Hotels in Sydney over NYE

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
7039 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@HawaiiBamaBride:  Yes, NYE is huge in Sydney because of the fireworks on the Harbour. Some people travel from other parts of Australia just to see it!

My list of things to do in Sydney includes: shopping, see the Opera House, train across the bridge, climb the bridge (unless you’re afraid of heights like me), visit Darling Harbour (including the excellent aquarium), more shopping, take a ferry to the zoo, take a ferry to Manly, visit Bondi (need to take a bus I think). If you’ve got time and are into mountain scenery, do a day trip to Katoomba.

I don’t live in Sydney so I can’t directly comment, but Central Station “feels” like it’s a little way out from the tourism heart of the city. But it’s one of 6 train stations on a “city circle” which means you can always get a train to other parts of the city in only a few minutes.

Post # 5
2114 posts
Buzzing bee

@HawaiiBamaBride:  I was only in Sydney for a day but i loved it. Take a harbor tour for sure! The one i was on takes you to the zoo as well. Lots of shopping right around the bridge and circle quay. I dont have any advice for hotels but I found their trains simple and cheap enough that if it is close to a train station id say go for it!

Post # 6
1066 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

@HawaiiBamaBride:  Circular Quay is definitely a pricy area… To be honest, I’m not sure you’d ever find a hotel for very cheap in that area, let alone on NYE! The good news is that there is a subway, and the city centre is very walkable! I walked from Redfern (a suburb farther away from the CBD than central station) to Darling Harbour, to Circular Quay, and then to Potts Point, and it was long but a very interesting and beautiful walk!

If you want things priced reasonably, I’d look at the areas close to those you mentioned, but not in!

Oh, and if you love chocolate, go to the Lindt Café! And if you like hiking, take a day trip to the Blue Mountains!

I spent about a month in Sydney on a backpacking trip, beautiful city!

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