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The Star Grand Hotel And Residences Sydney
Sydney 1,516 yd from city centre
Offering luxurious accommodation, The Star Grand Hotel and Residences Sydney is situated in The Star Entertainment Complex....
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Sydney 905 yd from city centre
Located at the Circular Quay end of the city, at the entrance to historic Rocks area (full of restaurants and quaint shops)....
Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney
Sydney 424 yd from city centre
Location: housed within a heritage-listed building that is located in the heart of the city. In the CBD (central business...
Sydney 1,148 yd from city centre
Located in the revitalized southern area of Sydney city, close to Hyde Park and Oxford Street. It is within walking distance...
Sir Stamford Circular Quay
Sydney 880 yd from city centre
The hotel is located in a prime position on the historic Macquarie Street in the central business district of Sydney. It...
Adina Apartment Sydney Town Hall
Sydney 781 yd from city centre
Located on the corner of Kent and Bathurst Streets, this hotel is your ideal base in the city center, few steps to tourist...
Travelodge Hotel Sydney Martin Place
Sydney 167 yd from city centre
This hotel is located in the heart of Sydney's central business district, only a few minutes walk to Circular Quay, and law...
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With one of the most recognisable cityscapes in the world, Sydney is the capital of New South Wales. It is consistently rated as one of the world’s most liveable and that also makes it a fabulous holiday destination, being in the top 15 most visited cities in the world. The aforementioned cityscape includes the iconic Sydney Harbour, fabulous beaches, instantly recognisable architecture and even bushland of national parks. There is a wow factor to the so-called Harbour City that runs through its history, attractions, arts, and food scene. Visitors can expect a laid-back city that pulses with excitement.
Having to host more than 16 million visitors every year means the city has to have plenty of hotel accommodation. Visitors have an abundance of choice from campsites to B&Bs, to luxury resorts and cheap hotels in Sydney.
Neighbourhoods of Sydney
If you want to stay in one of the coolest suburbs of the city, they include:
- The CBD/City Centre : Choose this area if you want easy access to the main sights of the city. Museums, theatres, shopping, and restaurants are all quite easily reached on foot. Plus, other key areas are also in walking distance such as, Kings Cross, The Rocks, and the harbour.
- Bondi: The suburb that holds the most famous beach in the world (and the closest to the city centre) is very family-friendly. Streets slope gently toward the beach and are full of cafes, bars, and boutiques.
- Newtown: If boho is your bag, this area is a charming mix of ultra-modern trendy rubbing shoulders with old classics. Its popularity is underlined by being home to various Sydney “bests” including the best burger, the best live music venue, the best brewery, and the best beer garden.
- North Sydney: As well as a myriad of places to eat, drink, and shop, the streets of historic Kirribilli are eminently walkable as is Milsons Point under the Harbour Bridge.
- The Rocks: Charming and historic, the stone lanes have views of the harbour and opera house and are packed with some of the city’s oldest shops, cafes, and restaurants, some in the antique warehouses and barracks that used to serve the docks.
What to see and do in Sydney
It’s impossible to list all the attractions and activities that this city has to offer. Some highlights are:
- The beaches: There is a laundry list of beaches so it is best to research which is best suited for the day you want. Some are surfing beaches, some are busy with many amenities, and others are quieter.
- Landmarks: Top sights include the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Hyde Park Barracks, Q Station, and the Sydney Tower Eye.
- Museums: As well as the oldest museum in Australia, there is the Sydney Observatory, National Maritime Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
- Natural Attractions: Enjoy the geography and environment in national parks and along cliff and coastal walks. Try North Head, West Head and Ku-ring-gai Chase.
- Animal attractions: Learn more about Australian (and global) wildlife at Taronga Zoo and Sea Life Aquarium.
What to eat in Sydney
When you know that MasterChef is the most watched TV show in Australia, you see why food is so important culturally. Any and every food is available in Sydney so it is worth seeking out some of the most iconic Australian foods. These include:
- Fish and chips: Best eaten on the seafront with a view of the harbour.
- Meat pie: The perfect snack when sightseeing.
- Barramundi: Australia’s ubiquitous fish, it features on practically every restaurant menu.
- Chicken Parmigiana: Chicken “parm” is another menu staple. It’s essentially chicken parmesan schnitzel topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella.
- Lamington: Have this chocolate and coconut cake with afternoon tea.
- Pavlova: Better to eat it than join in the argument over whether it was the Aussies or the Kiwis that invented this meringue dessert.
Typical events and festivals in Sydney
As diverse and vibrant as the city itself, the vents calendar is packed all year. Just a few choice options are:
- Sydney Festival: A full celebration of arts that runs for three weeks in January.
- Royal Easter Show: Showcasing many aspects of Australian life, there’s agricultural shows, artisan stalls, food and entertainment and a fairground.
- Sculpture by the Sea: The annual sandcastle/sand art competition is held on Bondi Beach in October/November.
- New Year’s Eve: The city’s fireworks show centred on the Harbour Bridge is televised all around the globe.
How to move around in Sydney
Outside of the CBD, the best way to get around Sydney is with a travelcard (currently the Opal card) which enables travel on the bus, light rail, and train. Ferries operate on various routes around the harbour. There are plenty of taxis and the international airport is a 20-minute drive away.
The climate in Sydney
The weather is always decent in the city thanks the sub-tropical climate. Summers are warm to hot and winters are cool. Average daily high temperature is fairly constant ranging from 17 to 26°C across the year. December, January, and February are the warmest months when there is also a high risk of thunderstorms but this is still the best time to visit.