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Bondi is Australia’s most famous beach and the nearest ocean beach to the centre of Sydney, only eight kilometres away. The Surf Life Saving Club dates from 1906, only four years after the ban on daylight bathing in urban areas was lifted in Sydney, and it is one of the country’s oldest. During the Olympic Games, a huge stadium was constructed here, on the beach itself, for the playing of the beach volleyball competition, and then dismantled afterwards, as the people of Bondi did not want it there.
The heart of the city with its tall buildings, offices, shops and restaurants and has many Sydney hotels.
Although Chinatown is best known for its restaurants, there are many other types of establishment in this area, and not all are Chinese, despite the Chinese arch at the end of Dixon Street. This is an Asia town incorporating various Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese and Thai shops. At the Chinatown end of Darling Harbour is the Chinese Garden a peaceful haven in the centre of the city. A gift from China’s Guangdong province in 1988 to celebrate Australia’s bicentenary.
Circular Quay accommodation
Between Dawes Point and Benelong is the main ferry terminal but also a lively area with street performers and souvenir shops. Circular Quay station uses marine details to reflect its position on the harbour, a CityRail information kiosk is located by the entrance.
Darling Harbour accommodation
Darling Harbour is an area of Sydney which has recently been redeveloped. It now has a very appealing appearance and offers a number of attractions listed separately.
A gay and lesbian area with nightlife, trendy restaurants and shopping. Busy 24 hours with cafes, bars, and nightclubs makes for a vibrant popular place.
Fairfield located 50 minutes South West of the city centre is very multi cultural. It is estimated that people from about 130 nationalities live here. Cabramatta is a bustling Asian market where all the Asian cuisines can be experienced.
King’s Cross accommodation
This area, east of the city centre, is well known for its restaurants, night clubs and legal sex industry. It is alive 24 hours a day and provides a different view of Australia. It gives energy to the city in the same way that Times Square does to New York.
The journey to Manly is a beautiful ferry ride. It is also a popular and fashionable area, famous both for its tree-lined beach and for its food, much of which lies along the short but trendy street known as The Corso, joining the harbour and ocean sides of the peninsula. Manly lies on the North Head of the harbour entrance and there is a pleasant walk up onto the head to the old Quarantine Station, which is interesting in itself, and to the end of North Head.
Parramatta lies thirty minutes west of Sydney by fast train, or nearly an hour by ferry at the centre of Greater Sydney. The city was founded as early as November 1788 and there was a brief time when Parramatta was larger than the town of Sydney, but now it is, in practice, merely a suburb of its better known neighbor. However, it has some interesting buildings remaining from its early days of prominence.
Sydney Airport accommodation
There is a selection of airport hotels at or near the Sydney airport. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, you will find hotels nearby.