Sydney Hotels Guide
New South Wales, Australia
From the moment you catch a glimpse of the sparkling blue harbour spread out below your aeroplane window, to the first time your feet sink into the golden sands of Bondi Beach, a visit to Sydney is an unforgettable holiday experience. A great way to orientate yourself is to head to Circular Quay and jump on a ferry to glide past the Sydney Opera House, under the harbour bridge and explore the beautiful bays, and waterfront homes or the lively beach suburb of Manly.
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Sydney is undoubtedly Australia's largest and most dazzling city. Located amongst some of New South Wales' beautiful harbours, this city is an attractive way to encounter the glamour and style that Australia has to offer. Sydney will entertain you with its energy and educate you with its history and stories of the first white man settlement on Australian soil.
Commuter ferries are a great way to see the harbour – the easterly routes towards Manly, Mosman and Rose Bay will take you right under the Harbour Bridge and past the Opera House, while the westerly routes will take you past grand harbour-side mansions and historic port areas towards the Parramatta River and the Olympic Stadium, where you can do tours of the sporting facilities used during the 2000 Sydney Olympics. During the summer there is even a ferry that will drop you at the base of Taronga Park Zoo- the kids will love it!
Sydney is also a fashion-lovers paradise, with the chic narrow lane-ways of Paddington, Surry Hills and Glebe the places to go for cutting-edge design.
One of the more popular attractions is the Harbour Bridge Climb, which allows visitors to climb the vast metal structure of the bridge to the summit for spectacular views of the city and harbour. A climb at dawn or dusk is particularly recommended Directly underneath the bridge on the north side of the harbour is the oldest quarter of Sydney known as "The Rocks" This is a tourist hub with iconic alley ways to explore and plenty of boutique gift shops and cafés to enjoy along with several interesting museums recalling Sydney's early days as a colony.
No visit to Sydney is complete without a visit to iconic 'Bondi Beach', an easy bus ride from the city. Take a surfing lesson or splash in the waves – just make sure to swim between the flags, or you might need to be rescued by one of the handsome lifeguards on duty. The cosmopolitan streets surrounding the beach are a treasure trove of small designer boutiques and intimate cafés, and there is an outdoor market on Sundays. Take the scenic coastal cliff walk to the south and discover the gorgeous beaches of Bronte, Coogee and Tamarama.
The architectural phenomenon of the Sydney Opera House will enchant theatre & music lovers with its acoustic perfection. Take a ride over the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge or indulge in one of its many climbing tours. For the big kids at heart there is a giant playground specifically designed for adults or Luna Park for the thrill seekers and maybe the children too! Discover a huge variety of shopping choices including the QV building and the late night Darling Harbour Street Market. And then, of course, there's Bondi beach – need I say more?
There are dining options to please everyone including Spanish Tapas and traditional Vietnamese cuisine. From the kinky Night-life of Kings Cross, to the elegance of fine dining at the rocks, Sydney is an experience of a lifetime. Sydney also hosts many cultural, artistic and musical events throughout the year, however the Festival of Sydney in January is one of the largest, and the New Year's Eve fireworks are a true community event, with millions turning out around the harbour to celebrate.
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A huge selection of accommodation is available in all of Sydney's great locations. Sydney loves visitors and there is a plethora of good quality accommodation to choose from. There are many affordable serviced apartments for families, while all the major hotel chains are represented. Cheap and cheerful backpacker hostels are also readily available. The following Sydney hotels provide some of the best deals for a holiday in New South Wales please search below for availability and get the very best room rates sourced from over 100 local and online booking agents: