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Destination guide

Explore Greater Sydney from holiday homes to rent

With Greater Sydney vacation rentals, the question isn't what to do, but how much you can possibly fit in. From the culture, nightlife and dining scenes of Australia's premier city to the natural wonders of the Blue Mountains and the legendary beaches, the possibilities in Greater Sydney are pretty much endless. Compared to the more old-world, European feel of Melbourne, Sydney's got a global, modern vibe, and one thing you might not realise until you get there is how beautiful the city is. With its grand civic buildings, lush parks and characterful districts, no Sydney vacation is ever going to be long enough.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Greater Sydney holiday rentals

Most folk start out their Greater Sydney vacation rentals by getting acquainted with the area round the harbour. From iconic sights like the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge to the historic Rocks area and the entertainments of Darling Harbour (home to Sea Life Sydney and the Australian National Maritime Museum), it's the gift that keeps on giving. To slow things right down, you could take a stroll in the tranquil surroundings of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and for a real walk on the wild side, why not take the ferry or bus out to Taronga Zoo?

Activities

What to do near holiday homes in Greater Sydney

Pack your board shorts and rashies for Sydney's sensational surf beaches. Bondi's the most well known, but many locals prefer Manly Beach, and if you're looking for something a bit more secluded, then Dee Why might fit the bill. But Greater Sydney vacation rentals are about more than surf and sand. The city itself is full of cultural activities, nightlife and high-end dining, with bay cruises in Sydney Harbour a perennial favourite (as well as being a useful way to get around). For a really special excursion, take the train out to the Blue Mountains for spectacular scenery and hiking.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Greater Sydney holiday homes

A Sydney native, Baz Luhrmann knew what he was talking about when he released that classic late-90s record about wearing sunscreen. For much of the year it's very easy to burn on Sydney's glorious beaches, so be sure to slap it on and cover up if you can. In fact, the temperatures in Sydney can get famously high in the summer months, with a fair amount of humidity too. Winters are cooler without being genuinely cold, and some of the best times to visit Sydney are spring and autumn, when the heat and humidity aren't quite at their peak.

Beaches

Top beach areas near Greater Sydney holiday rentals

Greater Sydney has an array of spectacular beaches for sunbathing and swimming. Holiday rentals are within reach of places like Manly Beach, a bustling beachfront and surfing destination with seaside shops, and Shelly Beach, a sandy beach with opportunities for boating and snorkelling among colourful marine life. You’ll also like Wattamolla, a lagoon area with calm waters for swimming and shaded picnic areas.

Family friendly

Family fun near Greater Sydney holiday homes

Families with children will be spoilt for choice for how to spend time in Greater Sydney. Holiday homes are available near places like Koala Park Sanctuary Sydney, a wildlife park with a rainforest and eucalyptus groves for koalas and kangaroos, and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, a unique zoo with native animals, daily shows and feeding sessions. Kids will also like Luna Park Sydney, an amusement park and entertainment venue with a big top and Ferris wheel.

Where to stay near Greater Sydney?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,261 holiday rentals near Greater Sydney. From 2,420 Condos/Apartments to 2,242 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Greater Sydney is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Greater Sydney?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Greater Sydney. From HomeAway.com.au travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Central Coast: 2,228 holiday rentals
  • Sydney: 3,230 holiday rentals
  • Katoomba: 520 holiday rentals
  • South Coast: 4,693 holiday rentals
  • Bowral: 259 holiday rentals

HomeAway.com.au offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Greater Sydney! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Greater Sydney?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Greater Sydney with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Sydney: 3,230 holiday homes
  • Katoomba: 520 holiday homes
  • Bowral: 259 holiday homes
  • Leura: 517 holiday homes
  • Palm Beach: 1,181 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Greater Sydney?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Greater Sydney are:

  • Sydney, NSW (RSE-Rose Bay Seaplane Base): 3,914 holiday houses
  • Palm Beach, NSW (LBH-Palm Beach Seaplane Base): 2,872 holiday houses
  • Sydney Airport (SYD): 3,560 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Greater Sydney?

HomeAway.com.au offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Greater Sydney. From HomeAway.com.au travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Darling Harbour: 1,427 holiday rentals
  • Newport Beach: 4,611 holiday rentals
  • Dee Why Beach: 4,408 holiday rentals
  • Dryridge Estate Wines: 567 holiday rentals
  • Circular Quay: 3,988 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Greater Sydney listed on HomeAway.com.au where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Greater Sydney

Sydney
3,230 holiday rentals
Katoomba
520 holiday rentals
Bowral
259 holiday rentals
Leura
517 holiday rentals
Palm Beach
1,181 holiday rentals
Pokolbin
507 holiday rentals
Copacabana
1,195 holiday rentals
Avoca Beach
1,315 holiday rentals
The Entrance
778 holiday rentals
Blackheath
545 holiday rentals
Manly
1,413 holiday rentals
Pearl Beach
1,346 holiday rentals
Wentworth Falls
516 holiday rentals
Macmasters Beach
1,432 holiday rentals
Patonga
1,513 holiday rentals
Bondi Beach
369 holiday rentals
Terrigal
1,343 holiday rentals
Burradoo
249 holiday rentals
Avalon Beach
1,052 holiday rentals
Bundeena
175 holiday rentals