Sydney is the most populous city in all of Australia. It's also the most multicultural city in Australia, which makes it so fascinating to visit. The natural landscapes of the harbor, the ocean and nearby mountain ranges provide plenty of outdoor adventures. It's rich cultural landmarks and diverse population create an experience unlike anywhere else. It also means that there's so much to see and do in Sydney that tourists and visitors can easily get overwhelmed. Check out our list of the best Sydney apps for the iPhone and make the most of your trip down under.
The best Sydney apps for iPhone
5 May 2020, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Covering Sydney as well as Melbourne, as the name suggests, this app will help you get around within each city via the highly efficient public transport system. Specifically for Sydney, it covers the metro area with the exception of Waterfall and the T6 line. It also includes information on Sydney Ferries, buses, and rails, not including stops between Exhibition Centre and Central. Users can plan on their trip on the interactive map provided. There are some ads on this free app, which can be removed in the full version.
- Sydney metro areas
- Sydney buses, ferries, and light rail
- Information on closures and delays
- Real-time information on vehicle locations
- Plan out your trip in the map
Live bus and train times, step-by-step navigation, stop announcements, service alerts and more - all in one app. If you're looking for directions to a very specific place (say, the arrivals entrance at an airport, or the ticket stall at a stadium) putting in the address can sometimes send you to a different part of the building. Well now that hassle is over!
- Live directions, plan your trip with up to five ways to your destination.
- Share your journey details with friends and family - they don't even need the app!
- Get Off Alerts Get notified you know when it's time to transfer.
- Live countdown boards for buses and trains.
One of the best things about going to a new city is exploring the place on foot or on a bike. This app brings GPS audio walks to its users, allowing them to roam around without deviating too much from their path. Users can set out their course for the day and start walking, or biking, along. If you veer off course too much, you will receive alerts and will be guided back to the next stop. The great thing is, this app works in over 100 cities.
- GPS audio walks
- Offline VoiceMaps
- GPS autoplay
- Alerts for deviations from the course
- Free and paid tour options
So you've arrived in Sydney, done a bit of a walking tour, and are now getting hungry. What do you do? Deliveroo. This app will help you look for the best restaurants nearby that will cater to every palate. Users can order food to be delivered immediately, or pre-order it to be delivered the next day. The interface is incredibly intuitive, despite its functionality which covers picking out a restaurant, selecting each item, making payment. But the best part is that once you've ordered the food, you will receive constant updates every step of the way.
- Find the best restaurants near you
- Preorder for the next day
- Works in a dozen countries
- Easy-to-use interface
- Delivery notifications
Modern Australian food, or a plate of good ol' tacos? Sydney has a wide variety of food trucks that will be your life saver when you're up in the middle of the night battling jet lag. Find out in real-time where each food truck is serving currently. People love food, and it's no surprise that this app was the winner of the App Store Best of 2012. The app also comes with social media integration so you can follow your favorite food trucks on Facebook or Twitter.
- Real-time information on food trucks
- Award-winning app
- Find your way to each truck
- See the menus, price, and photos of each truck
- Social media integration
This highly-regarded, award-winning app is a force to be reckoned with. Citymapper is a fantastic app to get around in a city. It helps plan out routes from point A to point B in multiple ways, giving you every single option in real time. This app is so specific with its optimizations, it will even give you the right subway car to board, as well as the right station exit to arrive at your destination seamlessly. Real-time service alerts are also provided. Of course, in the event of such alerts, the app will help you find the best alternative route.
- Find the optimal transit route
- Award-winning app
- Get service alerts
- Find alternative routes
- Compare all your options
This app contains thousands of points of interests in and around Sydney, which you can visit during your time there. Each of these points has photos and detailed information to help you decide if you want to check it out. The app offers an "Augmented reality" experience that is designed to act as your personal tour guide in your ear. Maps to each location can be saved offline, and shared with friends on Facebook via the app. Users can use the app to book hotels too
- 1000s of points of interest
- Book hotels
- Save maps to offline mode
- Facebook integration
- All-in-one app