Get Inspired / Sydney Sydney Highlights, Australia Pierre Toussaint; Tourism NSW Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Sydney Sydney Highlights, Australia story by: Inspire Sydney & Surrounds If you want to get a feel for Sydney, here’s a tip: buy a Bridge Climb ticket. From 134 metres up you can look down on The Rocks, where the original European settlement was started. Its haphazard alleys and streets now house a variety of stylish shops, gourmet restaurants and trendy bars. Now be brave and look out across that sparkling harbour where stately ferries, brash jet boats and busy water taxis share the water, past the gleaming Sydney Opera House, past the vast Botanic Gardens. Let your gaze sweep south to the CBD with its glass towers and enticing shops, then north, to where leafy hillside suburbs like Mosman sit, contentedly soaking up that Aussie sun. Finally, look inland across the suburbs, each a distinct ethnic village with its own culture, restaurants, shops and inhabitants. With all this on offer, it’s little wonder Sydneysiders feel a little smug about the place they call home. Highlights • PADDINGTON – Or ‘style mile’ as it is known, really comes alive with its famous markets held every Saturday from 10am-4pm. The market is a well established outlet for upand- coming designers as well as jewellery, antiques, toys and collectables. • SURRY HILLS – Has a colourful past as the centre of the fashion and publishing trade; now it’s one of Sydney’s most chic destinations, particularly renowned for its vintage fashion, homewares and food trends. • BONDI TO BRONTE COAST AL WALK – Is a unique walk combining beaches, parks and spectacular views. Allow one hour walking time from start to finish. If you finish at Bondi, you may even see the world-famous Bondi Surf Rescue in action. • SYDNEY FISH MARKET – Is home to Australia’s leading cooking school and is worth a visit just to marvel at the huge range of fresh seafood in every shape and size imaginable. • BALMAIN – A short ferry ride from the city, with a village atmosphere and a great pub culture. It’s home to the artistic set, where locally made art is a specialty, and historic streetscapes, art galleries and stylish cafes line the main streets. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Why Sydney’s a fine city for dining Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Where should I go in Australia? Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.