Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Sydney’s CBD: Holiday at the Heart of It All

Sydney’s Central Business District, or the City, as many locals call it, is the epicentre of the NSW capital’s hustle and bustle. With an interesting mix of historic structures, modern amenities and tourist hotspots, Sydney's CBD is filled with life and offers a vibrant environment that is perfect for a holiday. The permanent population of the city is on the small side, but the influx of visitors from the surrounding towns and from out of the country means that there is a constant flow of people in the streets. There is no shortage of housing options right in the city, either; visitors have the choice of apartments, houses and even studios right in the heart of the action.

Sydney CBD Icons

One of the most well-known buildings in the world, the Sydney Opera House is a staple in the Central Business District. Join the many photographers snagging a picture of the building or sign up for a guided tour. There are many cafes and eateries surrounding the site, which allow visitors to take in the powerful ambiance while dining on the harbourfront. While on foot and near the Opera House, check out the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Make it to the top of the bridge to take in glistening water views and breathtaking cityscapes.

For historic grandeur, do not miss the Queen Victoria Building while in the CBD. The structure is identifiable by the large-scale dome on the top. Both inside and out, the old-world structure has been renovated to modern standards while still retaining all of the charm one expects of a 19th-century structure.

Retail Therapy in the CBD

A favourite form of entertainment, shopping opportunities are bountiful in Sydney's Central Business District. Of course one of the most prominent retail options, with over 180 stores, is the Queen Victoria Building. This premier shopping destination boasts a great mixture of high-end and lesser known stores and attracts thousands of shoppers every week. Two of the other popular areas for retail therapy include Pitt Street Mall and Westfield. For an entirely different shopping experience, check out Chinatown, which is in the south part of the city.

Art and Culture in Sydney’s CBD

The shear volume of museum choices is just one of the perks of making your holiday in the Central Business District of Sydney. Choose from favourites such as the Australian Museum, which highlights natural history and explores the species native to the country; Hyde Park Barracks, a former establishment for government-employed male convicts; the Museum of Sydney, which highlights the colourful history of the popular Australian destination, and many other informative sites. If art is your preferred form of culture, there are a vast number of art galleries in the city. There are traditional, modern and even aboriginal art galleries to provide viewing pleasure for all visitors. In Sydney's Central Business District, the performing art community is also strong.

Greenery in the CBD

While filled with skyscrapers, world-renowned structures and towering buildings of all types, the Central Business District also boasts plenty of open green space and natural surroundings. For a look at local flowers, trees and plants, head over to the Royal Botanic Gardens of Sydney. Free walking tours are offered daily. Hyde Park - Australia's oldest park - is located within the city's centre, as well, and is the perfect place to look at monuments, to enjoy flowers and water features and to have a picnic or play with the kids. There are even branches of the Great North Walk trails in the Central Business District, on which you can get some exercise while enjoying the scenery.

Something for Everyone in Sydney CBD

The daytime in the CBD is filled with life and excitement, and this does not cease when the sun goes down. Night owls are also accounted for in the city centre, thanks to exciting nightlife options. With something for everyone old and young, single and with a family, natives and out-of-country travellers, Sydney's Central Business District is the ultimate holiday destination.

Cancel Clear Filters Apply Filters
More Filters

Price Per Night

AU$ AU$

Bedrooms

Bathrooms

Booking Options

Location Type

Even More Filters

Features

Managed By

Clear Filters
Use filters to narrow your search results!
Favorite
    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
    Very Good! 4.1/5
    (14 reviews)
    avg/night
    Apartment #3818733
    14
    Favorite
      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
      avg/night
      Apartment #3824922
      3
      Favorite
        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
        Very Good! 4.1/5
        (8 reviews)
        avg/night
        Apartment #3822506
        8
        Favorite
          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
          avg/night
          Apartment #4569258
          Favorite
            Very Good! 4.2/5
            (5 reviews)
            avg/night
            Apartment #3867178
            5
            Favorite
              View details for price
              Apartment #4772757
              Favorite
                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                avg/night
                Apartment #4772604
                Favorite
                  avg/night
                  Apartment #3867074
                  5
                  Favorite
                    avg/night
                    Apartment #4197707
                    2
                    Favorite
                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                      avg/night
                      Apartment #8476466
                      Favorite
                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                        avg/night
                        Apartment #3825743
                        Favorite
                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                          avg/night
                          Apartment #3822940
                          1
                          Favorite
                            Very Good! 4/5
                            (10 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            Apartment #3704410
                            10
                            Favorite
                              avg/night
                              Apartment #3823018
                              4
                              Favorite
                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                avg/night
                                Apartment #4714461
                                Favorite
                                  avg/night
                                  Apartment #4557583
                                  Favorite
                                    avg/night
                                    Apartment #4102687
                                    3
                                    Favorite
                                      avg/night
                                      Apartment #4714544
                                      Favorite
                                        avg/night
                                        Apartment #4198168
                                        Favorite
                                          Good! 3.9/5
                                          (14 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          Apartment #3823100
                                          14
                                          Favorite
                                            Excellent! 4.4/5
                                            (7 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            Apartment #3818737
                                            7
                                            Favorite
                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                              avg/night
                                              Apartment #4067829
                                              2
                                              Favorite
                                                avg/night
                                                Apartment #3821739
                                                1
                                                Favorite
                                                  avg/night
                                                  Apartment #3955479
                                                  Favorite
                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    avg/night
                                                    Apartment #3993547
                                                    Favorite
                                                      avg/night
                                                      Apartment #4714467
                                                      Favorite
                                                        avg/night
                                                        Apartment #3867133
                                                        2
                                                        Favorite
                                                          avg/night
                                                          Apartment #3975414
                                                          Favorite
                                                            avg/night
                                                            Apartment #3993607
                                                            Favorite
                                                              avg/night
                                                              Apartment #4045444
                                                              Favorite
                                                                avg/night
                                                                Apartment #3704601
                                                                Favorite
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  Apartment #4442456
                                                                  Favorite
                                                                    Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                    (12 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    Apartment #3822358
                                                                    12
                                                                    Favorite
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      Apartment #4491702
                                                                      1
                                                                      Favorite
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        Apartment #4212947
                                                                        Favorite
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          Apartment #3955499
                                                                          1
                                                                          Favorite
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            Apartment #4102715
                                                                            1
                                                                            Favorite
                                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                              (6 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              Apartment #3824319
                                                                              6
                                                                              Favorite
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                Apartment #4280924
                                                                                Favorite
                                                                                  Good! 3.9/5
                                                                                  (7 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  Apartment #3824311
                                                                                  7
                                                                                  Favorite
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    Apartment #4197839
                                                                                    Favorite
                                                                                      View details for price
                                                                                      Apartment #3820143
                                                                                      Favorite
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        Apartment #3947782
                                                                                        3
                                                                                        Favorite
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          Apartment #4765672
                                                                                          Favorite
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            Apartment #3820610
                                                                                            4
                                                                                            Favorite
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              Apartment #3692125
                                                                                              3
                                                                                              Favorite
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                                (5 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                Apartment #3822957
                                                                                                5
                                                                                                Favorite
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  Apartment #3949982
                                                                                                  1
                                                                                                  Favorite
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    Apartment #3821648
                                                                                                    8
                                                                                                    Favorite
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      Apartment #3822337
                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great location! Great communication! Good value considering how expensive Sydney is. Thank you!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Great location! Great communication! Good value considering how expensive Sydney is. Thank you!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Dec 04, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2017

                                                                                                      We arrived on site on Monday the 20th of November. Due to our scheduled flight from SFO to SYD, we

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We arrived on site on Monday the 20th of November. Due to our scheduled flight from SFO to SYD, we arrived in SYD at 0600. Carrington Apartments/Residence notified us the apartment might not be ready as there may have been guests the night before. That turned out to be true so, when we arrived, we dropped our luggage in the office and we strolled about CBD for a while as their clean-up crew made the apartment ready. I have to say the apartments location is supreme for CBD Sydney. It's proximity to the harbor, the train, restaurants and shopping is beyond compare. Plenty to do within walking distance. (In fact the only time we took a taxi was getting to and from SYD Airport.) Once the allotted time was up we walked back to Carrington and were given the keys and signed the forms stating we would tend the apartment as if it were our own. Up in the apartment I noticed there were two king sized beds instead of the two twin beds and one king as advertised. No problems, hopped back down to the office and they had a crew up there within minutes to replace the one king with the two twins. (We have two sons aged 11 and 9 and they did not care to share one bed) The apartment was clean and surprising well stocked. By well stocked I mean they had supplied small bar soaps in the bath, laundry soap in the laundry room and even dish soap in the kitchen. The kitchen had an adequate amount of pots and pans and even plates, bowls, glasses and silverware. The towels in the bath were LARGE and clean. They had an ironing board, iron, vacuum cleaner and hair dryer on site. The hot water is HOT and felt great after an 18 hour airplane ride. The apartment is showing its age, but you are not renting a 5 star hotel room, this is someone's apartment that they rent out. There is a small table and four aluminum chairs out on the balcony which looks out over York Street. A great view to people watch around the bus stops. On the opposite balcony there are two more chairs to sit and watch the antics of the passersby. The location is right down from Wynyard Station. There is easy access to a Woolworth's Metro grocery ACROSS the street and a Coles grocery over on the corner of George and King. Both of these stores are great to pop in and buy something to eat at the apartment. (I recommend Coles as they are larger and have a better selection than the Metro Woolworth) I kept the place clean by vacuuming when needed and washed the dishes each day. The washer - dryer work well and are easy...
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2017