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City Guide | Sydney, Australia

As part of Atlas Addict Quarterly’s new website, we are re-releasing all of our travel + city guides–today’s is a city guide for Sydney, Aus., written by a local, Jane. Thanks for reading! 

Fast Facts 

-State capital of NSW [New South Wales] and most populous city in Australia, with over 5 million people

– built around the world’s largest natural harbor

-One of the 15 most visited cities in the world

Transportation 

-Sydney Airport is the main international + domestic airport–it’s located in the suburb of Mascot

-Sydney has a comprehensive public transportation system–click here for more info.

Recommendations 
– For your sand and sea fix, do the Bondi to Coogee walk for beautiful coastal views
– There’s no place like Sydney Harbour on a sunny day. Check it out, then head to the Botanical Gardens nearby with a packed picnic.
The Rocks is the most historical area in Sydney. Touristy, but still fun with narrow laneways to explore.
– For pub food with harbour views, eat on the rooftop at The Glenmore 
– If you like bars hidden down sets of dodgy steps or behind “secret” doors, try Frankie’s , Goodgod , or The Soda Factory 
– Best meat pies in Sydney – Harry’s Cafe de Wheels
– For fun ice cream, go to Gelato Messina or N2 
– Check out Glebe Markets on a Saturday, and brunch nearby at one of the cafes on Glebe Pt Rd

Travel tip:
Go to the beach when it’s a sunny low 20s (celsius) day – it’ll be less crowded. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

Jane blogs over at Deluminators

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