The most populated city in Oceania, Sydney is one of the giants, but not just in terms of how many people wander the streets, but within its cultural and environmental offerings too.
From the distinctive sail shaped design of Sydney Opera House to Sydney Harbour Bridge to Bondi Beach, there are many big name attractions that are sure to please any visitor, and there are a myriad of other sights too see and experiences to take in too, which is why this charming city lends itself well to a longer stay.
If you’re planning an epic trip to this waterside metropolis either in the foreseeable future (when Covid travel restrictions permit) or perhaps you find yourself there now, then read on for our guide on how to enjoy a longer stay in Sydney.
Why a longer stay?
You may be asking, why do I need to stay for an extended period? There are a number of reasons that you might find yourself in the city for a lengthier time. Perhaps you are considering a move to Sydney and you want to get the feel of the place before you fully commit or you’re scoping out job opportunities and a nicer district in which to relocate to. You may have family in the area and you fancy a little independence while you visit, your work might have brought you here for a short while or perhaps you just fancy a one-off trip to this beautiful area and its surroundings and the prospect of a longer sabbatical suits you down to the ground.
Whether you are staying for three weeks or three months (you’ll have to get a visa if staying longer than 90 days) you will have to find somewhere nice to base yourself, and for lengthier stays you will certainly feel the desire to make your temporary space more homely and welcoming.
One sure fire way to add some attractiveness to your apartment or suite is with bright blooms to greet you each day. Pearsons flower delivery in Sydney offer a stunning selection of arrangements, creatively presented, using top quality blooms for same delivery too.
If you’re looking to pick up a great read, some vinyl or indulge in an arthouse movie, then head to Title Barangaroo, while you will surely want to stock up on a few good bottles of wine during your stay and there are plenty of decent independent wine retailers throughout the city, but we’ll let you explore and find your favourites.
A trusted name in the world of all-suite hotels, Meriton Suites offer a wide range of deluxe apartments to reside in. We particularly like the Kent Street offering, which offers an indoor pool, great central location and amazing views over Darling Harbour. Push the boat out with a three-bedroom penthouse suite on level 56, which sleeps six and offers a balcony, panoramic views, a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living area with lounge and dining table, a washing machine and dryer, TVs and king size beds throughout, a work area and many other extras that you might need throughout your stay.
What to do
Whatever your reasons for visiting, we are certain that you will want to head out and explore what Sydney has to offer, below are a small sample of places that will entice you.
Head north of the city and you will find Manly Beach, less talked of than Bondi but equally as beautiful and a tad less crowded too. Easy to reach by ferry and boasting some great shops, restaurants and bars, this is a place that you won’t want to miss.
When you desire a little greenery in the centre of the bustling city, simply head to the 16-hectare Hyde Park in the central business district. The oldest parkland in Australia, it is split into Hyde Park north and south and is host to a selection of memorials and monuments as well as parties and events when permitted.
Taronga Zoo Sydney
The largest zoo in Australia, Taronga Zoo holds a selection of some 5,000 animals to visit from zebras, lions and giraffes to Asian elephants, chimpanzees, koalas and kangaroos across 350 species. Many are endangered and fast losing their habitats so you can learn how to do your bit to protect them as well as seeing how the zoo does their bit with their breeding programs.