Sydney is renowned across the globe for its natural harbour, so why not make the most of your visit and enjoy Sydney's waterfront accommodation? With a unique position in the middle of the busy waterway and playground that is Sydney Harbour, these waterfront accommodation options are a 'must see' for every intrepid visitor to Sydney.
With campsites in the middle of the city, Cockatoo Island offers a unique take on one of Australia's favourite pastimes. Offering harbour views to every tent, along with clean and modern amenities, camping at Cockatoo Island is an experience like no other. With a range of packages available, from simple camping sites to more luxurious 'glamping' options, Cockato Island is a great place to escape the city, whilst still having access to all the things you like.
Travelling to and from Cockatoo Island is almost as fun as staying there. You can reach the island by taking one of the regular ferry services from Circular Quay, hiring a water taxi, or using your own mode of transport (including kayaks!) to reach the boat ramp.
There are also a number of high quality options for accommodation along Sydney harbour in the city's surrounding suburbs. A number of glamorous hotels are located in The Rocks, one of Sydney's most historic areas. In close proximity to Darling Harbour, Circular Quay and all modes of transports, it is no wonder that staying at The Rocks is a popular choice for visitors.
There are hidden harbour-side accommodation options to the east of the city. With westward views of Sydney and its landmarks, suburbs like Rushcutters Bay, Darling Point and Double Bay, are home to comfortable serviced apartments and short-term accommodation offerings. Just a short stroll to the harbour's edge and only ten minutes from the city centre or some of Sydney's famous beaches, harbour-side accommodation in Sydney's east is perfect for those that want to be near the activity of the city but still have a tranquil retreat in the evenings.
The northern shore of Sydney harbour is home to numerous harbour-side alcoves, offering the best of Sydney's water-loving lifestyle. With towering hotels offering commanding views of the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, North Sydney is popular with businesses and conferences. Mosman and Balmoral Beach offer self-contained apartments for families or small groups. The area is home to a handful of smaller and less busy beaches with a great 'village' feel.