We stayed in Mariners Court, Wooloomooloo, for 4 nights in total. (monday to weds and then the following monday as well). They really couldn't do enough to help :) Run by a couple with grown up kids of their own, they allowed us to check in early, check out late, use the internet and print pages for the usual rate. Rooms were clean and functional, with fridge and tv. Balcony was small with no 'view' but somewhere to sit outside and enjoy the warm eveings.
Wooloomooloo is reasonable. Harry's Cafe de Wheels is at the end of the road from the hotel. There's a convenience store and a shell garage which covered our needs lol. Its also 5 mins (if that) from the botanical gardens) and theres a bus from the end of the road for when you can't be bothered to walk home from circular quay! Behind the main road seemed a bit 'dodgy' but there is a cheap pub that does good food as well. William Street is a 5 min walk away from the harbour, many car hire places.
Not a cheap hotel in the grand scheme of things, about 100 dollars/night. There is also a VERY safe car park for an extra $11 per night.
Would definatly recommend this hotel to anyone :D
Directions: Main road Wooloomooloo to Shell Garage and turn right :)
We will be staying in the Mariners Court Hotel (44-50 McElhone St.) and want to walk to Bondi Beach. Can someone suggest a route to take?
its a fair walk..but it can be done.
easiest way is just to make your way to oxford st and then when you reach the end of oxford st you will see signs for bondi junction. you won't be able to miss the buildings, shops, apartments.
and then from bondi junction just walk down bondi road.
Alternatively you could walk to Kings Cross train station, catch the train to Bondi Junction, and then walk from the Junction down Bondi Road.
hope these options help.
Thank you for your directions. We are a group of senior fitness walkers from Canada and can comfortably walk 10 to 20 km per day. It is my guess that the walk from the hotel to Bondi Beach is about 6 KM. We will then walk south to Coogee Beach for another 6 KM. Chances are we will take a bus back to the hotel as we are attending a performance at the Opera House that evening. Normally we would walk back to the hotel, however, it may not be polite to see a group of Canadians fast asleep in the audience.
Personally, I'd walk from Woolloomoolloo (where the hotel is located) into the city via Cowper's Wharf, Botanic Gardens and Opera House to Circular Quays, catch the ferry to Watson's Bay and then walk along the Ocean from Watson's Bay to Bondi and on to Coogee via Bronte and Tamarama Bays. Or walk to Rose Bay or Double Bay and catch the same ferry to Watson's Bay. Much nicer than walking up Oxford Rd and the fumes and noise of the buses and local traffic.
Thank you. Your suggestion sounds interesting. Will have the group consider it. Cheers, Ed
check out this site and use the travel planner to map your walk. the nrma is our local automobile association so pretend you are a car (lol)and use the maps on the site.
btw, we visited toronto last november and had a great time staying with our relatives.
welcome to sydney!
opps, forgot to add...i hope that you're doing the bondi to coogee walk via the coast walk. the scenery is fantastic. fish and chips at bondi, bronte or coogee beach would be nice. a bus from coogee beach will get you straight to the city.
Thanks for the map URL. Very helpful. --Ed
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Address: 44 - 50 McElhone St, Sydney, New South Wales, 2011, Australia