From the minute your flight to Sydney touches down, there’s no shortage of beauty, both natural and manmade – from the Harbour Bridge and iconic Opera House, to the Royal Botanic Gardens and Royal National Park.
It’s easy to see why so many visitors fall in love with this city, a fact accentuated by the growing number of expats who call it home. It’s a hugely popular destination and the culture, dining and nightlife here are as diverse as the city’s population.
Many residents have made their mark by setting up restaurants, cafes and shops boasting their native traditions, which have given rise to the city’s wonderful culinary scene. One of the best examples of this is Chinatown, which has some terrific markets and cafes, all drawing on influences from many different corners of Asia.
But there’s more to restaurants in Sydney than its excellent dim sum joints. There are some truly exceptional dining spots, from Peter Gilmore's spectacular Quay to delicious hole-in-the-wall sushi joints. Sydney has a thriving cafe culture as well.
And you’re going to need that caffeine if you want to get the most out of the city at night. In the evenings, the streets come alive with a mix of students, professionals and visitors. Join them to enjoy a combination of quirky indoor venues and gorgeous al fresco spots dotted along the harbour.
And better still, zipping between places is so easy it’s almost enjoyable. Sydney is home to one of the biggest and best public transport systems in Australia. So pack plenty of energy as you get ready to enjoy one of the most iconic cities in the world.