Australia is currently enjoying growth in travellers from the Asia Pacific region, with China likely to provide the greatest number of international visitors to Australian shores in future decades.
New Zealand still dominates inbound visitation to Australia with more than 1.1 million visitors in the 12 months to March 2012. However, with the number of visitors from China growing by 15% in the past year to 561,000 and with this expected to increase by a further 19% in 2012, Chinese visitors may soon become the dominant international guests visiting Australia’s sunny shores.
Regardless of whether they travel from the south or the north, many international tourists choose to stay at Metro Apartments Darling Harbour because of its excellent location in the heart of Sydney overlooking Darling Harbour.
Metro Apartments Darling Harbour is set in two buildings, the Sussex Street building offering larger, contemporary-styled apartments with views over Darling Harbour while the King Street building has a more exclusive, intimate appeal. The property is independently rated as three and a half stars and offers a selection of 40 one-bedroom apartments, complete with fully-equipped kitchen, washing machine, dryer and ironing facilities, air conditioning and heating.
The excellent location of the apartment buildings is proving to be the greatest attraction for guests, with a short stroll down Sussex Street taking them to Sydney’s famous Chinatown, where some of the city’s best chefs serve world class Asian cuisine.
An amble west and they arrive at King Street Wharf and Cockle Bay, popular precincts on the shores of Darling Harbour, where a multitude of bars and restaurants offer exotic cocktails and an exceptional selection of international cuisine. For entertainment, enjoy a 3D movie at IMAX or learn more about Australia’s unique wildlife at Sydney Aquarium and Wildlife World. A short walk across the footbridge takes you over Darling Harbour to The Star, where you can see a show or try your luck at the casino.
If you are looking for world-class shopping, walk east from your apartment and into Sydney’s retail heart, with the Queen Victoria Building, Westfield Sydney and flagship David Jones and Myer stores all a short stroll from your front door. For sightseeing, head north to The Rocks, a must to explore beneath the glory of the Harbour Bridge before venturing on to the Opera House and Botanic Gardens. This historic walk will reveal Sydney’s convict history and most beautiful places.
Metro Apartments Darling Harbour has a range of special packages on offer. Book Metro Apartments Darling Harbour and other Metro Hotels properties by calling the toll free Central Reservations line on 1800 004 321. Alternatively bookings can be made online at www.metrohotels.com.au.