We are looking at going to Sydney for the Christmas/New Years period this year. I have had a look at hotels and they seem to be ranging from $2-10k for a 10 day stay.

It seems that Sydney is the place to be for the holiday period and heaps of places are sold out already! I was wondering if anyone knew of any local secrets around the Parramatta area that are a bit more affordable. We aren't very flexible on dates unfortunately as the whole point is attending a family christmas to introduce me to the side of the family I have never met.