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A Guide to Spending a Luxury Weekend in Sydney

A Guide to Spending a Luxury Weekend in Sydney

Sydney in Style

Travellers looking for a luxury vacation want their fantasies to come true, such as flying by private jet charter or eating at a Michelin star restaurant. They seek something unique, above and beyond their expectations, with excellent service that meets their needs and desires. This includes exclusivity, privacy, and a range of activities from relaxation to adventure, as well as pampering and extras.

The term luxury travel refers to travelling in great comfort and quality, without any stress or hassle. It entails an elevated travel experience with minimal annoyance and maximum convenience. Luxury travellers are particular about what they want from their vacation in order to have an enriching experience. Sticking with the luxury theme, we thought we would look at some of the most luxurious things to do in Sydney.

Sydney has it all. Few cities can compete with its natural beauty, rich heritage and history dating back thousands of years. There’s so much to do here that you could be forgiven for feeling a little overwhelmed. But don’t worry, dear reader; we’re here to help.

Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge are the city’s most recognisable landmarks. The Sydney Opera House, located on Bennelong Point at the end of Circular Quay, has spectacular views of the harbour and the bridge. Designed by award-winning Danish architect Jorn Utzon, the Sydney Opera House was opened on October 20, 1973. It is one of the world’s most famous concert halls, with over 1.2 million people attending concerts, plays, theatre shows, and symphonies each year. Seeing this work of art up close and personal is a fantastic experience and one of the best things to do in Sydney and New South Wales.

Hunter Valley

One of Australia’s premier wine regions is located north of Sydney. The Hunter Valley is home to some of the best red wine producers in the world. While it is not cheap to visit, it allows you to get out of the city, see the countryside, and do something other than sitting on the beach. To get the whole experience, stay for at least one night in the valley. Of course, if you have a car, you can stay in Newcastle or Cessnock, but a secluded cabin will provide a unique experience.

Whale Watching

Do you want to see one of the ocean’s most magnificent creatures? Then take a Whale Watching tour while in Sydney during winter. These beautiful creatures migrate from Antarctica to the warmer waters of tropical north Queensland from May to November to give birth and raise their young before returning south. During winter, several operators offer whale watching tours in Sydney that are suitable for families.

Queen Victoria Building

The Queen Victoria Building, or QVB for short, is a popular shopping destination. There’s everything from art galleries to fine chocolates and everything in between. There are over a dozen places to get food and drinks, whether you want a quick cup of coffee or a leisurely lunch. Guided tours of the building are available, highlighting prominent architectural details, beautiful stained glass windows, murals, and a famous landmark copper dome.

Art Gallery of New South Wales

This much-loved institution, with its neo-classical Greek frontage and modern rear, plays a prominent and friendly role in Sydney society. International touring exhibitions, as well as special events, arrive regularly. While the permanent collection has a substantial collection of 19th-century European and Australian art, the highlights are the contemporary Indigenous gallery in the basement and the collection of 20th-century Australian art, which includes some standout canvases by local painting scene heavyweights.

Circular Quay

Circular Quay is a great place to eat because of the views of the crystal-blue Sydney Harbour waters and the excellent gourmet dining options. ARIA, the Sydney Cove Oyster Bar, Yayoi Garden, and Tapavino are some particularly delicious options; for those on a budget, there are also budget options such as Banh You Vietnamese Street Food or burgers at City Extra.

Take a Seaplane

Take a seaplane ride over Sydney Harbour and have lunch at either Cottage Point or Jonah’s. It’s breathtaking and easily the best thing we’ve done in Sydney. We’ve been to both restaurants, and they’re both fantastic. You’ll make two loops around the harbour before returning to Rose Bay.

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