Head to Bondi Beach where you can swim or sign up for a surf lesson with Let's Go Surfing. Afterwards browse the boutique shops along Gould Street – including cult fashion store Tuchuzy – and sit down for one of Sydney's most famous breakfasts, Bills' ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter. Walk off the indulgent meal on the winding three kilometre (1.9 miles) cliff top walk from Bondi to Bronte.
Insider tip: If you're visiting Bondi on a Sunday, pick up vintage clothing and pieces by local designers at the Bondi Markets on Campbell Parade.
Explore the hip inner-city suburbs of Paddington and Surry Hills. Wander down Oxford Street to Sydney's fashion strip known as 'The Intersection', where you'll discover premium Australian labels including Bassike and Camilla and Marc. The leafy suburb of Surry Hills is a 15 minute walk from here and home to some of the city's hottest tables. Book well in advance for Nomad, 4Fourteen and Firedoor. Otherwise you can enjoy a casual pub meal at Trinity Bar or the Clock Hotel on Crown Street.
Also try: Enjoy sunset drinks and fresh oysters at Opera Bar before catching a performance at the Sydney Opera House. The Sydney Opera House presents more than 450 performances each year, spanning classical music, comedy, theatre, dance and more.