Built around the glittering labyrinth of Port Jackson, Sydney is one of the world’s greatest cities. Its millennia-old history spans the length of Australia’s human story: from its original Aboriginal inhabitants, down through its years as an English convict settlement, to the sophisticated modern city visitors see today. Famous for its iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and its graceful Opera House, Sydney offers its visitors an array of experiences unmatched by any other city in the world. Its iconic beaches, such as Manly and Bondi, epitomise the open, friendly and healthy Aussie lifestyle. From the cool hotels and hipster hangouts of Darlinghurst, to the luxury 5-star hotels scattered among the coves and inlets of Sydney Harbour, the city has an outstanding selection of accommodation options. You can relax in an airy apartment high in the sky above Sydney Cove, or disappear into an opulent spa retreat hidden away in a leafy suburb or bush-fringed bay. Sydney’s frenetic heart beats fast in the nightlife of Kings Cross and Oxford Street, through to it’s many late cool roof-top bars. Its daytime charm lies in the cafes and restaurants of The Rocks and Darling Harbour where you can simply sit and admire that beautiful harbour.
Rating: 9.1 (superb)
The Park Hyatt Sydney is a 5-star hotel that boats stunning views of the city. It overlooks the harbour with views of the Sydney Opera House. The hotel is within a few minutes’ walk of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Rocks Market and Dawes Point Reserve. Most rooms have floor to ceiling […]
Rating: 9.1 (superb)
The Ovolo Woolloomooloo offers 5-star accommodation in a unique Sydney location, the Woolloomooloo Wharf. It is next to the Art Gallery of NSW and Royal Botanic Garden, as well as a variety of restaurants. Only a short distance away are the Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. As the hotel […]
Located in the suburb of Chippendale is The Old Clare Hotel, a luxe accommodation option with creative styling. The hotel is surrounded by art studies, galleries and cafes, and is close to Prince Alfred Park, Powerhouse Museum and Central Station. Darling Harbour is only a 15-minute walk away. The hotel […]
In the heart of the Sydney CBD is the top-quality hotel, Four Seasons Sydney. It is only a short walk away from some of the city’s most iconic landmarks; the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The stylish guest rooms feature comfortable beds with premium linens, an office […]
A 5-star hotel, the Hyatt Regency Sydney sits on the eastern side of the Darling Harbour. It towers over the Sydney Zoo and Sydney Aquarium and is only a short walk away from premium shopping destinations, including King Street, Darling Quarter and Castlereagh Street. The Sydney Opera House and Art […]
Experience the comforts of a high-end boutique hotel at the Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour. Located in Pyrmont, the hotel is within walking distance of Darling Harbour and its many shops, restaurants, bars, and museums. Within a ten-minute drive are the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney Opera House, and Australian Museum. […]
For a sophisticated stay in an award-winning architectural building, look no further than Skye Suites Sydney. Located a few streets back from Darling Harbour, these self-contained apartments are surrounded by gourmet restaurants and are a short walk from the King and Castlereagh Street shopping precincts. There are three types of […]
The Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour brings luxurious French stylings to the heart of Sydney. This 5-star hotel is conveniently located near high-end restaurants, boutique shopping and the Darling Harbour Leisure Precinct. It is only ten minutes walk from the Sydney Opera House. Each guestroom has large windows with sweeping views […]
Nestled in the cobblestoned streets of The Rocks is Rydges Sydney Harbour. Close to galleries and cafes, this luxury hotel is the perfect location to see all of Sydney’s sites by foot or by ferry. When winding down, guests will enjoy complimentary high speed Wifi, making this accommodation great for […]
Known as Sydney’s most beautiful and historic hotel is the Harbour Rocks Hotel. This luxury hotel was built in 1887 and guests will love the charm of the decor that meets the modern facilities. The hotel is walking distance to the Circular Quay Ferry Terminal in addition to being close […]
Located in the historic area of Sydney is the luxury hotel, Rendezvous Hotel. Surrounded by boutique shops and some of Sydney’s best restaurants, enjoy everything this area has to offer within walking distance. You will love relaxing at this hotel at the end of a busy day of sightseeing, with […]
Centrally located, the Hilton Sydney is a luxurious haven from which you can explore the city. The surrounding area has a bustling nightlife with many boutique bars and restaurants. It is close to the Art Gallery of NSW, Botanic Garden and Sydney Opera House. The modern guest rooms are well […]
Just one street back from the world-renowned Bondi Beach is the sophisticated and luxurious QT Bondi hotel. Only a few minutes away from the hotel is the beach, Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk and Biddigal Reserve. There are multiple golf courses in the local area as well as boutique shops, […]
In Sydney there is no shortage of luxury accommodation available. Once you have chosen where to stay, it is time to decide what you would like to do with your time. There are so many different things to experience in Sydney that we have compiled a list of seven of the best things to do during your time in this famous Australian city.
The views around the Sydney Harbour are iconic, and what better way to see them than from the water. During the day, you can charter a private yacht and cruise up and down the harbour while enjoying gourmet snacks and the hospitality of your skipper. Chose between a classic monohull, spacious catamaran or modern motoryacht. Alternatively, wait until the sun sets and experience the city at night while enjoying a delicious dinner menu. Many of the night cruises also feature live entertainment and a bar.
Darling Harbour is located next to the Sydney CBD and is filled with restaurants, boutiques, attractions, green spaces, and bars. You can visit the Chinese Garden of Friendship, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, or browse through the stores at Darling Centre and Harbourside Shopping Centre. There are restaurants in the area to suit every palate and appetite, including Sokyo Lounge, Mister Percy, Waterfront Grill and Momofuku Seiobo.
Sydney is blessed with a multitude of incredible roof-top bars. What better way to take in the sights and sounds of Sydney than with a refreshing drink (beer, spirit, cocktail – or even a mineral water!) from a roof-top bar. These are especially popular over the Summer period, so arrive early on a hot day to secure the best viewing positions.
Sydney has many famous landmarks and is situated along a stunning coastline. To experience it all, you can book a helicopter tour of the city. Your knowledgeable pilot can explain the history of Sydney while flying over iconic places including Bondi Beach, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Alternatively, choose to see it from a seaplane and pair the experience with lunch at a high-end restaurant.
One of the most famous buildings in Australia, the Sydney Opera House is the perfect place to enjoy dinner and a show. Throughout the year a wide range of concerts, musicals, ballets, theatre shows, live acts and comedy sets are performed. Within the small sail of the Opera House is the acclaimed restaurant Bennelong, perfect for a pre or post show meal. Bennelong celebrates Australian culture and produce through a carefully designed menu that aims to put “Australia on a plate”.
Bondi Beach is one of Australia’s top beaches and is well known around the world. The sandy white beach and azure water make for stunning photos, and with highly trained lifeguards on watch, it is a safe space to enjoy the ocean. Overlooking the water, is Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, an elegant space to enjoy an Italian inspired meal and take in the stunning view.
Across the road from the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Considered to be the best art gallery in Sydney, it showcases examples of Indigenous Australian, Asian, Classic Australian, Contemporary, and international art, and includes works from masters such as Van Gogh, Monet and Picasso. There is also a rotation of touring exhibits for patrons to view and enjoy.
One of the finest restaurants in Sydney, Catalina features panoramic views over stunning Rose Bay. Their exceptional fine dining menu celebrates Modern Australian cuisine and uses high quality, local seafood. Two of the signature items are their Sydney Rock Oysters and Soy Cured King Salmon. The beverage menu features high quality wines and cocktails that use premium spirits, and their staff have a reputation for excellent service.