Pinned as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Sydney sparks so many travellers attention due to its incredible balance of inner-city living and lush nature.
Sydney is a must-visit destination that should be on every traveller's to-do list. Residing on the East Coast of Australia, fall in love with its vast selection of experiences and not to mention numerous possible day trips bordering the city. Choose from the Blue Mountains, the Hunter Valley, Southern Highlands or even Australia’s capital - Canberra, all at your doorstep just waiting to be explored.
The city shines no matter what season it is, with shopping arcades, harbour cruises and zoos to discover. Start your trip off by cuddling a koala or watching kangaroos grazing at Taronga Zoo, all while you make the most of the million dollar harbour views from the hillside. Catch some waves at the incredible Bondi Beach and when the skyscrapers begin to twinkle, take a walk along the sparkling Sydney harbour. Tantalise your taste buds at one of Sydney's many restaurants followed by a tipple with the locals until late.
You'll have the luxury to experience a new restaurant and bar each night and discover Sydney’s diverse mix of neighbourhoods. For the foodies, it brings world-class dining options with restaurants like Quay, Mr Wong and Lumi to start your list off.
If you decide to stay in Sydney’s CBD, enjoy harbour views and make the most of the area on foot starting at the Royal Botanic Gardens to Circular Quay, all the way to Sydney Opera House. Otherwise, head east of the CBD for a trendy change into Surry Hills. Wander down Crown Street and after every few steps discover a new cafe or renovated pub. When the lights go out, you’ll be entertained with Surry Hills choice of popular bars to suit all styles, like the Beresford, The Dolphin, or Keg and Brew. Or instead, go west and you’ll begin to uncover Newtown, bringing to the table a mix of art, culture, and you guessed it, more food. Start at King Street, which is where the magic happens. If you get outfit envy, this is the place to start dressing like a local with Newtown's choice of thrift and vintage havens. Just like Surry Hills, every few steps you’ll be welcomed with another venue to wine and dine at. For a more coastal feel, Bondi has an incredible cafe culture, but this doesn’t mean it closes its doors early. As the sun goes down, the Bondi to Coogee Coastal walk simply shouldn't be missed, with the iconic seawater swimming pools trailing along the coastline so you can stop for a dip along the way. For the night owls, Bondi delivers a ‘beachy’ bar scene and a more relaxed atmosphere, with venues you've only ever seen in photographs come to life, like Icebergs or The Bucket List to start your night at.
One of the magical things about Sydney is that it is really is an all year round destination, and with its variety of eclectic neighbourhoods, it's no wonder why Sydney is such a hot destination on the map.