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Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
When walking through the streets of downtown Sydney, or anywhere for that matter, it is wise to explore the path less traveled. Poets argue it makes all the difference. Call them "local trails." The arterial streets of the heart of Australia's...
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110 Spring St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022, Australia
Known mostly for its Westfield shopping center and hordes of commuters waiting for buses and trains, Bondi Junction is the unlikely locale for an underground bar and music venue. But Spring Street Social is the newest venture to help Sydneysiders...
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31 Lamrock Ave, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia
The Coo-ee Gallery in Bondi Beach (about 15 minutes from downtown Sydney) features paintings and sculptures from numerous indigenous artists throughout Australia. Gallery owner and curator Adrian Newstead is known to be one of the most...
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Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
The Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney are a massive area right on the water- perfect for picnics, tag football, or just sitting under a tree and reading a great book. We walked around the gardens for over an hour, admiring the different and unique...
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The famous ocean pool at Bondi Beach has been luring swimmers since 1929. Today, a dip and visit to the sauna costs $6.50. A bistro serves post-swim refreshments. 1 Notts Ave., Bondi Beach, 61/(0) 2-9130-4804. This appeared in the August/September...
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Manly NSW 2095, Australia
From Shelly Beach in Manly, the path climbs a flight of stairs surrounded by jungle foliage before alternating between idyllic neighborhoods, clifftop bushland, secluded beaches, and more rainforest. Along the way, you’ll see tropical...
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1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia
Overlooking iconic Bondi Beach, Icebergs is arguably Sydney’s most scenic restaurant. The food, from local shrimp to braised beef cheeks, lives up to the setting. 1 Notts Ave., Bondi Beach, 61/(0) 2-9365-9000. This appeared in the August/September...
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1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Sydney Harbour is the heart and soul of the city of Sydney. Alive with ferries, yachts, launches, and kayaks, it is Sydney’s playground, used by many for sailing, swimming, diving, or just enjoying the foreshore. Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, located in...
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251-255 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia
Paddington Reservoir Gardens is an award-winning garden transformed from its former life. The reservoir, a source of water for the rapidly growing population of Sydney in the 19th century, has been used in a number of ways including as a garage...
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80 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
Flickering candles, velvet theater curtains, hushed conversation, and classic cocktails dressed up with slices of dried lemon or lime—the Golden Age Cinema and Bar feels like a secret supper club of yesteryear. Yet, with a geometric light...
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101/113-115 William St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia
An incubator for Australian contemporary design, Object Gallery features the works of more than 200 designers per year through exhibitions, events, and workshops. The center also publishes an online magazine for iPad and tablets and offers an...
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6 Cowper Wharf Rd, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011, Australia
Originally a wool and cargo facility in the early 1900s, the Blue Sydney Hotel is a great place to stay if you want a unique Sydney hotel experience. The marina-side hotel is in Woolloomooloo, which is a short and pleasant 15-minute walk to city...
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11 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay NSW 2000, Australia
You can hear water lapping beneath the floorboards of this boutique hotel, inhabiting a 1912 pier just west of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This is where ferry passengers used to wait to cross the harbor before the bridge was built. A hotel was...
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Hyde Park, College St & park Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
There's nothing like walking around a great city and finding new discoveries, especially the wonderful parks and gardens of Sydney, Australia. I found the scale of this small girl looking at her shadow in the large pool amid the circular landscape...
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Harbourview Cres, Milsons Point NSW 2061, Australia
Wendy Whiteley's secret garden is an unexpected treat tucked away just behind Luna Park near Lavender Bay in Sydney. The enchanting garden is not your run-of-the-mill city park. It has a certain magic that took passion and love to create. The land...
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Bondi NSW 2026, Australia
Bondi to Bronte is a stunning 30-45min walk along the coast. Start early so you can park behind Icebergs (http://icebergs.com.au/). Check out the famous Icebergs pool, walk past Tamarama (a cute smaller beach) and wind up in Bronte before heading...
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Harbour St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Wonderful art exhibit on former-prison Cockatoo Island: http://bos18.com/
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148 Leura Mall, Leura NSW 2780, Australia
The Blue Mountains region, an hour and a half from Sydney, is renowned for its natural wonders, and for good reason. But these mountain towns aren't the podunk sort you might imagine. Leura, especially, has some amazing shops including Bespoke &...