The best staycations in Sydney

Stay right where you are, and get excited, Sydney – we've curated ten staycations worth taking in your own backyard
A view of the city from a bad at Taronga Zoo
By Time Out editors |
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If you're feeling that travel itch, but can't afford to fork out the cash (or annual leave) for an extended stay, don't resign yourself to wanderlust. There's plenty to explore right here in Sydney.

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Bondi 38

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Because day trips are overrated – and weekend traffic sucks – stay right in the heart of Bondi and wake up with the beach outside your window at Bondi 38.

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Atura Blacktown

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Bust a move to the west for a super soak and some old-school fun at Sydney's last remaining drive-in cinema beforing splashing out in style at Atura Blacktown

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Ryokan Gojyuan

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Inside a nondescript sandstone terrace on bustling Darling Street, you'll find (green) tea and sympathy at Ryokan Gojyuan, a two-room Japanese guesthouse that's an oasis of calm.

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Roar and Snore

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In a town filled with great spots to watch the sunset, we dare you to find a better one thanTaronga Zoo. Or a more exhilarating wake up call – who wouldn't want to (safely) rise to the sounds of the jungle? That's where Roar and Snore comes in.

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A shot of a tent set up in front of the water as the sunsets on
Photograph: Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
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The best camping near Sydney

Natural beauty is one of Sydney's best assets, so it makes sense you'd want to experience a night or two in the city's great outdoors. Fortunately, camping around Sydney is not only possible, it's often very affordable. Check out our edit of the city's best camping sites for the chance to wake up next to the Harbour, adjacent to crashing waves, or deep in a national park.

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