Sydney, Australia is a harbour city known for its beautiful beaches, mild temperatures and variety of sights and attractions for tourists. Sydney offers many tours and cruises of the area, and there are many outdoor festivals in the summer. You can always find cheap flights and travel packages to Sydney throughout the year on such sites as Sydney Flights Accommodation and Totally Australia.
The weather in Sydney is mild for the most part, and enjoyable all throughout the year, with more than 300 days of sun per year. Note that the seasons are the opposite of the United States – summer runs December-February, March-May is autumn or fall, June-August is winter and spring is September-November. Summertime temperatures range from 79 degrees F or 26 C to hotter than 104 F or 40 C. November-February is a time to catch Sydney’s outdoor festivals and enjoy activities such as bushwalking and cycling. November is the start of beach season. Winter is cool, with rain for two weeks and temperatures in the 50s. If you don’t like the beach, you may prefer to visit during the winter.
If you’re you are interested in visiting Sydney the internet is a great tool for finding flight deals. United offers nonstop flights from San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA, from $870. Qantas offers round-trip flights from Los Angeles or San Francisco at $858, and even cheaper ($678) if you travel before the end of August. You may be able to find cheap flights by checking online for seats just after midnight. Most airlines update their systems after this time and you may find seats that weren’t available earlier. Also, some airlines have seats that they need to sell, but do not advertise. It may be worthwhile to call the airline directly and ask if they have any seats they want to sell cheaply.
There are a variety of Sydney hotels from small bed-and-breakfasts to five-star hotels. Hotels in the Rocks area offer spectacular views and are in the heart of the city and attractions. Kings Cross is a popular hotel district, although it is in an area of town with bustling nightlife and therefore can be loud at night. Hotels in the Rocks can run upwards of $250 a night, but there are always specials available.
If you are looking for deals on accommodation in Sydney, it can be a pretty tough choice. With hundreds of hotels on offer, from basic accommodation through to 5-star luxury hotels, you really will be spoiled for choice. What do you look for when searching for accommodation in Sydney? Are you travelling with your family or may be on a corporate relocation or simply on your own discovering the pleasure of a new experience of a city never travelled.
First you need to decide on your budget, as this is the most important criteria! Remember though that you can often find pretty good deals on the internet or direct with the hotel themselves, so it pays to punch above your weight a little.
Although you may not be able to afford the rack rate, you may well be able to afford the hotel through a discount hotel site. You may even have extra flexibility on this if you are prepared to take your chances on this and book at the last minute. However, if budget is very tight, you might well want to look at some of the many inexpensive hostels which are dotted throughout the city.
The accommodation offered by many of them is surprisingly good and it is worth checking them out on some of the review sites. Location too, is key – you should narrow down your search through the area of Sydney that you want to stay in.
Maybe you want to stay near Sydney Harbour? No problem but be prepared to pay more! You may need to compromise on facilities and quality to stay in an area of your choice.