Travel Edit | Australia

March marks the end of Summer in Australia, and a perfect time to visit.

Emily, David and their son Finn look back on the must-dos for a short stay in the waterfront capital. 

 

Travel Edit 

Sydney is built on the largest natural harbour in the world, and there is no better way to explore than on the water.

 

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Take the iconic Manly Ferry from Circular Quay to get the best waterside view of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Manly is the gateway to miles of golden sands North of the City known as the Northern Beaches. Each town on this picturesque stretch of coast offers its own selection of boutique shops, restaurants and cafes all designed to take in the stunning views and local produce.

If your trip allows, take a short flight to Byron Bay for a more relaxed beach-side vibe. This stretch of white sand, turquoise water and eco-minded eateries is the perfect antidote for those less-urban.

 

 

ACTIVITY //
SURF

Since 1915 when Duke Kahanamoku visited from Hawaii to Freshwater Beach, surfing has been the sport of choice for Australian beach goers.

The Northern Beaches were recognised as the world’s first Surfing Reserve and are protected from further development, and Australia is home to some of the most iconic waves on the planet.

Today a full range of watersports activities are on offer for every age, from board riding to body-surfing to outrigger canoeing.

 

WALK

The area of Manly offers some fantastic walks - whether you’re looking for a beach-side stroll or a power up through the cliffs, Manly has it covered. Check out the Northern Head walk from Shelly beach if you’re interested in some spectacular views of Sydney. Alternatively, if you’re South of the City walk the coast path from Bondi Beach to Bronte Beach.

 

WINE

The Hunter Valley wine region is the oldest in Australia, with the First Fleet finding this patch of fertile land a welcome and lush area for farming. Be sure to visit Mountain View, Penfolds and Iron Gate vineyards. Tours through boutiquetours.com

 

VISIT

Opera House & Bridge, Sydney, NSW

Manly & The Northern Beaches, Sydney, NSW

Byron Bay, NSW

Hunter Valley, NSW

Bondi Beach, Sydney NSW

 

 

FOOD & DRINK //
EAT

The Boathouse, Shelly Beach

Beach, Byron Bay

Seafood One, Watsons Bay

16ft Skiff Club, Manly

Bucket List, Bondi Beach

 

DRINK

Opera Bar, Sydney

Four Pines, Manly

Watsons Bay Hotel, Watsons Bay

 

COFFEE

Manly Wine, Manly

Combi, Byron Bay

 

 

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