Where to Stay
Shangri-la, the Asian luxury hotel group that currently occupies The Shard, also has a home in Sydney, with breathtaking views over the harbour. Head on up to New York-inspired Blu Bar to look out over the city at night.
What to Do
Become a Sydney connoisseur by hopping into Richard Graham’s vintage EH Holden for a My Sydney Detour around the city’s lesser-known suburbs. Graham promises to turn you into “a local in a day” and he offers tours designed around your interests. Mysydneydetour.com.au
Where to Drink
You’d think an outside, harbourside bar next to Sydney’s most famous landmark would be packed with tourists and extortionately priced. But Opera Bar is buzzing with locals in the evening and also sells great food at reasonable prices. Operabar.com.au
Where to Eat
Tucked away in the trendy haven of Surry Hills, Nomad’s sharing concept and exposed brickwork would be right at home in Shoreditch. Chefs cook up Mediterranean fusion dishes using local produce and wines. Restaurantnomad.com.au