Famous for its legendary Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge, this booming state capital of New South Wales is literally teeming with some of the best accommodation deals this side of the Tasman Sea.
With a dynamic and cosmopolitan mix of Sydneysiders as your friendly hosts, the only problem visitors have is trying to work out which of the amazing sites to see first. A beautiful collection of history, nature, fine dining, luxury, and an electric night life, makes sure that even if the entire family is staying in the holiday accommodation, that nobody will ever have a chance to be bored.
Be sure that the discerning shopper will most certainly not be disappointed in Sydney, with an incredible selection of the best shopping areas in the entire Asia Pacific, and the best part being, that the boutiques and retail centres are located but a hop, skip and a jump from wherever you are staying in your holiday rental.
It goes without saying that a trip to Sydney would be sacrilege without a visit to the Sydney Opera House. This iconic architectural masterpiece, surrounded almost entirely by water and neighboured by the Royal Botanic Gardens, is one of the most profound performing arts centres on the planet.
But before you spend all your money on the best seats in the house, you may want to save some to visit 360 Bar and Dining, way up there on top of the Sydney Tower. It may be incredibly difficult to ascertain as to whether the incredible view, the incredible service or the incredible food is the reason why you came in the first place. An unparalleled 360 degree view of the city skyline, as you sip your cocktail and watch the sunset over the city, is an experience not to be missed.
If you can find time to fit in the art galleries, the museums, the ballets, the orchestra performances, the food, the Bavarian Beer Café, a five star spa treatment, and a quick shake of the tail feathers at the legendary Hard Rock Café, then you will most definitely find time to climb the Sydney Bridge.
Rated as having ‘’The Climb of Your Life’’ the pictures tell you in less than a thousand words exactly why. An experienced guide will prepare and support you along your climb, and if you are too scared to scale the magnificent structure yourself, buy an intrepid friend a voucher, so that they may enjoy ultimate climbing experience.
The Sydney Aquarium is something that should definitely be on every visitors list, regardless of age. With more than 12,000 specimens of sea life in truly remarkable displays, this is an epic adventure allowing visitors to see all the aquatic life in their natural habitat. You can also hop aboard a glass bottomed boat for a truly magical journey into the open sea, with a unique chance to get up close and personal with some serious sea life, including sharks, all along the Great Barrier Reef.
The nature trails in and around the Sydney National Park, Bradleys Head and the Sydney Harbor provides an excellent way to walk off all that fine dining at the 360 Bar. With more of a gentle meander and less of a strenuous hike, it is another perfect opportunity to take along grumpy children and get them out in the fresh air, and enter a journey of history and mystery.
Check out pieces of actual history that are still standing today; cannons that once upon a time were used to defend the city from enemies, are in the same place they were used, all those years ago.
The remaining and intact forts in Bradley’s Head, will give visitors a rare glimpse into the life and times of soldiers who fought here all those years ago, and although the Athol Hall is not still serving soldiers, you are now able to get refreshments from the café that has been built there. The function centre is a popular wedding venue and is often hired out for special occasions, with the most spectacular backdrop, as one can see out to the Opera House, The Harbor Bridge and the rest of the city, it is no wonder why.
A temperate climate with scattered rainfall throughout the year, the mild winters and warm summer days make Sydney an all year round location, and it will be advisable to book your holiday accommodation well in advance. Summer months are from October to April, and winter kicks in from May to September. Expect temperature of around 25 C in summer, and about 19 C in winter.
Don’t pack too many heavy items of clothing, as all the holiday rentals and holiday accommodation will be climate controlled to manage any weather. Rather save the packing space for some awesome presents to take back home with you.