Favorite Things to do in Beautiful Sydney

For our Sydney review, we’ve handpicked some of our favorite places to eat, sleep, shop and of course things to do that help define the gorgeous beach city with great experiences, design, and places to go.

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ustralia’s flagship city and capital of New South Wales, Sydney’s a beautiful place to live and a lovely city to visit. From the sparkling blue of the Harbour to the famous Bondi beaches there’s much more to the city than these popular spots. Either you want to climb one of Australia’s biggest bridge, a guided tour of the Opera House, travel to the amazing Blue Mountains or just stroll around the Fish Market and eat delicious seafood, we’ve gathered out many must-try experiences in Sydney.

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#STAY
Sydney has many options when it comes to cute boutique hotels and places to stay. Here is a selection of four hotels we think you should enjoy.
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    The Palisades Hotel is one of Sydney’s best kept secret. It’s in the Rocks, with the most incredible views of the harbour with super easygoing, beautifully designed rooms.
    35 Bettington St, Millers Point NSW 2000, Australia
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    With an eye for modern design whilst reflective of the past, the 200 guest suites that make up QT Sydney hotel have been carefully crafted within the historic Gowings and State Theatre buildings. This boutique Sydney accommodation retains many of the building’s most distinctive features, such as the blend of Gothic, Art Deco, and Italianate influenced architecture that form the dazzling exterior of the building.
    www.qthotelsandresorts.com
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    Only a stone’s throw away from Darling Harbour and designed with Instagrammers in mind, you’ll be immersed in captivating photo opportunities around every corner.
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    www.ovolohotels.com.au

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    Park Hyatt Sydney combines the traditional values of courtesy, care and comfort with Park Hyatt’s discreet residential and sophisticated style. Whether your visit to the hotel is for an important meeting or a relaxing weekend away, Park Hyatt Sydney offers a wide range of guest services
    sydney.park.hyatt.com
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  • Hotel Palisade
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  • The QT Hotel
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  • Ovolo 1888
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#EAT
Sydney’s restaurants and cafes scene is world-class, whether you’re looking for a fine-dining experience, heritage pubs, great bars or lively cafes.
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    Quay is a gourmet restaurant in Sydney with a gorgeous view on the harbor and the Opera House. Run by chef Peter Gilmore, they have won several awards in Australia, and has been included in The San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants since 2009.
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    It’s rare that a restaurant stands alone. But that’s just the case with Automata at the Old Clare Hotel in Chippendale.
    www.automata.com.au
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    Tacos, burgers and quirky cocktails in a vibrant, colourful joint with outdoor beachfront seating.
    www.thebucketlistbondi.com
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    This Bondi café isn’t rewriting the rules, they just have the good sense to serve tasty food made with excellent produce.
    www.porchandparlour.com
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  • Quay Restaurant
  • Automata
  • The Bucket List Bondi
  • Porch and Parlour
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#TO DO
Australia’s flagship city, Sydney has an endless array of things to see and do – in addition to its renowned landmarks, the city is full of other adult and family-friendly activities to enjoy!
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    Discover the history and magic of the world-renowned Sydney Opera House with this guided tour that takes you beneath the world-famous sails. Go behind the scenes and hear the controversial story of the building’s construction, as emotional and dramatic as any opera plot.
    www.sydneyoperahouse.com
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    Climb to the arched peak of the Sydney Harbour Bridge for unforgettable panoramic views of the city skyline and harbour. With a professional climber to lead the way, scale catwalks and ladders to reach the 440-foot (134-metre) top and soak up bird’s-eye views of the Sydney Opera House and beyond.
    www.bridgeclimb.com
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    Sydney Fish Market (SFM) offers visitors and Sydneysiders the opportunity to experience an authentic working fish market. It is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the world’s second largest seafood market in terms of variety outside of Japan.
    www.sydneyfishmarket.com.au
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    Bronte beach is just over a kilometre walk south of Bondi. The beach itself faces east and picks up swell from any direction, but bulky headlands to the north and south and clusters of underwater rocks make conditions challenging, especially for swimmers. The south headland shapes Bronte’s premium wave, but it breaks across rocks so it’s for confident board-riders only.
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    Breathe deep in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area – one million hectares of sandstone cliffs, bushland, waterfalls and eucalypt forest. Visit Wentworth Falls and the Three Sisters and go underground in Jenolan Caves. Do short bushwalks or longer hikes such as the Six Foot Track to Katoomba. Enjoy restaurants, retreats, and vibrant arts and events.
    www.visitbluemountains.com.au
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  • Sydney Opera House
  • The Bridge Climb
  • Sydney fish market
  • Bronte Beach
  • The Blue Mountains
#SHOP
Sydney offers plenty of designer boutiques, department stores and speciality shops. If you are looking for trendy Australian fashion designers or vintage furniture shopping, the city have it all!
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    Parlour X is such a beautiful retail concept built into an old church on Oxford Street in Paddington, and definitely has one of the best product curations I’ve seen.
    www.parlourx.com
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    The real deal when it comes to Scandi style, Great Dane stocks some of the premier brands in Scandinavian furniture. Think Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, Arne Jacobsen and more in an emporium of expertly curated furniture, accessories, lighting and textiles.
    www.greatdanefurniture.com
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    Bourke Street Bakery is the iconic Sydney bakery & cafe offering artisanal breads, cakes, sweet & savoury pastries & beverages to eat in or take away.
    www.bourkestreetbakery.com.au
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    Beautiful sustainability is a hallmark of the furniture and homewares at Koskela?, housed in a vast former industrial space in Rosebery. The brand has serious environmental and social cred, collaborating with Indigenous weavers from Arnhem Land, for example, to produce drop-dead gorgeous lampshades.
    www.koskela.com.au
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  • Parlour X
  • Great Dane
  • Bourke Street Bakery
  • Koskela?
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