AS Jordan Spieth passionately put it last year, “I’ve freakin’ had an unbelievable time in Sydney.”
The world No.1 golfer will be teeing it up at the 100th Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club (November 26–29). And he’ll be joined by Aussie stars Adam Scott, Marc Leishman, Geoff Ogilvy, Matt Jones, John Senden and Steve Bowditch. European Ryder Cup heroes Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke are also locked in.
But when you’re not walking around The Australian, there’s a whole lot more to keep you occupied while in Sydney. With extraordinary cafes, restaurants by the harbour, a booming small bar scene, fantastic beaches and things to do, this global capital has a few tricks up its sleeve.
Want to have a “freakin’ unbelievable time” too? Here’s a guide to help you.
Sleep in the lap of luxury
Kick off a luxury weekend away in Sydney by checking into The Langham, Sydney. Following a $30 million refurbishment, The Langham Sydney has recently been named one of the Top 100 Hotels of the World. Situated on a quiet back street in the historic Rocks district, this property also offers an eye-catching Pink Taxi, available to transport guests locally.
Travel the courses in style
To get in the swing of things, book a private 18-hole experience with LuxGolf – Sydney’s answer to getting you special access to the most exclusive, prestigious and private golf and country clubs in Sydney. Not only will they grant you access to ‘members only’ courses, but they will provide you with the world’s most exclusive and limited-edition line of golf clubs – Callaway’s Legacy Collection, meaning you can enjoy a golf holiday in Sydney without travelling with your clubs. LuxGolf will even pick you up in a Porsche Cayenne.
If you prefer to be on the water, set sail on Sydney Harbour with EastSail onboard a luxury Beneteau yacht. Be part of the action and learn a little about the art of sailing – or let the professionals do all the work for you.
Extraordinarily good food
With more than 40 hatted restaurants across the city, foodies are spoilt for choice in the Harbour City. Serious foodies, particularly, can’t miss the opportunity to dine by the harbour in 5-star style at Aria with the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the left and the Opera House to the right.
For beachside dining, splash out for lunch at Icebergs Dining Room and Bar which has both mouth-watering food and sublime ocean views. Home to a savvy modern Italian menu and one of the best restaurant views in the world, kick back in the dining room with fried school prawns and aioli, spaghetti with crab and black garlic, or party in the bar with a cocktail and oysters.
Finish the weekend with a performance at Sydney Lyric Theatre and enjoy the Australian premier of Matilda the Musical – based on Roald Dahl’s iconic novel, the musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
For further information on what to do in Sydney, visit Sydney.com