Find golden beaches, sensational shopping and winning nightlife in the glamorous city of Sydney on Australia’s sunny East coast.
Sun, sea and surf
Stretch out on sun-drenched beaches or join the professionals in the sensational surf. Head to Bondi beach to relax on golden sands, take a dip in the turquoise water and have a go at catching the perfect wave. If you’re planning to include lots of beach time choose hotels near Bondi Beach to bag your spot on the sand early. Beyond the usual beach attractions you’ll also find excellent restaurants, scenic coastal walks and thriving nightlife here. Enjoy spectacular ocean views on the Bondi to Coogee clifftop walk. And, as you head towards Tamarama Beach, keep a look out for the 100 sculptures on display as part of the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition between October and November. As the sun goes down and you swap flip-flops for shoes, it’s time to join a glamorous crowd in Bondi’s chic bars. Sean’s Panorama and Icebergs are both popular places to dine and drink while you enjoy stunning sea views. For a more relaxed feel, take the short and scenic 30-minute ferry ride to Manly Beach where you’ll find tranquil bays, beautiful beaches and a tree-lined promenade. If surfing seems a bit intimidating, this is a good place to try the tamer, paddle boarding.
Hang out harbourside
Hang out with a glittering crowd at Sydney harbour bars and gaze at iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Bridge. Enjoy the stunning backdrop as you relax at harbourside bars, many with live music or DJs in the summer. See the masterpiece of 20th century architecture that is Sydney Opera House. If you want to admire more than aesthetics, why not go behind-the-scenes on a Sydney Opera House or Backstage Tour? Over 2 hours, you’ll discover the drama and secrets of Australia’s most celebrated theatres. Make your trip an unforgettable one and choose from our great range of luxury Sydney hotels, many with fantastic views across the harbour.
Shopping in Sydney
Go walkabout in stylish Paddington to shop for new additions to your wardrobe in the chic boutiques on Oxford Street. You’ll find exquisite vintage finds, sophisticated international labels and understated luxury here so there’s plenty of inspiration. Meanwhile, in Newtown you can rummage through vintage fashion, book, antique and homeware shops. Or visit the grand Queen Victoria Building to explore over 200 shops, boutiques and cafes in magnificent surroundings.
Bars and nightclubs
Party until dawn in Sydney’s number one club, Chinese Laundry. DJs spin out house, electro, tech and progressive beats in this club, hidden beneath the Slip Inn. Or try the Ivy Bar, a sophisticated place with as much lounging space as there is dance floor. Whatever your holiday plans, you’ll find a great deal on cheap and luxury hotels in Sydney here at lastminute.com to start your adventure
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