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Sure there are plenty of hotels to stay in Sydney but who wouldn’t like to do something untraditional? Finding somewhere in Sydney that is unique doesn’t have to be expensive either. The following are unique places to stay while visiting Sydney.
Cockatoo Island is on Sydney’s Harbor. It’s an affordable place, less than $50, to rest your head. All you need to bring is your own tent. If you’d rather, you can pay for a campsite that includes a tent, chairs, food, and even a mattress and it’s still affordable. It costs under $100 for two adults and three, or less, kids! Cockatoo Island is the largest island in Sydney’s harbor and was the former home of a prison, reformatory school, and a ship yard. You have your choice of taking a day trip and getting a guided tour or you can choose to camp overnight
This Youth Hostel, built in the ’30’s has double rooms and dorm rooms. Pittwater might not sound like an intriguing destination to stay at but it has some special accommodations. The Youth Hostel is an hour away from Sydney and lies on the border of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park so there aren’t any cafes, bars, or shops which mean you will need to bring what food and drinks you want. Pittwater has waterfalls, birds that will eat from your hand, aboriginal engravings, and looking for wallaby’s. All of these things are part of Pittwater’s charm and if you have a large group, you can even rent the entire hostel
Taronga Zoo’s Roar and Snore
If you want a real thrill, consider sleeping at Taronga Zoo with the Roar and Snore program. You will experience a night in a charming tent that overlooks the Sydney harbor, wake up to a beautiful sunrise and get your own zoo tour. You will get to meet the animals up close, take some awesome photos, and hear the zoo keeper’s stories.
Between 1840 and the mid-1980’s, ships headed to Sydney that suspected any contagious disease aboard had to stop at the Quarantine Station. They were forced to stop here for up to 40 days. Q Stations combines historic sites; bush-land walks, beautiful views, and even ghost tours. Thrill seekers should check out the frightening night ghost tour
Lord Nelson Hotel in the Rocks
This pub brewery, located in the middle of Sydney, is the oldest in Australia. The sandstone building has nine comfortable double rooms and one triple room located above the pub. The pub brews several beers on site and features a delicious restaurant. The Lord Nelson is only a five minute walk to Circular Quay and just a 15 minute walk away from Pitt St Mall.
The Nan Tien Temple
The Nan Tien Buddhist Temple, which is the biggest Buddhist temple in the southern hemisphere, is extremely affordable and can give you a much needed break from life. For just $88 a night, and an additional $12 for a guided tour of the temple and lunch, you can stay in either a double or triple room. On your way to the temple while driving through the world’s second oldest national park, Royal National Park, you can watch hang gliders on Stanwell Tops.
So if you are looking for a one of a kind place to stay at while vacationing in Sydney, or if you just want to get away from life for a weekend, check out one of these six unique destinations. They are affordable and it will be worth it!
Dating Symbol's guest author today is Alyx Braze who specializes in travel brochures and has a passion for traveling.