Travel Itinerary: A Weekend in Sydney

12/12/2013

view to the Sydney opera house and Harbour bridge

Sydney

Sydney has it all. A thriving metropolis by the ocean, overflowing with culture, art, scenery and some of the finest dining and shopping that Australia has to offer. Read on for the perfect Sydney weekend travel itinerary!

 

Friday:

Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens, ending at the iconic ‘Mrs Macquarie’s Chair’. There you’ll be greeted by spectacular views of the entire harbour and prepare to be dazzled by the breathtaking sunset over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Once the sun has set, make your way along Woolloomooloo Bay to Mrs G’s Asian restaurant and enjoy the quirky, cosy atmosphere while you share a mouth-watering dish (or two!) with your loved ones. Finally, finish the night off with a drink in the eccentric upstairs bar!

Saturday:

Wake up late and grab brunch at the Bird and Bear Boathouse, enjoying the views of Elizabeth Bay as you soak in the morning sun. Your next stop is only a short bus ride away – Glebe Markets! Be warned, it is easy to spend your entire day trawling through the unique wares, so make sure you get your organic coffee hit at one of the many cafes along Glebe Point Road. You can’t leave Sydney without catching a showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art, so head there once you’ve finally pried yourself away from the markets. When you’ve had your fill of artistic inspiration, head back to your hotel to drop off your market purchases and get dressed up for a night on the town! Starting with dinner at the renowned Toko Japanese restaurant on Crown Street, experience traditional Japanese ‘izakaya’ dining and the very best in fresh Australian produce. Your final destination for the evening is just a short walk down the road at ‘The Winery’. This beautiful wine bar comes complete with an enchanted beer garden, boasting cobble stone paths and low hanging vines. Enjoy the magical atmosphere with great drinks and great company!

 

Sunday:

A nice walk along Oxford Street, winding in and around the small lanes that lead to the famous 5-ways in Darlinghurst, is perfect for a Sunday Morning. Enjoy a laid back breakfast at Gusto Café, where the coffee is great and the outdoor tables provide a perfect setting for watching the hustle and bustle of the junction. In keeping with the relaxed Sunday vibe, jump

on a bus to Coogee for a crowd-free beach day, lazing about in the sun and taking a dip in the ocean if the mood strikes you. When you’re all beached out, head back to Surry Hills for an easy walk around the streets of this must-visit suburb. Terrace houses, art galleries, kitsch boutiques and book stores – these beautiful streets have it all! Bid farewell to Sydney with some cheap (but delicious) food and drinks at The Norfolk Hotel on Cleaveland Street. This fantastic venue is bursting with good vibes and has a beer garden that you wish your backyard looked like! There really is no better way to end an amazing weekend.

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