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10 Minibus Tours You Can Do In And From Sydney

10 Minibus Tours You Can Do In And From Sydney

 

Sydney, Australia is considered by many as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It features stunning scenery, spectacular weather and famous landmarks among other magnetic qualities in travel. As a visitor, you better keep your camera close at hand as you explore this dynamic city because you will find endless things to snap great images!

A good thing about this place is that you can hire a minibus and tour most, if not all, tourist attractions as a group for less. Sydney is also a good starting city for you to embark on long road trips with a minibus to some of Australia’s best destination cities. Here are some of the minibus tours you can do in and from Sydney. Read more

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Restaurants in Sydney Part 1

Restaurants in Sydney (1)

Chor muangHolidaymakers in Sydney like to try different types of food. There are many restaurants here that specialise in Thai food so why not book a Sydney mini bus to see just what’s available? Enjoy amazing tasty Thai dishes such as:-

  • Miang khum – betel leaves with prawns as well as a coconut and peanut sauce
  • Chor muang which is steamed dumplings that are made from caramelised peanuts and sweet radish
  • Salad ped ob – roast duck with celery and a sweet and sour soy sesame dressing
  • Gaeng keaw wan gai – a truly fantastic green curry with chicken, Thai eggplant, basil and chili

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How Much Do You Have To Pay For Resort Accommodations In Sydney?

How Much Do You Have To Pay For Resort Accommodations In Sydney?

 

Pay For ResortWhen you are planning your vacation, one of the most important decisions that you have to make is where to stay. You will be spoilt for choice, owing to the number of hotels in the city. Besides that, you have to think about your budget. You have to decide how much you can afford to spend on your accommodation before you can pick the most suitable hotel. Some travellers might skip the CBD hotels and opt for scenic resorts in the city instead. So, do you know how much you have to pay for Sydney resort accommodations? Here’s a glimpse by comparing a few resorts in and around Sydney: Read more

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10 Best Family Friendly Hotels In Sydney

10 Best Family Friendly Hotels In Sydney

 

travelling with kidsWhen you are travelling with kids, one of the most important things that you can do is to look for family friendly accommodation. If you are planning a visit to Sydney, you can start by researching the hotels available. There are several options that you can choose from. You can even get great deals by looking at the hotel websites and the best part is that you do not have to compromise on luxury. Here are some hotels that you should consider for your stay:

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Luxurious Hotels

10 Luxurious Hotels In Sydney You Won’t Be Disappointed With

10 Luxurious Hotels In Sydney You Won’t Be Disappointed With

 

Luxurious HotelsTravellers to Sydney are quick to realise that when it comes to accommodation, the options are almost limitless. The rising numbers of luxurious hotels in the city are a testament to the popularity of the destination. There are many things to do in Sydney and whatever your preference and your budget may be, you can find a hotel that will suit your needs. Navigating the intricacies of hotel accommodation will be much easier when you know what is available out there. Following is a list of ten luxurious hotels in Sydney you should opt for. Read more

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Family Friendly Accommodation 3 of 3 in Sydney : Swissotel Sydney

Family Friendly Accommodation 3 of 3 in Sydney : Swissotel Sydney

 

Sydney has a wealth of activities for the entire family.  With 35,000 kilometres of coastline in the island nation it is no surprise that many activities revolve in and around the water.  Whether it be swimming in the ocean, studying the ocean habitat of the coast, or playing in one of the water parks or swimming pools.   Read more

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Family Friendly Accommodation 2 of 3 in Sydney

Family Friendly Accommodation 2 of 3 in Sydney

 

Sydney Harbour Bed & Breakfast

 

Australia’s birthplace is known as The Rocks established in 1788.  Named for the magnificent buildings made from the very sandstone the buildings rise from.  Many of the historic buildings in the district were convict built as Sydney was initially a penal colony.  The Sydney Harbour Bed & Breakfast is centrally located in this historic district among many heritage protected buildings.  The Sydney Harbour B&B is a classic style bed & breakfast taking advantage of it’s rustic look, and neighbors to give their guests a uniquely Australian experience. Read more

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Family Friendly Accommodation 1 of 3 in Sydney Hotel

Family Friendly Accommodation 1 of 3 in Sydney Hotel

 

The Parkroyal Hotel in Darling Harbour, Sydney

 

Sydney is a fabulous city for families.  Sydneysiders are active, outdoorsy, and there are plenty of activities for people of all ages.  We are doing a series on the most family friendly hotels in Sydney and what makes them so great for families.  Sometimes it is location, sometimes it is amenities geared toward entertaining families.

 

With the school holidays recently upon us many Australians are taking vacations with their loved ones.  Sydney is an ever popular destination for families.  Sydney is full of culture, educational opportunities, family friendly activities, dining options geared toward families and theme parks packed full of information on conservation, going green, and lessons for children to understand they too can make a difference.

 

The Parkroyal Hotel in Darling Harbour, Sydney is centrally located in the Sydney CBD.  The location with it’s proximity to so many family friendly activities makes it one of the most family friendly resorts in Sydney.  The Parkroyal Hotel is less than a ten minute walk to Chinatown, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney SEALIFE Aquarium, and Sydney Wildlife World.

 

Rooms

The Parkroyal Hotel has a number of different room styles designed to suit many different needs.  Each 31 m2 room is set up with either double twin beds or a single King.  Different views are available, and there is a choice for an Executive Suite if this is a working trip.  The Executive Suite is more than double the size of the other rooms at 71 m2.  The Executive Suite is a one bedroom suite with separate living area.  The Club Suite is a smidge smaller than the Executive Suite and offers gorgeous views for relaxing.

 

All rooms feature a myriad of electronics for entertainment, a 40” LCD tv, in-room movies, iPod docking station, LAN and WiFi access, a hairdryer, and an ironing board.  In addition to the restaurants on property all in-room dining is also available, and each room comes with a fully stocked minibar, coffee, and tea making facilities.

 

Rooms and suites begin at $245 – $445 AUD.  Prices subject to change depending on availability.

 

Dining

Barkers Restaurant

Serving breakfast beginning at 6:30 am daily is Barkers Restaurant.  Barkers is located on Level R inside the hotel.  This space not only works for breakfast but also makes a fantastic spot for meetings.  The contemporary space is comfortable, and the hotel’s WiFi is accessible while sitting at Barkers.

 

Abode Bistro and Bar is a family friendly modern bistro where sharing a meal is paramount.  Each dish is presented in a way that promotes sharing, and conversation.  Abode Bistro melds modern cuisine with a Farmers Market feel.  The menu is seasonal and based on what is in peak season.  A full bar is available and seating for private parties up to 150 can be arranged.

 

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Abode offers High Tea starting at AUD 45.  We suggest trying one of the tea infused cocktails at this modern take on a wonderful tradition.  All tea is served loose leaf, and the desserts have a modern twist giving each one a uniqueness only found at Abode.

 

Hotel Amenities

The Parkroyal Hotel has a full gym available for use by guests.  A concierge is available to help with golf, massage, restaurant and activity bookings.  A club lounge is available for use by guests for casual meetings and sit downs, and there is a full restaurant and bar.

 

Special Events

There are seven different meeting rooms available with 394 m2 of meeting space available.  Meeting rooms are available for a number of activities.  Seminars, training sessions, or parties.

 

ChinatownWithin a Ten Minute Walk

Chinatown

A mere 350 meters away is Chinatown.  Walk five minutes and find yourself amongst some of the best Chinese culture to be found anywhere in Australia.  The food in Sydney’s Chinatown is known for being some of the best found outside of Asia.  The shopping available in Chinatown is fantastic and there is definitely something for the entire family.

 

Some things to keep an eye out for while visiting Chinatown are the traditional markets offering a number of traditional goods for the home, for the kitchen, as well as art and of course tea sets.  Chinese storytellers can be found on Pitt Street bringing the stories of Chinese immigrants to life.  Take a trip into the past.  The Chinatown Night Market is a fabulous place to shop especially during the hotter months of summer.  Shopping in the cool night air can be very enjoyable.

 

Queen Victoria Building

The Victoria Building is a modern shopping centre with the turn of the century architecture preserved.  Originally built in 1898 to replace the Sydney Markets the Victoria Building has been used for various things throughout its history but since 1984 has been used as a shopping centre.  Pierre Cardin has described the Victoria Building as, “The most beautiful shopping centre in the world ”  Come and see for yourself.

 

Sydney Entertainment Centre – Now known as the Qantas Credit Union Arena

There are a number of shows and concerts going on at the Qantas Credit Union Arena throughout the year.  So far for 2015 some of the highlights are, Lady Antebellum, Billy Idol, Kylie Minogue, Ed Sheeran X, Rod Stewart, The Black Keys, the Spandau Ballet, The Harlem Globetrotters, W Live, and Celtic Woman 10th Anniversary World Tour.  Check out their events schedule for updates and ticket information.

 

Sydney SEALIFE Aquarium

The Sydney SEALIFE Aquarium is one of the best attractions in Australia.  The Aquarium hosts different events every month and has a myriad of education opportunities for learners of all ages.  They have interactive learning available, and many different exhibits.  It is possible to go diving, and view sharks from beneath as if you were a fish.

 

Sydney Wildlife WorldSydney Wildlife World

Next door to the Aquarium you will find the Sydney Wildlife Zoo.  With famous animal encounters you can interact closer with these animals than at any other venue.  The zoo is hosting special events for Easter and other holidays throughout the year.  You can save upon entry to the Zoo and the Aquarium with the Sydney Attractions Pass.

 

The Parkroyal Hotel in Darling Harbour is centrally located in Sydney’s CBD and walking distance to many attractions.  It is a family friendly hotel in an area of Sydney very conducive to having a delightful family vacation.