Since Sydney loosened its notoriously strict liquor licensing laws in 2008, an explosion of small bars has been silently erupting from the basements of the CBD out to the Eastern Suburbs. There are now so many American-style speakeasies (many of them underground and seemingly connected by tunnels) that you’d think Sydney was in the midst […]
The eastern beaches of Sydney get a lot of the attention, but the stunning Sydney Harbor, with all of its fingers and inlets, offer some amazing attractions, too. Not to mention some of the most prized real estate in the city. The best Sydney harborfront neighborhoods for travelers have the homes and the views but […]
In this guide, we’ve handpicked the very best of what makes Sydney so special — both on and off the beaten path — so you can travel like an insider in Sydney!
Sydney Harbor is most famous for its bridge, opera house, and hidden beaches. But the harbor—which is actually a sandstone-and-shale river valley that filled with water roughly 10,000 years ago—is also studded with historic Sydney Harbor islands that make for quirky day trips from the mainland. Some still perform maritime duties, while others feature cafes, […]
Just because the days are getting shorter and the sun is losing a bit of its edge doesn’t mean the party stops after summer ends in Sydney. Some of the city’s most beloved events are in fact held in the chillier months, filling whatever climatic void there might be with culture. From naked swims and […]
Enjoy an incredible view of the city from the Sydney Harbour Bridge with the famous Sydney BridgeClimb! This month one lucky fan will win 2 tickets to this exciting new Sydney activity–find out how to enter below!
The international yoga festival that has spread like an “om” across the U.S. and Canada is making its Australian debut in 2015. Wanderlust started as a gathering of yogis and spiritual seekers on the banks of Lake Tahoe, California. From February 20 through 22, that same spirit of stretching and seeking, meditating and music will […]
In 2015, Sydney was named one of the most expensive cities in the world. For travellers, this means that prices for activities, accommodation and food are often quite high compared to other destinations. Yet it’s quite possible to experience Sydney on the cheap. Save some cash for big-ticket items like climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge or taking a day trip to the Hunter Valley by trying some of the suggestions below.
Summer in Sydney is all about being outside—whether to eat, shop, exercise or see a movie. Outdoor cinemas and film festivals are a sure sign it’s summer, starting with Tropfest in early December through to the end of March. Screenings of independent and Blockbuster films are held in public parks, on the harbor with the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as a backdrop and just steps from the sand at world famous Bondi Beach. You’ve already missed Movies by the Boulevard and Flickerfest this year, but here are five Sydney outdoor cinemas you can still catch this summer.