Business

Australia,
Sydney

Introduction

The inevitable Sydney versus Melbourne debate can be summarised thus: Sydney is the beautiful, popular captain of the athletics team. Melbourne, the smart girl on the debating squad. Whatever your preference, Sydney will win you over with blue skies, water-soaked geography and a flair for making the good life just that little bit better.

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Essentials

  1. Sydneysiders get up early - a run on the beach, a swim and breakfast are all achieved before 8am.
  2. Want to avoid the Bondi hordes? Try Parsley Bay or Balmoral Beach. Sunscreen is essential all year round. Just 30 minutes of sun can burn.
  3. Taking public transport? Check transportnsw.info to plan your journey.
  4. Sydney airport is close to the city and easily accessible by train. Otherwise it’s a AU$50 (€33) cab ride.
  5. A glass of beer in Sydney is called a “schooner”. A small glass is a “midi”.

Two-hour tour

  • Take in Sydney's cityscape and stunning beaches from above with Sydney Seaplanes.

    Lyne Park, Rose Bay

    +61 2 9388 1978

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  • The Museum of Contemporary Art

    140 George Street, The Rocks

    +61 2 9245 2400

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  • Walk to Taylor's Bay, Bradley's Head and Taronga Zoo.

Hotels

  • Independent and easy

    Blue Sydney

    6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

    +61 2 9331 9000

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  • Dependable chain

    Sheraton on the Park

    161 Elizabeth Street

    +61 2 9286 6000

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  • Premium

    Park Hyatt Sydney

    7 Hickson Road, The Rocks

    +61 2 9256 1234

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Dining

  • Fast breakfast

    Bills

    359 Crown Street, Surry Hills

    +61 2 9360 4762

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  • Business breakfast

    Bambini Trust Café

    185 Elizabeth Street

    +61 2 9283 7098

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  • Mid-morning coffee

    Koko Espresso Bar

    118 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills

    +61 2 8399 0100

  • Working lunch

    The Restaurant Pendolino

    The Strand Arcade, 412-414 George Street

    +61 2 9231 6117

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  • Need-to-impress clients lunch

    Flying Fish

    Jones Bay Wharf Lower Deck, 19-21 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont

    +61 2 9518 6677

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  • Lunch on your own

    Sosumi Sushi

    GPO Building, 1 Martin Place

    +61 2 9229 7700

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  • Afternoon tea/drink

    The Tea Room

    Level 3, Queen Victoria Building, 455 George Street

    +61 2 9283 7279

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  • Dinner with colleagues

    Mr Moustache

    69-71 Hall Street, Bondi

    +61 2 9300 8892

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  • Big dinner with partner/clients

    Tetsuya's

    529 Kent Street

    +61 2 9267 2900

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  • Drink after dinner

    Bambini Wine Room

    185 Elizabeth Street

    +61 2 9283 7098

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  • On the tiles

    The Baxter Inn

    152-156 Clarence Street

    +61 2 8324 5200

Reading

  • Bookshop

    Published Art

    1F, 52-58 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills

    +61 2 9212 1055

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Thank yous

  • Sparkle Cupcakery

    132 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills

    +61 2 9361 0690

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Shopping

  • Lost luggage - where to buy shirts

    David Jones

    65-77 Market Street

    +61 2 9266 5544

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  • Something for the kids

    Aussie confectionery - Caramello Koalas and Freddo Frogs.

    Sydney

  • Something for someone you love

    Gourmet treats from Simon Johnson

    55 Queen Street, Woollahra

    +61 2 8244 8255

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  • Something for yourself

    Beauty products by Aesop

    72A Oxford Street, Paddington

    +61 2 9358 3382

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  • Something you can't get anywhere else

    Tailoring from P.Johnson

    46 Liverpool Street, Paddington

    +61 2 9966 7548

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Transport

  • Buy a pass — A weekly MyMulti 1 travel pass allows unlimited travel on bus, train and light rail for AU$46 (€30).

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Limousine/car

Fitness

  • Good gym

    Living Well Health Club

    Hilton Hotel, 488 George Street

    +61 2 9273 8800

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