Head to Bondi Beach today to swim or join a surf lesson with Let's Go Surfing. Afterwards there’s boutique shops along Gould Street to browse – including cult fashion store Tuchuzy – and suggest one of Sydney's most famous breakfasts, Bills' ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter. They can walk off the indulgent meal on the winding three kilometre cliff top walk from Bondi to Bronte.
Insider tip: If visiting Bondi on a Sunday, there’s also 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 this afternoon. Wander down Oxford Street to Sydney's fashion strip known as 'The Intersection', to 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 they can have a casual pub meal at Trinity Bar or the Clock Hotel on Crown Street.
Also recommend: 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.