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. Be By The Sea

    Be By the Sea is one of the few original cottages left this close to Manly beach. Situated close to the heart of Manly and 50 metres from the beach - so close you can hear the waves from your bed...

  2. Manly Escape

    Manly Escape is a deluxe studio apartment with balcony, located in the heart of Manly. The moment you step out of the building you will be surrounded with the action. Take a two minute walk down to the beach or Manly...

  3. Jacaranda Bed and Breakfast

    Five minutes to Manly by car, Jacaranda offers self-contained accommodation in a quiet cul-de-sac onto Balgowlah golf course.Set in a tranquil garden setting with a private entrance, the accommodation...

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