It's a million years since I went anywhere (and I'll probably not end up going) but I'm considering going over to Sydney. Millions of fares/options/packages yada yada yada. Does anyone know when is a good time to go, sometime after school holidays go back in February (whenever that is) and June. Is there a magical period with good rates or is it just having to trawl through to find a decent rate? Virgin any good, or stick with Qantas? Is it better to book accommodation and flight together (obviously, it may be easier/more convenient) or do it separately? Finally, does anyone know a good reasonably priced hotel/serviced apartment/BnB in Sydney CBD or not too far out? Doesn't need to be fancy (will be out during the day anyway), just clean and with decent hot water.