— words by Kris Madden

Relaxed, confident, and oh so good looking, Sydney is like the popular girl in school that everyone wants to hang out with. And she knows it, flaunting her shimmering harbour, soaring structures, sun-drenched surf beaches, and leafy gardens like a pretty party dress and a new hair-do.

But don’t let all that beauty fool you, she’s smart too, in the form of world-class art galleries, state-of-the-art performance venues, and adventurous cutting-edge cuisine, that consistently see her top of the class.

When the First Fleet sailed into Port Jackson on 26 January 1788 with a boatload of convicts, they could never have imagined the international city she has become today. Nor could they foresee that waves of immigration would create one of the most multicultural cities in the world; where the country's rich and famous choose to live.

There’s always something thrilling going on somewhere in the Emerald City; a new restaurant to try, hidden bar to discover, pioneering performance to see, or emerging designer boutique to check out.

Always on the move, where anything goes, and everything usually does, her energy and charisma will surely seduce you. The only problem is; you may never want to let her go.

Inspirations from the blog

11Feb

Great Southern Rail has amped up the luxury on its iconic trains The Indian Pacific and The Ghan, with an exclusive new carriage for Platinum travellers.

23Jan

Symbolic and sentimental, renewing your vows is a commemoration of everlasting love, whether it's just the two of you or a celebration in the presence of your nearest and dearest.

6Jan

Travel appeals to people from all walks of life, including the biggest names in Hollywood, sport and other famous industries. The thrill of discovering new places, cultures and people can't be matched.

24Dec

Whichever city you choose for an Australian holiday, there will be a buzzing metropolitan beach or a secluded cove within easy reach. Therein lies the reason as to why everyone around the world associates Down Under with the beach.

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