Castle Hill accommodation
The charming suburb of Castle Hill is just half an hour north west of the Sydney CBD across the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, or less than an hour by bus. It is centrally located within the city's northern region, and offers an eclectic mix of historical and natural activities.
What to do within Castle Hill
If you have energy to spare then visit one of Castle Hill's excellent climbing attractions. Peak Pursuits houses 10 rope-based activities and 13 vertical wall challenges, including the 'Rickety Bridge', 'Galaxy Climb' and 'Dangling Logs'. After you've finished there, try a rockier experience with The Edge Rock Climbing Centre, just around the corner. The professional team at The Edge will train you how to safely climb and abseil on any of their 120 different climbs - the tallest of which is approximately 18.5 metres!
When the lust of shopping takes you over, visit Castle Towers - Castle Hill's premiere shopping centre within the Castle Hill trading precinct. Here there are a plethora of exciting stores to peruse through, as well as a first-class food court where you can stop to recuperate.
Attractions around Castle Hill
When you stay in an Accor hotel in Castle Hill you have the entire Sydney North region at your fingertips. From the scintillating sandy seasides of Manly and Palm Beach on the eastern shores to the bushwalks and boat tours of Hawkesbury to the north west, you'd be hard put to run out of things to do around Castle Hill.
The Australiana Pioneer Village is a unique insight into the life of Australian citizens from over a century ago and is only half an hour north of Castle Hill. Each historic building from this village has been donated or paid for separately, then transported in one piece to congregate at the Australiana Village. As you quietly wander around this historic society you will see the 1888 Riverstone Police Station, 1862 Atkins Blacksmith Shop and plenty more characterful buildings.
North east of Castle Hill, or a short ferry from Palm Beach, you'll discover the lustrous Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. The second oldest national park in Australia, Ku-ring-gai showcases numerous walking tracks, picnic areas, Aboriginal cultural sites and over 100 different bird species.
Accommodation in Castle Hill
As far as luxury Castle Hill accommodation goes, finding a better option than the Grand Mercure The Hills Lodge would be a difficult challenge. This splendid hotel features 97 rooms ranging from lavish standard rooms with queen-sized bed to palatial two bedroom apartments. It also features a fitness centre, outdoor heated swimming pool, massage therapy and sauna.
On-site for your convenience is the Nobles Restaurant and Bar. For a buffet breakfast or à la carte dinner, Nobles represents both an exquisite dining experience and a great location for a classy evening drink.
So if you're looking for a unique Sydney alternative to the busy inner city then choose Castle Hill. Not only will you have all the world-renowned CBD attractions readily available, but you'll also have instant access to Sydney North and beyond.