Discover Destination Sydney
Located at the crossroads of culture, dining, nature, entertainment and business, the best of Sydney is mere moments away when you stay at InterContinental Sydney. Walk to the city’s business hubs, or harbourside icons including Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens, The Rocks historic quarter, as well as illustrious bars, restaurants, and shopping precincts. Discover the premier destination for accommodation, events and dining in Sydney’s city.
117 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
16 Philip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Sydney Opera House
For almost 50 years, the bright white sails of the Sydney Opera House have risen up from Bennelong Point and Sydney’s blue harbour. The architectural masterpiece is one of the 20th century’s greatest designs, and is emblematic of both Sydney and Australia. Located only minutes from the hotel, the Sydney Opera House is home to the city’s finest concerts, ballet, theatre performances, and public art events, and is the highlight of Sydney’s world-famous firework display.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
An iconic landmark connecting Sydney’s north and south shores, Sydney Harbour Bridge is the largest steel arch bridge in the world: spanning over half a kilometre and towering 134 metres above the harbour below. Enjoy an unforgettable experience with a BridgeClimb walk to the summit, unlocking views spanning from the Blue Mountains in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east. Take a sunrise or sunset climb and be immersed in stunning skies filled with pastel pinks or blazing orange hues. For shorter visits, explore the Pylon Lookout for incredible vistas and heritage exhibits.
A WORLD OF NATURE
Royal Botanic Gardens
Step onto the sprawling green oasis of the Royal Botanic Gardens, opposite InterContinental Sydney. Here, you can take an Aboriginal Heritage Tour, explore floral exhibitions at The Calyx, or enjoy a self-guided walk to discover seasonal plants in bloom and rare native flora. With spectacular florals stretching from the Sydney Opera House to Woolloomooloo, and featuring glimpses of the iconic Sydney skyline, the gardens are a tranquil location for a picnic with a view.
DESIGNED BY OUR CONCIERGE
Sydney Jogging Scene
Improve your fitness while discovering the beauty of your surrounds with our selection of jogging courses, designed by our wonderful concierge team, to take you from our hotel to some of the best sights in Sydney.
Arriving from Sydney Domestic or International Airport
Arrive in total comfort with a private transfer in a luxury car or limousine of your choice. Contact our Concierge team with your arrival details to coordinate your seamless chauffeur transport.
Taxi or Uber
Taxis can be easily picked up from Sydney Domestic and International Airport, 24-hours a day. A taxi ride to InterContinental Sydney will take approximately 20 minutes.
Externally operated public shuttle buses depart from the airport approximately every 30 minutes. This service can take up to one hour to reach InterContinental Sydney as it makes stops at other hotels along the way.
AirportLink trains run frequently from both Sydney Domestic Airport (T2/T3) and Sydney International Airport (T1). The journey to Circular Quay train station and InterContinental Sydney will take approximately 25-30 minutes (Airport station to hotel).
Visit at your leisure with access to an on-site car park, managed by Enacon Parking.
Driving from Sydney Airport
Head north to Sydney along Southern Cross Drive/M1 for 8km via Eastern Distributor tunnel. Take Macquarie St Exit, keeping right at fork. Turn right onto Macquarie St. Take first left onto Bridge St, then first right on to Phillip St. Enter hotel driveway on immediate right for valet parking, or subsequent entrance for self-parking.
Enjoy valet parking as an overnight stay guest for $70 AUD per day, or $55 AUD per day as a day guest (Conferences & Dining visitors). View self-parking rates here. *Please note: Rates are subject to change by Enacon Parking. Height restrictions for the car park is 2 metres.
InterContinental Sydney is delighted to offer destination charging for all Tesla Motor vehicles offering 2 Tesla connectors up to 22kW.
Road closures may take place for major events. Please contact Concierge for more information for your stay dates.
Discover how to enjoy the best of the city when you arrive.
Allow our Concierge to arrange a taxi service for a seamless means of travelling around Sydney. There are several taxi ranks surrounding the hotel on Philip Street and Macquarie Street for you to conveniently access.
Train & Light Rail
The Sydney Trains Circular Quay station is a short 3-minute walk away, north west towards the Sydney Harbour Bridge, providing a direct 15-minute connection to Sydney International and Domestic Airports, and connecting you to intercity and suburban trains. Directly adjacent to the Train station is the new Light Rail terminal, connecting you to Town Hall, Chinatown, Surry Hills, Moore Park and more.
Circular Quay ferry wharves are a short 5-minute walk north-west from the hotel. Ferry services operate 7 days a week, connecting you to Manly, Taronga Zoo, Barangaroo, Cockatoo Island, Double Bay, Watsons Bay, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park and more.
Buses operate from Circular Quay’s Alfred and Philip Streets, travelling to East Sydney (Coogee, Maroubra, North Bondi, Little Bay & La Perouse) as well as North and West Sydney (Parramatta, Eastwood and Macquarie University).