Mar 22, 2019 - Mar 23, 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Where to stay in Sydney
Sydney is truly one of the world’s most iconic cities with two landmarks among the most recognized in the world – the harbor-front Sydney Opera House and the famous Sydney Harbor Bridge.
The capital of New South Wales and one of the largest cities in Australia, Sydney also offers visitors the attractions of Darling Harbour and its buzzing waterfront life, the Skywalk that offers a 360-degree perspective of the city, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Bondi Beach and the Rocks.
The Rocks area is wonderful base for any Sydney adventure. A historic area with heritage-listed buildings, galleries, shopping and courtyard cafes, the Rocks is also perfectly placed for access to the waterfront and the ferries, while the Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge are just a short stroll away.
Sydney's public transport system features a comprehensive network of train, bus and ferry services with light rail lines, airport links, sightseeing buses and taxi services adding variety to the network. Another great way of getting around is by using the hop-on, hop-off buses that stop near all the major sites with tickets valid for 24 and 48 hours although you can consider renting a car in Sydney if you're planning to explore outside of the city.
An opulent five-star hotel right on the water's edge of Sydney Harbor, the Park Hyatt couples spectacular views of the famous sites with luxurious design and quality atmosphere. Guests can also enjoy the rooftop pool and a fully-equipped luxury spa.
A four-star accommodation choice, the hotel is also ideally placed beside all of Sydney's major attractions in the heart of the city with guests staying within easy walking distance of the Opera House, Darling Harbor and a wide variety of theaters, restaurants, shops and bars.
The Russell is a three-star hotel within walking distance of the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Its position in the heart of the Rocks also places it close to train, bus and ferry lines. Like all hotels in the Rocks area, the Russell is around 7 km from Bondi Beach and 10 km from the airport.
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Definitely something I fell in love with although I do recommend going with or meeting up with friends.
A wonderful city to visit. I would especially recommend the Opera House. Do attend a concert. The acoustics are the finest in the world.
Loved the vibe. Juxtaposition of modern and historic. Hop on a water taxi at the Harbour or just enjoy magnificent views, food and fun.
Your first trip to Australia isn't complete without visiting Sydney! Sydney became what it is today as the British sent their prisoners to the country through its harbour entry. During their stay, the prisoners decided to spruce up the place lol (from what I remember from my tour guide). Ok ok, so in this post, I will discuss with you things to do in Sydney, accommodations, lessons learned and my total costs for travel to Australia from the United States! So let us dive in to my lessons learned: - Have cash available at the Sydney Fish - Market as some stands only accept cash. - Eat at Doyle's at the Fish Market! - Luckily I didn't travel to Melbourne as part of my getaway but in April it was really cold (for me). - Buy coffee beans in Melbourne for a souvenir! - Upon arrival to Australia, 16 countries including the US, goes through e-passport. You scan your own passport and take your own picture! And yes you save space in your passport as you don't get stamped. - I recommend visiting the Wildlife Park for about 2 hours. - Visit the Circular Quay (pronounced Key) area in Sydney for great pubs, people watching and access to the harbour! It is also a transportation hub for ferries and trains. Oh and it is a great place to get photos of the opera house and bridge. - In Sydney, stay in the CBD area for easy access to tourist attractions and local activities. - If you decide to go to the Handa Opera, eat before or after as the food is expensive there. - Per the tour guide (someone please verify), the first Harbour was originally where the Sydney airport is located but the water was too shallow there. Therefore, the harbour moved to its current location. Get more details at KitatheExplorer!