5 Sydney spots you just can't miss


The icon of the Australian city, there's never a dull moment at one of the world's most famous stretches of sand and sea. Check out TruckStop and Paper Planes for their unique take on dining with a Japanese influence, or head to Bucklers Canteen for a beachfront Mexican menu created by muicians and designers. At The Bucket List, Sydney's movers and shakers laze about in deck chairs, bucket of fresh prawns in one hand, cocktail in the other. For shoppers, Tuchuzy is home to some of the hottests Australian and international labels, and here on Bondi, you'll find the flagship store of Sydney's kaftan queen - Camilla Franks.



A wonderful place for a spot of lunch, The Sailors' Club with its 1960s Palm Springs-insired decor and menu chockablock full of seafood serves views of the harbour with every dish. For some posher nosh, Catalina is an all-time favourite, especially sunset, as you watch sea planes coming and going from a waterside balcony seat.



The tree-lined boulevards of Double Bay are home to fabulous shoe stores and chic boutiques like Edward Meller, Cosmopolitan Shoes, Belinda, Marni, Germajella, Leona Edmiston Vintage and Christensen Copenhagen. What more could a girl ask for?



Surfing is the name of the game at Manly, but if you're more a watcher than a doer, gorgeous waterside bars like Hugos Manly, Manly Wine  and New Brighton Hotel's The Rooftop bar are perfect vantage points. Alternatively, why not try paddle boarding, snorkelling or kayaking - there's something for everyone.



Offering a completely different side of Sydney, this picturesque peninsula boasts herritage cottages and pubs, parks and quaint little streets. It's als home to the city's most popular outdoor markets - Balmain Markets. With more than 140 stalls touting bric-a-brac, clothes and crafts, take a piece of Sydney home with you. For the oenophile, The Lodge and The Cottage have an impressive wine list to tickle your palette.


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