Travelling to Sydney this spring. Our Potts Point hotel offers overnight accommodation for two adults plus parking for one car. Bringing your car provides endless possibilities for day trips. Explore some of Sydney’s most famous coastal attractions. Alternatively stay in town and attend one of the many sporting, musical or theater events.
Whilst here enjoy the Gillette T20 International between Australia and Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Visit the world’s largest touring collection of Banky’s works at The Entertainment Quarter. Alternatively watch the Australian Matildas after their run at the FIFA Women’s World Cup take on South American Rivals Chile at Bankwest Stadium.
How to get here
The hotel is easily accessible from major roads and is the perfect base to explore Sydney. Our Potts Point hotel is located on Victoria Street in Potts Point. The hotel is around the corner from William Street and the Cross City Tunnel. William Street provides the entrance to the Eastern Distributor which makes it easy to access via car.
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The World’s Largest Exhibition of Banksy Art
The Art of Banksy showcases 80 original works associated with, arguably, the most intriguing and talked-about artist in modern history. The exhibition will feature between 13 September – 1st December at The Entertainment Quarter. Located opposite Byron Kennedy Hall, privately-owned pieces will show firstly canvasses, secondly screenprints and thirdly sculptures.
Tickets start from just $32 with kids under 12 gaining admission free of charge. In addition, the exhibition hours are from 11am – 7pm (Monday – Wednesday, plus on Sundays). Opening hours will extend to 8pm between Thursday and Saturdays.
Potts Point is located a short 10 minute drive from the exhibition. Guests can reach the Entertainment Quarter by travelling on Darlinghurst road. This will take you onto ANZAC Parade, followed by turning into Lang Road.
Some of the best beaches can be found north of the bridge, which is a great excuse to drive over this iconic landmark. For instance, take a drive across Sydney Harbour Bridge, through The Spit. In around 35 minutes you will arrive at Freshwater Beach. Stop there for the day with a picnic or continue north along the water and in another 45 minutes, you will arrive at Palm Beach. This is a great spot to surf, walk the beach or sit on the sand with fish and chips.
South Coast & Sea Cliff Bridge
One of the most stunning stretches of road in New South Wales is Sea Cliff Bridge just over one hour from Sydney. The bridge curves out from the cliffs and juts out over the ocean below. Then drive over and then park and walk along the pedestrian path for amazing views and photos. In addition on the way back to the city, another Instagram-worthy stop is the Figure 8 Pools. Plan your visit carefully to coincide with low tide which is the safest time to visit, read more here.
In less than two hours you can find yourself surrounded by nature in the picturesque Blue Mountains. The Three Sisters Lookout and walking trial are a popular stop for good reason with breathtaking views across the valley. Scenic World is a fun way to see the area with a cable car and skyway for those feeling adventurous plus a walk and an incline railway. The region also features many bushwalks for a variety of fitness levels.
Terrigal, Central Coast
An hour and a half north of Sydney you will find yourself in sunny Terrigal on the Central Coast. A perfect day could include brunch at Belly Fish café followed by a relaxing walk along the beach and if you are feeling energetic up the stairs to The Skillion, a clifftop lookout point. In the afternoon, try a tasting at Distillery Botanica and Firescreek Fruit Winery before heading back to Sydney. If you’re keen to miss the traffic and drive back a bit later, try dinner at The Cowrie.
NSW Road Trips
An easy drive from Sydney via the M31 and M23 Motorways, Canberra is just over 3 hours from the hotel. As our nation’s capital, Canberra is home to a variety of national attractions such as parliament and the Australian War Memorial, plus world-class galleries and museums. Canberra is the perfect lunch stop on a larger trip south-ward or a great weekend as you continue your road trip from Sydney. Staying the night? Check out Crowne Plaza Canberra.
How about a trip to New South Wales’ premier wine region? The Hunter Valley is home to a vast amount of wineries from larger well-known estates such as De Bortoli Wines or smaller vineyards such as Usher Tinkler Wines. Enjoy tastings at cellar doors plus discover purveyors of local produce from fruit orchards to chocolate makers and smoked meats. Staying the night? Check out Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley or Kirkton Park Hunter Valley.
Image credits: Banksy Exhibition image from elliaslist.com.au, Canberra image from Visit Canberra, Sydney and New South Wales images from Destination NSW.