Sydney, Australia

Sydney sparkles on the harbour like the pretty cosmopolitan city of your dreams, beckoning you to New South Wales.

As one of Australia’s largest cities, Sydney is best known for the striking Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, as well as for its access to nature at Bondi Beach and along the water. Coastal walks, scenic ferry rides, and cooling dips are all highlights, but there’s more to Sydney than just the great outdoors. You’ll also find a surfeit of cultural riches, from first-rate museums to colorful ethnic enclaves and places to learn about Australia’s Aboriginal heritage. (To dodge peak season (around Christmas, New Year, and early January), visit from late September to early December or February to April)


  • Bondi Beach
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Sydney Opera House
  • West Head
  • Art Gallery of NSW
  • Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
  • Taronga Zoo Sydney
  • Chinatown


Automata, Bennelong, Billy Kwong, Firedoor, Kensington Street Social, Nomad, The Bridge Room


Four Seasons, 57 Hotel, Establishment Hotel, Hotel Palisade, InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Park Hyatt Sydney, Pretty Beach House, QT Sydney, The Old Clare Hotel

Author: Carrie Mitchell

Carrie A. Mitchell is the founder of L’Aventure Travel, the host of the Suitcase Sojourn Podcast, and author of the children’s travel book “To Be We”. Carrie is a global travel and hospitality expert who works with publications, brands and entertainment outlets on a number of travel related projects, from marketing consulting to editorial coverage to hosting & producing content for the web, TV and podcasts. She is always seeking to learn from people and places around the world, and share through her cultural exploration (40+ countries and counting)