Sydney central is one of those great locations that not only has plenty to do but is also incredibly easy to get around. A five minute walk in any direction takes you to an amazing restaurant, cosy café, bustling marketplace or excellent theatre, while a quick trip to Central Station puts the whole of Sydney in the palm of your hands.
The area has long been home to a lot of Sydney’s top attractions, including famous Paddy’s Markets and beautiful Darling Harbour. The restaurants of China Town have also been drawing crowds for years, offering everything from succulent Peking duck to flavour-packed dumplings, often at excellent prices.
Sydney central also has a stellar selection of newcomers adding to its appeal, like foodie precinct Kensington Street, contemporary Chinese art hub White Rabbit Gallery and forward thinking shopping precinct Central Park. You can spend the whole day exploring these three venues alone, perhaps starting with a freshly baked croissant and spot of retail therapy at Central Park’s Sunday markets, moving on to enjoy a cup of expertly brewed herbal tea as you explore the gallery, and finishing up on Kensington Street, where you can indulge in everything from a cellar door tasting to fine dining or a four course dessert degustation.
Culture lovers will enjoy the area’s proximity to many of Sydney’s best exhibition spaces, including the Powerhouse Museum, Maritime Museum and Sydney Aquarium. The Capitol Theatre also entices with its program of big name productions such as My Fair Lady and Jersey Boys, while those with a soft spot for arthouse will enjoy a trip to the Belvoir.
If you do want to venture further afield, rest assured you’ve picked the right spot, with Sydney’s main transport hub taking up prime position in the area. Buses, trams and trains all move through Central Station at regular intervals meaning all you need is an Opal Card (Sydney Transport’s electronic ticketing system) and a destination. The train to Circular Quay takes less than 10 minutes, as does the train to Kings Cross; an area now more famous for its café culture than late nights. The airport is also a quick trip, making Sydney central ideal for out of town visitors.
A stay at Rendezvous Hotel Sydney Central puts you just across the road from Central Station and within easy walking distance of all the other attractions mentioned. The triple glazed windows and generous king sized beds ensure you’ll get a restful night’s sleep, leaving you fresh to explore all the wonderful things waiting on your doorstep.