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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$55 (€40) 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.

    Seaplane Base, Lyne Park

    +61 (0)2 9388 1978

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  • The Museum of Contemporary Art

    140 George Street

    +61 (0)2 9245 2400

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

Hotels

  • Independent and easy

    Blue Sydney

    6 Cowper Wharf Road

    +61 (0)2 9331 9000

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  • Dependable chain

    Sheraton on the Park

    161 Elizabeth Street

    +61 (0)2 9286 6000

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  • Premium

    Park Hyatt Sydney

    7 Hickson Road

    +61 (0)2 9256 1234

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Dining

  • Fast breakfast

    Bills

    359 Crown Street

    +61 (0)2 9360 4762

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  • Business breakfast

    Bambini Trust Café

    185 Elizabeth Street

    +61 (0)2 9283 7098

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  • Mid-morning coffee

    Gumption

    The Strand Arcade, 412-414 George Street

    +61 (0) 2 9232 4199

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  • Working lunch

    The Restaurant Pendolino

    The Strand Arcade, 412-414 George Street

    +61 (0)2 9231 6117

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  • Need-to-impress-clients lunch

    The Bennelong

    Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point

    + 61 (0) 2 9240 8000

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  • Lunch on your own

    Sosumi Sushi Train

    GPO Building, 1 Martin Place

    +61 (0)2 9229 7710

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  • Afternoon tea/drink

    The Tea Room

    Level 3, Queen Victoria Building, 455 George Street

    +61 (0)2 9283 7279

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  • Dinner with colleagues

    Cho Cho San

    73 Macleay Street

    +61 (0)2 9331 6601

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  • Big dinner with partner/clients

    Tetsuya's

    529 Kent Street

    +61 (0)2 9267 2900

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  • Drink after dinner

    Bentley Restaurant & Bar

    Radisson Blu Hotel, 27 O'Connell Street

    +61 (0)2 8214 0505

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  • On the tiles

    The Baxter Inn

    152-156 Clarence Street

    +61 (0)2 8324 5200

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Reading

  • Bookshop

    Published Art

    1F, 52-58 Reservoir Street

    +61 (0)2 9212 1169

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Thank yous

  • Sorry Thanks I Love You

    GPO Building, 1 Martin Place

    +61 (0)2 9229 7700

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Shopping

  • Lost luggage - where to buy shirts

    David Jones

    65-77 Market Street

    +61 (0)2 9266 5544

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  • Something for the kids

    Picture book — ‘Alphabetical Sydney’ by Hilary Bell & Antonia Pesenti.

    Sydney

  • Something for someone you love

    Gourmet treats from Simon Johnson

    55 Queen Street

    +61 (0)2 8244 8255

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  • Something for yourself

    The Stables

    352 Bourke Street

    +61 (0)2 9331 7053

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  • Something you can't get anywhere else

    Tailoring from P. Johnson

    7 Walker Lane

    +61 (0)2 0409 091485

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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$48 (€35).

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Limousine/car

Fitness

  • Good gym

    Living Well Health Club

    Hilton Hotel, 255 Pitt Street

    +61 (0)2 9273 8800

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