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Darlinghurst Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome to Darlinghurst

Darlinghurst-St.-Marys-Cathedral-Hyde-ParkDarlinghurst is located on just outside of the central Sydney city area, and is home to restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

Mardi Gras!

Every year the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras winds it's way up Oxford Street in Darlinghurst. This annual event has turned into a celebration of gay and lesbian rights in Australian society, and fittingly travels along this street which has for so long being synonymous with the gay and lesbian community. If you want to see the parade book accommodation early and plan your viewing platform. This is a hugely popular affair, and getting a view of the parade is far from easy.


Darlinghurst-Clock-Tower-at-Central-StationDarlinghurst might not be as wild as Kings Cross, but it sure comes close. There are new small bars everywhere and great pubs, from the iconic gay venues to just the iconic. Head on over to the Beresford, for an evening of drinking, dining and entertainment. Or stop in for a late night tipple with the converging crowds at The Columbian. No matter where you go, there'll be a story or two for the next day.


Diners are spoilt for choice in Darlinghurst. All types and varieties are catered for and when you take into account neighbouring Surry Hills this is a foodies paradise. For something different we recommend eating at Jazz City Diner: it's one of the few American diners in Sydney and serves great home cooked meals including burgers and sweet potato fries.

The residents of Darlinghurst generally also seem to prefer eating breakfast out, so there are a huge number of cafes in the suburb. One to try is Pablo's tucked into a small hole in the wall just off Crown Street on Goulburn Street.

Location and Darlinghurst Hotels

Darlinghurst accommodation ranges from budget to high end, including boutique hotels. Views are available of both the city and of Oxford Street.

Getting around by car

Darlinghurst to Sydney International Airport: 16 min (7.0 km) via S Dowling St and O'Riordan St

Darlinghurst to Bondi Beach: 15 min (6.2 km) via Oxford St and Bondi Rd

Darlinghurst to Sydney CBD: 12 min (3.4 km) via Sir John Young Cres

At Cheaperthanhotels and Cheaperthancars we have a wide range of car rental discounts at convenient locations and accommodation to meet all budgets and taste. We really do believe that the less you spend, the more you will have to do when you get there.

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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