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. 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 accommodation - from self...

  2. Gardenia Motor Inn

    Gardenia Motor Inn

    From $115 per nightWithin close proximity to Sydney Velodrome and just a few minutes drive to Stadium Australia and Yagoona, lies Gardenia Motor Inn. It is perfectly located to give you the convenience you need and, at the same time,...

  3. Bargo Motor Inn

    Bargo Motor Inn

    From $99 per nightThe Bargo Motor Inn is a family owned and operated motel located one hours drive from Sydney City on the M5 freeway. Ideally located near the towns of Picton, Tahmoor and Mittagong. The motel is...

  4. Australia Towers 9.03

    Australia Towers 9.03

    From $335 per nightAustralia Towers 9.03 is a spacious three bedroom apartment with panoramic city and park views. The apartment is generously proportioned and designed to suit a variety of people and demographics....

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