Destination guide

There's showing off, and then there's Sydney

Sydney's central business district (CBD) is Australia's commercial hub, and it likes to make sure you know it. With its towering skyscrapers, wide streets, iconic architecture and sprawling parks, there's no mistaking this place for anything other than the powerhouse that it is. But Sydney CBD vacation rentals also put you at the heart of a beautiful and multicultural city, where world-class beaches and richly forested mountains are both within easy reach. You'll find top dining and nightlife spots, plus museums and cultural institutions galore, and as you cruise the waters of Sydney Harbour, you'll wonder why you ever holidayed anywhere else.

Things to do

You'll fall right in love with Darling Harbour

With Sydney CBD vacation rentals, there's no shortage of attractions. Why not start with a stroll down to Darling Harbour, home to big-hitters like Madame Tussauds and Sea Life Sydney? It's also got the Australian National Maritime Museum, which features a number of museum ships, including a replica of Captain Cook's legendary Endeavour. Sydney's CDB is also home to the gorgeous parkland surroundings of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and the Domain (where you'll also find the Art Gallery of New South Wales), or you could head across the Harbour Bridge to the old-school amusements at Luna Park.

Activities

You won't know which way to point the camera

Love your sightseeing? Then get an eyeful of this lot. Central Sydney has some iconic landmarks like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, and among the best ways to see them is to take a trip on 1 of the ferries that ply Sydney Harbour. The area's full of great restaurants, shopping and cultural attractions, and another great thing about Sydney CBD vacation rentals is the transport connections for those all-important excursions. Without much trouble you can be over on the coast exploring legendary beaches like Bondi and Manly, or out west hiking in the Blue Mountains.

Weather

As if you needed any excuse to hit the beach

We're not gonna lie – Sydney's CBD can get a little on the warm side. During the summer months, both the temperature and humidity can sometimes climb uncomfortably high in the heart of the city, but if it gets too much, you've got a great excuse to grab a towel and join the rest of Sydney on the beach. Just make sure you throw the sunscreen in too. Come winter, the weather gets a bit cooler, and many travellers find spring or autumn the ideal time to take a trip to Sydney (autumn's slightly wetter, if that'll swing your decision either way).

Natural highlights

A tale of Blue Mountains and bin chickens

Sydney's set on the biggest natural harbour in the world. Head in 1 direction and you've got sandy surf beaches and the Tasman Sea; head in the other, and you're into the mysterious eucalyptus forests of the Blue Mountains. In terms of the city itself, the CBD is famous for its green spaces and skyscrapers, but just next door is the Rocks, one of Sydney's oldest and most historic districts. And central Sydney hosts some unlikely birdlife in the form of the Australian white ibis, large and bizarre-looking wetland birds that Sydneysiders call 'bin chickens'. Let's just say these birds aren't fussy eaters.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Sydney Central Business District

The nearest airport is in Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.), located 5.2 mi (8.3 km) from the city centre.

It's easy to get around Sydney Central Business District by jumping on the metro at St. James Station, Martin Place Station or Town Hall Station.

Where to stay near Sydney?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,958 holiday rentals near Sydney. From 1,275 Condos/Apartments to 513 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Sydney for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Sydney?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Sydney. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Darling Harbour: 1,431 holiday rentals
  • Australia Square: 3,797 holiday rentals
  • Market City: 3,701 holiday rentals
  • Martin Place: 3,766 holiday rentals
  • Cockle Bay Wharf: 3,733 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sydney listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Sydney?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 1,275 Condos/Apartments in Sydney. Our other popular types of Sydney holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 513 holiday houses
  • Studios: 1,365 holiday houses
  • Villas: 14 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Sydney?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 469 holiday homes with pool available in Sydney. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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