One of the world’s most iconic holiday destinations, Sydney is Australia’s most visited city. Famed for beautiful Sydney Harbour, iconic Bondi Beach and the neighbourly attractions of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, this is a city just made for tourists. Shopaholics will love the boutiques of Paddington’s Oxford Street, while art buffs can ogle at the exhibitions of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and Art Gallery of NSW. Catch the ferry from Darling Harbour to Taronga Zoo, or soak in the breathtaking views along the Bondi to Coogee walk. When hunger strikes, you’re in luck – Sydney’s food is a tourist attraction unto itself. Popular eat streets include Newtown’s King Street, Crown Street in Surry Hills and Victoria Street in Darlinghurst. Fine dining options include Quay, Tetsuya’s and Rockpool, all owned by famed celebrity chefs. If you choose a self-catering Sydney apartment, you can also take advantage of the city’s fabulous food markets. Eveleigh Farmers Markets is a great option if you’re in Sydney on a Saturday, while Sydney Fish Market is home to the city’s freshest seafood. You can even take a cooking class or two at the Fish Market’s renowned Sydney Seafood School.
When to go to Sydney
With so much to see and do, Sydney is a wonderful year round holiday destination. Averaging over 340 days of sunshine each year, Sydney’s maximum temperature rarely drops below 16°, even in winter. To truly experience Sydney at its sunny best, though, time your travel for summer, late spring or early autumn. January is also a great time to visit thanks to the eclectic Sydney Festival and New Year’s Eve fireworks, while March is popular with GLBT travellers thanks to the world famous Sydney Mardi Gras.
Getting to and around Sydney
Most tourists arrive in Sydney via flights to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. Once in Sydney, it’s easy to get around via the city’s excellent public transport system, including buses, trains, ferries, monorail and light rail.
Where to stay in Sydney
When choosing accommodation in Sydney, apartments make a great, cost effective alternative to expensive hotels. Not only will renting your very own Sydney apartment save you money, you’ll experience fantastic space, freedom and privacy too. HouseTrip has a number of quality self catering Sydney apartments, ranging from small studio apartments suitable for couples and singles through to large, multi-room apartments ideal for families and groups of friends. Whatever your Sydney accommodation needs, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for with HouseTrip. Plus, you can book your apartment in Sydney in as few as six clicks.