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With its buzzy malls, multicultural restaurants, and high-rise buildings, Chatswood's got that big city vibe, but somehow it also manages to have a really laid-back feel about it too. Set in Sydney's North Shore area, the Concourse arts center gives Chatswood a massive injection of culture, and the district gets an extra dose of character thanks to its big Chinese, Korean, and Japanese communities. And the best bit? A Chatswood vacation rental means you're just a short hop from most of Sydney's major attractions, including Taronga Zoo, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and those glorious sandy beaches.

Things to do

Culture in Chatswood? At the Concourse, of course

When it comes to culture in Chatswood, everything revolves around the Concourse. This impressive multi-purpose arts center features a theater, a concert hall, an exhibition hall, and a library, plus eating and drinking venues, and an outdoor screen. Whatever your cultural poison, you'll find it at the Concourse. And for a peek into local history, the pocket-sized Willoughby Museum is just nearby. Of course, many vacationers will be using Chatswood as a base to explore Sydney itself. Popular areas like the Rocks and Darling Harbour are just a short ride away, while Chatswood's ideally located for a visit to Taronga Zoo.


When it comes to cuisine, it's all choice in Chatswood

There are 2 things everyone knows about Chatswood—the wide range of shopping possibilities, and the amazing restaurant scene. And the district's multicultural makeup means that if Asian cuisine floats your boat, you won't have to venture far from your Chatswood vacation rental to find it. Despite the malls and high-rises, Chatswood's well-stocked with parks and green spaces, and some of Sydney's loveliest beaches are just a short drive away. Manly Beach is second only to Bondi in the fame stakes (and is much nicer), while tranquil Dee Why Beach is a bit of an insider tip.


If there's one thing we learned from Baz Luhrmann

If you want to know why Australians use sunscreen the way the Inuit use fur coats, a Chatswood vacation rental will give you your answer. There are two kinds of weather in Sydney—warm, and hot. Summers tend to be pretty humid too, making winter, spring, or fall better options if you wilt in the heat. The sun is also a lot stronger in Australia than in many other places, so cover up and slather on the sunscreen. Remember that the seasons are back to front here, so summer runs from December to February, and winter from June to August.

Natural features

See sensational Sydney from sea to summit

Ask most people for Sydney's highlights, and sooner or later they'll start talking about the sandy beaches. From Bondi to Dee Why, the area's full of them, usually well attended by lifeguards and helicopter/boat patrols to keep the sharks away. Set on the Tasman Sea, Sydney is a coastal basin, and you'll notice water travel plays a big part in how people get around the city. But despite being on the coast, Sydney's also not far from the epic landscapes of the Blue Mountains. Hop on a train to Katoomba for wildlife watching, outdoor activities, and natural wonders like the "Three Sisters" rock formations.

How to get there

How to get to and around Chatswood

The nearest airport is in Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.), located 9.7 mi (15.6 km) from the city center.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Sydney Chatswood Station.

Where to stay around Chatswood?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,329 vacation rentals near Chatswood. From 950 Houses to 2,131 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Chatswood for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Chatswood?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Chatswood:

  • Chatswood CBD: 64 vacation rentals
  • Sydney: 2,165 vacation rentals
  • Balmoral: 152 vacation rentals
  • Kings Cross: 287 vacation rentals
  • Hyde Park: 406 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Chatswood?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Chatswood. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Chatswood Chase: 4,230 vacation rentals
  • Sydney Chatswood Station: 4,216 vacation rentals
  • Westfield Chatswood Mall: 4,218 vacation rentals
  • Mandarin Center: 4,200 vacation rentals
  • Darling Harbour: 1,523 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Chatswood listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Chatswood?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 950 Houses in Chatswood. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Chatswood include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,131 rentals available
  • Villas: 20 rentals available
  • Cabins: 28 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Chatswood?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 803 vacation rentals with pool available in Chatswood. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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