Summer in the Harbour City
Thinking about an east coast escape with some serious wow factor, then Sydney has you covered.
From the majestic Sydney Harbour to the stunning coastal beaches, what’s not to love about the beautiful Harbour City.
Sydney is one of the most picturesque cities in the world and has earned that reputation by boasting some pretty amazing scenery and Instagram worthy landmarks.
One can’t possibly visit Sydney without taking in the waterside vista of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House from Circular Quay. If you want to experience some fantastic panoramic views across the harbour in every direction, you should book the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb while you’re in town.
For the less adventurous types, simply sit back, relax and enjoy the views of Sydney Harbour and her iconic bridge from the water’s edge at the Opera Bar.
Location is absolutely everything, and with the backdrop of the Opera House, the Opera Bar is a quintessential Sydney experience and a firm favourite amongst locals and visitors alike.
Visitors to the Harbour City are spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation with every star catered for from the CBD right through to the leafy suburbs.
Why not escape to the eastern suburbs and stay a short 4km distance away from the city centre in Double Bay.
The InterContinental in Cross Street provides the perfect bolthole for your summer sojourn.
Double Bay has an abundance of fabulous cafes and restaurants. Pop into Indigo on the corner of Transvaal Avenue for breakfast or lunch or perhaps head around the corner to Café Perons in Bay Street.
People watching is almost a national sport in the eastern suburbs, and both of these locations provide not only a scrumptious all-day menu but also the perfect viewing platform from where you can quietly observe the constant parade of foot traffic.
A trip to Sydney must include a visit to the iconic Bondi Beach made famous in part by the hit show Bondi Rescue. Make sure you include the stunning coastal walk from Bondi to Bronte. The Pacific coastline is nothing short of spectacular, and the walk is not to be missed.
Of course, no trip to Bondi is complete without a visit to Icebergs located on the southern end of Bondi Beach. Enjoy a beverage or two or perhaps dine on the terrace in a relaxed ambience overlooking Bondi Beach.
Sydney shines all year round, however as the weather warms up the Harbour City ramps up her charm big time by turning into a summer playground of festivals, coastal walks and unique experiences.
The party is a true art form in Sydney and people practise it a great deal. You can really get quite lost in it.Baz Luhrmann