Monorail, Sydney

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    Sydney Monorail

    by MikeAtSea Written Jan 11, 2005

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    Sydney Monorail

    Metro Monorail is a great experience for every tourist, offering a bird’s eye view of arguably the world’s most beautiful city, taking in the ‘must see’ hubs of Darling Harbour, Chinatown and the central shopping and business districts.

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    It doesn't go far, but you get a nice view

    by Quero Written Nov 24, 2004

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    The monorail might be listed under "tourist traps" since it only goes on a loop in the area of Darling Harbour and has only eight stops. However, you do get nice views of the harbour from the train windows.

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    Monorail & Light Rail

    by phoebelosophy Updated Aug 27, 2004
    Monorail & Light rail Map

    The Sydney Metro Transport allows you to get around the city fast and gives you a great view of the city too!

    The Light Rail service takes you from Lilyfield to Central Station (and back again!), stopping at Glebe, Star City & Chinatown (just to name a few).

    The Monorail is a shorter, loop service that has been built a few metres above the ground, and takes you to stations such as the Powerhouse Museum, the Queen Victoria Building (great shopping!), & Darling Harbour.

    FEES:
    Light Rail standard fare (this works in zones)
    within 1 zone = $2.80 (single), or
    within 2 zones = $3.80 (single)

    Monorail standard fare (full loop) = $4 (adults & children)

    Check out the website for more detail on fares and schedules (although they usually run every 10-15mins or so!)

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    Monorail

    by RedEaredPanda Written Jun 29, 2004

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    A commercial Monorail service operates around the main retail area of the central business district running down to Darling Harbour and skirting the harbour, before returning to the city area. A return trip is a good way of getting some perspective on the upper part of the central business district. It also gives you a great elevated look at picturesque Darling Harbour.

    HOURS

    Monday to Thursday: 7am-10pm.
    Friday and Saturday: 7am-midnight.
    Sunday: 8am-10pm.

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    Metro Monorail

    by FlyingShanice Written Apr 28, 2004

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    Metro Monorail station at Darling Harbour

    A commercial Monorail service operates around the main retail area of the central business district running down to Darling Harbour and skirting the harbour, before returning to the city area. A return trip is a good way of getting some perspective on the upper part of the central business district. It also gives you a great elevated look at picturesque Darling Harbour.
    Since its opening, the loop that runs through downtown Sydney to Darling Harbour has become a must-see must-ride for visitors to the city. Stations are located inside buildings, over freeways, at hotels and near various tourist destinations.

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    Monorail

    by dracko Written Dec 11, 2003

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    This relatively novel form of transport will take you all around Sydney's city center and Darling Harbour. The stops are numerous and close to many of the landmarks and attractions. The cost is A$4 per entry, or you can get a day pass for A$9.

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    Monorail

    by dlandt Updated Dec 5, 2003

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    monorail

    The monorail costs A$4 per trip or A$9 per day. Its a convenient, air-conditioned way to get around, but has a limited scope. It travels only one way, counter-clockwise if you are looking at a map. Its quite comfortable, runs every few minutes, and also has two stops in Chinatown.

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    The monorail train

    by martin_nl Written Nov 25, 2003

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    The monorail above Darling Harbour Bridge

    The mnonorail is quite a nice thing, but pretty useless. It looks a bit like an amusement park attraction, that makes only a small circle through the city. Don't expect to get anywhere with this train.

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    The Monorail

    by Mez77 Written Sep 16, 2003

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    A Monorail service operates around the CBD and down to Darling Harbour. It is little more than a tourist trolley really and not many locals use it. If you don't mind walking you may be better off saving your money, although on a wet day, I'm sure the Monorail would be handy.

    Monorail stations:

    1. City Centre
    2. Darling Park
    3. Harbourside
    4. Darling Harbour Exhibition and Convention
    5. Haymarket
    6. World Square
    7. Park Plaza

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    Unique lift to the top.

    by unravelau Updated Aug 15, 2003

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    Ski lift without the snow.

    Sydney on the whole has a pretty good transport system ranging from busses, trains, cabs and ferries and one beaut (not yet tried by me) .......the mono rail........ I was very impressed though by the ski lift type transport as an alternative to either bus or shanksus pony up the mountain at Taronga Park Zoo.

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    The Monorail

    by piersend Updated Sep 6, 2002

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    The Monorail in Sydney is a great way to save on legwork. It goes around the Central Business District. You will do well to buy a ticket that allows you to get of at any stop, then you can see the whole area quickly

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    We flew from Amsterdam to Hong...

    by margaretvn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    We flew from Amsterdam to Hong kong and had a fine days there before flying to Australia. The other time we flew to Bali and then on to Australia.
    We hired a car for the trip.
    In Sydney we also used the monrail It is more a novel way of travelling than a practical one but it does run a scenic loop through central Sydney, Chinatown, and Darling Harbour Although it is only a short run the trip from the city centre to Darling harbour is convenient on the monorail. It runs from 7 in the morning until midnight monday to saturday and from 8 in the morning until 9 in the evening on a sunday. The full trip takes 12 minutes and there are ticket machines in each station. You can also get a day pass which allows unlimited use of the monorail.

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    Take the monorail

    by austarman Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Monorail coming in to the station
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    The monorail is one of the best ways to get around in the inner city of Sydney.
    It glides above the city as well as Darling Harbour, Chinatown and the central shopping and business districts.

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    From Darling Harbour to Chinatown

    by mario_spring_83 Written Mar 27, 2005

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    Sydney monorail

    Sydney has also a nice monorail who allows you to get around Darling Harbour, Chinatown and part of the city in a nice and quickly way.

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    Monorail in Sydney

    by kielorla Written May 13, 2004
    Monorail

    Monorail in sydney travel around some of the tourist spot, make travelling in Sydney even more a bliss................. Somemore while taking the monorail, you also enjoy the sight of Sydney

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