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. Checkers Resort and Conference Centre

    Checkers Resort and Conference Centre

    From $150 per nightSurrounded by the serene natural bushland of Terrey Hills and only 25 kilometres from Sydney city, Checkers Resort and Conference Centre is strategically located to offer you a quick getaway from your busy city life,...

  2. Park Regis Concierge Apartments

    Park Regis Concierge Apartments

    From $129 per nightPark Regis Concierge Apartments is located amidst the prestigious yet relaxed village atmosphere of Cremorne - just a few minutes drive north of Sydney's city centre. Conveniently located on...

  3. Mowbray Park FarmStay

    Mowbray Park FarmStay

    From $105 per nightMowbray Park Farmstay, a family owned working farm, is the closest Farm Stay property to Sydney. It is located 60 minutes south of Sydney Airport, eight kilometres from Picton Railway Station and 18...

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