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1. Posted by joabbey (Budding Member 13 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hello All,

So have finally booked my RTW Ticket, leaving for San Fran on 26 June woo hoo.

Am planning on staying and working in Sydney from October 2006 and was wondering if anyone could recommend an area, from which I could rent.

I hope that makes sense, as currently in work and kinda losing my I am so excited, but they are also keeping me quite busy before I go!?!?!?!



2. Posted by Kristie79 (Full Member 225 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi Jo

Sydney is one of my favorite cities in the world. We rented there for a while last year and everytime I saw Circular Quay it blew me away!

It really depends what kind of place your looking at renting and how long for. We found that you got more for your money on the north shore. We stayed in Cremorne which was really lovely and only 10 minutes on the ferry over to Circular Quay. Kirribilli and Manly (both on the north shore) are also really good.

Have a look on and

Happy travels
Kristie x

3. Posted by joabbey (Budding Member 13 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Thanks Kristie,

Have checked out the websites and found very useful.


Jo x

4. Posted by g_trekkers (Budding Member 27 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


It depends on your budget and lifestyle. We also lived in the North Shore (in Cammeray) just on the other side of the Harbour Bridge. We paid $230 weekly (which is very cheap for that area, the rent went up when we left though). Anyway, I'd recommend, Woolstonecraf, Cammeray, Cremorne, Crows Nest, Artarmon, Chatswood.

Hope that helps,

5. Posted by DanniB (Full Member 56 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

hey, i live in wollstonecraft and its great here. pritty much anything on the lower north shore thats close to public transport and the beach is great (expencive but great) but nothing beats the inner city, edgecliff, newtown etc are fab for culture and cafes. and less expencive. try you can search for people who have spare rooms at their places that they want to rent out.

6. Posted by Lush88 (Full Member 66 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Also try we have used this site and found it to be very useful.

Good luck and welcome :)

7. Posted by steffc (Budding Member 14 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi jo,
It depends on what it is you are looking for. A lot of travellers I know stayed in the CPD in one of the many towers blocks. If you are looking for regular nightlife and living in the middle of it all it can be a good option. Only drawback is that the rooms are nearly all shared and some of the flats can be pretty over crowded and dirty. There are though some nice ones around. I lived in Glebe and Newtown which were suburbs outta the center but was only half an hour walk into town and cabs were then cheap!
Think it will depend on where you work (I waited untill I got a job to decided where I worked)and what it is you want. Good luck any way!

8. Posted by niallybin (Budding Member 7 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

hey jo

as everyone keeps saying it all depends on what you are after...

If you wanna party then i would suggest going to Bondi, there's loads of travellers and locals out for a good time there. Also if you wanna live by the beach bondi is probably the cheapest option, and it is the closet beach to the city. Manly is good too but its an very expensive taxi ride home if you go out in town.

If you wanna be 15 minutes walk from the city for work then Kings Cross, Potts Point and Surry Hills are good bets.

The North shore is nice its just quieter and further from the city.

Glebe and Newtown are student areas as they are close to the uni's - they're fun though you can be stuck living under the flight path in newtown.

But in my opinion you can't beat the beach - sydney is one of the few places in the world where there are amazing surf beaches ony 20 minutes from the city. When i first came to sydney i lived in the wollstonecraft, but now i live in bondi and it is so much more fun, you really get to appreciate the difference of living in sydney as opposed to staying in the suburbs where you could be anywhere (just my opinion!)

so there my two cents worth...

9. Posted by g_trekkers (Budding Member 27 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

also try:

And yes, I agree, I only know my arae (Cammeray and North Shore ) and it's more quieter and suburbian.

10. Posted by joabbey (Budding Member 13 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Thanks Guys,

Your advice has been very helpful.

Not long now - yippeeee

and have finally finished work!?!?!?!?!?