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Planning a 3-day Sydney holiday

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Planning a 3-day Sydney holiday

Hi Guys,

Can I have any suggestions on what to do and where to stay in Sydney? I'm planning to go in September.

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1. Re: Planning a 3-day Sydney holiday

Firstly read all the Top Questions about Sydney FAQ on the top right side of this page (a bit of reading helps plan your trip) . Secondly what is your budget for hotels ?

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2. Re: Planning a 3-day Sydney holiday

Thanks. I've read them. Budget is 200 per night. But if you could recommend cheaper that would be great. There will be atleast 4 of us in this trip.

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3. Re: Planning a 3-day Sydney holiday

$200pn for 4 will probably put you in a hostel. YHA Sydney harbour - they have quad rooms with private bathrooms …yha.com.au/Hostels/…

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4. Re: Planning a 3-day Sydney holiday

Is that $200 per night for each person or for the total cost?

In 3 days you won't have a lot of time to see everything but this is my suggestion:

Harbour Day - look around Circular Quay, The Rocks, The Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Botanic Gardens

City Day - go to Darling Harbour, Chinatown, Pitt Street Mall, Sydney Tower for views if the weather is good

Beach Day - take a ferry to Manly or a bus to Bondi Beach

Have fun!

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5. Re: Planning a 3-day Sydney holiday

that's 200 per person per night. since we will be sharing rooms we are hoping to get something descent and maybe cheaper.

Thanks for the suggestions =)

Edited: 1:15 am, July 04, 2013
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6. Re: Planning a 3-day Sydney holiday

So $400 pn for a double or twin or $800pn if there are 4 of you in a 2 BR apartment. That will give you many more options. Quay West Suites or Mantra 2 Bond are 2 examples.

Search your dates on one of the booking sites such as www.wotif.com.au or www.booking.com & perhaps come up with a shortlist we can comment on.

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7. Re: Planning a 3-day Sydney holiday

I have just booked through Accorhotels directly and got a great deal at The Mercure hotel for 4 nights. Less than $150 p/n Room only so no breakfast but has two double beds, bathroom and all the usual facilities.

Check out Accor or travel lodge directly or wotif.com seem pretty good too. There are plenty of good deals out there for under $100 each p/n.

Not sure your wanting to see while your there but in our 4 nights we are doing

Day 1 - Opera house & Tower Eye

Day 2 - Taronga Zoo

Day 3 - Maritime Museum, Aquarium & Madame Tussuards (all in Darling Harbour)

Day 4 - Australian Museum & shopping in the City.

There's lots more we would have done but being winter time and being from Qld we're not worried about beaches.

Hope you have a great trip.

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8. Re: Planning a 3-day Sydney holiday

Places like the Opera House and other tourist places are good, but there are so many places in Sydney worth seeing. Catch the ferry to Manly for the day and have a look around there - beautiful area. Pancakes on the Rocks is great and not too expensive but the lines are very long to get in and I don't think you can make reservations - but if you have the time for it it's really worth it. Paddy's Markets are good if you're into that - very, very busy though and it can b very cramped in there. Centrepoint Tower is nice and you can see 4D films in there sometimes. The Powerhouse and Maritime museums are good, as is Wildlife World and Sydney Aquarium. Darling Harbour is very beautiful and there are lots of cafes and restaurants, same with Circular Quay - though, that is slightly more expensive.

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9. Re: Planning a 3-day Sydney holiday

>>>There are plenty of good deals out there for under $100 each p/n<<<

Which properties are they?

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10. Re: Planning a 3-day Sydney holiday

We have just returned from a trip to Sydney and got a great rate at Astor towers at star casino. They have a sale on at the casino website which includes valet parking and a spacious room with 2 double beds for $160-$180 per night, Monday to Thursday. It's their winter deal on until the end of July, I believe.

If your group are keen walkers, I recommend the spectacular bondi to cooler cliff side walk covering 5 beaches