SYDNEY: LIBERAL | SPIRITED | METROPOLITAN
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Enjoy classic Malaysian cuisine in a contemporary space with expansive waterfront views.
EAT: OPERA KITCHEN
Perched underneath the most famous sails in the world with uninterrupted views of the Sydney Harbour.
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
Unwind with cocktails and Mediterranean-style plates at this sophisticated rooftop bar with couches and water views.
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
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
Enjoy captivating views from this luxurious waterfront destination, situated on an historic wharf, directly under the majestic bridge.
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
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
Located in the historic Rocks district, this five-star luxury hotel, overlooks the stunning Sydney Harbor.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Park Hyatt Sydney
Pier One Sydney Harbour
Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour
Spicers Sangoma Retreat – Blue Mountains
Tumbling Waters Retreat
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
Doyles on the Wharf Restaurant - Fish and Chips
Harry's Cafe de Wheels - Meat Pies
Sydney Food Trucks
The Bucket List
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
Earl's Juke Joint
Love, Tilly Devine
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
Cockatoo Island - UNESCO
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 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
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.
The Rocks Markets