This will be a concise review of some things I struggled to find before we left, things we wondered about and the trip in general.
Sydney: loved the city. So much to see and do in the area. We arrived 2 days prior and thank good ness we did. The trip was long, especially the flight from LA to Sydney. There are all the chain hotels but they are relatively pricey, especially near the port. We chose to stay in one of many little boutique hotels that are quaint. Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel. The folks there are great, very welcoming and we loved our stay. The only issue was we were on the 3rd floor, no elevator and we had a lot of luggage. Loved having the location in The Rocks. Easily accessible and loved the vibe.
Our full day in Sydney we booked a private sightseeing tour with Real Sydney Tours. They will cater to what you want to do. Loved our day!