The Great North Road, surveyed in 1825 and completed in 1836, was constructed using convict labour. Up to 720 convicts - some in chains - worked on the road, which spanned 264 km, connecting Sydney to...www.environment.nsw.gov.au/nswcultureheritage/theoldgreatnorthroad.htm
Getting around Sydney
Sydney transport options are many and varied. Whether you're travelling as a backpacker, in a family or with a group of friends, you'll find a city that's well organised with affordable public transport and plenty of private tour options.
Public transport is the easiest way to get around Sydney. Call the transport line on 131 500 or go to www.transportnsw.info for timetable information and to plan your trip. Once you've arrived at Sydney Airport, travel into the city centre with Sydney Trains. A free shuttle bus operates in the city centre (Route 555) while Sydney Buses will take you to all the major tourist attractions around the city including Bondi Beach, Manly, The Rocks and Sydney Opera House.
The best way to really appreciate the natural beauty of Sydney is on board a ferry or a leisurely cruise across the sparkling harbour. Water taxis can deliver you to prime harbour locations or take to the air in a seaplane. Other ways to get around Sydney are by hiring a bike, going for a coastal walk or hiring a car and using the inner toll roads for speedy cross-city travel. Use the Tripview Sydney app to plan your journey.