Sydney city breaks mean catching waves at Bondi Beach, a show at the Opera House and tasting the global flavours of modern Australian cuisine. Book a Sydney hotel to experience the many sides to Australia’s most popular city.
Multicultural wining and dining
Dining out is an essential part of a Sydney city break. Savour the modern Australian mix of French techniques and superb local produce at seductively sleek restaurants lining Circular Quay. The dining is more relaxed and pan-Asian in inner-east Surry Hills and Darlinghurst, where Thai and Malaysian flavours spice the air. In the evenings, find a slinky bar with city views, an old-style corner Sydney hotel or an outdoor terrace by the harbour.
Sydney arts and culture
The Sydney Opera House is Australia’s premier concert venue for opera, theatre, dance or music. Catch a concert or watch a West End-style show in the suitably dramatic setting of Sydney’s Art Deco theatres. Get the lowdown on Australian art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, by the harbour in the Domain, and get a feel for the colonial past in The Rocks precinct at Circular Quay. Australia’s most dynamic, forward-looking city is also the country’s oldest settlement, with immaculate Georgian buildings and a collection of beautifully restored homes across the city from Vaucluse to Elizabeth Bay.