Where to stay with kids

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Camping under the stars

From camping on a Sydney Harbour island to a night at the award-winning Taronga Zoo, Sydney has a number of fun accommodation experiences for the whole family. You can even go camping at the Basin in the beautiful Ku-ring-gai National Park, in northern Sydney.

  • Cockatoo Island
  • The Basin Campground in Ku-ring-gai National Park, Photo David Finnegan

Family accommodation in great Sydney locations

Kids are well catered for when it comes to accommodation in Sydney. With a bit of planning, you can find family-friendly and budget accommodation at great locations across the city.

The Novotel Sydney in Darling Harbour is a comfortable choice for families. You'll enjoy visiting nearby attractions, such as the sharks and dugongs at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, the koalas at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, the world's biggest cinema screen at IMAX Theatre, and the Australian National Maritime Museum, where you can climb aboard a submarine.

For something special, Cockatoo Island Camping is a campsite on Sydney Harbour, one of the world's most beautful natural harbours. The island is a short ferry ride from Circular QuayRoar and Snore at Taronga Zoo is Sydney's wildest slumber party. Families will enjoy good food and be treated to a night zoo safari and truly spectacular harbour views.

Roar and Snore, Taronga Zoo

Vibe Hotels in Rushcutters Bay, North Sydney and the city centre have a number of suites with the extra room that families need. The locations make for easy access in and around the city centre, harbour and beaches. The Rushcutters Bay hotel is near a marina where you can hire a skipper and a yacht from EastSail and sail sparkling Sydney Harbour.

Holiday parks are little-known affordable gems in Sydney, with self-catering cabins and powered sites for caravans not far from the city centre. Sydney Getaway Holiday Park is in Sydney’s west and Lane Cove River Tourist Park is in Sydney’s north. The Lane Cove holiday park doubles as the fictional Summer Bay Caravan Park in TV show Home and Away.

  1. Lands Edge Sydney Harbour

    Lands Edge Sydney Harbour

    From $45 per nightThe Land's Edge accommodation facility is located on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour at Chowder Bay, adjacent to Clifton Gardens and Sydney Harbour National Park. It is easily accessible by public...

  2. Adara Camperdown

    Adara Camperdown

    From $128 per nightConveniently located within Sydney's inner west, adjacent to the grounds of Sydney University and close to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Adara Camperdown offers spacious well appointed...

  3. Oaks on Castlereagh

    Oaks on Castlereagh

    From $187 per nightRenowned as one of Sydney's leading hotel properties, the four and a half star Oaks on Castlereagh is within easy walking distance from Central Station and Museum Station and just minutes from...

  4. Metro Inn Ryde

    Metro Inn Ryde

    From $90 per nightThe Metro Inn Ryde is popular with businessmen and interstate travelers and is set in beautiful grounds.
    Located 20 minutes from Sydney's central business district; close to the city's...

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