Sydney

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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.

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Where to stay in Sydney

The Grace Hotel
The Grace Hotel
4.5 out of 5
77 York Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
The price is HK$1,142 per night from 9 Oct to 10 Oct
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! (1,043 reviews)
"We actually received a bottle of red wine, instead of sparking, but that was ok. The room was very nice and spacious. Really quiet! The only complaint I would have would be the bathroom space. The counter top area is not big enough, especially for women when we're trying to get ready. Everything ..."

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2022

Shangri-La Sydney
Shangri-La Sydney
5 out of 5
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW, 2000
The price is HK$1,490 per night from 16 Oct to 17 Oct
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 ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,570 reviews)
"Great Hotel and Location, perfect for a weekend getaway"

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2022

Hyatt Regency Sydney
Hyatt Regency Sydney
5 out of 5
161 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
The price is HK$1,326 per night from 3 Oct to 4 Oct
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Sydney. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and 4 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,005 reviews)
"Room was rushed and not up to expectation for price paid. Bins not emptied. some items not restocked."

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Meriton Suites Zetland
Meriton Suites Zetland
5 out of 5
8 Defries Avenue, Zetland, NSW, 2017
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Sydney. Enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (643 reviews)
"Great View. Easy to get around. Lack of communication among the stuff."

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2022

YEHS Hotel Sydney Harbour Suites
YEHS Hotel Sydney Harbour Suites
4 out of 5
252 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
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 ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (451 reviews)
"It is a very good hotel no real complaints. One minor suggestion, advertise that you need to book parking. Was a bit of a inconvenience finding out at check-in."

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2022

Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites
Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites
4 out of 5
243 Pyrmont Street, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont, NSW, 2009
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Sydney. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4/5 Very Good! (6,586 reviews)
"Liked the apartment rather than just a room. Staff were all friendly and accommodating."

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2022

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