I now have a rough plan worked out based on our flights. We'll arrive at the domestic airport mid Thursday morning and plan on staying in Sydney overnight so we can sightsee for Thursday and part of Friday. On Friday afternoon we'll move to Olympic Park and stay there Fri/Sat/Sun nights before flying home Monday afternoon.
So, my questions now are -
Best area to stay in order to see the most sights (Opera House, The Rocks, Centrepoint Tower etc). I'm assuming the CBD? Don't want to spend more than $150/night.
Best/cheapest way to get to hotel area from the airport?
Best/cheapest way to get to to Olympic Park on Friday?
Best option from Olympic Park to the airport?
A quick check of the Airport Train, normal trains/buses and shuttles indicates they're all around the same price I think.
We'll be 1 adult, 1 child, hand luggage only (checked luggage costs more than the plane ticket!