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    Prices are steep in Cronulla, even worse in manly

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    Yeah we will share the drive and stop. Also my Dh is a truck driver so used to driving 9hr+ days with stops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    Could you send me links please?
    Rockdale is ok. Close to train station, reasonable small shopping centre but not much else. It's a very short drive to Brighton beach.

    Here is the cheapest one I could find with the dates you gave

    https://www.airbnb.com.au/s/Brighton...s_tag=X1frqFZX

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    There's also a reasonable priced place in Rockdale. Is that ok? That's the last one I'll ask about. Haha
    In my opinion I'd stay away from Rockdale , it's a bit seedy and busy and boring for a young family on holidays , I'd try find somewhere on the beach , maybe look on STAYZ as well , Cronulla is nicer, very family friendly and beaches are so much better than Brighton but it's quite far from the city and major attractions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    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)
    Manly is beautiful, we always stay here when holidaying in Sydney (pre DD!! Can't afford to go now).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    In my opinion I'd stay away from Rockdale , it's a bit seedy and busy and boring for a young family on holidays , I'd try find somewhere on the beach , maybe look on STAYZ as well , Cronulla is nicer, very family friendly and beaches are so much better than Brighton but it's quite far from the city and major attractions
    When you mean seedy, it's not dangerous(crowd) is it? We'll probably do lots of day trips to other beaches and site see.
    I found this-
    https://www.stayz.com.au/accommodation/nsw/sydney/rockdale/163402
    But I won't stay if an unsafe area.

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    Rockdale is perfectly safe. I'm not sure what is meant by seedy. I mean, it's not a tourist attraction at all but if it is the only place within your budget then there's nothing wrong with staying there. It is close to drive to the city and close to city on public transport and has a train station that has frequent trains.

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    Thanks, BigRed, I've put requests in at various places around there and Cronulla.

    We will probably see harbour bridge, zoo, manly beach and do some other day and beach trips. We'll just be at room to sleep and afternoon swims in the pool I guess.

    Elijahs mum, thanks heaps for your input. I wish our budget was higher! We can't wait to visit the nice beaches!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    When you mean seedy, it's not dangerous(crowd) is it? We'll probably do lots of day trips to other beaches and site see.
    I found this-
    https://www.stayz.com.au/accommodati...ockdale/163402
    But I won't stay if an unsafe area.
    Not dangerous I suppose but at night there is a few big pubs and few brothels and lots of people around and not really family friendly as such like our Beachy or outer suburbs ( if that makes sense!) so not a suburb I would walk around at night with kids, there are plenty of other areas, especially for a first time Sydney trip, that I think would be better so hopefully your other searches find other options!

    ( that apartment looks ok but it's in a huge complex of hundreds of apartments and again sort of no where around where you would go walking at night to find family friendly restaurants, it's just not really a holiday type of place if that makes sense!)
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    So...I was just talking to this really nice lady from Flight centre, who is from Sydney and she mentioned that it would be better to stay somewhere that has easy access to city/beach as the roads can be congested/difficult and also public transport is a better option.
    So she's going to look for accomodation in Coogee for me. So we'll see what she comes up with!


 

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