Sydney: Lay of the Land
Five need-to-know neighborhoods.
CBD: The Central Business District is home to the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and top hotels.
The Rocks: Centuries-old cobblestoned streets are filled with outdoor cafés and boutiques.
Darlinghurst: Bustling and chic Oxford Street is the main artery—and essentially the SoHo of Sydney.
Surry Hills: The onetime garment district is now a bohemian enclave with funky shops and some of the city’s most creative restaurants.
Bondi: This world-famous surfing beach is just a 20-minute drive east of downtown.
The best way to navigate the city is on foot, so pack a pair of walking shoes. Tired? Cabs are also handy ($15 for 10 minutes) and can be hailed on the street.