Exploring Sydney, Australia

Australia’s beating heart, Sydney is a symphony of sights, sounds, and sensations. It is a place where the vibrant energy of a modern metropolis harmonises with the serene beauty of its natural surroundings. As the largest city in Australia with over 5 million residents, subtropical Sydney sprawls along the southeastern coast, framed by the shimmering waters of the Tasman Sea.

The scenic Bondi coastline in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.

The city’s skyline is a testament to architectural innovation and diversity, from sleek skyscrapers to historic landmarks. Sydney’s coastline is a tapestry of golden beaches, where surfers carve through azure waves and sunbathers bask in the warm Australian sun. Bondi Beach, with its iconic crescent of sand and lively promenade, epitomises Sydney’s world-famous coastal lifestyle.

Sydney’s greatest charm lies with its people who greet you like an old friend. It is a community that welcomes you with open arms, filled with an eclectic crowd of warm, infectiously charismatic people that are culturally diverse but fiercely proud of their city. 

We have curated an itinerary for the perfect day spent in the Emerald city…

7am: Wake Up at the Crown

The Crown hotel is unlike anything Australia has ever seen. The first six-star hotel in Sydney, Crown is certainly the most luxurious and impressive hotel in Australia. It is situated in Barangaroo, Sydney’s chic harbourfront area surrounded by 75,000 native trees and shrubs. It boasts an incredible multi-tiered infinity pool that overlooks Sydney Harbour and unforgettable panoramic views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and beyond.

Book a Premier Harbour Bridge Suite, a contemporary masterpiece that is bathed in natural light and decorated in metallic hues. There is a bedroom with a custom king-sized bed dressed in crisp Frette linens and an open-plan dining and lounge area, offering iconic views of the harbour. The marble bathroom is stocked with Grown Alchemist amenities and boasts a deep soaking bath with in-built television, a separate rain show and double vanity sinks.

There are nine restaurants at Crown, including a Nobu and Australian fine dining at Oncore by Clare Smyth but for one of the most thrilling and theatrical breakfast experiences of your life, head to Epicurean. With nine open kitchens in one room will seduce all your senses as you watch chefs create dishes from around the world before your very eyes. Stare in wonder at the mesmerising Charlie and the Chocolate Factory style chocolate fountain, you won’t believe your eyes.


1 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo NSW 2000, Australia

9am: Bridge Climb

This Australian icon is one of the world’s longest steel-arch bridges, spanning an impressive 500 metres. There is nothing quite like looking out at Sydney from 134 metres high, atop the beloved Sydney Harbour Bridge. 

Book the Burrawa Climb to immerse yourself in Sydney’s Aboriginal history as a First Nations Storyteller takes you on a journey back in time and to the very top of this distinguished landmark.


3 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

11am: Tour of Sydney Opera House

At the heart of Sydney lies its crown jewel, the Sydney Opera House, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Designed by the visionary architect Jørn Utzon, its white sails soar towards the blue sky, a testament to human creativity, perseverance and ingenuity. 

Step inside for a tour and discover the legendary history and extraordinary secrets of one of the world’s most beloved buildings.


Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

1pm: Lunch at Promenade Bondi

Eating alfresco at the Beach Bar at Promenade, overlooking the golden sands of Bondi Beach, listening to the rhythmic lapping of the ocean as it meets the shore, it simply doesn’t get better. It promises ‘good vibes and great vibes’ and it certainly delivers. With a delicious house-made Strawberry soda in hand, watch the surfers carve through the waves and the impossibly beautiful people of Bondi walk by – an afternoon well spent.

At sunrise, the horizon is painted in hues of pink and gold, a breathtaking spectacle that marks the beginning of another day in paradise.


4a Queen Elizabeth Dr, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia

3pm: Surf Lesson on Bondi

With its golden sands and crystal clear waters, Bondi has captured hearts all over the world. There is no better way to immerse yourself in the Bondi lifestyle than by learning to surf at Bondi’s only officially licensed surf school. This passionate team of instructors have been teaching on Australia’s most famous beach since 1995 and promise Australia’s greatest surf experience.


128 Ramsgate Ave, North Bondi. NSW 2026, Australia

6pm: Dinner at Midden by Mark Olive


Western Broadwalk Sydney Opera House Sydney, Bennelong Point NSW 2000, Australia

The land on which the Opera House stands is known as Tubowgule to its Traditional Custodians, the Gadigal. With its proximity to the water, the area was rich in resources, including oysters. The shells discarded by the First Nations people formed ‘middens’ located around Sydney Harbour. Midden by Mark Olive is now open with celebrated Indigenous Australian chef and Bundjalung man Mark Olive at the helm. 

Midden creates an exciting new culinary experience that draws on Mark’s Indigenous Australian heritage and heroes a produce-focused menu of native Australian ingredients – from wattle seed and bush honey to saltbush and succulents.   

Sydney encapsulates the essence of Australian lifestyle – laid-back yet cosmopolitan, picturesque yet dynamic. With its iconic landmarks, stunning beaches, diverse culture, and culinary delights, Sydney invites visitors to embark on an unforgettable journey filled with discovery, adventure, and endless possibilities. Truly, it is a city that captures the hearts and imaginations of all who have the pleasure of experiencing its magic.