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Sydney “the Harbour City”

Sydney

SydneyΒ is capital of New South Wales and known as the Harbour City, alsoΒ one of Australia’s largest cities, oldest and most cosmopolitan city inΒ AustraliaΒ with an enviable reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful and liveable cities.
Brimming with history, nature, culture, art, fashion, cuisine, design, Sydney’s set next to miles of ocean coastline and sandy surf beaches. Longterm immigration has led to the cities reputation as one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in Australia and the world. The city is also home to the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, two of the most iconic structures on this planet.

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SydneyΒ with a distinctive sail-like design, Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby. Sydney Tower’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk, offers 360-degree views of the city and suburbs.

Experience Sydney’s natural beauty and culture around Sydney Harbour and the historic Rocks.Β Explore famous coastal beaches such as Bondi, Bronte, Coogee and Palm Beach. Bushwalk through Sydney Harbour National Park, dine at world-class restaurants, visit the Blue Mountains. Join Sydney’s vibrant events – from Mardi Gras to the New Years Eve Fireworks.

District

Central Sydney

  • City Centre
    The busy centre of government and finance, but also home to many famous attractions, fine restaurants, and shopping.
  • The Rocks
    Just to the west of Circular Quay, now a cosmopolitan area, The Rocks includes the first colonial village of Sydney and the iconic Harbour Bridge.
  • Darling Harbour
    An extensive leisure and entertainment area immediately to the west of the Central Business District (CBD). See restaurants, boardwalks, aquariums, wildlife, and museums by foot.
  • City South
    The Haymarket, Chinatown and Central Station area is home to markets, cafes, Chinese culture and cuisine, and some cheaper accommodation and shopping.
  • City East
    Kings Cross, Darlinghurst, Surry Hills, Woolloomooloo and Moore Park. Busy nightlife, and coffee shops, fashion and entertainment by day.
  • City West
    An early morning trip to the fish markets, exploring the Powerhouse Museum, finding a maritime pub or hitting The Star Casino.

Greater Sydney
Sydney is a vast sprawling city, and the suburbs in the city metropolitan area spread for up to 100km from the city centre. The traveller visiting the suburbs will find less crowded beaches, parks, cheaper shopping, commercial centres, cultural festivals, and other such hidden gems.

  • Eastern Suburbs
    Between the City and the sea, includes the world-famous Bondi Beach and other city beaches, which are strong drawcards for visitors and residents in the city during summer.
  • Southern Sydney
    The area south of the CBD and north of the Georges River, including the areas surrounding Sydney Airport and Brighton Le Sands on Botany Bay.
  • Inner West
    Sydney’s original suburbs are now bohemian and are a hub of cheap eats, shopping and inner-city culture. Also contains Sydney Olympic Park, the home of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, parks, cycling, and events.
  • Lower North Shore
    Over the Harbour Bridge are leafy residential areas stretching northwards. The North Shore also has major commercial and retail areas at North Sydney and Chatswood, many smaller boutique shopping areas, and many parks and gardens, and Sydney’s famous Taronga Zoo.
  • Upper North Shore
    Includes leafy residential areas, national parks and waterways.
  • Northern Beaches
    From Manly stretching North along the coast to Palm Beach.
  • North West
    Contains the Northern Districts with includes Sydney’s Silicon Valley at Macquarie Park, the northern side of the western reaches of Sydney Harbour, and the the largely residential area of the Hills District in the north-west of the city.
  • Parramatta
    Sydney’s “second” CBD, with history, shopping, eating, all just 30 minutes from the city centre.
  • Sutherland Shire
    The district to the far south and east of the city centre including Cronulla and Captain Cooks Landing Place.
  • South West
    Contains the centres of Liverpool and Campbelltown are a large swathe of residential and commercial Sydney.
  • Outer West
    Stretching from Parramatta out to the Blue Mountains

ClimateΒ 

Sydney is comfortable for travellers to visit any time of year. The city enjoys over 300 sunny days each year. Though it has 104 days of clear skies.

  • SummerΒ (December to February) is the best time to enjoy Sydney’s beachside outdoor lifestyle. Temperatures usually reach around 26Β°C (about 79Β°F) but it can be very hot, with temperatures climbing to over 40Β°C (104Β°F) for a few days each summer. Summer days can be humid, and sometimes have searing dry winds, but they frequently end with a “southerly buster”, a cold front sweeping up from the south, bringing a clearly noticeable drop in temperature, rain and thunder. Within hours, the storm can pass and the evening continues cooler. Hot windy days can create a risk of bushfire, and on days of severe risk national parks and walking trails may be closed. ‘Total fire bans’ are also common – they will be announced on weather reports and on signs at national park entrances (also on the website of theΒ Rural Fire Service). Occasionally low pressure systems drift down from the tropics, giving periods of more unstable weather. You won’t need to pack much more than T-shirts to visit Sydney in summer, but remember your hat and sunglasses.
  • AutumnΒ (March to May) is still warm with mild nights. There can be good days for the beach in March, but you can’t count on it. It is a good time for visiting attractions, going to the zoo, catching ferries around the harbour without the summer crowds. You may need a warm top for the evenings, especially for May.
  • WinterΒ (June to August) is cool, not cold. Average July maximum temperatures are 17Β°C, and daytime temperatures rarely drop below 14Β°C, but night-time temperatures can fall to below 10Β°C. Most rain falls as a result of a few off-shore low pressure systems, which usually result in two or three rainy weeks during winter. TheΒ IcebergsΒ will be in the ocean doing their morning laps, but most of Sydney will be well away from the beach. It does not snow in Sydney, and unless you intend spending long periods outside, you can usually get by with just a warm top. Sydney is a year-round city, and only the outdoor water-parks close for the winter. If the beach isn’t your scene, and you don’t like the heat, winter may be your time to visit.
  • SpringΒ (September to November). Spring days are great for exploring Sydney’s attractions, bushwalking, cycling, and the outdoors. Beaches are generally patrolled from the end of October, and Sydneysiders start flocking to the beaches in November. Sydney is the driest and sunniest in spring.

Hotels in Sydney :

Hotel Deals Sydney: Popularity

HotelStarsDiscountPrice before and discountSelect dates
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbourβ˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…-55% 1 011 457View Hotel
Shangri-La Sydneyβ˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…-45% 1 151 635View Hotel
Swissotel Sydneyβ˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…-6% 2 219 2 084View Hotel
Hyatt Regency Sydneyβ˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…-28% 883 639View Hotel
Novotel Sydney Darling Harbourβ˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…-10% 369 333View Hotel
PARKROYAL Parramattaβ˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…-34% 429 281View Hotel
Meriton Suites Zetlandβ˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…-6% 1 108 1 043View Hotel
Mercure Sydneyβ˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…-39% 639 388View Hotel
Meriton Suites Campbell Street, Sydneyβ˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…--View Hotel
Meriton Suites Kent Street, Sydneyβ˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…--View Hotel
Meriton Suites North Sydneyβ˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…--View Hotel
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydneyβ˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…-10% 1 326 1 192View Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel Sydneyβ˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…-6% 220 206View Hotel
The Grace Hotelβ˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…-10% 621 557View Hotel
Meriton Suites Church Street, Parramattaβ˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…-15% 1 724 1 463View Hotel
Sofitel Sydney Wentworthβ˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…-16% 337 285View Hotel
Meriton Suites Bondi Junctionβ˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…-7% 1 543 1 431View Hotel
Amora Hotel Jamison Sydneyβ˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…-16% 319 269View Hotel
PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydneyβ˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…-24% 637 486View Hotel
Meriton Suites Waterlooβ˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…-21% 305 241View Hotel


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