Winter is the perfect time to plan a short break in Sydney, offering so much to see and do. Visitors to the city will enjoy world-class entertainment, cultural events and festivals, international sporting events, big-city shopping and some of Australia’s best dining experiences.
Vivid Sydney, the largest event of its kind in the world combining light, music and ideas, is on from May 27 – June 18, 2016; Sydney Comedy Festival is on from April 20 – May 17; and the Sydney Film Festival, showcasing some of the best films from Australia and across the world, will commence on June 8.
We will Rock You is on stage at the Lyric Theatre until June 19, and Singing in the Rain will commence on July 7; Fiddler on the Roof is on at The Capitol Theatre until May 8 and Aladdin–The Musical will commence on August 12. For followers of rugby, the Wallabies will play England at Allianz Stadium for the first time since 1997 on June 25, and the 2016 Bledisloe Cup will be held at ANZ stadium on August 20. For soccer fans, former European champions Greece are playing at ANZ stadium on June 4 – the first time since 2006.
To help you enjoy Sydney during the winter months, Metro Hotels is offering the following great value accommodation offer exclusively to New Zealand travelers at three of its Sydney properties – Metro Apartments Darling Harbour, Metro Apartments on King Street and Aspire Hotel Sydney:
NZMATES* exclusive accommodation offer
- New Zealand travellers who book one or two nights by April 30 for travel between April 11 – August 31, 2016 will receive a 15% discount on the best available rate at any of the three properties if they book online at www.metrohotels.com.au and using the promo code NZMATES
- NZ travellers who book and stay three nights or more will receive a 20% discount on the best available rate by booking online at and using the promo code NZMATES
With 25 loft-style one-bedroom apartments, each with a queen sized bed and double fold-out sofa bed, Metro Apartments Darling Harbour offer all the comforts of home with the convenience of a perfect city location.
Located in two separate buildings in Sussex and King Streets, guests can choose from the larger, contemporary-styled Sussex St apartments with views over Darling Harbour or a New York styled King Street apartment with access to rooftop pool.
Apartments have full kitchen and laundry facilities, spacious living rooms with cathedral windows and have been designed as a ‘home away from home’ where families can relax at the end of a long day’s sightseeing, or just have a break before venturing out again to explore more of Sydney. Discount parking of $35 for 24 hours is provided nearby at 170 Sussex St Secure Car Parking.
Aspire Hotel Sydney offers 96 spacious standard and deluxe guest rooms, each with its own balcony. Some rooms enjoy a great view of the city and others overlook green parkland. Modern conveniences are standard in all rooms, with Internet data ports and ‘smart bars’ which charge any incidentals directly to your hotel account. Rooms are spacious, making the hotel attractive to both families and couples seeking a peaceful respite and park-like surrounds within walking distance of the city.
*subject to availability; non refundable; for bookings April 11 – August 31, 2016