48 Hours in Sydney – Must Do Things

Sydney harbour at night
A visit to Sydney Harbour will incorporate both the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Visiting Sydney is truly the vacation of a lifetime. This gorgeous city offers travelers so much to do and see. But sometimes tourists are limited by time constraints. If you have booked your Sydney flights and accommodation what are the must do things if you only have 48 hours in Sydney? The following describes what you must see and do in two days.

1. The Sydney Opera House
A trip to Sydney wouldn’t be complete without visiting this stunning display of architectural design. With over 1,500 performances each year, finding something to enjoy shouldn’t be difficult. Spending a few hours at the opera house will make your holiday unforgettable.

2. The Queen Victoria Building
A tourist will want to spend time shopping at the elegant Queen Victoria Building, located on 455 George Street. Visitors will get as much enjoyment admiring the intricate grand staircases and stained glass windows as they will actually shopping.

3. The Sydney Tower
A trip to the top of the tower is a must when operating on a tight schedule. With a panoramic view of the city, travelers can get a birds-eye view of the sights they won’t have time to see any other way. Binoculars are available for free when reaching the top. Plan on spending approximately an hour at the Sydney Tower.

4. Bondi Beach
A trip to Sydney must include a visit to Bondi Beach. Tourists can do as much or as little as they want on this beautiful, iconic beach. Long coastal walks, surfing, and great places to eat and shop are all options along Bondi.

5. The Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens offers a variety of specifically themed gardens, plants of the month, and Palm House Exhibitions. Some of the featured gardens include the Begonia Garden, the Herb Garden, the Rainforest Walk, the Palace Rose Garden, and the Rare and Threatened Plants Garden. A guided walk of the garden can be taken in under two hours.

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Short Stay Apartments in Sydney a Good Option

short stay Sydney apartment
Short stay Sydney apartments look this good and the comfort level is to a 5 star rating.

When traveling to Sydney there are several options when choosing accommodations. The following information outlines what’s included in short stay accommodations, the benefits and drawbacks of these types of apartments, and if these types of apartments are viable options for short term business or holiday trips.

What is a Short Stay Accommodation?
Short stay apartments usually can be found in all manner of sizes and styles. They can come with any number of bedrooms, usually one to three, and offer a variety of amenities to choose from. Short stay apartments in Sydney can be found in many areas, including the heart of the city as well as along the beach. Prices fall into a variety of ranges as well. Short stay accommodations are typically for six months or less, but they can sometimes be extended for longer periods of time.

Benefits of Choosing a Short Stay Accommodation
These types of accommodations usually offer full kitchens and laundries. This specifically may include a full size refrigerator, freezer, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. A long list of other amenities is often provided as well. A few of these include access to an indoor pool, gym facilities, high speed WiFi, and under-cover car parking. Some apartments have other electrical appliances and may even furnish items such as tea and coffee. Sometimes even tennis courts and golf courses are within close proximity to the apartments. Maintenance and repairs are all taken care of for those staying in the apartment. Short stay apartments can be used sometimes for as little as only a few nights. Guests usually pay by the week or the month.

In general, short stay accommodations are the best of both worlds. These apartments offer the comforts of home with all the modern appliances and conveniences, while still providing many of the benefits of living in a hotel. Hotels are often clustered in groups in certain areas of the city, while short stay apartments can be found in a variety of locations. Renters can choose to be near the bustle of downtown and lots of tourist attractions, or in a more remote location. Finally, one of the best benefits of short stay accommodations is the privacy. These types of apartments offer a higher level of privacy and seclusion than the typical hotel.

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Sydney Life Through a Lens 14/8/14

the iconic Sydney harbour
Finding a place to stay around Sydney harbour is not difficult


After you have booked your flights with Sydney Flights Accommodation you then will have to search for your accommodation. After delighting your eyes with viewing the photos on this page you will want to ensure that you are close by Sydney Harbour to fully enjoy your Sydney holiday.

Sydney Harbour, one of the most beautiful in the world
Sydney Harbour, one of the most beautiful in the world.

Living at Home While You are Away

There are numerous options available when considering accommodation in Sydney. From camping to 5 star harbour view hotels, however it is the furnished accommodation option that is becoming more popular. The video below is of a furnished one bedroom apartment located in Ultimo, which is a short 10 minute walk from Sydney CBD and tourist attractions such as Darling Harbour and Star Casino.