Essential Four Day Travel Plan


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With so much to see and experience around Sydney, it can be difficult to navigate between the do’s and the don’ts around town. Luckily we’ve condensed the must-do things around town into four days to help you on your way to experiencing what makes this city great.

From the glimmering beaches and walks of the east, to the culture and cuisine of the west, Sydney offers a unique fusion of beautiful landscape and natural features combined with the perks of a developed and progressive urban society.

So grab your map and compass, and discover everything the city of Sydney has on offer.

Day One:

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Circular Quay, The Rocks and Woolloomooloo

Start at Circular Quay and head towards the Sydney Opera House. Wander around and follow the shoreline into the Royal Botanic Gardens as you find peace in natural beauty.  Continue to Mrs Macquaries Point and down to Woolloomooloo.

 

Lunch

Grab a pie at Harry’s Café de Wheels or a delightful lunch by the wharf at China Doll.

 

CBD

Make your way to the Art Gallery of NSW and explore one of the most beautiful museums of the world. Cross The Domain and cut through to Macquarie Street you will find the Parliament House and on the opposite side is The Mint and Hyde Park. Walk through Hyde Park, as you cross Park Street and continue to the Anzac Memorial.

 

Dinner

Catch a short taxi to Surry Hills for a lively dinner at Porteno for some smoked and grilled dishes or go to Forresters for a pub feed.

 

Surry Hills and Darlinghurst

If you haven’t booked tickets for a show at Belvoir St Theatre or the Gaelic Club, have a night out around Crown Street and Oxford Street where there are plenty of fun bars and pubs such as Play Bar and Shady Pines.

 

Day Two:

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Bondi to Bronte

Slip into your bathing suit and walking shoes as you head to the beach. Catch the bus (333/380) to Bondi for some sun and waves, then take the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk as you pass Tamarama Beach.

 

Lunch

Walk through Bronte Park to Macpherson Street for lunch at the popular Three Blue ducks or Cafe Salina.

 

Bronte to Coogee and Bondi Junction

After lunch continue on the coastal walk through Waverly Cemetery and down to Clovelly for a swim and snorkel. Continue on and pass Gordons Bay and Dolphins Point as you arrive at Coogee Beach. Enjoy a refreshing drink at the beer garden of the Coogee Bay Hotel. Hop onto the bus to Bondi Junction for some shopping at Westfield.

 

Dinner

After your late afternoon rest from the sun, go for a boozy dinner at Potts Point at Fratelli Paradiso or Ms G’s before you head out in Potts Point and Kings Cross.

 

Kings Cross and Potts Point

Enjoy your night out at one of Sydney’s top party locations in Kings Cross. Start off with cocktails at Gazebo Wine Garden, then to the sceney Hugo’s, followed by Kings Cross Hotel. If you feel like having a bigger night, head to Backroom or Beach Haus for some dancing.

 

Day Three:

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Sydney Harbour

Take the scenic ferry ride from Circular Quay to Watsons Bay. Walk up to the Gap to watch the Tasman Sea waves crash against the cliffs. Continue to the South Head Heritage Trail for breathtaking panoramic view of the city skyline and harbour. Head to Camp Cove for a relaxing swim in the calm waters.

 

Lunch

Take away some fish and chips from the famed Doyles or kick back with a long lunch at the Beach Club of Watsons Bay Hotel as you take in the harbour view.

 

Circular Quay and the Rocks

Return to Circular Quay and spend the afternoon losing yourself at The Rocks. Start at The Observatory Hill and head through the narrow lanes to Argyle Cut for an atmospheric stroll of sandstone and greenery. Learn new things from The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Spirit Gallery and Sussanah Place. Walk through the narrow lanes of Suez Canal and spoil yourself in the traditional shops of The Rocks. Walk to Walsh Bay and return under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

 

Dinner

Today is about splurging yourself. Treat yourself at a chic restaurant like Ananas or Sake.

 

Circular Quay and the Rocks

Make tonight a romantic night. Book a show at the Sydney Opera House or Walsh Bay. End your night at Opera Bar to be spellbounded by the city lights glistening on the water.

 

Day Four:

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Darling Harbour and Pyrmont

Walk around the waterfront of one of the attractions that interests you – this may be the Australian Maritime Museum, Sydney Aquarium or Wildlife Sydney. Each of these attractions will fill up your whole morning.

 

Lunch

For a cheap feed, go to the Central Baking Depot or Nicks Bar and Grill for some fresh seafood.

 

Sydney Harbour

Board on to the river service at King St Wharf and take a hour long cruise as you stream up to Sydney Olympic Park. Walk around Newington Nature Reserve until the next ferry arrives to take you back. On your ride back, hop off onto Cockatoo Island and explore the remainders of its convict and ship building history and art installations. From here, catch the ferry to Balmain, otherwise head back to Darling Harbour or Circular Quay

 

Dinner

Head to the eccentric Newtown for dinner at Bloodwood for modern Australian food or Al Aseel for some superb Lebanese cuisine.

 

Inner West

After you’re filled up from dinner, stroll up the quirky King St, Newtown. Drop into the late-night book stores and bars. Get a kick out of a pub-crawl where you can hit up the Earl’s Juke Joint, Zanzibar, Courthouse Hotel and Marly Bar.

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