Destination guide

Experience Surry Hills with holiday homes to rent

While primarily being a suburb of Sydney, Surry Hills has rapidly become a popular destination for travellers from all over the country looking for a one-of-a-kind experience. Thanks to its diversity, Surry Hills is the cultural hub of the Sydney area and features restaurants, festivals, fashions and attractions that have unique cultural influences you won’t find anywhere else in Australia. You can enjoy it all with high-quality holiday homes to rent in Surry Hills.


Sightseeing in and around Surry Hills

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Surry Hills a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Moore Park Golf Course (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Entertainment Quarter (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Fox Studio Australia (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Wildlife Sydney (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Luna Park (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Surry Hills

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Surry Hills is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bondi Beach (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Green Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Central Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Hyde Park (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Cook + Phillip Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Surry Hills

The nearest airport is in Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.), located 4.4 mi (7 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to and around Surry Hills holiday homes

Surry Hills is one of the easiest destinations to reach no matter where you’re coming from. It’s just a short train ride from Sydney Airport, so you can get to Surry Hills from virtually anywhere in the world. Of course, there are also train lines and bus routes available that connect Sydney and Surry Hills to all the other major cities in Australia. Once you’re in Surry Hills, public transportation is all you really need. Sydney Trains and State Transit Authority buses can get you to all the major attractions from holiday homes. If you plan to drive into town, you’ll be happy to know that the roads are well-maintained and easy to navigate for drivers.

Food & drink 

Popular cuisine in Surry Hills

Surry Hills has earned a reputation as the foodie capital of Sydney. This is largely thanks to its multicultural population, and it’s easy to find exotic food from all over the world. One of the local favourites is burnt miso ramen. Originating in Tokyo, this unique smokey dish is a longtime favourite in Japan and Hong Kong, and it has found a home in Surry Hills as well. Indian cuisine is also quite prevalent throughout this suburb, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find spicier masala anywhere else in Australia. If you’re looking to do some cooking of your own, there is a local produce shop in town that also features a wine club. Fresh pasta is also prevalent throughout town, so you can work your magic at holiday rentals if you fancy a homemade pasta dish.


Events near your Surry Hills holiday accommodation

Festivals and events are prevalent throughout Surry Hills. If you’re in town on a Saturday, you can enjoy the Surry Hills Market. With over 60 unique stalls featured, you’ll find items including vintage clothes, designer bags, beauty products and works of art. Travellers from out of town are encouraged to visit because the market just might be the best way to see the unique cultural diversity firsthand. You may also want to attend the Surry Hills Festival that occurs every September. This festival celebrates the heart of Surry Hills with all the food and culture you’ll ever need. You’ll find live performances, music and art throughout the area. Workshops and programs suitable for children are also offered near your holiday accommodation.

Where to stay near Surry Hills?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,124 holiday rentals near Surry Hills. From 908 Houses to 1,981 Condos/Apartments, 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 Surry Hills is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Surry Hills?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Surry Hills:

  • Strawberry Hills: 207 holiday homes
  • Sydney CBD: 2,058 holiday homes
  • Balmoral: 140 holiday homes
  • Chatswood CBD: 58 holiday homes
  • Collaroy Beach: 30 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Surry Hills?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Surry Hills. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Ray Hughes Gallery: 3,653 holiday rentals
  • Brett Whitley Studio: 3,662 holiday rentals
  • Object Gallery: 3,699 holiday rentals
  • Belvoir Street Theatre: 3,635 holiday rentals
  • Darling Harbour: 1,409 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Surry Hills listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Surry Hills?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 908 Houses in Surry Hills. Our other popular types of Surry Hills holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,981 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 24 holiday houses
  • Studios: 2,078 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Surry Hills?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 773 holiday homes with pool available in Surry Hills. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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