Holiday Homes in St Leonards
St Leonards is a suburb in Sydney located in New South Wales, a state in south east Australia. The suburb is situated on the lower North Shore, only 5km from the central business district of Sydney and a stone throw’s away from tourist attractions, dining and entertainment options that Sydney has to offer. Rent a self-serviced apartment away from the hustle and bustle of the city and relax in your home away from home in St Leonards.
Close to famous Sydney sights
Convenience and accessibility to the centre of Sydney is the biggest drawcard of staying in St Leonards. Book holiday accommodation in St Leonards and take a bus, train or taxi into the centre of town which will only take approximately 20 minutes. Visit iconic Sydney tourist attractions like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Tours of the Opera House are run regularly during the year where you can learn about the fascinating history, get a closer look at the architecture and be taken behind-the-scenes to see the world-famous Concert Hall or one of the other musical or artistic performance rooms. Alternatively, take in the Harbour Bridge by crossing it by foot or book a Bridge Climb where you get a bird eye’s view of the beautiful harbour. Also not to be missed are the world famous Sydney beaches, Bondi and Manly, where you can try out surfing or just sun bathe and have fish chips by the water.
Fun for all ages
Numerous attractions are located within the city that people of all ages are able to enjoy. Visit the Sydney Aquarium to see the amazing creatures of the ocean, Sydney Wildlife Park where you can see Australian native animals including koalas and kangaroos, Sydney Tower which has the tallest views of the city from up high and Madame Tussands to see wax figures of famous Australian and International celebrities including Kylie Minogue and Angelina Jolie.
The Sydney Taronga Zoo is located on the same side of the bridge as St Leonards so why not book holiday accommodation in St Leonards and take a bus to Taronga Zoo. The popular tourist attraction holds 340 species and over 2,600 individual animals.
The Chinese Garden of Friendship, located close to Chinatown, is a peaceful sanctuary where you can step back in time in the surrounds of the gardens which combines waterfalls, lakes, pavilions and sculptures.
The Royal Botanic Gardens are worth visiting as the gardens offer some of the best views of Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. The garden encompasses 30 hectares and is home to up to a million specimens of plants and flowers, some of which stem back to almost 200 years ago, when the first European colonists arrived.
Experience the history and cultural elements of Sydney
Sydney offers historical and cultural attractions in different pockets of the city. Located close to the Harbour Bridge is The Rocks, which was established shortly after the colony's formation in 1788. The original buildings were built using local sandstone which makes the area unique. There are markets held, every weekend, which has up to 100 stalls selling a variety of items including handicraft, souvenirs and clothes. Holiday makers can take a walking tour that can inform you about the history behind The Rocks.
The Queen Victoria Building, or commonly known as the QVB, is a grand building constructed in the late nineteenth century. The building contains numerous memorials and historic displays including a couple of mechanical clocks which are worth taking a look at. If you like boutique shops then this is the place to go.
Sydney's Chinatown allows an insight into the Asian culture, shopping and cuisine. This area is offers an interesting variety of Asian grocery stores where you can buy Chinese medicinal herbs, clothing, homewares and exotic foods. Purchase ingredients in Chinatown and cook up a delicious and fragrant Chinese meal in your holiday rental apartment.
Sydney can experience humid summers and mild winters. Rainfall is spread throughout the year although it can be somewhat higher during the first half of the year. Summer from December to February can be hot with an average of 14 days experiencing temperatures higher than 30 °C. In winter from June to August, temperatures average around 11°C. The best time to visit Sydney is either spring time or autumn when the temperatures are on the warmer side.
Getting there from the UK
St Leonards can be reached from the UK by flying into Sydney airport and then catching a taxi to St Leonards which takes approximately 30 minutes or catching a train from the airport into Central station and then transferring to the North Shore line to St Leonards which would take approximately 40 minutes. Get a holiday deal in conveniently located St Leonards and enjoy a wonderful holiday experiencing the delights of Sydney.