Home to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, Australia’s most-visited destination is where sun, surf, sand, and city merge. In a city where lifestyle rules, it’s no surprise that sun-kissed Sydney locals know how to have a good time. A few “bevvies”, beach barbeques, and a spot of family cricket in one of the many local parks are considered an ideal city day. Sydney offers much more than just a laidback lifestyle though. World-class theatres, museums and a fast-paced gourmet scene mean there’s always plenty of things to do in Sydney. A stomp beyond the major tourist haunts of Darling Harbour and Bondi beach reveals an edgier Sydney, with urban playgrounds like Surrey Hills and Darlinghurst offering a place where cultures collide, bars and entertainers pop-up, and creative scenes thrive. Move over Melbourne, Sydney’s café culture, laidback-luxe fashion and curious nightlife, among its iconic attractions, leaves no visitor wanting for more.
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Accessible only by boat or strenuous hike, these hostels fall far beyond the typical tourist's radar.