A Sydney City Guide
Sydney. There is more depth to this City than simply having the world’s deepest natural harbour. And whilst 5 million people may call this home, and 1 million tiles may cover the Sydney Opera House, as with most cities, the devil is in the detail. Small, well executed eateries tucked behind narrow streets reward the adventurous traveler. Verdant, green parks interconnect to create walks that culminate in picture-postcard views. Smooth, double-deckered trains criss-cross the city bringing distant neighbourhoods closer. Sydney is an explosion of experiences waiting to be discovered, and this is how we did just that.
A crucial part of any trip, and we were fortunate to partner with Zara Tower - Luxury Suites and Apartments, in as good a location as you could ask for in the centre of Sydney. Other than its spoilt-for-choice spot on the map, expect beautiful stripped back concrete walls, expansive warehouse-styled rooms and lovely bespoke furniture, along with some very cool lighting wizardry. We stayed in something called the Luxury Plus Soho Suite, a room so big we started a game of hide and seek with the kids one day and still haven’t found the youngest. A seriously stunning place to call home for the few nights we were in town.
With Zara Tower being only a stone’s throw away from all the excitement Sydney has to offer, it makes sense to attack much of it on foot, as we did with these splendid little places.
Having explored all that central Sydney has to offer on foot, a quick hop, skip and a jump takes you onto Sydney’s easy to use transport system. Grab an Opal card for free, top it up, and off you go (but beware, getting a refund for credit on your card can be hard to do in some stores). Central station is a mere 7 minute walk, whilst Museum is even closer at 5 minutes walk.
As you’d expect for a City with such an iconic harbour, ferry journeys play a big part of daily life for both Sydneysiders and visitors alike. Head to Circular Quay, (12 mins by public transport or a 30 minute walk), and be rewarded with some brilliant water-based journeys. Here we opted for the Manly option for an excellent day out, but there are plenty of others to explore if you have the time.