The Ul­ti­mate Itin­er­ary

We’ve packed a lot of punch into our ul­ti­mate itin­er­ary. Here’s how to make the most of 24 hours in Sydney.

Where Sydney - - Contents - By Olivia Stor­rie

THERE IS NO WAY you can eat, see and do ev­ery­thing in Sydney in 24 hours but who says you can’t try? We dare you!


They say break­fast is the most im­por­tant meal of the day so start your day off right at Bills in Surry Hills. A stack of ri­cotta hot­cakes smoth­ered in hon­ey­comb but­ter or the sweetcorn frit­ters with av­o­cado salsa will fuel you up just fine. Surry Hills is also a per­fect place to sam­ple the best cof­fee in Sydney. Try ei­ther Reuben Hills, Sin­gle O or Devon Café for a quality brew.

No visit to Sydney is com­plete with­out a pe­ruse through the gor­geous Queen Vic­to­ria Build­ing which houses an ar­ray of bou­tique fashion, jew­ellery and an­tique stores. Martin and Stein and Mon­dial Pink Di­a­mond Ate­lier are two must-visit jew­ellery stores whilst Pen-ul­ti­mate is just one of the unique spe­cial­ity stores which sells ex­trav­a­gant writ­ing in­stru­ments and ac­ces­sories. It is the per­fect place to pick up a unique sou­venir.

If you didn’t fill up prop­erly at break­fast, we won’t blame you. Head up to The Tea Room QVB for a fancy mid-morn­ing high tea

or grab a quick sig­na­ture mac­aron from the famed Zumbo Patis­serie.

Be­fore lunch, make your way to the Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art (MCA) where you can catch a glimpse of some of the best Aus­tralian con­tem­po­rary art around. The MCA is lo­cated on Sydney’s Cir­cu­lar Quay, so you can take some snap­shots of Sydney’s most fa­mous mon­u­ments, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, whilst you are there.


Whilst down by the harbour hop on over to the his­toric Rocks dis­trict for lunch and stop by Saké Restau­rant and Bar for the best in mod­ern Ja­panese. For some­thing quick and easy with plenty of veg­e­tar­ian and ve­gan op­tions you can’t go past The Fine Food Store. If you fancy some of Sydney’s un­sur­passed seafood, Quay has you sorted.

As its prime whale watch­ing sea­son why not take a fab­u­lous cruise on Sydney Harbour and be­yond to try and spot one of the oceans most ma­jes­tic crea­tures. The ex­pe­ri­ence is thrilling and de­serves a spot on any Sydney itin­er­ary. Fan­tasea, Cap­tain Cook Cruises and Whale Watch­ing Sydney all have fan­tas­tic and var­ied tours to choose from.


Sydney is a melt­ing pot of flavours so why not head to one of the city’s new­est dis­tricts for din­ner, Re­gent Place, where you'll find a great se­lec­tion of Asian cui­sine. For game-chang­ing Chi­nese head to Chefs Gallery. You can find Malaysian street food at Sedap or the fresh­est old-school Thai at Senyai. Fin­ish off with a leg­endary Un­cle Testu’s cheese­cake or an In­sta­gram wor­thy soft serve from Aqua S. Soft serve flavours range from sea salt to milk tea and taro.

For an un­for­get­table night of en­ter­tain­ment head to Sydney’s fa­mous Opera House for the his­toric epic opera “Aida” or over to the Capi­tol The­atre for the iconic mu­si­cal “Jer­sey Boys”.

If you are in­tent on get­ting the most out of your 24 hours, then check out Sydney’s fab­u­lous bar scene. Opera Bar and Blu Bar on 36 of­fer some of the best panoramic views in town. If you fancy a taste of his­tory head to The Rocks and give The Doss House a go. With over 150 dif­fer­ent types of whiskies and a cosy atmosphere it is the per­fect place to wind down af­ter a big day.

(Left to right) Sushi from Saké Restau­rant and Bar in The Rocks. High spir­its await at The Doss House. Ri­cotta Hot­cakes from Bills in Surry Hills.

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