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How long does it take to adjust to time change from USA?

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I'm trying to plan our trip to Australia, and wonder how long it will take for us to adjust to the time difference between the USA (midwest) and Australia. We arrive in Sydney at 6:30am and wonder whether we should stay there for a day (or several days) before renting a car to head to Hunter Valley. Or, should we get the car and head out right away? I'm also wondering what we'll do between our early arrival and check-in for wherever we stay (especially if it's in Sydney!)

Thanks!

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