Sydney style – must-see destinations when visiting Australia’s cultural capital

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Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia

Though Sydney never fails to thrill, it’s particularly enticing this time of year. Summer somehow continues, and this town expresses itself in style, in the sunshine of day, and the cool of night. The sand and surf are sure to draw you out of the house; however, this city is more than just the beach. A short train ride or ferry trip can expose you to a new, exciting part of town. Sydney culture is nothing if not diverse.

Experience the coastline.
Tamarama walk is a fresh way to experience the iconic Bondi Beach, an easy train ride from Sydney Hotels near central Station. Tamarama wraps around the stony cliff face and stares out at the huge expanse of sea which makes Sydney so popular.

Hang out with the animals
Closer to the city is Taronga Zoo, a world of its own. The ferry ride which takes visitors from Circular Quay to the Zoo is itself a gorgeous way to see Sydney, and makes for a breezy, refreshing trip.

Taronga Zoo, an exotic oasis, full of sea creatures, hanging chimps and stomping elephants, close to the heart of the throbbing city, makes for an exotic surprise. Taronga Zoo is a world famous centre for animal preservation and conservation education.

Hop on the monorail
However, there are easier ways to see the sights in this town. The Sydney monorail takes its patrons close to the iconic Sydney skyline and is an easy means of seeing secret hotspots from a comfortable seat. The monorail also stops at Sydney’s Paddy Markets, a bustling spot for easy shopping. Surry Hills Markets, a short trip from Sydney’s central station, offers a secret market of its own.

Here in trendy, popular Surry Hills you can pick up delicious snacks and many trinkets.

Relax at the end of your day
Surry Hills hotels make for a plush end to the day. Close to cafes and coffee shops, this is a hip part of town. Make yourself comfortable and take a breather in Sydney’s trendy inner city. Here too you can catch a play at the local theatre on Belvoir Street, and eat some spicy Thai at the popular restaurant Spice I Am, a short walk from Central Station.

Exploration isn’t necessarily everything in this town; however it pays to stretch yourself in Sydney. While simply walking the streets is sure to please, finding secret hotspots and leaving the city to see Sydney’s surrounds, make for an even nicer stay in Sydney.

Daniel Nour is a Sydney travel columnist and one of Sydney’s happiest celebrants. He enjoys cooking, silly movies and warm evenings, and checking out the latest Surry Hills hotels.