Post # 1
I’m going to be traveling to Sydney by myself next week for business. Any advice or recommendations? I’ll have the evenings and a weekend free. Also, I’m five months pregnant so please keep that in mind. As fun as they sound, wineries and hiking tours are out!
Post # 3
Walk around the Rocks in Sydney, try some of the brilliant restaurants (Quay and Icebergs come to mind), visit Paddington Market, visit Taronga Zoo if you are into seeing some animals, Opera House tour.
Post # 4
My fav place is called The Opear Bar, just beneath the Opera House – gives you some amazing views & provide an amazing mocktail !!
Post # 5
Ok so the bridge climb is out. Definately see the opera house and the bridge, catch a ferry to Manly or go on a dinner cruise around the harbour. Eat down at King Street Wharf at least once.
The vivid festival is currently on, looks liek some event should still be going when you are there: http://www.vividsydney.com/ generally there’s film and art stuff going on all well as public light shows on major buldings.
There are many good restaurants: http://www.goodguides.com.au/sydney/ any particular cuisine you would like to try? Do you know what suburb you’ll be working/staying in? Most vistors are in the city but you could be elsewhere, this would affect your dining decisions.
There are some lovely beaches so normallly I’d suggest getting some lovely food and sitting on the beach (don’t forget the sunscreen). However the weather has been fairly miserable lately so they may not be a good option pack/buy and umbrella.
Post # 6
@cowgirlboots: Yes the weather has been terrible lately! Not like lovely sunny (but cold) Melbourne
Post # 7
Thanks everyone! I’m going to start looking into each of your suggestions, and check out those websites!!!
I’m staying downtown by the opera house if that helps. Thanks!
Post # 8
@j_jaye: lol! I still prefer Sydney over Melbourne 😛
@shanbrice: Perfect, you’ll be close to the fun of the city. I’m sure your Australian collegues will recommend heaps of places too, particulary for lunch. You can take a stroll through the public botantical gardens. Many people go their ot exercise in their lunch break.
You’ll have to try http://www.guillaumeatbennelong.com.au at the restaurant near at the opera house, it’s one of the top places in Sydney and it’s stunning location.
If you haven’t tried a laksa make sure you do, everyone has their favourite place to go to. It’s a yummy Maylasian noodle soup with cocconut milk, fried tofu, vegatables and usually your choice of meat. I prefer chicken or prawn 🙂
If you like sweets/patries/cakes check out http://adrianozumbo.com/ yummy uniquely flavoured goodies. It was started by our most famous pastry chef and he has just opened a dessert train in Pyrmont, think sushi train but desserts.
BTW Australians generally only tip if the service is exceptional and rarely is the tip over 10% when it is given. Restaurant staff earn much more than their US counterparts as minimum wage is about three times what it is in the states.
Aside from all the yummy food options there are Art Galleries, Museums and Star City Casino.
You could get away with flying to Brisbane or Melbourne for the weekend too depending on your energy levels and tolerance for airports of course!