Welcome to Sydney!

World map with Australia highlit

Welcome to the Sydney page for Children's Public Transit Wallet card set. We're so glad you made it!

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales (NSW) and the most populated city in Australia and Oceania. Sydney is on Australia's east coast, shown in brown on the map above.

Sydney's public transport system includes train, bus and ferry services. The system also include light rail lines, airport links, sightseeing buses and taxis.

photo credit: Nicki Mannix

photo credit: Nicki Mannix

photo credit: WANG-HSIN PEI

photo credit: WANG-HSIN PEI

http://www.transportnsw.info/en/tickets/index.page?

PEOPLE

• Residents of Sydney are known as "Sydneysiders"
• 4.39 million people live in Sydney, 1.5 million of which were born overseas, making Sydney one of the most multicultural cities in the world.
• There are more than 250 different languages spoken in Sydney and about one-third of residents speak a language other than English at home.
• The Sydney area has been inhabited by indigenous Australians since the Upper Paleolithic period. In 1788, the first British settlers arrived and created the first European settlement in Australia.

FUN STUFF

Animals you can find in Sydney, Australia http://australianmuseum.net.au/wildlife-of-sydney

Top things to do in Sydney with kids http://www.weekendnotes.com/top-things-to-do-in-sydney-with-kids/

photo credit: PROVirtualWolf

photo credit: PROVirtualWolf

photo credit: Alan Levine

photo credit: Alan Levine

 

THE TRANSIT CARD

photo credit: Beau Giles

photo credit: Beau Giles

The "Opal" card is how the people of Sydney pay for their train fare. Here's their official site

SO Awesome's Children's Public Transit Wallet Cards Sydney card

Here's SO Awesome's Children's Public Transit Sydney card next to the actual card for comparison. 

We added a student picture ID to ours to make it a little different than the real card.

Children can have their own Opal card, which are green. We liked the look of the black/grey one a little better though!

photo credit: Jan Smith

photo credit: Jan Smith

photo credit: andy nunn

photo credit: andy nunn

photo credit: Robert Linsdell

photo credit: Robert Linsdell

photo credit: Wilf

photo credit: Wilf

photo credit: Robert Montgomery

photo credit: Robert Montgomery

photo credit: May Wong

photo credit: May Wong

photo credit: Ryan Carr

photo credit: Ryan Carr

Thank you for visiting the Sydney page for the Children's Public Transit Wallet Cards deck! 

Where to now? 
Check out our store or View all of the Public Transit Resources here on SO Awesome's site.

Happy travels!