Hello All, I'm just after a bit of advice about how the Opal Card works and what it costs etc. I've just ordered one online but I don't know if I've done the right thing here... I'm off to Australia for a month this August, and am spending a week in Sydney, where I happened to live 20 years ago. I want to go on many trips down memory lane, hopefully with the help of an Opal Card. I'll be staying smack bang in the city centre, probably near Wynyard Station or Circular Quay. During the week that I'm there I intend to do the following: 1. Get the bus to Rozelle, walk down Darling St to Balmain Wharf and get the ferry back to Circular Quay. 2. Go to Katoomba on the train, get the train back as far as Parramatta and then get the River Cat back to Circular Quay from there. 3. Go to Manly on the Ferry, and from there get a bus up to Palm Beach, probably stopping at Deewhy on the way back. 4. Try out the new light rail system. 5. Get a train across Sydney Harbour Bridge and back. 6. Get the train or bus out to Bondi. 7. Take a few frivolous trips on Harbour Ferrys to nowhere in particular. I've ordered an Opal Card, and had to put $40 credit on it, but when I read the website, it says that the maximum Opal Fare is $2.50 per day - is that correct? If so I've put way too much on my card, but it was the minimum amount. I can't imagine that I can go all the way to Katoomba and back for $2.50, if anyone can clarify I'd appreciate it. Does anyone know what the longest train journey is that I could do on this card? I'd be up for going to Newcastle or Wollongong if possible. Finally, my usual question - can anyone suggest any freight locations near Sydney? I lived there for a year in the early 90s and never saw one freight train during that time... Cheers cobbers.