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How to Spend 24 Hours in Sydney, Australia

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Updated: 5 October 2017
One day isn’t a lot of time to explore Sydney, but it’s long enough to get a taste of what Australia’s biggest city is all about. From Bondi to the Bridge, make sure you squeeze in all the top Harbour City highlights by following this whistle-stop 24-hour itinerary for first-time visitors to Sydney.


Start your day with a coffee and brekkie in Darlinghurst—either a Malaysian meal at Lucky Suzie or Nordic-Japanese fusion dish at Edition Coffee Roasters—because you’ll need a full stomach and a bit of caffeine in your system to power through this jam-packed day of sightseeing you’ve got ahead of you.

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Lace up your walking shoes and make sure your phone’s fully charged because you’re starting the itinerary with some serious selfie-taking at Sydney’s big-ticket attractions. Saunter through the immaculately groomed Royal Botanic Gardens until you reach Mrs Macquarie’s Chair for the postcard view of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, then get up close and personal with the architectural marvel on the Opera House steps, which are right next to Circular Quay.

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