Sydney

Travel Guide
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Blessed with more than 100 beaches and buzzing with youthful vitality, when it comes to the good life it’s hard to beat the Harbour City.

The capital of New South Wales, and home to more than four million people, Sydney is one of the most cosmopolitan cities on earth. This relatively young city is endowed with a brash, infectious optimism and sun-tanned residents who are as comfortable on surfboards as they are at the ballet.

From the golden sands and sparkling water of Bondi Beach to the instantly recognizable curves of the Sydney Opera House, this city is a photographer’s dream.

Start your Harbour City adventure with a Skywalk at Sydney Tower. Then, explore the nearby Royal Botanic Gardens and the majestic sails of the Sydney Opera House. Just a short stroll away is Sydney’s outdoor answer to New York's Grand Central Station, Circular Quay. From this bustling transport hub, jump aboard a famous Sydney ferry to just about anywhere in Sydney Harbour. Nearby Darling Harbour has the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Follow the restaurant- and park-lined waterfront to The Rocks where you’ll almost feel the ghosts of the city’s convict and seafaring past. Thrill-seekers can ride the Wild Mouse roller coaster at Luna Park. If heights don’t phase you, stretch your legs on the Sydney Harbour Bridge BridgeClimb for a truly breath-taking experience.

Say “G’day” to kangaroos, koalas and platypus at Taronga Zoo. Be sure to catch the free-flight bird show set against the spectacular backdrop of the harbor.

A short walk from downtown, you’ll find village-like suburbs such as Paddington, Surry Hills and Newtown. These charming neighborhoods are studded with quirky cafés, boutiques and galleries. Darlinghurst and Potts Point are top spots for foodies. Major shopping destinations include Bondi Junction and a sprawling Westfield mall in the heart of downtown.

Sydney is a paradise for nature-lovers; the bush and the beaches are never far away. See the harbor’s rugged coastline on the 30-minute ferry ride to Manly Beach, one of the city’s most beautiful beaches.

Getting around Sydney is simple, with an excellent network of trains, buses and ferries. The climate is temperate, with hot summers and pleasantly cool winters, making the Harbour City an ideal Australian destination year-round.

Where to stay in Sydney

Travelodge Hotel Sydney Airport
Travelodge Hotel Sydney Airport
4.5 out of 5
289 King Street, Mascot, NSW, 2020
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$658 per night from 19 Jun to 20 Jun
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Sydney. Enjoy free WiFi, 24-hour room service and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,120 reviews)
"Travelodge is a quiet and very clean and affordable accommodation near the airport. Property is next door to Wilson Car Park were Space Shuttle operates and it only $10 to get to the airport which is cheaper than train."

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Travelodge Hotel Sydney Airport
Shangri-La Sydney
Shangri-La Sydney
5 out of 5
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW, 2000
The price is HK$1,483 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Sydney. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,663 reviews)
"Location and staff"

Reviewed on 9 May 2022

Shangri-La Sydney
The Grace Hotel
The Grace Hotel
4.5 out of 5
77 York Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
The price is HK$1,150 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Sydney. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (990 reviews)
"Very tidy, excellent staff, easy to drive to, easy parking"

Reviewed on 13 May 2022

The Grace Hotel
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Meriton Suites Campbell Street, Sydney
Meriton Suites Campbell Street, Sydney
5 out of 5
6 Campbell Street, Haymarket, NSW, 2000
The price is HK$779 per night from 20 Jun to 21 Jun
Stay at this 5-star luxury apartment in Sydney. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (983 reviews)
"modern, large room, quite, near center of Sydney. reasonable price."

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Meriton Suites Campbell Street, Sydney
YEHS Hotel Sydney Harbour Suites
YEHS Hotel Sydney Harbour Suites
4 out of 5
252 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
The price is HK$1,089 per night from 21 Jun to 22 Jun
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Sydney. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (216 reviews)
"Très accueillant!"

Reviewed on 14 May 2022

YEHS Hotel Sydney Harbour Suites
Meriton Suites Kent Street, Sydney
Meriton Suites Kent Street, Sydney
5 out of 5
528 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
The price is HK$829 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury apartment in Sydney. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,294 reviews)
"The rooms are getting a little tired but clean and tidy. It is a great location."

Reviewed on 12 Apr 2022

Meriton Suites Kent Street, Sydney
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