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Destination guide

You'll be singing Advance Australia Fair before you know it

With Greater Sydney vacation rentals, the question isn't what to do, but how much you can possibly fit in. From the culture, nightlife and dining scenes of Australia's premier city to the natural wonders of the Blue Mountains and the legendary beaches, the possibilities in Greater Sydney are pretty much endless. Compared to the more old-world, European feel of Melbourne, Sydney's got a global, modern vibe, and one thing you might not realise until you get there is how beautiful the city is. With its grand civic buildings, lush parks and characterful districts, no Sydney vacation is ever going to be long enough.

Things to do

The kind of opera house where everyone gets a happy ending

Most folk start out their Greater Sydney vacation rentals by getting acquainted with the area round the harbour. From iconic sights like the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge to the historic Rocks area and the entertainments of Darling Harbour (home to Sea Life Sydney and the Australian National Maritime Museum), it's the gift that keeps on giving. To slow things right down, you could take a stroll in the tranquil surroundings of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and for a real walk on the wild side, why not take the ferry or bus out to Taronga Zoo?

Activities

Find your first love at Bondi Junction...

Pack your board shorts and rashies for Sydney's sensational surf beaches. Bondi's the most well known, but many locals prefer Manly Beach, and if you're looking for something a bit more secluded, then Dee Why might fit the bill. But Greater Sydney vacation rentals are about more than surf and sand. The city itself is full of cultural activities, nightlife and high-end dining, with bay cruises in Sydney Harbour a perennial favourite (as well as being a useful way to get around). For a really special excursion, take the train out to the Blue Mountains for spectacular scenery and hiking.

Weather

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of '99...

A Sydney native, Baz Luhrmann knew what he was talking about when he released that classic late-90s record about wearing sunscreen. For much of the year it's very easy to burn on Sydney's glorious beaches, so be sure to slap it on and cover up if you can. In fact, the temperatures in Sydney can get famously high in the summer months, with a fair amount of humidity too. Winters are cooler without being genuinely cold, and some of the best times to visit Sydney are spring and autumn, when the heat and humidity aren't quite at their peak.

Natural highlights

You'll never come across a bored Sydneysider

In Greater Sydney, variation is the spice of life. Set around the world's largest natural harbour, Port Jackson, the Greater Sydney area covers more than 12,000 sq km, with upwards of 5 million people. In the east, you've got the Tasman Sea, complete with sandy beaches, big surf waves and killer sunrises. Head far enough west, on the other hand, and you're into the Blue Mountains. Allegedly named for a bluish tinge in the air given off by the eucalyptus forests, the Blue Mountains are most famous for the Three Sisters sandstone rock formation, just near Katoomba.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Sydney (and vicinity)?

Our 2021 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,496 holiday rentals around Sydney (and vicinity). From 1,885 flats & apartments to 2,314 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.