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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 $141 per night

Next weekend

From $115 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency AUD 10 = $6.94
Language English
Average weekend price $169 per night
Average weekday price $158 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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8.0

Next time I come to Sydney I will go and see St Mary's...

June 24, 2022

Next time I come to Sydney I will go and see St Mary's Cathedral, the Maritime Museum some of the other large museums and some of the art Galleries. I went to Paddington Markets, not great, neither were the Glebe markets, not bad but nothing amazing. Check out Feverup.com to see some of the other great things on in Sydney!

Kohler
Kohler
10

We stayed at the Fullerton Hotel in Martin Place The...

June 23, 2022

We stayed at the Fullerton Hotel in Martin Place The location is excellent, with the light rail stop only 100 meters from the hotel. My wife and I took the opportunity to book the Fullerton Hotel tour (1.5 hrs)which I would highly recommend. Our guide had a wealth of information on the history of the building and the history of Sydney in the early years of development. It would provide an excellent education to children of Sydney's past and the history and opperation of Australia Post.

Colette
Colette Australia
10

Even though we stayed in the suburbs out at Macquarie Park,

June 22, 2022

Even though we stayed in the suburbs out at Macquarie Park, the train services to the city are excellent. Can't visit Sydney without a harbour trip, so we went over to Neutral Bay on the ferry and had a lovely lunch over there.

Warwick
Warwick Australia
8.0

Warm nice weather in Sydney, sun shines nearly daily.

June 21, 2022

Warm nice weather in Sydney, sun shines nearly daily. Roads quality are bad, difficult to drive around and many crazy drivers but despite this it is ok to drive. Looks like dirty streets if out of CBD. Very busy roads on business days. If you want across Sydney without traffic, do it before 7am or after 10 am and at evening after 9pm. Lots of cars everywhere! Have more time than GPS suggests!

Vlad AU
Vlad AU Australia
10

Favourite places were Sydney Eye Tower;

June 20, 2022

Favourite places were Sydney Eye Tower; Vivid light show and Blue Mountains. Recommend to eat at T1 Express Coffee shop at Grace Hotel and Cyren Restaurant in Darling Harbour. You can have choice of more expensive meals and sit inside or have pub style meals and sit outside. We enjoyed train trip to Blue Mountains.

Gabrielle
Gabrielle Australia
10

Great price, close to city and coffee shops, car parking...

June 20, 2022

Great price, close to city and coffee shops, car parking available, harbour view, also there were some balconies available. Great base for looking around Stanton library and shops within a five-minute walk. We were there tp see vivid.

Anonymous Australia

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