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Best things to do in Sydney

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bar
“Inventive cocktails at a cool basement bar with cosy leather booths and exposed-brick walls. ”
5 locals recommend
Bar
“Creative cocktails mixed in a classy, high-ceilinged bar with a rooftop patio and views of the QVB. ”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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1 local recommends
Office
“Pitt Street Mall is located in the heart of The Sydney CBD and is Australia's busiest and most cosmopolitan shopping precinct boasting retail centres Myer, David Jones, Glasshouse, Sydney Arcade, Westfield Sydney, Mid City Shopping Centre and The Strand Arcade. With more than 600 specialty stores, Myer, and David Jones, all within two city blocks you're almost certain to find something to fit your style and budget. Pitt Street Mall - Sydney's Fashion Centre.”
12 locals recommend
Route
“Lots of high end (and not so high end) fashion stores, touristy shops/cafe's etc. Always busy.”
12 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The Galeries is a shopping centre in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was formerly known as The Galeries Victoria until renamed in early 2013. It is located in the heart of the Sydney central business district, bounded by George, Pitt and Park Streets.”
6 locals recommend
Café
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“o500 George St o4.1/5 oOne of the most famous café in Sydney, trendy cafe with timber fixtures, stools and a communal bench. o3 mins walking ”
4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is my favourite local coffee & brunch place to go. It is very popular so you may need to make a booking but definitely worth trying. ”
5 locals recommend
Bookshop
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“Wonderful huge book store that also has a fabulous little cafe (reason being the cakes are from the legendary Black Star Bakery!)”
9 locals recommend
Bar
1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“This enchanting cafe is just opposite Hyde Park and is good for lunch or dinner. It serves Italian food and good coffee.”
9 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Coffee & lunch with friends or colleagues - great atmosphere and top quality food & drinks”
3 locals recommend
Supermarket
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“This is the largest supermarket located in the CBD, selling fresh food, grocery and basically everything you need. ”
12 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Upmarket Australian department store - Great for Quality Australian Fashion. ”
3 locals recommend
Hotel
“On Level 2 (or 3, or 4?) there is a great wine bar: enoy delicious nibblies and wine overlooking George Street and the city.”
2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Great place to buy all sorts of food items as well as home wares and cleaning necessities. Everything you need for your stay!”
4 locals recommend