One of four Australian cities that Thai Airways International operates, flights to Sydney allow you to experience one of the world’s most high profile cities. An exciting and vibrant city that buzzes year round, Sydney wows with famous landmarks, world-class dining, captivating theatre & shows and the natural beauty of its gorgeous beaches & stunning harbour.
Along with its Bangkok to Sydney flights, other direct flights from Thailand to Australia operated by Thai Airways International or THAI are those to Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne. These can be booked online at THAI’s official website thaiairways.com, as can be flights throughout the airline’s global route network of 60 plus destinations in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.
THAI recently added PayPal as an online ticket payment option on its website, one of a number of initiatives that are part of its ongoing efforts to make travel simpler, more convenient and to meet consumers’ digital technology needs both web & mobile. The further development of online ticket sales through websites and smartphones is included in this.The Thai national flag carrier is increasingly encouraging customers to book flights online, whether this be a Bangkok to Sydney trip, flights from Bangkok to London, flights from Frankfurt to Bangkok or elsewhere within its network of flights that span the world. Through thaiairways.com the user can also book flights from Bangkok to the 10 points in THAI’s domestic network it operates together with subsidiary THAI Smile including Chiang Mai, Samui, Phuket and Krabi.
The website also features hotel and resort accommodation that can be booked worldwide, as well as car rental with Hertz, European rail passes, HolidayTaxis.com airport transfers, travel insurance plans, holiday product from Royal Orchid Holidays and free membership join-up to THAI’s customer loyalty program Royal Orchid Plus.
Home to approximately 4.84 million people, Sydney is both Australia and Oceania’s most populated city. It is the capital of the Australian state of New South Wales (but not that of Australia itself – that title goes to Canberra) and boasts among its key attractions the iconic landmarks of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
One of the world’s most recognizable buildings, the Sydney Opera House on the edge of beautiful Sydney Harbour hosts some 1,600 ballet, opera, theatre, dance and other performances each year, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site described as ‘a great architectural work of the 20th century’ and can be explored in daily tours. Another grand engineering feat, the Sydney Harbour Bridge can be walked or cycled across but is best experienced in a guided climb to the bridge’s summit that, at 134 m above sea level, affords spectacular city and harbour views.
Gorillas, tigers, chimpanzees, leopards, giraffes, kangaroos and koalas are just a few of the more than 4,000 animals that can be seen up close at Taronga Zoo, while SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium on Darling Harbour houses fascinating marine animals such as sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, penguins, seahorses and tropical fish.
Sydney’s picturesque beaches are another popular attraction, the most famous of these being Bondi Beach about 30 minutes by road from the city centre. At first glimpse it is easy to understand Bondi’s appeal, with its inviting sand and turquoise waters ideal for swimming and surfing. Then, spend a little time exploring the area and you will soon see there is more to Bondi than sand and surf; there is acclaimed waterfront restaurants & alfresco cafes, markets & fashion boutiques, luxury accommodation and the Bondi to Coogee coastline walking trail.
Manly Beach on Sydney’s northern coastline with its more laidback atmosphere is popular too as it is renowned for its surf breaks, scenic walks and charming cafes. The 30 minute ferry ride from Circular Quay to reach Manly is an attraction in itself, with panoramic views to enjoy along the way.
When it comes to dining, Sydney more than holds its own. The melting pot of cultures that it is, together with an abundance of fresh produce and fantastic seafood, translates into a restaurant scene that offers delectable international diversity and culinary creativity. Various tastes and budgets are catered to, from fine dining harbourside establishments to affordable cafes to stylish sky bars to traditional pubs to dining precincts and ‘eat streets’ like Dixon Street in Chinatown, King Street in Newtown and Church Street in Parramatta.
Another vibrant scene in Sydney is that of the theatre and shows, with world-class productions delighting audiences year-round at many different venues in addition to the Sydney Opera House. These include the ornate State Theatre in the city centre, the Capitol Theatre in Haymarket, the ICC Sydney in Darling Harbour and Belvoir Street Theatre in Surry Hills.
A two hour drive from Sydney and seemingly a world away is the enchanting Blue Mountains, a million hectares of tall forests, sandstone cliffs, rock formations, waterfalls, canyons and bushland. Complementing the picturesque surroundings and natural beauty that abounds here, is luxury accommodation and outdoor activities such as walking trails, cave explorations and in the main town of Katoomba a cableway, incline railway and rainforest walkway at Scenic World.