SYDNEY: LIBERAL | SPIRITED | METROPOLITAN

SEE & DO: SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE

SEE & DO: SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE

An architectural jewel in the crown of Australia's most beautiful city, this bridge is the world's tallest steel arch bridge and links the northern suburbs of Sydney with the city center.

SEE & DO: SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

SEE & DO: SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Inaugurated in 1973, the Sydney Opera House is an architectural wonder and a UNESCO World Heritage site that brings together creativity and innovation in structural design. Catch a show at the Opera House to get the full experience.

SEE & DO: ST. MARY'S CATHEDRAL

SEE & DO: ST. MARY'S CATHEDRAL

Standing in the center of Sydney as a symbol of grace and beauty, numerous artists have designed a unique space of solace and prayer within this vibrant city.

SEE & DO: ROYAL NATIONAL PARK

SEE & DO: ROYAL NATIONAL PARK

Established in 1879, the world's second-oldest national park features unique heritage attractions, along with fascinating plants, birds and animals.

SEE & DO: HUNTER VALLEY

SEE & DO: HUNTER VALLEY

Just two hours away from Sydney, lies Australia's premier wine growing district. A serene beautiful and tranquil area filled with country charm.

SEE & DO: BLUE MOUNTAINS - UNESCO

SEE & DO: BLUE MOUNTAINS - UNESCO

The Blue Mountains border on Sydney's metropolitan area and is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Rock climbers, mountain bikers and hikers can enjoy panoramic views, limestone caves and a diverse array of accommodations, shopping, and dining options.

SEE & DO: MARDI GRAS

SEE & DO: MARDI GRAS

The city is home to the world's most joyous and spectacular celebration of LGBTQI pride, featuring a colorful parade, lively parties, and a host of fun festivities.

EAT: THE MALAYA

EAT: THE MALAYA

Enjoy classic Malaysian cuisine in a contemporary space with expansive waterfront views.

EAT: OPERA KITCHEN

EAT: OPERA KITCHEN

Perched underneath the most famous sails in the world with uninterrupted views of the Sydney Harbour.

DRINKS: MARBLE BAR

DRINKS: MARBLE BAR

Situated in the Hilton Sydney Hotel, this heritage-listed bar dates back to 1893 and features live music with a weekly line-up of bands.

DRINKS: CAFÉ DEL MAR

DRINKS: CAFÉ DEL MAR

Unwind with cocktails and Mediterranean-style plates at this sophisticated rooftop bar with couches and water views.

DRINKS: BARBER SHOP

DRINKS: BARBER SHOP

A parlour-styled barbershop, that offers professional grooming services for the discerning modern gentleman until nightfall, when it becomes an entrance to a hidden European cocktail bar.

STAY: PULLMAN QUAY GRAND

STAY: PULLMAN QUAY GRAND

Located on the edge of bustling Circular Quay, in the heart of Sydney, this 5-star hotel features the most spectacular views of the iconic Harbour Bridge.

STAY: PIER ONE SYDNEY HARBOUR

STAY: PIER ONE SYDNEY HARBOUR

Enjoy captivating views from this luxurious waterfront destination, situated on an historic wharf, directly under the majestic bridge.

STAY: PARK HYATT SYDNEY

STAY: PARK HYATT SYDNEY

Park Hyatt Sydney perfectly personifies contemporary luxury with its coveted location between the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

STAY: SPICERS SANGOMA RETREAT

STAY: SPICERS SANGOMA RETREAT

A mere hour from Sydney, and cocooned by the natural serenity of the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, is a place for complete rejuvenation and true reconnection.

STAY: FOUR SEASONS SYDNEY

STAY: FOUR SEASONS SYDNEY

Located in the historic Rocks district, this five-star luxury hotel, overlooks the stunning Sydney Harbor.

STAY: TUMBLING WATERS RETREAT

STAY: TUMBLING WATERS RETREAT

An hour south of Sydney, perched on the edge of the escarpment, with stunning ocean views, is a luxurious sanctuary for rest and relaxation.

SHOP: OXFORD STREET

SHOP: OXFORD STREET

Stretching from Hyde Park through Paddington, Centennial Park and Woollhara, this retail strip is where you'll find some of Australia's best designers, fashion boutiques, jewelry, homewares, gifts, books and music.

SPA: THE BYRON SPA

SPA: THE BYRON SPA

Set within the lushness of nature, The Spa at the Byron at Byron Resort offers the perfect environment for stillness of the mind, healing, and soul regeneration.

SPA: BANNISTERS BY THE SEA

SPA: BANNISTERS BY THE SEA

Located on a stunning cliff top with fantastic ocean views, this is a space to retreat, recharge, and soothe life’s everyday stresses away.

SPA: THE DAY SPA BY CHUAN

SPA: THE DAY SPA BY CHUAN

Situated in the historic Rocks district, this is a serene sanctuary designed to recharge, relax and rejuvenate, with the use of exclusive German BABOR products and innovative new treatments.

Located on Australia's east coast, Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and surrounds one of the world's largest natural harbors.  It is the oldest European settlement in Australia, founded as a British penal colony on 26 January 1788, though it was already home to an indigenous population.  It is now known as the captivating Harbour City with beaches, monuments, landscapes and restaurants. 

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BEFORE YOU GO

Passports

Visas

Weather

Currency

Time Zone

Google Map

 

 

GETTING AROUND

 

There are a number of options to get around Sydney.  From the airport, there is a train into the city.  Around town, options include the light rail, buses, ferries, and taxis.  There is also a “hop-on-hop-off” bus bringing visitors to attractions around the city.  To explore areas outside of the city, use the Transport NSW TrainLink.

 

 

STAY

Stylishly appointed luxury accommodations continue to dot the city, with views of the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and waterfront panoramas.  World-class amenities and lush surroundings continue to please the most discerning guests at retreats just outside of Sydney.

 

Four Seasons

Park Hyatt Sydney

Pier One Sydney Harbour

Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour

QT Sydney

Shangri-La

Spicers Sangoma Retreat – Blue Mountains

Tumbling Waters Retreat

 
EAT 

From restaurants offering waterfront views to food trucks that roam the city, culinary delights are plentiful in Sydney.  While chefs dazzle with sensational concoctions, iconic treats such as the meat pie, lamingtons, and fish and chips, continue to tickle taste buds and please the palate.

 

A Fish Called Coogee

Bondi's Best Seafood

Bourke Street Bakery - Meat Pies

Chiswick Restaurant

Doyles on the Wharf Restaurant - Fish and Chips

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Harry's Cafe de Wheels - Meat Pies

Hello Sailor

Opera Kitchen

Marque Restaurant

Momofuku Seiōbo

Nomad Wine

Quay Restaurant

Rockpool

Sepia Restaurant

Sydney Food Trucks

The Bucket List

The Malaya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRINKS

Bars serving up innovative and classic cocktails alike can be found in hotel lobbies, rooftops, in laneways and at times, hidden behind a barbershop or even underground.

 

Café del Mar Sydney

Bulletin Place

Earl's Juke Joint

Love, Tilly Devine

Marble Bar

Papa Gede's Bar

Ramblin' Rascal Tavern

The Barber Shop

The Baxter Inn

The Wild Rover

 

 

SEE & DO

Beyond Sydney's two most iconic structures, the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, explore world-class beaches, architectural gems, well-preserved parks, historic precincts and thoughtfully curated museums.  Enjoy mountain retreats, wineries, and several UNESCO World Heritage sites just outside of the city.

 

Blue Mountains - UNESCO

Bondi Beach

Cockatoo Island - UNESCO

Darling Harbour

Hunter Valley

Manly Beach

Mardi Gras

Museum of Contemporary Art

Parramatta - UNESCO

Queen Victoria Building

Royal Botanic Gardens

Royal National Park

St. Mary's Cathedral

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Opera House - UNESCO

Sydney Tower

The Rocks

 

 

SPA

Sydney has world-class spas located at most luxury hotels in the city, offering a myriad of treatments and products in serene, exotic settings.  Outside of the city, there are spa retreats with spectacular panoramas that promise to rejuvenate and soothe the soul.

 

CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La

The Day Spa at by Chuan

The Spa at Park Hyatt Sydney

Spa at The Darling

Spa Q

 

 

SHOP

Sydney is the perfect setting for serious retail therapy from boutique-lined streets featuring designer labels to markets presenting an eclectic mix of vintage items, jewelry, homewares, gifts, books, and music.

 

Bondi Markets

Kirribilli Markets

Newtown

Oxford Street

Paddy’s Markets

Rozelle Markets

The Rocks Markets