Escaping the crowds in Sydney
So you want to treat yourself to the best of Sydney in just 24 hours. Let us help you plan the perfect day out in this vibrant city, providing you with everything you can do from dawn until dusk and beyond.
You might be surprised by just how much indulgence you can fit into 24 hours – especially in sensational Sydney. You’ll love every moment of your getaway when you follow this whirlwind itinerary, which winds its way through some of the city’s most extravagant experiences and places.
Sunrise at Kirribilli
If you can drag yourself out of your comfortable comfy Sebel bed in time, watching the sunrise from Kirribilli is a glorious way to seize the day in Sydney. A lookout near Jeffrey Street Wharf provides picture-perfect views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which looks even more spectacular in the early morning light.
Beautiful old houses and trendy coffee shops line the streets of Kirribilli, giving you plenty to see and do once the sun comes up. Be sure to check out Kirribilli House, the second official residence of Australia’s Prime Minister.
Want to get an even better view of the sunrise? If you’re feeling adventurous, you can book a private session to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge at dawn.
Morning on the Harbour
Book a small luxury charter boat and explore the beautiful harbour for an hour or two. Breathtaking yet intimate, a private cruise is perhaps the most enchanting way to spend a morning in Sydney.
Enjoy a leisurely drink on the deck, let the sea breeze invigorate your senses, and take advantage of this opportunity to capture Instagram-worthy photos of:
- Sydney Harbour Bridge
- Sydney Opera House
- Circular Quay
- The skyline of the city
- And other fabulous Sydney icons.
Lunch at Aria Restaurant
Serving a variety of elaborate lunch options by celebrity chef Matt Moran, Aria is one of the classiest restaurants in Sydney. Why not treat yourself by reserving a table in the private dining room? Only 54 guests are permitted for each meal, which is guaranteed to be out-of-this-world delicious. Indulge your tastebuds while enjoying magnificent views of the harbour. Try the southern calamari with broad beans and black garlic, or perhaps some popcorn cheesecake for dessert. Yum!
An Afternoon of Pampering
Now that you’ve dined on delightful food, it’s time to treat your body even further. Head to one of Sydney’s numerous day spas (perhaps Varda Spa or Ayurve Day Spa in the CBD) to let expert masseuses and beauty therapists pamper away any stress you might still be holding onto. After all, a holiday should be blissful. There’s nothing more serene than an afternoon of on-and-off snoozing while your face, skin and body get rejuvenated.
An Evening Show at the Sydney Opera House
The best theatre in Sydney can be found at the Opera House. Whether you love classical music or contemporary dance, there’s always something on at this Sydney icon. These are just some of the genres you can choose from when booking a show at the Opera House:
- Circus acts
- Kids’ shows.
Treat yourself to a fine-dining experience in Circular Quay before or after the show (if you have any room left after that amazing lunch, that is!).
After Hours in the City
Still not ready to call it a night? To really make the most of your time in Sydney, why not party the night away at one of Sydney’s entertainment precincts? From Darling Harbour’s huge nightclubs to Oxford Street’s chilled out bars, Sydney’s nightlife has options to suit every kind of visitor.
Call It a Night
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