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Brett Stevens

Sydney Travel Guide

If Sydney was somewhere other than Australia, its locals would be insufferable—high on their good fortune for living in one of the world’s loveliest cities, where surfers and top chefs rub elbows at the farmers’ markets, and seemingly everyone has a water view. But, of course, these are laid-back Aussies, who will happily share their long summers and mild winters, rock pools and beaches, incredible restaurants, and vibrant arts and culture scene with the rest of the world.

Plan Your Sydney Trip

A Guide to Australia Travel Restrictions and Other Regions in Oceania

What to expect from Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, and beyond this summer.

How Australia Is Rethinking Tourism While Borders Are Closed

It's created an opportunity for travel providers to rebuild from the devastating wildfires in an even more meaningful way.


In Manly, Australia, Love for the Surf Goes Deep

Though Manly, just a quick ferry ride from Central Sydney, has morphed in the last two decades from a scruffy commuter hub into the picture of antipodean easy living, it's still defined by the people who thrive along its shores.

A Local's Guide to Australia

Model Nathan McGuire on his love of Western Australia and the rise of Indigenous fashion.

How to Responsibly Interact with Marine Life

What to keep in mind when you’re booking tours or planning other activities that involve marine life.

25 Best Hotels in Sydney

Our picks for where to stay during your next visit.

Musician Tkay Maidza on Carving Space for Herself in Australian Hip-Hop: Women Who Travel Podcast

We catch up with the singer on the latest episode of the podcast.

What to Do in Sydney: The Black Book

How to vacation in the city with a lifestyle you'd move across oceans for.

More from Sydney

Air Travel

Qantas’ New First-Class Suites Will Make Flying Nonstop From New York to Sydney a Breeze

Coming in 2025, the suites will fly nonstop from New York to Australia and feature a separate bed, lounge chair, personal closet, and more.

What to Do in Sydney Right Now

Here's what's happening in the city in May and June.
News & Advice

Qantas Considers In-Flight Cafes, Meditation Zones on Its Future Planes

The Australian airline asked passengers what perks they wanted to make a 20-hour flight more comfortable. People got creative.

How Sydney Became an LGBTQ Destination

An inspiring story that starts with convicts and ends with Cher.