24 hours in: Sydney

24 hours in: Sydney

Stopping by Sydney for a short and sweet visit? Believe it or not, it’s totally possible to pack in some of the city’s best sights even if time is tight. Our local guides are sharing the perfect itinerary for spending an unforgettable 24 hours in Sydney! Early morning (approx. 7am...

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Complete Guide to LGBTQ Sydney

Complete Guide to LGBTQ Sydney

Sydney is one of the world’s friendliest and safest cities for the LGBTQ community. Here is Urban Adventures’ guide to having the ultimate LGBTQ-related good time in Australia’s camp capital… Safety Although Australia was late to join the same-sex marriage party but nevertheless, Sydney is a very gay-friendly city. In...

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Where to celebrate Pride in 2019

Where to celebrate Pride in 2019

There are some cities that just know how to do Pride right and with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall protests just around the corner, there’s no better time to celebrate all things queer and wonderful! Pride’s origins are in the recognition of the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender lifestyle but over the years...

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Secrets still hide in Sydney’s Kings Cross

Secrets still hide in Sydney’s Kings Cross

It’s a windy yet warm evening, and I’m standing under a large Coca-Cola billboard in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. On either side of me is a Sydney Urban Adventures tour guide (who asked not to be named due to the sensitive nature of the tour) and a fellow tour-goer. We’re about...

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A walk through the stories of The Rocks, Sydney

A walk through the stories of The Rocks, Sydney

I joined the Sydney with Conviction tour assuming I knew most of what there was to know about Sydney’s founding. As an Australian, I know about the First Fleet, the convicts who arrived here by boat, and the impact that the arrival brought to the local First Nations living here....

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Sydney’s best Chinatown eats

Sydney’s best Chinatown eats

Australia may be a distant land but that doesn’t mean the taste and flavours of the world are lost on route to Sydney. In fact, what can be served up on your plate can take you to destinations all over, especially from neighbouring Asia. From the spices of Malaysia to...

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Inner Sydney cool: Sydney’s hidden late-night bars

Inner Sydney cool: Sydney’s hidden late-night bars

Can you keep a secret? Clearly I can’t as I must let you in on the late-night hangouts that Sydneysiders can’t get enough of. Sydney’s late-night scene may be under scrutiny due to the State Government’s harsh stance on local nightlife (lockout laws have strict closing times on bars in...

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Friendly foes: A Melbournian falls for Sydney’s charms

Friendly foes: A Melbournian falls for Sydney’s charms

There’s always been a healthy rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne. Cosmopolitan Melbourne looks down its nose at Sydney’s brashness, while Sydney rubs its glistening harbour in Melbourne’s face. Antagonism runs so deep that, according to Australian legend, Canberra was established as the capital of Australia as a hasty compromise. I...

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Sydney’s top coffee spots

Sydney’s top coffee spots

While Melbourne lays claim to being Australia’s capital of coffee, it seems its sister-city Sydney has been watching and learning from her relatives. From the ethical sourcing of beans to the final presentation, Sydney takes its coffee seriously, too. These are our pick of the best spots to drink it...

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Best brunches in Sydney

Best brunches in Sydney

Brunch in Sydney is not just a meal served between breakfast and lunch, but an activity in and of itself — one that Sydneysiders take very seriously. Popular brunch spots will have people queuing for a table come the weekend. To help you get to those eggs benny faster, we’ve...

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