's Cathedral - Free guided tours of the Cathedral & Crypt Sundays 12noon, following the Solemn Sung Mass. Magnificent stained glass windows are a feature of this superb Catholic Cathedral. A...

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  • 11. WHATEVER YOUR RELIGOUS PERSUASION IS..!!!

    Whatever your religous persuasion is !!! Sydney has it all as residents of Sydney come from all parts of the world sharing the whole religous spectrum..whatever...

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  • 12. Bringing the Bill

    One thing which doesn't really happen much in Perth, and which I started to find annoying after a while, is that you have to wait for the bill to be bought to...

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  • 13. Currency

    Australian currency is in paper and coin. Paper money comes in denominations of : $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 bills. Coins come in denominations of: 5 cents, 10...

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  • 14. Plug Adaptors

    Australia runs on 240V, 50hz current. It's important to bring a plug adaptor if you plan on bringing your own electrnics such as a hairdryer. Plug adaptors are...

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  • 15. Business fashion

    One most peculiar thing about Sydney must be the persistent use of the same grey-charcoal suits by practically all men who are intended to do business of any...

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  • 16. Bondi Beach.

    It's an institution, you have to go there. Steff was getting her hair done in Paddington so i had plenty of time. I got on the bus and off I went, it was a bit...

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  • 17. Rips and the Surf

    Please take care in the Surf. There are a hell of alot of tourists who jump into the surf without being aware of the Rips. If you are not aware you will start...

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  • 18. Have a sleep in!

    We found that most of the shops in Sydney's shopping districts didn't open till late. We found most of them shut at 10am. Nor did they stay open till late. We...

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  • 19. Aboroginels of Australia

    Aboriginals of Australia are the original inhabitants of Australia. Much before the colonialists came to Australia in late 18th century, aboriginals were...

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  • 20. Blue Mountains Weather

    The climate of the Blue Mountains is usually lower than the Sydney region. During the winter (June, July Aug), the average temp in the Upper Mountains is around...

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  • 21. Leave your Luggage at Central St.

    If you arrive at Sydeny and want to go sight seeing same day before check in the hotel or visit your mates, you can leave your luggage at Central station. They...

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  • 22. Text is coming soon. Please...

    Text is coming soon. Please be patient ;-)

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  • 23. Kings Cross in itself is a...

    Kings Cross in itself is a cultural trip....red light district of Sydny..hilarious!! I saw one guy attempting to lug 2 pieces of huge luggage up a stair case of...

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  • 24. NSW has 3 World Heritage...

    NSW has 3 World Heritage listed areas Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves - Nth CoastWillandra Lakes (Mungo National Park)Lord Howe Island Central Eastern...

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  • 25. Sailing

    A favorite acivity of Sydney residents is sailing. The harbour and beach areas are full of children and adults sailing their boats.

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