Sydney | Australia
Enjoy Sydney’s natural beauty, from unspoilt beaches to public gardens and, of course, the sparkling harbour, before discovering its thriving restaurants, markets and ancient culture. Top it off with a trip to the, a popular excursion among locals.
- Swim at picturesque beaches
- Take in Australia’s most recognisable landmarks
- Dine at world-class restaurants
How to get there
International flights fly directly into Sydney Airport from many global hubs. From the airport it’s an easy 20-minute taxi or train ride to the city centre.
Camp on Cockatoo Island
Spend a night on , in the middle of , and wake up to one of the world’s greatest views. You can bring your own tent or book a ‘glamping’ package to leave it up to the experts, with beds, lanterns and toiletries included. Campers have access to hot showers and a communal camp kitchen, but if you’d rather not cook, barbecue and breakfast packs can also be ordered.
Discover Australia’s most famous stretch of sand – Bondi Beach
with their incredible waterside address just a 12-minute ferry ride north from Circular Quay. Tarragon Zoo Sydney houses more than 4,000 animals from various exotic and native species, including gorillas, tigers, leopards, chimpanzees, giraffes, Australian sea lions, kangaroos and koalas. Once you’ve been up close with the animals, experience the wildlife from a new perspective by tackling the treetop Wild Ropes – more than 60 high rope challenges over four courses, including zip-lines, rope climbs and suspended bridges. For the ultimate sleepover, book the experience, allowing you to stay in sarafi-style tents at the zoo and encounter animals up close.
Get up close and personal to the animals at the zoo
Visit the animals at with their incredible waterside address just a 12-minute ferry ride north from Circular Quay. Taronga Zoo Sydney houses more than 4,000 animals from various exotic and native species, including gorillas, tigers, leopards, chimpanzees, giraffes, Australian sea lions, kangaroos and koalas. Once you’ve been up close with the animals, experience the wildlife from a new perspective by tackling the treetop Wild Ropes – more than 60 high rope challenges over four courses, including zip-lines, rope climbs and suspended bridges. For the ultimate sleepover, book the experience, allowing you to stay in sarafi-style tents at the zoo and encounter animals up close
Spend the day at the Sydney Opera House
Spend the day at the Sydney Opera HouseThere are many ways you can experience what the
has to offer. A masterpiece of 20th-century architecture, the Sydney Opera House in Circular Quay hosts more than 40 performances each week. Book tickets to ’s latest show and tick this truly iconic Sydney experience off your bucket list. If what happens off-stage intrigues you, sign up for a two-hour , which takes guests behind-the-scenes into the exclusive domain of performers, with a full cooked breakfast in the green room. Tours operate daily at 7am. To cap it all off, dine overlooking the harbor at Peter Gilmore’s restaurant.- one of Australia’s most awarded fine dining restaurants.
Tasmanian Seafood Seduction, Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, Hobart, Tasmania
The rise of culinary tourism gives visitors an authentic taste of place, with everything from urban foraging to oyster shucking. It shares the story of a destination by putting local produce in the hands of visitors, who can experience its provenance in a unique and intimate way.
Step into the wild to gather ingredients from the local surrounds before indulging in a campfire cooking session and exquisite lunch that showcases the flavours of the . Located just under a two-hour drive south of Sydney, this stunning region is home to , an award-winning regional restaurant that offers adventures with chefs.
In Tasmania, jump on board with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys for their . You’ll shuck oysters straight from the sea and cheer on your guide as he dives for abalone and sea urchin. Back on board, you’ll enjoy an incredible seafood feast with the fruits of your morning gatherings. Rock lobster, abalone, sea urchin, mussels, oysters, sashimi, salmon – all paired with a gourmet spread of fresh local bread, salads and artisan cheeses, and matched with premium local wines.
In Coffin Bay, in South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula, will take you wading out into the crystal blue waters for a hands-on shucking lesson and taste of fresh Pacific and native Angasi oysters straight from the clear, rippling waters.
in Australia is truffle season and the climatic conditions near and in the region are ideal for growing the prized black Perigord truffle. Be led by highly trained truffle dogs through a forest of trees in search of the “black diamonds”. After you find the perfect truffle, settle in for a delicious lunch that showcases the delicacy. Tours and degustations are available at the and the from June to August.
You can still experience an immersive food foraging experience without leaving the city on an tour in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens. You’ll learn about the plants growing in the garden and how they have been used by Aboriginal people for thousands of years. Use traditional methods to gather and prepare food, learn how to identify seasonal bush foods and taste bush food-inspired recipes.