Areas of Sydney: Where to Stay and What to See

Areas of Sydney: Where to Stay and What to See

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Sydney is Australia’s largest city, which means that you could spend days, even weeks, exploring it. However, it also means that finding the right place to stay is a bit more challenging without any previous experience. Moreover, without some planning and research, it wouldn’t take long for your trip to become chaotic, confusing, and expensive. So, to help you prevent that from happening, here are some of the best Sydney areas and what you can see in them. 

Sydney CBD and Darling Harbour
Sydney is most famous for its Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, and you can find those attractions in the Sydney CBD. So, the CBD and Darling Habour, which is nearby but a bit quieter, are the best areas for tourists. In Darling Harbour, you can find many museums, theatres, art exhibitions, and more than a few entertainment options. So, it’s also a pretty good choice if you happen to be travelling with your family. It’s great for shopaholics too, as the streets are packed with all kinds of stores and boutiques. Finally, the CBD is also where you can visit Sydney Tower, from which you can take some fantastic photos of the city. 

The Rocks
The Rocks is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city, but due to its dockside location, it’s also one of the poshest. From here, you can still see the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, but you can also enjoy some fantastic gourmet food and tasty drinks in one of the various cafés and restaurants. All in all, it’s a great place for couples, as the impressive old buildings and lively streets provide you with a perfect atmosphere for enjoying the city vibe. 

If you want to be close to the city, but not too close, then you should stay in Manly. Plus, you’d also be near one of Australia’s best beaches. It’s ideal for those who enjoy water sports, or those who simply want to soak up the sun and enjoy their stay. It also feels more like a holiday resort than a suburb, and its chill vibe would make your stay here truly relaxing. The only drawback is that it’s not that close to the airport, but you can easily find private airport transfers in Sydney that would eliminate this drawback and allow you to focus on the fun. 

Another beachside area, Bondi, is perfect for those who want to be in the centre of attention – but not in the centre of the city. You’d be near Australia’s most iconic beach, which is expectedly a bit more crowded than Manly – but ideal for those who prefer action and a more dynamic vacation. Besides all the watersports you can do here, this area is also best for long romantic walks along the beach, so it’s not a bad choice for couples either. 

The Surrey Hills
In the Surrey Hills, you can find so many beautiful and trendy cafés, bars, and restaurants, it’s no wonder it’s known as the most artistic and cool area of Sydney. There are also many galleries, modern boutiques, and antique shops where you can discover all kinds of gems. All in all, it’s a perfect area for exploring, shopping, and enjoying the artistic vibe. This area is also close to the CBD, so it’s a good place to be if you want to have a more relaxing trip but still have the time to visit the city’s popular attractions. 

To sum up, there are many beautiful and fun neighbourhoods in Sydney, and each has something unique to offer. So, if you’re not sure where to stay, consider the listed areas, think about what you’re looking for, and you’re bound to enjoy your time in this amazing city.

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