Soar over the coastline to Palm Beach
For a day trip combining classic glamour, jaw-dropping aerial views and beach bliss, take a seaplane from Rose Bay, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, to Palm Beach, the city’s northernmost suburb and glitzy playground. Along the way you’ll see the northern beaches coastline unfold in all its golden and blue glory, before arriving in style by landing on serene Pittwater, ready to step into Sydney’s most glam beach enclave. Boutique shops, picnic spots and gourmet dining at foodie haunts such as The Boathouse, Cranky Fins or Jonah’s at Whale Beach make this a perfect one-day indulgence.

Parramatta’s cafe culture
Parramatta’s renowned foodie landscape embraces multiple cultures including café culture. The suburb is now home to some of the city’s most acclaimed places to enjoy perfectly crafted coffee in cool, creative surroundings. New this year is Paper Plane, a quirky little spot with some seriously creative food (try the bacon and peanut butter burger!) and delicious single origin coffee served amid fresh flowers, a natural wood fit out and blackboards. Circa Espresso, with its laneway location, wall murals and devotion to excellent coffee, has won awards for its Little Marionette coffee. Its sister café Three Ropes Espresso began roasting its own coffee this year, to the delight of fans who flock to the hole-in-the wall coffee temple.

The majestic cliffs of The Royal National Park
Sydney is a city of amazing views, but for sheer drama and scale, the sweeping cliffs along the Royal National Park’s Coast Track are hard to beat. You can spend as little or as long as you like following any part of the 26km trail along the clifftop, watching each new, grand vista of rugged escarpments and magnificent ocean unfold; the view is endlessly inspiring. To truly grasp the beauty of Sydney’s coastline, this walk is an absolute must.


  • New eateries at Dee Why beach: Beach Shed Café and The Crazy Donkey
  • Daniel San Rock n’ Roll Eatery and Rooftop Dojo – the hot new drinking and dining spot at Manly Pacific Hotel.

Credit: Destination NSW

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