4 March 2016
If you’re in the mood for a little pampering, Sydney is the place to be. With fabulous boutique shopping, luxurious day spas, top-notch hotels, spectacular beaches and some of the country’s best restaurants, the royal treatment is never too far away. Here are some of the best a-lister experiences in Sydney to help you plan your perfect ‘treat day’.
A morning at a Sydney spa is a great way to unwind. Head to Spa Q at the QT Sydney, one Sydney’s top spas, where one of their beauty therapists will design a bespoke treatment package tailored to your needs. Begin with a relaxing welcome ritual and you’ll be super relaxed before you even reach the treatment table. Be sure to allow time to enjoy the fabulous Hammam-inspired steam room before you leave.
Take a Sydney seaplane flight over Sydney’s spectacular Northern Beaches before touching down in Pittwater and enjoying a three course lunch at Jonah’s, overlooking the beautiful Whale Beach. Panoramic Northern Beaches ocean views are combined with an impeccable meal cooked by Chef Peter Ridland, whose credentials include working with Michel Roux Jr at the two-star Michelin Le Gavroche in London and Jacques Marcon from the 3 star Michelin Restaurant Regis in France. After your meal, depart the Northern Beaches via seaplane flight to head back to Rose Bay, whilst taking in a Sydney Harbour circuit of the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.
Head to the chic city fringe neighbourhood of Paddington for some of the most exclusive stores in the city. Make sure you stop off at The Intersection Paddington, the home of some of Australia’s top fashion talent including sass & bide, Willow, Zimmermann, and Camilla and Marc. The area is buzzing with models, musicians, stylists, artists and anyone with a penchant for luxe labels and beautiful designs. Next, head to the city centre and pop in at Westfield Sydney, where you’ll find some of the world’s most exclusive and luxurious brands. Over a complimentary glass of champagne, Westfield’s personal stylists can connect you with the very latest fashion trends, must-have accessories and enhance your own natural individuality.
Start your day with a bowl of fresh fruit and bircher muesli, or something more hearty like the much-loved scrambled eggs with black sausage at Three Blue Ducks. Just up the hill from Bronte Beach, they use the best local produce to create unique dishes with loads of flavour with ingredients straight from the onsite kitchen garden.
Sydney restaurants offer a huge range of options, and is diverse in terms of dining styles, formality, and cultural origins. End the day as you started – by the sea. Head to Icebergs Dining Room and Bar on Bondi Beach, with its uber-cool interior, and the top-notch Modern Mediterranean cuisine that has earned it a coveted two Chef’s Hats. For a laid back evening, jump on a ferry from Circular Quay and head to the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Beach Club, on the wharf of Australia’s oldest fishing village. This harbourside retreat is renowned as one of Sydney’s most iconic casual waterfront drinking and dining hot spots, boasting breathtaking views of the city skyline, and is one of many truly unique Sydney restaurants.