North Sydney Harbourview Hotel

Old Dec 12th, 2006, 05:27 PM
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North Sydney Harbourview Hotel


I like the looks of this hotel and the price but was wondering how difficult and expensive it is to go from the North of Sydney across the harbor. We will be there for 5 nights and 4 days.


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Old Dec 12th, 2006, 06:55 PM
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You can walk across the bridge for free otherwise you can catch the train from North Sydney station (closeby) to Wynyard (CBD) for A$2.40. The Milson's Point ferry also takes you to Circular Quay for a few dollars. I have stayed at that hotel and the views are spectacular!
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Hi Vic,

There's also the option of a ferry from Lavender Bay (just a 5 minute walk from the hotel)

Alternatively, stroll down Blues Point Road, stopping for a coffee on the way down to McMahons Point Ferry. Another rather charming area is Milsons Point & Kirribilli ... to the East of your hotel and, again, just 10 mins or so walk. This is a very "local" area with lots of good little cafes and restaurants.

For a special treat you might try Aqua Dining, right above the North Sydney pool, with full harbour, Harbour Bridge & Opera House vistas.

The railway station is practically next door to the hotel & very quick.
Public transport in Sydney is fairly cheap, I think. $4.50 for 25kms & roughly 30 mins on bus from Collaroy (Northern Beaches)to Wynyard this morning.

You might do well to buy a multi-day pass which (I think) covers bus, train & ferry travel. Sorry, I'm not up on these as I mostly drive, but ask (Newsagents/Railway stations) about Weekly & other passes.
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Old Dec 13th, 2006, 04:27 AM
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I don't know why more people don't stay north of the harbour

As already said, Lavendar Bay and Kirribili are fun to wander around. The walk across the bridge is terrific. If you do stay there try and travel at least once from Kirribili jetty - especially on a calm day - apart from being one of my favourites (smiley face) there's a nice simple kaff right next to the pontoon.

As for weekly travel passes - do a google for Sydney Transport Authority, Sydney Ferries for a run down of all the various types; I believe the green one covers bus, rail and ferry for a ring around the CBD that is sufficient for most visitors' needs - costs around $30-35.

Have fun.
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Fuzzylogic - I agree that North of Sydney has some great spots. People probably don't stay in North Sydney because the accommodation on that side of Sydney is lacking.

hunterafri - the hotel is built above the railway line, so be sure to ask for a room above the 7th level and all should be good.
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It is a great area. The choice of transport is endless. Bus, train, ferry, foot. Some people staying downtown still have to get from where they stay to the harbour and never consider the northside.

The views from the northside are the best as they take in everything, the city, lights, opera house etc etc. Go for an evening walk under the harbour bridge and be dazzled.

The north sydney pool is a gem, right next to Luna Park.

There used to be a little walkway down the side of the hotel to meet up with Arthur Street, Lavender Bay as opposed to Arthur Street North Sydney and this will get to Milsons Point in sharp time. (if it still exists)

Also try Crows Nest for some great eating out options. I love Malabar Indian restaurant. Cheap and good. Plenty of Thai as well.

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I just checked the website for this hotel for our dates in early October and they said no rooms available! Does it book up fast or maybe haven't posted them to the website yet??? Or is October a really, really busy time in Sydney? Thanks for any information.
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Probably they haven't listed 10 months ahead. Or,less likely, they may be fully booked for a conference. Why not email them if you want to do your bookings now?
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