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There are heaps (as they say in the land of Oz) of awesome things to do in Australia. A major tourist destination, Sydney offers a wealth of great things to do and see. From cultural hot spots and museums to beautiful beaches, a thriving night scene and food galore, Sydney has something for everyone. If you love a little pampering on your travels (who doesn’t?!), there are many ways to treat yourself to some luxury in Sydney too.
Luxury Things to do in Sydney
Check into a Luxury Sydney Accommodation
There’s no point treating yourself during the daytime if you’re going to return to an accommodation than is less than stellar. Book a stay in a luxury hotel or resort, for at least a few nights of your trip, and feel special for every moment.
The Langham Sydney, the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, and the Swissotel are perfect places to sleep in luxury in Sydney. The Sir Stamford at Circular Quay, the Four Seasons, the InterContinental Sydney and Pier One Sydney Harbour are also among the city’s generous selection of deluxe hotels. Because sometimes you just have to treat yourself! I have well and truly let go of my hostel days and am wholeheartedly embracing luxury.
Treat Yourself to Some of Sydney’s Finest Gourmet Dining
Sydney has plenty of fine-dining restaurants that know how to pull out all the stops to give diners an experience to appreciate. Enjoy elegant surroundings, impeccable service, delicious cuisine and an air of refinement for mealtime luxury in Sydney.
For a modern twist on classic Australian favourites, check out Bennelong, located within the striking Opera House. Combine Australian and Japanese delights at Sepia Restaurant and relish delectable Italian cuisine at Ormeggio at The Spit. The heritage vibe at Est is sure to captivate your imagination, while the waterfront views from Catalina are especially fitting for the seafood menu. You guys know I’m a veggie and there are PLENTY of options for veggies and vegans too in Sydney.
Sip a Cocktail From a Rooftop Bar
There’s something gloriously decadent about sitting high above the city streets with a colourful sweet drink in hand. Dress to impress and get there early to make sure you can find a great seat.
The Henry Deane is one of Sydney’s swankiest evening spots. You’ll find it on top of Hotel Palisade in The Rocks. It offers terrific city views and attracts a stylish crowd. Ivy Pool Club boasts a rooftop pool and it’s located right in the middle of the CBD. Other top options include Glenmore Rooftop, Coogee Pavilion and Ne Brighton Hotel.
Enjoy Chauffeur-Driven Sightseeing
Sydney has many excellent sights. Why not explore in style and book a private car with a driver for the day? Relax in the air-conditioned comfort of the vehicle as you’re whisked between the glam beaches and places of interest. Convenient and hassle free, it’s a great way to make your days in Sydney feel even more luxurious. And, after all, being able to relax and unwind on vacation is important!
Take a Luxury Cruise Around Sydney Harbour
Cruising Sydney Harbour is one of the top things to do in the Emerald City. Numerous operators run trips but, for the ultimate experience, join one of the more luxury-focused boat trips for a fancier ride. Sail around the harbour in a beautiful yacht. Small groups make your trip more intimate. Enjoy elegant features onboard as you feast your eyes on the city’s sights from a different perspective. Many trips include a delicious lunch. For the ultimate in bliss, you could also charter your own private yacht.
Watch a Performance at Sydney Opera House
Seeing the famous Sydney Opera House from the outside and taking a tour of the refined interiors is one thing, but actually watching a performance really takes it up a few notches. Buy tickets for something classical from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Ballet, Bell Shakespeare and more. If you’d prefer something more modern, check out the availability for the contemporary music concerts. With numerous performances every week, it’s not difficult to find something you would love.
Luxuriate in one of Sydney’s gorgeous spas, bask on the sands at one of the nearby beaches or take a private climb up the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. Fly over the city in a fighter jet or seaplane or shop till you drop at the elegant Strand Arcade and Queen Victoria Building (QVB). Inject some class into your stay with these ideas on how to enjoy top-notch luxury in Sydney.
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What’s your favourite luxury spot or activity?