New Zealand has overtaken mainland China as the largest source market of international visitors to Sydney*, with more and more New Zealanders taking advantage of excellent value low air fares and brief travel times to enjoy a short break in Sydney, voted one of the world’s best cities**.
Situated in the heart of Sydney directly across from Darling Harbour, Metro Apartments Darling Harbour is a popular choice for both New Zealand and local tourists eager to find comfortable, affordable accommodation located in close proximity to all major attractions.
Head west from your apartment and you’ll find yourself at King Street Wharf and Cockle Bay, popular precincts on the shores of Darling Harbour. Enjoy a cocktail in one of the many boutique bars, a meal in one of the harbourside restaurants, or a 3D movie at IMAX. Play tourist at Sydney Aquarium, Wildlife World or Australian Maritime Museum, or stroll across the footbridge to try your luck at The Star casino.
If you are looking for world-class shopping, walk east from your apartment and into Sydney’s retail heart, with the Queen Victoria Building, Westfield Sydney, Pitt Street Mall and flagship David Jones and Myer stores all a short stroll from your front door.
For unique Asian food and culture, head south to Sydney’s Little Japan, Little Korea and ThaiTown. Be sure to sample Yum Cha or a Chinese banquet from the huge array of restaurants in Sydney’s Chinatown, then keep walking through to the Entertainment Precinct and Paddy’s Market, and take in a show at the historic Capitol Theatre.
For sightseeing, head north beside the sandstone walls of the Hungry Mile and Barangaroo, recently marked for redevelopment. Stop at one of the beautiful harbourside cafes at Jones Street Wharf then continue around the harbour foreshore to The Rocks, a must to explore beneath the glory of the Harbour Bridge before venturing on to the Opera House and Botanic Gardens. This historic walk will show you the real Sydney but be warned – it is also popular for late-night ghost tours.
The Apartments are located in two buildings, the recently refurbished Sussex Street building offering larger, contemporary loft-style apartments with views over Darling Harbour while the King Street building has a more exclusive, intimate appeal. The properties are rated three and a half stars and offer a selection of 32 one-bedroom apartments, complete with fully-equipped kitchen, washing machine, dryer and ironing facilities, air conditioning and heating.
Metro Apartments Darling Harbour has a range of special packages on offer. Book Metro Apartments Darling Harbour and other Metro Hotels properties by calling the toll free Central Reservations line on 1800 004 321. Alternatively bookings can be made online at www.metrohotels.com.au .
*International Visitor Survey, YE Dec 12,Tourism Research Australia
**Conde Nast Traveler USA Reader’s Choice Awards
Metro Hotels is the public face of Transmetro Corporation, an Australian owned public company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. The Group currently provides a national accommodation network of properties, with over 1000 rooms in key locations and major cities across Australia.