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About Sydney

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As Australia's largest city and home to the iconic Opera House, it's no wonder Sydney is often mistaken as the country's capital. Whether you're into history, nature, fashion or food, this city has it all.

Many of Sydney's most popular attractions are in the compact downtown area, including the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and countless restaurants and shops. There's also a large selection of museums and galleries like The Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Museum of Sydney, and the Australian National Maritime Museum. And for some fresh air, be sure to visit both the Royal Botanic Garden and the Victorian-style Centennial Park.

On the way out to the Eastern Suburbs, you'll find the world-famous Bondi Beach, frequented by surfers and swimmers alike for its big, warm waves. Another main attraction is Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, offering panoramic views over Sydney from its West Head lookout point. Then check out some Aboriginal rock paintings and cave art at any one of +800 well-preserved archaeological sites.

Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport is about 5 miles south of the city and can be reached easily by train, bus, and taxi.

Tonight

From $31 per night

Next weekend

From $63 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit April-June
Local currency AUD 10 = $6.96
Language English
Average weekend price $133 per night
Average weekday price $124 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Sydney reviews

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8.0

Have stayed in many hotels in the Sydney cbd but haven’t...

June 25, 2020

Have stayed in many hotels in the Sydney cbd but haven’t been south The hotel offers an alternative where you are close to the beach, easy access [M5] and high standards within the hotel Will return and check the transport options into town

NARETTA
NARETTA Australia
10

The transport was super convenient and runs pretty much...

May 18, 2020

The transport was super convenient and runs pretty much 24/7 making it easy to get home from a night out. I enjoyed just walking around and soaking up the atmosphere. Wish I'd stayed longer, will be back when travel restrictions have lifted.

Loz V
Loz V Australia
8.0

We visited Sydney on the 7th & 8th March 2020, which was...

May 4, 2020

We visited Sydney on the 7th & 8th March 2020, which was just prior to Covid-19 lock downs. We feel like we were lucky to not come in contact with cruise ship people. Once the Covid-19 has settled down I'd recommend exploring and eating at The Rocks market and eating oysters at the Oyster Bar @ Circular Quay. We used a Water Taxi from Cockle Bay to Circular Quay and a Water Ferry from Circular Quay back to Darling Harbour. Both gave us a good look at the harbour and under the bridge. Both felt like a tour.

David
David Australia
10

Travelled to Sydney to see concert.

May 2, 2020

Travelled to Sydney to see concert. Travelled by train from airport and out to Homebush - excellent service. QVB has great cafes and has a Haigh's Chocolate Shop (Haigh's chocolate founded in 1915 in Adelaide, SA - the Best Australian Chocolate). Travelled on the new Light Rail to Circular Quay to see Cruise Ships/Ferries/The Rocks (especially on weekends for the markets) and walk around the Opera House Forecourt for lunch at The Opera Bar overlooking the Harbour. Pitt Street Mall is beautiful and is access to the fab shopping including a stroll through The Strand Arcade (especially to purchase your Akubra Hat).

Linda
Linda Australia
10

Such a beautiful and clean city!

March 31, 2020

Such a beautiful and clean city! The people are so friendly and engaging. We were there just as the coronavirus was becoming a threat. Even though indoor venues were closing down, there was still so much to see outdoors as we practiced social distancing in the beautiful parks and gardens and at harbor-side. We were so surprised when we found The Chinese Garden of Friendship near our hotel. What a wonderfully tranquil place to enjoy different gardens including a beautiful waterfall. We will definitely return.

Bernd
Bernd United States of America
8.0

I have been to Sydney many times, this time was memorable...

April 1, 2020

I have been to Sydney many times, this time was memorable for the wrong reasons. There is a lot of building going on around Darling Harbour, which was very disappointing. So it was an eyesore walking around there. Railings everywhere and and very angry street performer venting with tourists. Then with CO19Virus from the cruise ships and a high contact in Sydney, it was' t the most pleasant time, When this is all over, would like to come again and spend a few more days. Hopefully Darling Harbour will be back to its self again.

Pauline
Pauline Australia

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