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Sydney, Australia

Sydney

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Introduction

You’ll know confident, cosmopolitan Sydney for its icons; the great curves of its Harbour Bridge and Opera House adorn glossy travel mags the world over. However, in between its poster children, there’s much to discover. There’s a world-class restaurant scene, plenty of outdoors fun and a year-round calendar of festivals to keep Sydney’s cultural beat thumping strong.

Discover the rich history behind Australia’s first settlement at the historic Rocks district. Among its small cobblestone lanes and courtyards you'll find heritage cottages, harbour-view hotels and even convict-era pubs. Enjoying something of a renaissance, its legacy architecture is now host to a growing collection of award-winning galleries and hip bars.

However, it’s perhaps Bondi that’s Sydney’s most emblematic suburb. Learn to surf at its famous beach and soak up the boho chic before exploring a delightful collection of coastal paths. However, you don’t have to head out of the city centre for a walk. More than 16 routes hug the harbour foreshore, with some of the best around Mosman Bay, Vaucluse and Cremorne Point.

Or, take a ferry from central Circular Quay to Manly. It’s the chance to experience a slice of coastal life in the city, complete with scuba spots, beaches and a superb selection of waterfront cafés and restaurants. It even offers the opportunity to wander through native bushland and make like a local with a secluded picnic.

Back towards the centre, inner-city Paddington is a hive of happening, host to boutique markets, a chic café culture and lively pubs. It’s all set to a backdrop of wide, leafy streets and Victorian terraces. Not to be outdone, next-door Woollahra features a delightful collection of upmarket antique shops and art galleries.     

Special offers in Sydney

Sydney, the Whitsundays and Brisbane

16-day tailor-made journey from £2,185 pp incl. flights

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Free Singapore stopover

Early Bird Offer – Save up to £90 pp
Book by: 31 December 2018

Between the sights of Sydney and Brisbane, hop out to the Whitsundays to enjoy some island relaxation alongside hikes, cruises, kayak paddles and snorkelling trips.

Australia by Rail

13-day tailor-made rail & stay journey from £3,080 pp incl. flights

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Free Singapore stopover

Early Bird Booking offer - Book 6 months prior to travel – Save up to £170 pp
Book by: 31 January 2019

Take to the rails on this luxury journey aboard the Indian Pacific. You'll travel across Australia’s vast outback as you journey coast-to-coast from Perth to Sydney, enjoying fine dining and tailored touring throughout.

Koalas to Komodos on Regent Seven Seas

19-day cruise from £10,885 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Exclusive - Receive $500 Spa or shipboard credit per suite

Take advantage of special fares and on board credit for you to use in the spa, gift shop or that special vintage bottle of wine.

Singapore To Sydney on Silver Muse

21-day cruise from £6,600 pp incl. flights

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Save 10% and 25% Solo Fares
Book by: 03 January 2019

Departing from one of the most progressive cities in the world, set sail for 18 days of adventure and discovery. This voyage is a tapestry of blue; from sea to sky imbibe in a palette of colour as never seen before.

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Top itineraries in Sydney

Highlights of New South Wales

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,435 pp incl. flights

Free Singapore stopover

New South Wales offers a plethora of attractions. Explore them all on this self-drive that visits Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens and Killcare.

Sydney to Byron Bay in style

18-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,565 pp incl. flights

Free Singapore stopover

Enjoy a luxury road trip from Sydney to Byron Bay, pausing at the mist-shrouded Blue Mountains, dolphin-rich Port Stephens and the Hunter Valley’s world-famous vineyards.

Australia’s East Coast: Sydney to Byron Bay

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,840 pp incl. flights

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Free Singapore stopover

Flight offer – Save up to £100 pp
Book by: 20 December 2018

Be charmed by Sydney before discovering the stunning beaches, coastal towns and lush hinterland of New South Wales' East Coast as you wind your way north.

Sydney, Beaches & The Blue Mountains

15-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,310 pp incl. flights

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Free Singapore stopover

Flight offer – Save up to £130 pp
Book by: 20 December 2018

Take to the open road as you explore the Idyllic New South Wales coast and the spectacular Blue Mountains, between luxury stays in central Sydney and ultra-trendy Double Bay.

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Top places to stay in Sydney

Shangri-La, Sydney

Contemporary hotel

Shangri-La, Sydney offers fine facilities and finer dining set back from Sydney harbour. Its location gives it superb access to both the waterfront and the city centre.

Ovolo 1888, Darling Harbour

Contemporary hotel

Ovolo 1888 is one of Sydney’s most unique hotels. The modern rooms are stylishly decorated in bold colours that belie the hotel’s friendly, boutique atmosphere.

Lily Pily Country House, Bellingen

Small & intimate hotel

Lily Pily is no ordinary B&B. Cutting a perfect balance between modern and eco-living, the house’s stunning architecture is second only to its beautiful locale.

Harbour Rocks, Sydney

Contemporary hotel

For those looking for luxury heritage in a city-centre location, the recently renovated Harbour Rocks Hotel is ideal.

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When to go to Sydney

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Sydney articles

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    From Sydney's iconic waterfront to the green-dappled peaks of the Blue Mountains and the dancing dolphins of Port Stephens, we've put together a list of the best road trip stops in New South Wales...

  • Silversea: Seven cruises, seven continents

    Wexas cruise specialist Tim Tan picks out his seven favourite Silversea sailings for the coming months, one from each continent.

  • Australia – beyond the icons

    If you've holidayed in Australia before you'll know all about its wonderful wildlife, rich heritage, awe-inspiring landscapes and friendly locals. What's more, you'll probably have ticked off a few highlights from the standard Australia bucket list.

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