Sydney, Australia, has a lot to offer anyone who’s ready to jump in with both feet. From the bounding surf at Bondi to the pulsing nightlife at King’s Cross, there’s always something going on. Choosing the cheapest and yet the best Sydney CBD furnished accommodation puts you right in the heart of this world-class city.
Sydney’s CBD overlooks sparkling Sydney Harbour and the impressive Sydney Harbour Bridge. The white sails of the Opera House are an unforgettable sight whether you’re coming or going. The CBD is also home to such spectacular structures as the Queen Victoria Building and the Sydney Tower.
The Queen Victoria Building was built by architect George McRae in the late 19th century. Originally built as a market, the Queen Victoria Building is ornately Romanesque, with stained glass windows, elaborate floor tiles, and a copper dome topped with a cupola. The QVB was made over into a library, office buildings, and even threatened with demolition before it came full circle to become a shopping centre again in the 1980s.
Sydney Tower is equally magnificent. Standing 250 metres above the CBD, it offers some of the most breathtaking views of the city available anywhere. The tower sits upon Centrepoint Shopping Centre, and visitors can walk the observation deck or the Skywalk or just enjoy a meal at one of the revolving restaurants.
On the shores of Sydney Harbour in the CBD is The Rocks. The oldest and most frequently travelled area of Sydney, The Rocks is remarkably well preserved with plenty of Old World charm amongst the lively cafés and arts and crafts stalls.
As bustling as the CBD is, it’s also home to plenty of open, green spaces. With beautifully well-kept gardens and fig tree-lined lanes, Hyde Park is a peaceful oasis on the eastern side of the CBD. It’s the ideal location for busy office workers who want to enjoy a quiet picnic lunch, a quick game of catch, or a giant game of chess.
The Royal Botanic Gardens are another favourite spot for guided walks or pleasant jogs. With more than a dozen gardens featuring rare and endangered flora, indigenous plants, succulents, and ferns, the Botanic Gardens offer educational and cultural pursuits for Sydneysiders and others in search of workshops, exhibitions, lectures, and more.