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#1 lovebeingamum76

Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:42 AM

Hi all

I am want to take the kids to syd for 2 nights. They are 8 and 5. I want to stay somewhere close to everything so I don't have to drive around. Any suggestions as to what to do and where to stay?

#2 lovebeingamum76

Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:33 AM

Any accomafation reccomendations?

#3 9ferals

Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:40 AM

The Ibis on Darling Harbour is very well priced for the location.
It isn't a flash hotel but is clean, comfy and a great central spot to do fun stuff in Sdney. Have a look on the Ibis website to see if you can get a deal with breakfast included.
Or check out the Metro apartments - again, not flash but a great location and often well priced.

Edited by Rubybelle, 09 November 2012 - 09:41 AM.


#4 ~Nic~

Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:49 AM

I just booked a couple of nights at The Menzies for my mum and dad... surprisingly cheap (I think it was about $170 per night, but that was for early next year, so may have been an advance purchase special or something like that) and it's just across the park from Wynard train station which is on the City Circle loop, so it's easy to get to Circular Quay for the ferries if you wanted to go over to the zoo.

My kids really loved the Sydney Tower Eye (Centrepoint) when we went to Syd for the day a couple of months back, but if you just rock up on the day it is pretty expensive - it was about $80 for the 5 of us to get in. If you book online and you pick a non-peak period it is quite a bit cheaper - I think it was about $47 if we booked online and got there before 10am. They also really enjoyed Powerhouse and if we had time, we wouild have gone to the Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour as well, but we only caught the train down for the day, so we ran out of time..

ETA: Here's the network map for Cityail... if you are looking for accommodation, try looking mainly at places on the City Circle loop (Central / Town Hall / Wynyard / Circular Quay / St James / Museum) - the trains run pretty much continuously and go to most of the touristy type areas.

Edited by ~Nic~, 09 November 2012 - 09:53 AM.


#5 Ellen D

Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:22 AM

I found the Holiday Inn across from the entertainment centre fantastic value for money

#6 lovebeingamum76

Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:11 AM

Awesome thank you for the tips ladies....




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