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With its sublime harbour, world-class events, stunning natural beauty and exuberant spirit, Sydney is one of the world’s greatest holiday destinations. It’s a city with plenty of things to see and do – cruise Sydney Harbour, climb to the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, have a fun day at the beach and dine alfresco at an acclaimed waterfront restaurant. Just outside of the city you will find an amazing diversity of experiences from wineries to spectacular coastal drives and breathtaking natural landscapes.
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1. Witness a fish auction, try freshly shucked oysters or learn to cook at the Sydney Fish Market Cooking School.
2. Sydneysiders love cafés. Check out the all-day traditional breakfast menus in Bondi and Newtown, or discover bakeries with a gastronomic twist in Surry Hills, Balmain and Paddington.
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1. Westfield Sydney has set the pace for sensational shopping, while the historic Queen Victoria Building (QVB) is known for its fabulous fashion boutiques featuring local and international brands.
2. Sydney’s inner city suburbs include stylish Oxford Street in Paddington, funky Crown Street in Surry Hills, and edgy King Street in Newtown.
3. Check out the latest fashion trends and up-and-coming names in the fashion industry at Sydney’s outdoor markets. Head to The Rocks Markets, Paddington Markets and Bondi Markets.
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1. Enjoy the spectacular sights of Sydney Harbour on a relaxing cruise, aboard a luxurious yacht, or a thrilling jet boat ride.
2. Take the Climb of Your Life with BridgeClimb Sydney for amazing 360-degree views of the city, the Sydney Opera House and the majestic Blue Mountains.
3. Packed with world‐class attractions such as Madame Tussauds, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo; Darling Harbour is a great place to see some of Sydney’s greatest attractions.
1. Soak in the vibe of famous Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Learn to surf, scuba dive, or hire a bike and discover secluded coves and deserted beaches with breathtaking coastal views.
2. Shop for sassy street wear, big Australian swimwear labels and funky designer fashion at Bondi Junction.
3. Enjoy one of Sydney's a spectacular coastal walks such as Bondi to Bronte and Spit to Manly.
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1. Explore lush valleys, cascading waterfalls, and see the famous Three Sisters Rock formation at the World heritage-listed Blue Mountains.
2. Indulge in good food and wine in Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest and most visited wine region.
3. Discover the unspoilt beaches and bays of Port Stephens and enjoy sand boarding at the famous Stockton Beach sand dunes
4. Go on a self-drive expedition along the spectacular Grand Pacific Drive and see wild dolphins at play in Jervis Bay.
5. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Byron Bay. Wwatch the sunrise at the iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse – Australia’s most easterly point.
More Sydney and Surrounds
6 – 28 Feb 2016
New South Wales Food and Wine Festival
The state’s favourite celebration of local wine, artisan food and producers is back in February 2016. Celebrate the flavours of New South Wales at The Sydney Morning Herald NSW Food and Wine Festival.
17 – 30 Mar 2016
Sydney Royal Easter Show
Celebrating the Australian culture, the show features awards to best local produce, action packed international rodeo, woodchop competitions to carnival rides, nightly fireworks and live entertainment.
27 May – 18 Jun 2016
Each year Sydney is transformed into a spectacular canvas of light, music and ideas when Vivid Sydney takes over the city after dark for three weeks in May and June. This free to public event is the largest annual event in Australia.
May – Jun 2016
Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival
Go local and celebrate the Hunter Valley region with diverse wine and food cultures. Explore the tastes of the state through the full festival program- from dinner to dessert, brunch to high tea, plus producer and winemaker masterclasses and much more.
18 Sep 2016
Sydney Running Festival
Described as one of the most scenic and spectacular courses in Australia, whether you are a walker, jogger or a professional runner, the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is open to runners of all skill levels and ages. With all four events crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it is the perfect time to explore the scenic views of Sydney.
Good Food Month
The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month is Australia's largest food festival for food-lovers, with everything from fine-dining dinners to free, family-friendly outdoor gatherings. Signature events include the iconic, Night Noodle Markets - Asian-inspired street food festivals with music, themed bars and fabulous eating!
20 Oct – 6 Nov 2016
Sculpture by the Sea
See the spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk transformed into a 2km long temporary sculpture park featuring over 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world.
Nov – Jan 2017
Hunter Valley Christmas Lights
With a whopping 1,500,000 Christmas lights in total, the sound and light show will include displays such as the all-time favourite Winnie the Pooh. Expect lots of festive food, children’s entertainment and special visits from Santa.
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