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    I've never been to Sydney! So Dh and I are thinking about driving up early January, with DS1 7yrs & DS2 nearly 5 then. I guess some things I want to discuss here are:1- Best stops along the way. 2- Places to see (obviously we'll see the main attractions)3- Places low budget to stay, I'm even happy in a self contained cabin with toilet/shower. 4- Near a pretty, calm beach, we love relaxing on the beach! Thanks!!

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    Melbourne to Sydney is an easy 10HR drive. We just did Canberra- Melbourne with our 6&4yo and 6mth old. Stopped at holbrook - nice park near an old submarine. We did quick toilet stops at gundagai, albury, euroa and Seymour.

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    Awesome!!! If its syd in early Jan then you"ll need to book soon. Honestly i would drive in one go. I'll post more later. How long will you stay and how many different accommodation stops would you like ? Or would you prefer to stay in one place the whole time??

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    Hello, we were thinking 6-7 nights at the one place. Thanks.

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    Default Melbourne to Sydney

    I would look on air BnB at Brighton-Le-Sands.

    It's not the most beautiful beach in Sydney as it overlooks Port Botany and the airport is right there as well but the kids will love watching planes land and take off. Plus it's really calm (no waves)! Best thing is no aircraft noise as they don't go over Brighton.

    There's a really long walking/bike track that goes for km and there's playgrounds, bbqs, cafes, kiosks, ice cream shops, etc. In Brighton there are loads of restaurants and a Coles supermarket.

    You have a car so it wouldn't take you long to drive into the city. You could also drive or catch a bus to Rockdale station or drive to Wolli Creek and you'd only be about 5 stops from city, especially on the limited stops train.

    Here are some photos of Brighton. I love this place.

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    I'd stay around Manly ( beautiful beach ) and you can get the ferry into the city where most of the main attractions are plus it's close to the zoo and northern beaches , it's a lot more family friendly than Bondi Beach which is still worth a visit or maybe look at Coogee or Bronte beaches to stay (still only a short drive or bus ride to the city)

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    I'll chime in with my fave beach location. Airbnb Cronulla, or Quest apartments there. I agree with you about staying by the beach. Unpack, relax. You can daytrip by train or drive to city to see opera house etc. I can give you some good cbd carparks which are as low as $10 per day. Cronulla is lovely, lots of cafes, shops, 4 beaches, playgrounds, cinema etc. Having said that, i love manly too and Brighton le sands is nice. Bondi would be good but very expensive.

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    Thanks for the tips guys!

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    Wow. I was just looking at a couple of those locations and the accomodation is either taken or sky high in price! :-(
    Maybe a nice caravan park? Any near the beach and drive under 45min to Syndey? Even connections to private houses (via a real estate). All the ones online are expensive!

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    Anyone want to house swap! Lol. Hmmm...don't know if I could actually do that!


 

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