Feel refreshed and re-energised after an action-packed weekend in Sydney.
Seeking new experiences but don’t have the time to book a big trip? Don’t be disheartened – it’s amazing what a short break can do. The simple act of packing your bag and hopping on a plane (or in the car for a road trip!) will instantly switch you into holiday mode and help reset your mind.
A city thriving on excitement and energy, New South Wales’ capital is just the place to go. Let us help you plan the ultimate long weekend in Sydney to give you that much-needed energy boost and reinvigorate your mind.
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Be transported with global flavours
Thanks to its exciting dining scene, Sydney can take you round the world in a few bites. Let the sights, sounds and tastes of the city’s best restaurants transport you without having to leave the country. For the colourful flavours of Mexico, head to the newly opened Tequila Daisy in Barangaroo, where the outdoor dining terrace overlooks Sydney Harbour. Tuck into tacos or try the succulent kingfish tostada with cucumber and habanero salsa, followed by piquant dishes like lamb barbacoa with chilli and lime, and BBQ achiote spatchcock. Nothing says fiesta like washing it all down with a few margaritas.
Experience the vibrance of a bustling Asian food market at Spice Alley, in the exciting Sydney suburb of Chippendale. Take your pick of dishes from around the world, including traditional Singaporean, Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese and Japanese fare. Taste your way around the globe; you could start with Singapore chilli prawns, then move on to Cantonese pork, Malaysian street eats and fresh sushi. Complement your feast with a cocktail from Blossom Bar, offering a high-quality selection of Japanese shochu, sake and whisky.
Be impressed during an afternoon at the theatre
Sometimes, all it takes to feel renewed is a good excuse to get dressed up and take yourself out. Sydney’s vibrant theatre scene invites you to do just that and take date-night up a notch. From small-scale productions to globally renowned musicals, ballet, opera and comedy; you can find a show to suit every breed of culture vulture.
Don’t miss the opportunity to catch box-office record-breaker Hamilton, due to leave Syndey on 27 February 2022. Lighting up the stage at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, this epic show tells the story of America’s founding father via a toe-tapping score of hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway. We defy you to leave the theatre without humming one of its many excellent tracks on the way out.
Be active on Sydney’s buzzing harbour
Renew your view of Sydney Harbour with a range of exciting activities for all ages. Get on the water and go kayaking, boating or sailing – or switch things up on a thrilling seaplane flight. Daredevils can climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge for unrivalled views across the harbour and city skyline. You’ll be in safe hands with the BridgeClimb team, who will guide you high into the bridge’s arches, reaching an incredible 134 metres above the water.
If you’d rather keep your feet firmly on the ground, join an architectural tour of Sydney Opera House. Delve into its history and construction with the help of a local expert, then stop off to check what’s on – you might leave with tickets to a must-see show. More culture awaits at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, where a permanent collection of paintings, photography, sculptures and moving images is complemented by a diverse array of pop-up exhibitions.
Be spoiled with a five-star city break
Give your weekend in Sydney a touch of glamour with a five-star stay at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. Here, you can join the hotel's impressive list of VIP guests, VIP guests, most notably the late Princess Diana and Prince Charles.
The onsite Soirée Bar and Garden Court Restaurant stands ready to renew your tastebuds, leaving you reinvigorated and ready to discover nearby iconic sites.
The hotel is also the perfect base for your exploration of this thriving city; you'll be within walking distance of the most sought-after attractions, including Circular Quay, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Darling Harbour, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, and endless noteworthy restaurants.
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