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The Sydney Connection

Food, fashion and design walks, for those who want to experience the lifestyle of Sydney local's in their natural habitat.

Take an inner-city walk with Maree Sheehan - the owner/operator of The Sydney Connection. Crafted as an intimate and personalised experience just for you! The Sydney Connection wants to take you to places that are hidden off the beaten track. And to the very best of the more established venues that draw Sydneysiders everyday. Some of these places might not have made the guide books yet, but have made a splash within the local community. Known for being innovative and energetic, not to mention the place to be!

For more information: www.thesydneyconnection.com.au

Tours

CBD - Suit
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Sydney's central business district has some well-known haunts for retail therapy and cultural appreciation but this walk offers a chance to discover the less-obvious spots around town. Start with a morning espresso in one of Sydney's oldest arcades. Nestle amidst a flurry of "suits" and retail girls whooshing past in their high heels and short skirts. Only a short distance away, an amazing Japanese bookshop is revealed, floating above the main street. A treasure trove of luscious art books, Asian language literature and kooky stationary. Visit a well-loved art gallery offering an Australian and European art collection. Complimented by Indigenous sculpture and a contemporary view of Asia. End the day with a tipple at a laneway bar sipping a cocktail whilst watching after-work arrivals.
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Sydney City, Sydney Sydney City, Sydney
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$150.00-$250.00 Price Range All walks include visiting several shops, galleries and other venues of interest. There will be plenty of chances to take photos, shop and take in the local scene. Rates are subject to change and availability.
Surry Hills Hipster
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Surry Hills is a great haunt with serious coffee merchants who roast and grind their own beans on premises. There is a great lunchtime buzz when the designers who work in the studios above descend on the many food businesses in the area. Invest in some funky street fashion from local and overseas designers. Or peruse the very best in art and design publications at a specialty bookstore. Finish the day with a glass of Australia's finest wine in a chic Italian-styled bar or pop up the road for a souped-up sake cocktail in a modern Japanese space with the aesthetics of a nightclub. Observe the hipsters in their natural habitat while planning your next move in this hip part of town.
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Surry Hills Surry Hills
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$150.00-$250.00 Price Range All walks include visiting several shops, galleries and other venues of interest. There will be plenty of chances to take photos, shop and take in the local scene. Rates are subject to change and availability.
Darlinghurst Cowboy
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Embrace the real inner-city Sydney in an area with a down and dirty past. Explore the leafy streets where Tilly Devine ruled the inner city vice trade in the 1920s.

Start with a hot breakfast and strong coffee amongst the hairdressers just finishing their night and starting their day. Stop for a tasty brunch at one of the many sandstone-walled cafés situated in this labyrinth of alleyways.

If a lazy holiday beer is more your style there are some welcoming pubs. Despite the person serving you from behind the bar having an OTT haircut, heavy tattoos and strategically placed piercings.

Some of Sydney's finest restaurants call Darlinghurst home. Supplying Asian-fusion, pizza and beer or Mediterranean food in the melting pot that is Darlinghurst.
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Darlinghurst Darlinghurst
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$150.00-$250.00 Price Range All walks include visiting several shops, galleries and other venues of interest. There will be plenty of chances to take photos, shop and take in the local scene. Rates are subject to change and availability.
Potts Point Princess
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This primarily Art Deco suburb has some of Sydney's best-known luxury homeware and fashion stores. Add a couple of well-stocked bookstores into the mix and you have every excuse to splurge.

Before you start your journey enjoy a great value manicure at one of Sydney's best-kept beauty secrets in the back streets of Kings Cross.

Architectural buffs will enjoy admiring the Art Deco apartment blocks on Macleay Street. You may even discover a few specialty book stores selling volumes about the area's design history and colourful past.

Lunch at one of the many hole-in-the-wall cafes in the lively laneways of The Cross. Enjoy innovative Mod Australian / Asian cuisine in a former gambling den full of glam locals planning a big night out.
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Potts Point Potts Point
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$150.00-$250.00 Price Range Morning and afternoon tours available. Meet your guide at a designated cafe or your hotel.
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