If your only memories of North Sydney are locking eyes with the wonderful creatures found in Taronga Zoo, it could be time to take another look. The undeniable pull of Sydney’s North has long attracted a range of visitors, but it’s more than just families venturing to this beautiful pocket. If Sydney is no longer satisfying your curiosities, here’s what you can expect a little North of the beaten track.
Hang your hat amidst the beauty
These Northern parts can be reached by ferry, sure. Although lingering longer in North Sydney accommodation will allow you to get in step with the beat of the locals, and enough time to scour out the hotspots that beckon Sydney dwellers in the know. If you love a beautiful heritage listed find, the area is home to 19 unique sites. Dalziel Lodge is a North Sydney hotel and one of the oldest residents in the area. With a romantic frontage remnant of 1892 when it was built, the North Sydney hotel also offers the modern comforts of a fully restored living quarters. Classic charm and intuitive contemporary design creates the ultimate homebase for all things to do in North Sydney.
A site for sore eyes
Visitors beware: North Sydney views may be hard to beat. With the impossibly blue crystal water providing the perfect distance to take in Sydney’s iconic landmarks, there are many vantage points that will cast the city in a new light. Away from the stampede of tourists, you can slow down and look up, taking in the stunning heritage homes that embody the character of the area. Exiting your North Sydney accommodation and stepping under shady foliage from the clusters of trees will keep you outside longer in summer, and walking the wide old paths will warm you in the cooler months.
A bite to eat
Melbourne may think they hold the culinary crown, but Sydneysiders know better. Dangerously close to your North Sydney hotel lies a collection of dining options that will see you through breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cafes Sotto and Eighty Ate hold a place in the hearts of locals and visitors, with the latter being one of the first of its kind in the area. You can plan your morning or evening of adventure seated inside or out, or simply watch the day go by over another coffee.
Full access, land and water
Circular Quay needs no introduction, but it will serve you to remember that it’s a favourite spot for thousands of locals and visitors. Choosing a North Sydney hotel sidesteps the domestic drama, giving you absolute waterfront and transport to your next adventure. Embark on your ferry ride at North Sydney Wharf, and watch the icons grow smaller as you return home each day, greeted by the character buildings that litter the North Sydney waterfront.
Staying at Dalziel Lodge is like coming home, if home was a state treasure hidden in a leafy surrounds of one of Sydney’s most affluent areas. Classic in design and service delivery, lodge beyond the Sydney tourist track and get to know the North.