Sydney is one of the most lively cities on the planet, there’s so much to do, it’s worth planning ahead… here are some suggestions:
Take in the ferry wharf at Circular Quay. Grab a coffee at Portobello’s (No 3, East Circular Quay, Phone: +61 9247-8548. Sydney, NSW 2000, firstname.lastname@example.org); surely the world’s most scenic caf
Stroll through the historic Rocks District, with its quirky shops, restaurants and museums, including the excellent Museum of Contemporary Art (140 George St, The Rocks, NSW 2000, Australia, +61 2 9245 2400, www.mca.com.au), and the Museum of Sydney, built on the site of the first Government House (Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney, NSW 2000 www.moscafe.com.au – +61 2 9251 598).
Visit Centrepoint Tower, Australia’s tallest structure, soaring over 300 metres (Centrepoint Podium Level,100 Market Street, Sydney NSW 2000, +61 2 9333 9222 www.sydneytower.com.au), then catch the monorail to Darling Harbour and visit the Aquarium (www.sydneyaquarium.com.au), Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray StreetDarling Harbour NSW 2000, www.anmm.gov.au +61 2 9298 3777) and the technology-plus Powerhouse Museum (500 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007, +61 2 9217 0111, www.powerhousemuseum.com).
While at Darling Harbour, don’t forget the Chinese Gardens (one of the largest and most authentic outside China) and the new Imax Theatre, with the world’s biggest screen.
Take a bus to Bondi Beach (or train to Bondi junction and then a bus). This may be the last chance you’ll get to view low-rise Bondi Beach. Here you can mix it with English backpackers and elderly Jewish matrons while revelling in the classic Aussie beach scene.
Dine in King Street, Newtown: the new and upcoming restaurant belt of trendy Sydney. Check out Le Kilimanjaro, the North Indian Diner, Caf