Escape Plan to Sydney in January 2014

A brief summary on the itinerary

Escape Plan to Sydney in January 2014:

Total duration 4D3N
Singapore is 3 hr behind of Sydney, Australia.
Flight time is 8hr direct flight on Scoot from Singapore to Sydney.
Friday early morning flight on 31st Jan and arrival in Sydney at 1240pm on same day.

Day 1 Arrival in Sydney and shopping at QVB
Day 2 Featherdale Wildlife Park, Darling Harbour
Day 3 Blue mountains, Manly Beach
Day 4 Home Sweet Home

This escape plan was to take advantage of the long weekend for Chinese New Year to escape to Sydney, where it was still operational, unlike a Singapore that was pretty much shut down. Also, the tickets were pretty cheap, SGD $350 all in for return on Scoot and presented a good opportunity to test out this budget airline.

Budget nature: Really expensive city. 

Transportation costs were so much higher than Singapore, be it parking fees or taking the train to the city from the airport. Be ready to pay if eating in restaurants for all 3 meals.The accommodations were expensive too. The only cheaper stuff were probably Ipads and Quiksilver.

Complexity: Easy by public transport, madness to drive in Sydney

Travelling around Sydney by public transport was easy peasy. It would be effortless if there were some preplanning down before by checking this site as it a search engine to provide all the possible routes from your location to your destination. Driving in busy Sydney was frustrating if you weren’t familiar, and so was parking. Read all about it before attempting.