Great views. Great food. It's almost an unspoken rule that one cancels out the other. Not so in Sydney. The views are a given - from spectacular surf beaches to hidden harbour coves, leafy parklands and the unmistakable Harbour Bridge/Opera House duo. And when it comes to eating out in Australia's largest city, it's no exaggeration to say, "We've got it all."
Sydney's beautiful natural surroundings and glorious harbour make the city renowned around the world. National parks virtually surround the city. To the west lies the magnificent Blue Mountains National Park and World Heritage Area. Royal National Park (the world's second oldest national park) lies to the south and Ku-ring-gai Chase on the Hawkesbury River to the north.
Sydney's art and cultural scene is as diverse as the city itself, combining big budget, big-name events with a thriving underground creative hotbed. The city is a stage for local and international, established and emerging talent and the outdoors is an increasingly exciting canvas, with art around every corner.
With more than 60 percent of the country's fashion industry calling the city home, Sydney really is Australia's fashion capital. From the famous names to emerging stars, the city continues to send talent onto the world's catwalks, and also tempts shoppers with an ever-growing collection of 'style miles' filled with stores to suit every taste.