Ditch the car is our best advice. Unless you have to (and understand the streets well) a car trip around Sydney is an invitation for trouble. With a myriad of one-way streets and chaotic street plans, it is a genuine palava, especially during peak hour. The train system, with the Opal Card, is super easy work. Cabs and Ubers, as with most big cities are plentiful, and perfect for the short journeys.
Ferries from Sydney Harbour will give you access to some cracking beachside locations (think Manly, and even Summer Bay if you want to check out if Marilyn is kicking around the Diner still). Skateboards, bikes, scooters and roller blades still an acceptable form of travel when heading down to Bondi. If you’re more Eric ‘The Eel’ Moussambani than Grant Hackett (little 2000 Sydney Olympic reference for those playing at home), stick to the shallows or Icebergs public bar. No need to end up with a starring role on Bondi Rescue after a few Corona’s.
Randwick Racecourse is a short ride from the CBD, and post renovations is a cracking place to spend an afternoon. Worth a look at some of The Bucks Co packages for Randwick, they offer one of the best packages for a private box going around (apologies to Dapto Dogs), and have a scaling cost depending on your budget.
NRL has a stronghold in Sydney, but if the Swans are performing, you’ll find a packed SCG of supporters. Don’t sleep on an AFL or NRL game before you hit the town; live sport is always brilliant.
Take advantage of the daylight hours (and shake off a hangover) at some of the brilliant beaches around the city. Yes, Bondi gets the publicity, but scratch the surface (or ask us), and you’ll find gems at places like Tamarama, Bronte or Shelly’s Beach. Perfect for a freshen up, bodysurfing championship or just a quick tan up so you can wear the white shirt with confidence on Saturday night.