Jumping across to the Southern Hemisphere, it is here I begin my journey exploring Sydney, Australia. I loved discovering the endless unspoilt beaches, thriving bars and restaurants, iconic landmarks and historical architecture this city has to offer. The best part is, as your start to scratch beyond the surface, this city only gets better.  

My favourite things to see and do
Charter a boat a spend some serious time on the harbour. Being in or around the water during the Summer months is what this city is all about! There was nothing more breathe taking than sailing under the Harbour Bridge and around the Opera House on a sunny day.

Another great way to get yourself onto the harbour is to catch the ferry to Watsons Bay. Scattered with smaller beaches ‘where the locals go’ as well as a beautiful coastal walk around South Head and past the historic lighthouse. A great day out!

There is so much life around the harbour and Circular Quay, meander your way around taking in all that it has to offer. The Opera House is a stunning structure to take in from the outside, but it is also well worthwhile trying to catch a show while there. I also highly recommend doing the bridge climb and jet boats for a bit of an adrenaline rush.

Sydney truly is a cultural hub with so many layers. From exploring the modern city with its historic touches – like the Queen Victoria Building and The Strand Shopping Arcade to venturing into the convict-built Rocks area. The further you go the more good times you will find.

My favourite spots to eat
Depending on what vibe you are after Sydney caters to all – there is always a new bar, restaurant or trendy spot opening and Sydney is a place that loves good food.

For an iconic Sydney lunch head to Watsons Bay for a seafood extravaganza at Doyles. This family owned restaurant first opened in Watsons Bay in 1885 and continues to be a quintessential Sydney food landmark. Head next door to Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel for some cocktails as the sun sets.

For some incredible Japanese in the middle of The Rocks I love Sake Restaurant and Bar. There is so much atmosphere around the Rocks, stop in at a pub – such as the Hotel Palisade for a few drinks after your meal.

For a fun option in the heart of the city – don’t go past Mejico for the best Mexican food in town! Jamie’s Italian is also next door for a hearty home cooked feeling meal.

Finally, for something more relaxed, I also loved eating at Chiswick At The Gallery. Located inside the Art Gallery of NSW, Chiswick offers a rounded experience that allows you to have a wander through looking at the artworks of the gallery before sitting down to for your meal.