Explore Sydney Like A Local

What To Do

Sydney has a never-ending supply of fun things to experience and explore. The classics will always be there (like swimming at Bondi Icebergs, climbing the Harbour Bridge, or perusing The Rocks Markets) but there are tons of other great things to see and do. Take a backstage tour of the Sydney Opera House and get a behind-the-scenes look at the famous white sails. Peek into the orchestra pits and dressing rooms to experience it as the performers do. If you’re so inclined, try the Foodie Tour and get a taste of the award-winning cuisine and unparalleled views.

Enjoy a bit of art and culture with a trip to the Museum of Contemporary Art, with exceptional exhibitions from both Australia and international artists. Alternatively get after-hours access to the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Every Wednesday night they stay open to 9:00 pm and visitors can indulge in talks and events, drinks and food and the gallery’s expansive collection.

Hop on a ferry to experience Sydney Harbour at its best and take in the unbeatable views. Take one of Sydney’s heritage vessels to the coastal hotspot of Manly Beach, visit the historic sites of Cockatoo Island, or loop around to the entertainment precinct of Darling Harbour.

Where To Eat & Drink

The CBD’s ever-growing precinct, Barangaroo, is home to a wide range of amazing shops, restaurants and bars. Go for a stroll up and down theharbourside boardwalk before taking your pick of some of the city’s bestdrinking and dining spots. A few of our favourites are Anason for a taste of the Mediterranean or Lotus for contemporary Chinese.

Looking for a drink with a view? Our top spot for a cheeky beverage or two is Hotel Palisade’s rooftop bar Henry Deane. With views inevery direction, there’s no bad seat in the house. The drinks menu doesn’t disappoint and share plates are available if you’re feeling peckish. Make sure you have a booking as it can be difficult to get a table as a walk-in. For aclassic Sydney day out, take a ferry to the beer garden at Watsons Bay Hotel for a buzzy vibe, great drinks and stunning harbour views.

Where To Stay

Stay with us at Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection located beneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Recommended Gifts In

Sydney

Gourmet Gatsby Cocktail and Canapes Pack

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Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel
A Gatsby-themed culinary experience including DIY cocktails, deconstructed canapés, a bespoke cocktail shaker, accessories, curated playlist and more.

Gourmet Cheese & Charcuterie Hamper

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Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel
Enjoy a gourmet cheese and charcuterie hamper including premium artisanal cheeses, gourmet meats, and house-made antipasti as well as other delicious accoutrements.

Gourmet Salmon Coulibiac - Ready to Cook

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Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel
Fresh Tasmanian salmon fillet wrapped with seaweed, sautéed spinach & mushrooms and buttery spelt puff pastry. Served with a creamy white wine and dill sauce and a side of seasonal petite leaves.

Gourmet Beef Wellington - Ready to Cook

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Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel
A delicate Darling Downs beef eye fillet wrapped with fragrant mushroom duxelle, prosciutto and flaky puff pastry. Served with Silvester’s red wine jus and a side of seasonal petite leaves.

DIY Artisan Dessert - 8 Layers of Chocolat Heaven

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Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel
Create the renowned '8 Layers of Chocolate Heaven' artisanal dessert (by Michelin Star-trained French chef Raphael Szurek) at home with the gourmet chocolate DIY kit.

The Gourmet Cheese & Charcuterie Box

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Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
A gourmet box of 3 assorted cured meats and 3 locally produced cheese’s served with pickles, bread, dried fruits and dips.

Charcuterie & Cheese Hamper

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Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel
A gourmet selection of cheese, meats, antipasto, and more.

Destination by Beer

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Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Central Park
Beer is more than just a beverage, it's a way to taste the destination. Tap into our local scene with Four Points by Sheraton Sydney Central Park, Best Brews Hamper.

Indulgence Hamper

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Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
Enjoy deluxe handmade delicacies for your indulgence, both indoors in intimacy or over a sunny picnic. Beautifully boxed and packaged for pick-up or delivery.

High Tea at Home Experience

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Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
Enjoy handcrafted sweet and savoury delicacies from our pastry kitchen with your loved ones. Our famed Gallery high tea is now available to take away and makes the perfect gift or addition to a dinner party.
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