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The Sounds, Sights and Tastes of Sydney

Spotlight on Sydney

Everything at your doorstop

The City of Sails has always been a hit with tourists, and it’s not hard to see why. Sydney is big, breezy and beautiful: a stunning harbourside city that graciously welcomes its visitors with incredible shopping, delightful attractions and a fantastic range of charming restaurants and cafés. When you’re in the mood to relax, Sydney can pamper you in style; when you’re in the mood to party, the city’s vibrant nightlife will ensure you have the best night out. Treat yourself to the perfect holiday in Australia’s sun-soaked urban paradise.

Sights and Sounds

One word of advice – if you’re going to be visiting Sydney, one thing you most definitely won’t want to forget is your camera! This city is chock-full of visually stunning landmarks and attractions, so it’s guaranteed that you’ll be clicking away madly for the majority of your time there. The Sydney Opera House is obviously very popular with overseas visitors, so definitely be sure to stop by and pose under the sweeping white sails. If you’re seeking other memorable landmarks, stroll along Darling Harbour and admire the beautiful view, shoot up Sydney Tower and gasp in awe at the entire city sprawled before you, or unleash your inner kid by sampling all the swooping rides in Luna Park.

Sydney Opera House
The Inimitable Sydney Opera House – Selfiy / Shutterstock.com

 

Eats and Other Treats

Restaurants and cafés in Sydney are satisfyingly diverse. They cater to a wide range of different cultural palates, so whatever kind of cuisine you’re hankering after; rest assured that you’ll be looked-after in this city. Hurricane Grill in Darling Harbour is a great option for meat-lovers, and are well-known for delivering consistency and mouth-watering dishes. For the vegans among us, Tetsuya’s is a classy vegan-friendly establishment located in the CBD. Here, you can dine on Asian delights, all beautifully presented in classic Japanese style. The Winery is another popular option that serves modern Australian cuisine including mouth-watering desserts for those with a sweet tooth.

Splurge Out

When it comes to shopping in Sydney, you can’t go wrong – unless you define “wrong” as spending far too much money on clothes, of course! Whether you’re a fan of high fashion and couture or you’re happiest browsing through vintage market stalls, there’s something for everyone.

The Queen Victoria Building on George Street is a shopper’s paradise – not only does it house nearly two hundred shops on five levels, but the building itself is an architectural wonder hailing from the Victorian times. The Intersection in Paddington is the best place to go if you’re after chic Australian designs, from Sass and Bide to Scanlan and Theodore to Ksubi. If you’re after something a little more low-key, drop by Paddy’s Markets in Chinatown and Haymarket: these busy stalls offer everything from souvenirs, gifts and gadgets to cosmetics, clothing and footwear.

Sydney Harbour
Food options aplenty along Sydney Harbour

 

Sydney’s Ready For You!

If you haven’t visited the City of Sails yet, what exactly are you waiting for? Sydney isn’t one of Australia’s top tourist destinations for nothing! You may have heard of the sweeping beauty of the Opera House or been tempted by the appeal of playful adventures at Luna Park, but there really is so much more to enjoy in this vibrant metropolis. Once you’ve sampled the delicious cuisine in the city’s top restaurants and splurged out in all the classy shopping districts, you’ll agree that Sydney is well worth the hype.

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