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1. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member, 430 posts) 10 Jan '10 20:27

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We will be visiting Sydney at the end of our honeymoon in April. Never been there before, and will only be spending 2 to 2.5 days there, so would love any recommendations on decent accommodations in the CBD (hotel/motel style), how best to see the city sights - is there a day tour that'd be worth joining? And also any stops that'd be worth it on the drive down from the Gold Coast (we're looking at Coffs Harbour and Port Stephens currently, but is there any better options?) Thanks for any help!

2. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member, 611 posts) 11 Jan '10 02:36

Hey Monkey!
We stayed at the Menzies in Sydney's CBD. Fairly standard, a little worn, but smack bang central and ten minutes walk from the Opera House, so excellent location.
A little further out, the Waldorf Metro Suites were good - you can walk in (25 mins) or jump on the train straight to circular quay.
I'd recomment Nelson Bay in Port Stephen, although it's an hour or so diversion off the main Route 1 I think, but a nice little place. Coffs Harbour didn't have much to see except the Big Banana.

If time or weather are limited, I'd press on to Sydney.
Steve.

3. Posted by timtravels (Respected Member, 350 posts) 11 Jan '10 14:36

I'd recomment Nelson Bay in Port Stephen, although it's an hour or so diversion off the main Route 1 I think, but a nice little place. Coffs Harbour didn't have much to see except the Big Banana.

I agree, Nelson Bay is a nice little area to relax for a day or two and if you're only staying in Sydney for a couple of days then you'll need to stay somewhere in the CBD.