Sydney – Accommodation and Guest Rooms
is the capital of New South Wales and is one of the world’s most best loved cities. Located on Australia’s
east coast, this remarkable former penal colony is a vibrant and exciting city in a geographically unique area. The city is located inside a natural inlet with two rocky headlands acting as the gateway to Sydney’s harbour. There are more than 100 beaches
in the area and sunshine all year round, Sydney is something of an ideal holiday destination. Sydney has around 4.5 million inhabitants and a youthful atmosphere clearly a result of the abundance of sun, sea and good times. You'll find lots of accommodation in Sydney, such as hotels to hostels. Wimdu offer private accommodation in Sydney such as guest rooms and apartments. We have apartments at Bondi beach, rooms in the Surry Hills area and modern accommodation in downtown Sydney.
Sydney Opera House
was originally expected to cost $7 million to build. By the time it was finished it cost $102 million!
is the deepest harbour in the world containing 504,000 mega litres of water.
Someone who lives in Sydney is known as a ‘Sydneysider
The iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge
also went massively over budget when it was finished being built in 1932. It cost in today’s money $1.3 billion dollars!
What is there to do in Sydney?
receives 10 million visitors a year, drawn to the city by its beautiful beaches and exciting attractions. First time visitors are likely to find the maze of covers, bays and headlands a little overwhelming at first, so perhaps it is best to begin your Sydney experience with a trip to the top of Sydney Tower
. On the observation deck at 800 feet there are amazing 360° views of the city and surrounding land.
After you’ve got your bearings and taken in the stunning view from Sydney Tower, we suggest you head for the Circular Quay
, Sydney’s main harbour where you’ll find most of Sydney’s most famous attractions including the Sydney Opera House
, Luna Park
and Sydney Harbour Bridge
. You’ll no doubt be familiar with what Sydney Harbour
looks like but it is always amazing how breathtakingly spectacular these places are in real life. Designed by a Danish architect, the Sydney Opera House
is an astonishing work of architectural triumph and its imitation white sails suit the skyline perfectly. Visitors are allowed to explore the building and you can take an official one hour tour to learn about the secrets of the one of the world’s greatest buildings.
Behind the Opera House you’ll find the Royal Botanic Gardens
and Sydney Domain
. The botanical gardens are beautiful and well worth walking around. The Domain is a large park and you can enjoy beautiful views of Sydney’s skyline. Also located in the area is Government House
where the governor of New South Wales lives and the Art Galley of New South Wales
which displays Australian, Asian and European artworks.
On the left hand side of Circular Quay is another of Sydney’s iconic sights – the Sydney Harbour Bridge
. Known locally at ‘the coat hanger’, this is another astonishing feat of design and one of Sydney’s best loved attractions. For those who aren’t scared of heights, why not scrap on a safety harness and take a guided tour over the top of the bridge?
Nightlife in Sydney
Sydney is known for its great nightlife and you’ll find areas of interest throughout the city. Most bars are called ‘hotels’ due to the long standing tradition of giving someone who has had a drink a room. The areas of Woolloomooloo
and The Rocks
have many good pubs and bars. Live music is taken seriously and you’ll find bars offering rock, jazz and pop performances. Bondi Beach
has good beach bars if gazing out to sea with a cocktail in your hand is more your style.
Sydney’s Darling Harbour
, a former rusting railway yard, has been given the urban renewal treatment and contains many great bars and restaurants. The area is not only great for nightlife – several of Australia’s best museums are located here. Check out the National Maritime Museum
for a look back the history of shipping in the area and how it has been integral to Australia’s development as an international economic power. The Powerhouse Museum
hosts many science and design exhibitions and displays. The museum celebrates steam, space and science and is fun for both adults and children.
is located next to Botany Bay and is the only airport serving Sydney and the surrounding region. The fastest and simplest way to get to Sydney city is to use the Airport Link
train service. This service runs every 10 minutes and the journey takes just 13 minutes. All the major suburbs are served by public transport but most tourist attractions are in Sydney Central Business District (CBD). A free CBD shuttle bus runs 7 days a week in this area and operates between 9.30am and 3.30pm. In general you’ll find it possible to walk around the CBD so you won’t find much use for public transportation. If you wish you visit other parts of Sydney coastline then there are ferries and water taxis that will take you to pretty much anyway you’d like to go. Manly
is a well-loved seaside resort that is a 30 minute ferry ride from Circular Quay. At Manly there are some lovely beaches, good walking options and stunning views of Sydney’s skyline.