Destination guide

The lively city of Sydney Central Business District awaits you

Take a vacation to Sydney Central Business District and enjoy the area's opera, architecture and theater scene. This cosmopolitan city is known for its shopping, gardens and art. Local cultural sights include Capitol Theatre and Australian Museum. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Sydney Central Business District

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Sydney Central Business District a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Wildlife Sydney (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Luna Park (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Moore Park Golf Course (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Fox Studio Australia (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Entertainment Quarter (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Sydney Central Business District

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Sydney Central Business District is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bondi Beach (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Hyde Park (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Cook + Phillip Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • The Domain (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship (0.6 mi / 1 km)
How to get there

Transportation 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 center.

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 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 2,166 house rentals near Sydney. From 1,462 Condos/Apartments to 537 Houses, find unique vacation rental 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 HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Sydney?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sydney:

  • Strawberry Hills: 239 vacation rentals
  • Chinatown: 410 vacation rentals
  • Collaroy Beach: 31 vacation rentals
  • Balmoral: 152 vacation rentals
  • Beauty Point: 85 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Sydney?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Sydney. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Darling Harbour: 1,525 home rentals
  • Australia Square: 3,938 home rentals
  • Museum of Sydney: 3,994 home rentals
  • Australian Museum: 3,866 home rentals
  • Sydney Circular Quay Station: 4,019 home rentals

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

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Sydney?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,462 Condos/Apartments in Sydney. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sydney include:

  • Houses: 537 lodging choices
  • Studios: 1,549 lodging choices
  • Villas: 11 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sydney?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 516 vacation homes with pool available in Sydney.

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