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.