A breathtaking natural harbour, impressive beaches, flawless public gardens and award-winning fine dining are just a few of the reasons why Sydney is such a beloved destination for luxury travellers. Decorated with recognisable landmarks, there's plenty to see and do from the moment you arrive. Escape and discover the endless charm of a luxury holiday in Sydney.
Once you see the dazzling Darling Harbour with its iconic Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, you'll quickly realise that Sydney is an extraordinarily beautiful place. However, this city's not just a pretty face, and whether you're taking on the capital for a deluxe shopping experience, drawn to the local attractions, wanting to indulge in a gastronomic tour, or are just hoping to top up your tan on the beaches, there truly is something for everyone in Sydney.
Within the city, you must check out the shops of downtown, the cafés of trendy Newtown, or the buzzing clubs of Oxford Street. For a little surf and sand, head to Bondi Beach. The popular Bondi to Coogee coastal trail is also a spectacular way to see the photogenic sights along 3.7 miles of Sydney's southeastern beaches.
Outside of the city, you'll find the remarkable Blue Mountains, a thriving attraction for locals looking to get back to nature, and a must-see for visitors to this part of the world. Stretching across one million hectares (3861 square miles), the ethereal terrain includes forests, waterfalls, canyons and sandstone cliffs. For wine lovers, some of the country's finest wines can be found in the nearby Hunter Valley region - home to a whopping 120 wineries.
With a fairly steady climate, there's never a bad time to go to Sydney, and you'll find that this city has warm summers and mild winters. However, the most popular months to visit are September to October - when the days are around 22 degrees celsius.
September also marks the beginning of spring, and much-loved events such as the annual Sydney Fringe Festival and the National Rugby League grand final are also held at this time of the year.
Giving Michelin-starred venues worldwide some healthy competition, Sydney's fine dining restaurants draw luxury travellers from all areas. A visit to the prestigious area of Darling Park is home to restaurants with international options, and Australian contemporary cuisine.
Try the local and fresh-caught seafood, indulge in Australian-raised beef steaks, or sample Malaysian, Indonesian and Chinese inspired cuisines. Experience a dinner date like no other with a unique view overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House, just don't forget to try the delicious regional wines.
Be sure to keep hold of your identification at all times. It's a good idea to have a photocopy of your passport just in case. For entry you'll need a tourist visa. Find more advice at GOV.UK with information on passports, visas and travel.