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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 Greater Sydney?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,220 holiday rentals around Greater Sydney. From 2,402 flats & apartments to 2,229 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.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Greater Sydney?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Greater Sydney. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Central Coast: 2,235 holiday rentals
  • Sydney: 3,239 holiday rentals
  • Katoomba: 524 holiday rentals
  • South Coast: 4,706 holiday rentals
  • Bowral: 259 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Greater Sydney! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Greater Sydney?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Greater Sydney with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Sydney: 3,239 holiday homes
  • Katoomba: 524 holiday homes
  • Bowral: 259 holiday homes
  • Leura: 519 holiday homes
  • Palm Beach: 1,180 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Greater Sydney?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Greater Sydney are:

  • Sydney, NSW (RSE-Rose Bay Seaplane Base): 3,914 holiday houses
  • Palm Beach, NSW (LBH-Palm Beach Seaplane Base): 2,884 holiday houses
  • Sydney Airport (SYD): 3,568 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Greater Sydney?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Greater Sydney. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Darling Harbour: 1,436 holiday rentals
  • Newport Beach: 4,618 holiday rentals
  • Dee Why Beach: 4,419 holiday rentals
  • Dryridge Estate Wines: 570 holiday rentals
  • Circular Quay: 4,036 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Greater Sydney listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Greater Sydney

Sydney
3,239 holiday rentals
Katoomba
524 holiday rentals
Bowral
259 holiday rentals
Leura
519 holiday rentals
Palm Beach
1,180 holiday rentals
Pokolbin
513 holiday rentals
Copacabana
1,194 holiday rentals
Avoca Beach
1,316 holiday rentals
The Entrance
780 holiday rentals
Blackheath
548 holiday rentals
Manly
1,412 holiday rentals
Pearl Beach
1,345 holiday rentals
Wentworth Falls
519 holiday rentals
Macmasters Beach
1,432 holiday rentals
Patonga
1,512 holiday rentals
Bondi Beach
366 holiday rentals
Terrigal
1,343 holiday rentals
Burradoo
249 holiday rentals
Avalon Beach
1,050 holiday rentals
Bundeena
175 holiday rentals