Soak up Sydney’s gorgeous harbour, seductive outdoor lifestyle and great natural beauty. The Sydney Opera House, just as beautiful inside as it is outside. Kayak under the Sydney Harbour Bridge or wave at the Opera House as you ride a ferry across the harbour to Manly.
The botanic gardens are good for a meander or to sit and ponder, while adrenaline junkies should enjoy a climb on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Surrounding the harbour are several popular bars and restaurants.
Learn to surf at Bondi Beach or swim in the calm waters of Coogee. Lose yourself in the cobblestone cul-de-sacs of The Rocks or in the markets, boutiques, cafes and pubs of Paddington. As well as a world-famous harbour and more than 70 sparkling beaches, Sydney offers fabulous food, festivals and 24-7 fun.
You’ll love the blue-hazed beauty of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area – one million hectares of tall forests, sandstone cliffs, canyons, waterfalls and bushland.
Take in the breathtaking panoramas on a bushwalk, mountain bike etc. Marvel at natural attractions like Wentworth Falls and the Three Sisters – a trio of rocky pinnacles named after an Aboriginal legend. Explore the underground rivers and chambers of Jenolan Caves, then walk the historic Six Foot Track to Katoomba.
The Hunter Valley is Australia’s premier wine growing district. The magic starts just two hours’ drive from Sydney, but you could be forgiven for thinking the Hunter Valley is much further from the city. The serene beauty and tranquillity of the area give the Hunter Valley the feeling of quiet country charm, but with all the mod cons. Affectionately known as Wine Country, the Hunter Valley is a feast for the senses particularly taste! Spend your time sampling some of Australia’s finest wines and enjoy top quality cuisine.
Sydney Opera House
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Sydney by Seaplane and Lunch at Cottage Point
A mere 20 minutes flying time from the hustle and bustle of Sydney is the exquisitely tranquil and award winning Cottage Point Inn. This beautiful restaurant is perched on the waters edge in the heart of the Kuring Gai Chase National Park and is renowned for offering exceptional modern Australian cuisine. To top off a magical afternoon we offer you an incredible photo opportunity flying a circuit of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
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Hit the world-famous harbour
Sail past the Opera House on a chartered yacht or paddle from Rose Bay in a kayak. Take a scenic cruise from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour, past waterfront mansions, national parks and Shark, Clark, Rodd and Goat islands. Tour historic Fort Denison or learn about the life of Sydney’s first inhabitants, the Gadigal people, on an Aboriginal cultural cruise. Watch the harbour glitter from the green parklands of the Royal Botanic Gardens, which curves around its edge. Or take in the view from a waterfront restaurant in Mosman, on the northern side of the bridge, or Watsons Bay at South Head. Walk from Rose Bay to Vaucluse or Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay, on just some of the 16 spectacular routes hugging the harbour foreshore.
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Explore the historic Rocks
Discover Sydney’s colourful convict history in the harbourside quarter where it all began. Just five minutes from Circular Quay, you can hear stories of hanging and hauntings on a ghost tour, wander the weekend markets or climb the span of the Harbour Bridge. In amongst the maze of sandstone lanes and courtyards, you’ll find historic workman’s cottages and elegant terraces, art galleries, hotels with harbour views and Sydney’s oldest pubs. See people spill out of them onto a party on the cobblestone streets when The Rocks celebrate Australia Day on January 26th, Anzac Day on April 25th and New Years Eve.
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Walk from Bondi to Coogee
Take in breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean as you walk the winding, sea-sculpted sandstone cliffs between Bondi and Coogee. Swim in the famous Bondi Icebergs rock pool or just watch the swimmers with a sunset cocktail from the restaurant above. See wild waves in Tamarama, nicknamed Glamarama for the beautiful people who lie on its golden sand. From mid-October to November, the stretch from here to Bondi is transformed into an outdoor gallery for the Sculptures by the Sea exhibition. You can surf, picnic on the grass or stop for a coffee at family-friendly Bronte. Or swim, snorkel or scuba dive in Clovelly and tranquil Gordon’s Bay. See the graves of poets Henry Lawson, Dorothea Mackellar and aviator Lawrence Hargrave in Waverley Cemetery, on the edge of the cliffs. Finish your tour in the scenic, backpacker haven of Coogee.
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Sydney Mardi Gras – 17Feb17 to 05Mar17
Every year Sydney comes together to celebrate love and equality at the Mardi Gras in February and March. What started as a protest march in the 70s is now one of the city’s biggest party and attracts spectators and participants from around the globe.
The Sydney Royal Easter Show – 06Apr17 to 19Apr17
Held every year in April, the Royal Easter Show is a true Aussie spectacular! Taking in the sights, sounds and tastes of the whole country, the show is fun for people of all ages.
Vivid Sydney – 26May17 to 17Jun17
A spectacular three weeks at the start of Winter when Sydney comes alive with brilliant light, music and ideas. From the lights on the Harbour Bridge to the moving spectaculars on the Opera House everything is bright in the city of lights.
Royal Randwick Horse Races – Year Round Events
Royal Randwick is the jewel in the crown of Sydney racing. A compelling theatre of sport, culture, fashion and cuisine, racing’s premier playground will entertain you with the extraordinary. Check out the events at Randwick during your stay here.
New Years Eve – 31Dec17
New Years Eve in Sydney is widely recognised as one of the best in the world! The fireworks light up the harbour in spectacular colour in a party that ushers in hopes for the year to come.
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