Sydney is Australia’s most populous city with a sprawling metropolis surrounding the world’s largest natural harbour. This capital of New South Wales has a fascinating convict history with interesting museums and buildings remaining as testament to those early settlers. However, rock art and engravings in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and the Royal National Park provide interesting reminders of the much longer inhabitation by indigenous Australians.
Sydney ranks 10th in the world for quality of living, which explains why so many native and international tourists have put Sydney on their bucket list. The city has a wide choice of holiday apartments, beach houses and luxury accommodation to rent as a base while exploring this Alpha World City. Sydney is ideal for weekend getaways with shopping, sightseeing, water sports and upscale dining right outside your holiday accommodation. Families will find plenty of stunning properties located close to parks, attractions and beaches.
Visitors will definitely want to include Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the World Heritage listed Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach on their list, but there are plenty more things to enjoy in Sydney in all seasons. Take a boat trip around Darling Harbour, catch the ferry to Manly Beach, shop in the historic Strand Arcade and enjoy a drink in one of the historic pubs in The Rocks district. Busy shopping malls, lively markets and historic buildings are complemented by green parks, museums, art galleries and restaurants, all within sight of the glittering water. With so much to see and do, visitors staying in Sydney may well want to spend more than a week in this exciting waterfront city.
Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach is an upscale resort community synonymous with surfing. This stunning sandy beach epitomises Australia’s laidback lifestyle and its beachfront cafés and fish restaurants are perfect for people-watching. Pop into Icebergs at the southern end of the beach - one of the most famous winter swimming clubs in the world with clifftop location and stunning outlook. Continue the coastal walk to Bronte passing by Tamarama for stunning scenery and access to more great swimming beaches, cafes, and beachfront homes to admire.
Conveniently located just 8km east of Sydney city centre, visiting is easy to reach by bus, train, car, taxi or Uber. Whether you are planning to surf, sightsee or just relax in the sun, you’ll find holiday apartments and homes in Bondi Beach make the perfect base for your Sydney holiday.
Things to do in Sydney
Your Sydney holiday rental puts you at the heart of thrilling activities, whatever you want to see and do.
Visitors will be spoilt for choice with Sydney beaches. Gordon’s Bay is a clear water inlet for snorkelling. It even has a 600m underwater nature trail where you may spot sea urchins, starfish, blue gropers and cuttlefish. Walk the coastal trail from Gordon’s Bay to Coogee and indulge in an icy beer at the Pavilion’s rooftop bar. For surfing and working on the perfect tan, Bondi Beach is a must, while a ride on the Manly Ferry is a thrilling way to see Sydney’s landmarks from the water.
Active visitors holidaying in Sydney can climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a scenic seaplane flight along the coast or go standup paddleboarding at Camp Cove. You can even join a free walking tour to learn more about Sydney’s history and architecture.
Waterfront attractions for Sydney visitors are as diverse as kayaking in the harbour with a guide to taking a backstage tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House. Seeing the extraordinary architecture up close is amazing. Just steps away from the Opera House are the hilly Royal Botanical Gardens with their mature trees, birds and indigenous plants. It’s a prime location for enjoying a picnic lunch, enjoying a stroll along the promenade and taking selfies from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair.
Sydney holiday accommodation in the heart of the city puts you in a prime position for dining, theatre, concerts and nightlife. Cultural attractions include the Art Gallery of NSW, a boat trip to historic Fort Denison or dining out after dark with stunning waterfront views at some of Australia’s top restaurants.
Further afield, consider taking a trip to the Blue Mountains with their geological rock formations and far-reaching viewpoints. The Royal National Park with its Figure Eight rock pools is the perfect area for trekking, bicycling and swimming and can be reached by ferry from Cronulla.
By planning your trip and choosing the best holiday rentals in Sydney to suit you and your companions, you can look forward to a truly memorable holiday.