WHERE TO GO
It isn’t often you get the chance to eat inside a world-class cultural landmark, but that’s exactly what’s on offer at Bennelong, the restaurant in Sydney Opera House. For the ultimate romantic dinner à deux, newlyweds can eat underneath the building’s iconic sails in a dazzlingly lit, glass and wood-ceilinged space, with dishes including confit duck with blueberries, Kampot pepper, black fungi and umeboshi, and their version of the pavlova —a sweet, delicious replica of the opera house.
The Rocks Markets
Just a short walk from the hotel, The Rocks Markets provide a chance to browse local artisanal products in a historic district of quaint cobblestoned streets right next to the harbour. Open on Fridays from 9am to 3pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm, the markets feature more than 100 stalls selling everything from fashion and jewellery to art and homewares to health and beauty. There are also free workshops on subjects ranging from perfume making to photography, as well as a collection of gourmet street-food options.
See Sydney’s world-famous harbour from the sea by taking the public ferry to Watsons Bay, a peninsula guarding the entrance to Sydney Harbour. The journey comes with prime views of the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House and takes less than 20 minutes from Circular Quay in the heart of downtown Sydney. When you get there, Watsons Bay offers waterfront seafood restaurants, beautiful hiking trails and the historic Hornby Lighthouse.