Best of Sydney

Best Out of Town Experience

BLUE MOUNTAINS Family holidaymakers, commune enthusiasts, artists, retirees: the Blue Mountains attracts all kinds of folk, with good reason. The appeal lies not only in its crisp, clean air, awe-inspiring outlooks and nature walks, but in the wealth of experiences it caters for. While Scenic World offers a particularly adrenaline-pumping view of the Three Sisters […]

Best Midday Nap Spot

HYDE PARK, SYDNEY Having a long day at work and feeling like a couple of zzz’s but don’t want to get caught napping on the job? Unknown to many, is just how popular Hyde Park has become for that all important midday snooze. Once socially unacceptable, more suits than ever are now pulling up a […]

Best Maritime Museum

SYDNEY HERITAGE FLEET Bigger is not always better, at least when it comes to maritime museums. The Sydney Heritage Fleet (also known as the Sydney Maritime Museum) has pipped the larger National Maritime Museum to this proverbial post. Boasting an extensive collection of heritage vessels (tall ships, steamboats, ferries and more) this museum lovingly charts […]

Best Destination for Art Lovers

MUSUEM OF CONTEMPORARY ART After undergoing a tremendous makeover, the MCA reopened its doors in March. The result of the $53 million redevelopment project? An impressive-looking gallery with cutting edge technological advancements. The recently launched, monthly ArtBar events provide a guest-curated night of interactive art, drinks, djs and live bands. These nights are drawing an […]

Best Beach Destination

WATTAMOLLA BEACH Nestled inside Sydney’s Royal National Park, this pristine cove takes its name from an Aboriginal phrase meaning “place near running water”. The secluded beach consists of a lagoon on one side, surrounded by gorgeous cliff faces and waterfalls, and a crystal clear coastline on the other, with each side separated by a sandbar. […]

Best Animal Attractions

SHARK DIVE XTREME If being terrified of sharks is irrational, going diving with sharks might just be insane. But that’s exactly what’s on offer at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary (formerly called Ocean World), where about $155 can get you up close with one, or a few, of your greatest fears. Don’t hyperventilate just yet; the […]

Best Yoga Studio

THE YOGA FACTORY Ancient spiritual practices mixed with 21st century living create the Yoga Factory. On arrival you see a redesigned factory floor with candles, incense and yoga students working to the sounds of calm contemporary music. My visit was like meeting a new group of best friends who love yoga. From participating in the […]

Best Hardware Shop

THE HARDWARE STORE, BALMAIN If reality TV is to be believed (which it nearly always is), your cramped, slightly ramshackle home is a lick of paint and a bucket of foam filler away from being real estate gold. For the practical side of this transformation, you’ll need a hardware store. The Hardware Store in Rozelle […]

Best Chemist

YOU SAVE CHEMIST This is a great pharmacy with a convenient CBD location for shoppers and workers. They have bargain bins galore and efficient service for people in a hurry. You Save Chemist is well worth a visit. The space is roomy and easy to wander around in. They are online and you can pick […]

Best Therapist

CHOOSING CHANGE A fully accredited counselling, psychotherapy and life coaching clinic, Choosing Change is discreetly (and conveniently) nestled right in the hub of the CBD. Can’t make it in to the city? Just book an over-the-phone or Skype appointment; such is the flexibility of resident therapist Phillip Johnson. Sessions cater to everything from individual or […]