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    Wild, Wet Winter Days: 21 Sydney Survival Tips

    The idylllic pictures of Sydney that permeate our collective consciousness seldom involve squalls, 100 mm plus rainy days, waterspouts and supercell thunderstorms. But indeed, thusfar, winter 2011 in the New South Wales capital has been a wild, wet ride. Here are 21 brilliant ways to cope. Art Gallery of New South Wales Art Gallery Road, […]

    Your Primer to Sydney Carnival: The Ultimate Thoroughbred Experience

    If you have the horse sense to attend one blockbuster event in 2011, you will gallop to the capital of New South Wales to watch the best thoroughbreds in the world compete for $18 million in prize money throughout the Sydney Carnival. Held from March 19 to April 23, the high octane, high fashion spectacular  […]

    Best of Taste of Sydney 2011

    If the promise of good food lures new visitors to hotels in Sydney every year, the Taste of Sydney festival is one of the prime culprits. The 2011 edition is over for now but be sure to plan ahead for next year, March 8-11, when the event will undoubtedly build on the success of the […]

    Sydney’s Gayest Neighbourhoods

    Photo: Credit Pride marches are a dime a dozen in Europe and America, but Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras stands alone like a camp and sexy jewel in the global crown of homo festivals. What began as a 1978 protest has grown so big it’s made Sydney arguably the world’s top gay destination. Accolades […]

    Discover Sydney’s Alleyway Bar Scene

    As the capital of New South Wales and premier metropolis in Australia, Sydney unfurls a panoply of eclectic restaurants, bars, cafés and faux dives. The concentration of such establishments is especially dense in a few notable inner-city enclaves that act as virtual magnets for socialites, scenesters, preppy young pros and bohemian hipsters. This relatively new […]

    Sydney Festival 2011

    The run on hotels in Sydney in January has a lot to do with one phenomenal event in particular: Sydney Festival. The top cultural event in Australia and arguably, one of the best city festivals on the planet, is well under way until the end of the month. From John Malkovich and Emmylou Harris, to […]

    A Terracotta Warrior Comes to Sydney

    Concierges at hotels in Sydney have been on double duty ever since the Terracotta Army invaded the Art Gallery of New South Wales in early December 2010. After all, the ensemble of venerable objects from the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, a foremost UNESCO World Heritage Site in the People’s Republic of China, has […]

    New Year’s Fireworks Over Sydney Harbour Bridge

    A lot of destinations around the world offer the promise of a memorable New Year’s celebration. Few, however, do it up quite like Australia’s main metropolis. Hotels in Sydney, most notably in the Central Business District, book fast in advance of the spectacular fireworks display over the Harbour Bridge. The Family Fireworks takes place at […]