Sydney city guide: The city

Sydney city guide the city

Since I visited Sydney for the first time back in 2007, I’ve been completely in love with this place. Sydney is without a doubt the most beautiful city I’ve been to – and I’ve seen a few places after all. What I really like about Sydney is the mix of big city life and world-class beaches combined with famous sights, amazing food, great shopping opportunities and the characteristic laidback Australian lifestyle. Altogether, this makes Sydney an absolute must visit!

The area that attracts most people in Sydney is the area around the CBD (Central Business District). And with good reason. I never get tired of visiting the city centre, and I go as often as possible. My favourite thing to do in the CBD is to buy a to-go coffee and walk the harbourside all the way from Darling Harbour to Mrs Mcqaurie’s Chair in the Royal Botanic Garden. However, there are so many fantastic things to see and do and so many nice places to eat, drink and shop in the city centre. My favourites are all pointed out in this Sydney city guide!

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Siden jeg første gang besøgte Sydney tilbage i 2007, har jeg været smask forelsket i dette sted. Det er uden tvivl den smukkeste by, jeg nogensinde har besøgt – og jeg har efterhånden besøgt et par stykker. Det jeg virkelig godt kan lide ved Sydney er mixet af storbyliv og strande i verdensklasse kombineret med verdensberømte seværdigheder, fantastisk mad, gode shoppingmuligheder og den karakteristiske laidback australske livsstil. Samlet gør det Sydney til et absolut must visit!

Området af Sydney, der tiltrækker flest er området omkring the CBD (Central Business District). Og med god grund. Jeg bliver aldrig træt af at besøge Sydneys centrum, og jeg tager dertil så ofte som muligt. Allermest elsker jeg at købe en kaffe to-go og gå en lang tur langs vandet hele vejen fra Darling Harbour til Mrs Mcquarie’s Chair i botanisk have. Der er dog virkelig mange fantastiske ting at se og opleve og mange gode steder at spise, drikke og shoppe i byen. Alle mine favoritter får I i denne Sydney city guide! 

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Do

Boatride the Sydney waterways

Hop on a ferry and enjoy the stunning view of Sydney from the water. At Circular Quay you find ferries that sail to several areas of the city. My favourite trip is with the Manly Ferry that sails between nice and summery Manly and the CBD. If you’re lucky and you time it right, you will have the most amazing view of the sun setting behind Harbour Bridge on your way back to the city.

Hop ombord på en færge og nyd smukke Sydney fra vandsiden. Ved Circular Quay går der færger til en masse forskellige områder af byen. Min favorittur er med Manly-færgen, der sejler mellem skønne og sommerlige Manly og Sydneys CBD. Hvis du timer din tur rigtigt, kan du være heldig at se den smukkeste solnedgang bag Harbour Bridge på vejen tilbage til byen.   

Circular Quay, CBD

 

Climb Harbour Bridge

Standing on top of the famous Harbour Bridge can be nerve-wracking. However, when you look out at one of the most beautiful cities in the world, you quickly forget the height. At the summit, you stand 134 metres above sea level from where you’ve got an amazing view throughout the whole city. A bridge climb is expensive but is totally worth the cost.

At stå på toppen af den berømte Harbour Bridge kan være nervepirrende. Men når du kigger ud over en af verdens smukkeste byer, så glemmer du hurtigt, hvor højt oppe du er. Fra toppen står du 134 meter over havets overflade og har den mest fantastiske udsigt over byen. Et bridge climb er dyrt, men er helt sikkert pengene værd. 

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Do

Walk the harbourside

One of my favourite ways of exploring a city is by walking. In Sydney, you can walk to famous sights such as Darling Harbour, Harbour Bridge, the Rocks, Circular Quay, the Sydney Opera House and the Royal Botanic Garden that are all within a short walking distance from each other. Make sure to walk all the way to Mrs Mcqaurie’s Chair in the Royal Botanic Garden for a picture perfect view of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

En af mine favoritmåder at opleve en by på er ved at gå rundt. I Sydney kan du opleve Darling Harbour, Harbour Bridge, the Rocks, Circular Quay, Operahuset og Botanisk Have, der alle ligger inden for en relativt kort gåafstand fra hinanden. Sørg for at gå hele vejen til Mrs Mcquarie’s Chair i botanisk have for et perfekt udsyn over Operahuset og Harbour Bridge. 

 

Watch a performance in the Sydney Opera House

Even though the Sydney Opera House is most famous for its spectacular exterior, I can highly recommend watching a performance inside the world famous building. Of course, opera is the obvious choice, but the Sydney Opera House offers all kinds of events and performances such as dance, theatre, concerts etc.

Selvom Operahuset er mest kendt for sit spektakulære ydre, så kan jeg klart anbefale at se en forestilling inden for i den verdensberømte bygning. Selvfølgelig er opera det indlysende valg, men Operahuset har mange andre events og forestillinger på plakaten så som dans, teater, koncerter mm. 

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Visit

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

On a rare rainy day in Sydney, I love to visit Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. The museum has several free and paid exciting exhibitions that focus on all kinds of contemporary art. Make sure to visit the Sculpture Terrace for a stunning view of the Sydney Harbour.

På en sjælden regnvejrsdag i Sydney elsker jeg at besøge Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Museet har flere spændende gratis og betalte udstillinger, der alle fokuserer på forskellige former for moderne kunst. Sørg for at tage forbi skulpturterrassen for en fantastisk udsigt over Sydney Harbour.

140 George St, CBD (www)

 

Sydney Fish Market

Sydney’s Fish Market is the second largest fish market in the world and is definitely worth a visit if you’re on a longer stay in Sydney. There are several shops and stalls with all kinds of fish and shellfish, and it’s fascinating to experience the busy Asian inspired business life that influences the market. Make sure to show up hungry and enjoy a delicious seafood meal from one of the many stalls and restaurants.

Sydneys fiskemarked er det næststørste fiskemarked i verden og er bestemt et besøg værd, hvis du er i Sydney over en længere periode. Der er masser af forskellige butikker og boder, der sælger alverdens fisk og skaldyr, og det er fascinerende at opleve, hvor asiatisk-inspireret markedet er. Sørg for at troppe op sulten og nyd et lækkert måltid fra en af de mange boder og restauranter. 

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Eat

Hubert

If you like French cuisine and you’re ready to spend some money, Hubert is the place to go to. Hubert is a fine restaurant that serves all kinds of popular French dishes in beautiful classic surroundings. Their ala carte menu is perfect for sharing and gives you the opportunity to taste a variety of their many delicious dishes.

Hvis du er vild med det franske køkken og er klar på at bruge lidt penge, så er Hubert stedet at tage til. Hubert er en fin restaurant, der serverer franske specialiteter i smukke, klassiske omgivelser. Deres ala carte menu er delevenlig og giver mulighed for, at du får smagt en masse af deres lækre retter. 

15 Bligh St, CBD (www)

 

Riley St Garage

Riley St Garage reminds me of a cool New York restaurant with brick walls, dark wooden interior and an industrial vibe. Their speciality is seafood, but Riley St Garage also serves lots of other dishes that are all great for sharing. Make sure to have a cocktail at the enormous bar in the middle of the restaurant before having dinner.

Riley St Garage minder mig om en cool New Yorker-restaurant med murstensvægge, interiør i mørkt træ og en industri-vibe. Deres specialitet er fisk og skaldyr, men Riley St Garage serverer også andre lækre retter, der er yderst delevenlige. Sørg for at få en cocktail ved den enorme bar i midten af restauranten før aftensmad. 

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Eat & drink

Frankie’s Pizza

At Frankie’s Pizza, you don’t get an ordinary pizza experience. Instead, the place ensures a rock’n’roll party where alcohol and pizzas are served in abundant quantities. The walls that are plastered with posters, the arcade games that are placed in every corner and the music that is loud are all influenced by the 1980s. Even though the pizzas are good, they shouldn’t be the reason why you should visit this place.

På Frankie’s Pizza får du ikke en ordinær pizza-oplevelse. I stedet sørger de her for en rock’n’roll-fest, hvor alkohol og pizza bliver langet over disken i rigelige mængder. Væggene, der alle er plastret til med plakater, spillemaskinerne, der er placeret i enhver lille krog og musikken, der er høj er som taget ud af 1980erne. Selvom pizzaerne er gode, bør de ikke være grund til, at du skal besøge dette sted. 

50 Hunter St, CBD (www)

 

The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room

The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room is located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD and is the place to go for an after-work drink and dinner. They combine dining and vibrant nightlife in the best way and is definitely worth a visit.

The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room er placeret i hjertet af Sydneys CBD og er stedet at tage til, hvis du er til en kombination af en god fyraftensdrink og restaurantoplevelse. De kombinerer et godt måltid mad med feststemning og er bestemt et besøg værd.

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 Eat & drink

Slip Inn

Slip Inn is the place to go to if you want to have a fun Mexican inspired afternoon and evening. They have a lovely courtyard, and it’s easy to spend several hours hanging out there. A fun little side note is that this was the place where the Danish Crown Prince Frederik met Crown Princess Mary during the Sydney Olympics in 2000.

Slip Inn er stedet at tage hen, hvis du vil have en sjov mexicanskinspireret eftermiddag og aften. De har en hyggelig baggård, hvor du hurtigt kan få hængt ud i adskillige timer. En sjov lille sidenote om stedet er, at det var her kronprins Frederik mødte kronprinsesse Mary under OL i Sydney i 2000.

111 Sussex St, CBD (www)

 

Drink

The Establishment

The Establishment is the place to go if you’re looking for a great and fancy party. The place is huge and always packed with people who among others stand around the beautiful 42-metre long marble bar and order delicious cocktails and expensive champagne!

The Establishment er stedet at tage hen, hvis du ønsker en fantastisk og fancy fest. Stedet er kæmpe stort men er altid fyldt med mennesker, der blandt andet står rundt om den smukke 42 meter lange marmorbar og bestiller lækre cocktails og dyr champagne!

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Drink

Palmer & Co.

One of my absolute favourite places to have a drink is at Palmer & Co. It’s located in a little alley and doesn’t look like much from the outside. However, it might be one of the coolest places in Sydney. Palmer & Co. is a time warp from the 1920s where you instantly feel like you’re part of a Great Gatsby scene when you step inside. The staff is dressed in fancy gowns and suits, the interior is classic, the music is vibey and the cocktails taste great.

Et af mine absolut yndlingssteder at få en drink er på Palmer & Co. Stedet er placeret i en lille gyde og ser ikke ud af meget udefra. Jeg vil dog vove at påstå, at det er et af Sydneys mest cool steder. Palmer & Co. er en tidslomme fra 1920erne, hvor du med det samme du går ind får en fornemmelse af at være trådt ind i en scene fra the Great Gatsby. Personalet er klædt i fancy kjoler og jakkesæt, indretningen er klassisk, musikken er stemningsfuld og cocktailsene er fantastiske. 

Abercrombie Ln, CBD (www)

 

Shop

Bassike

If you’ve got a minimalistic and classic style like I’ve got, you will love the Australian brand Bassike. Their store is packed with beautiful styles in black, white, grey and beige that can easily upgrade any basic wardrobe. Besides clothing, Bassike also sells quality accessories and children’s wear etc.

Hvis du har en minimalistisk og klassisk stil, ligesom jeg har, så vil du elske det australske mærke Bassike. Deres butik er fyldt med smukke styles i sort, hvid, grå og beige, der let kan opgradere enhver basisgarderobe. Foruden tøj sælger Bassike også fine accessories og børnetøj mm. 

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Shop

Incu

Incu retails a curation of cool Australian and international brands and is a true fashion mecca. It’s very difficult not to be tempted by all the beautiful styles and accessories from among others French A.P.C. and Isabel Marant Etoile, Swedish Acne Studios and Australian St. Agni when visiting the store.

Incu forhandler et væld af cool australske og internationale mærker og er et sandt shoppemekka. Det er svært ikke at blive fristet af alle de smukke styles og accessories fra blandt andet franske A.P.C. og Isabel Marant Etoile, svenske Acne Studios og australske St. Agni, når du besøger butikken. 

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Queen Victoria Building

Queen Victoria Building is without a doubt the oldest and most elegant shopping mall in Sydney. It’s built in a Romanesque style and has so many beautiful details that alone is a reason to go. However, the shopping mall also has great shops varying from luxurious designer shops to delicious delis and souvenir shops.

Queen Victoria Building er uden tvivl det ældste og mest elegante storcenter i Sydney. Det er bygget i romansk stil og har mange fine detaljer, der alene bør være årsag til et besøg. Storcentret byder dog også på gode butikker, der varierer fra luksuriøse designerbutikker til lækre delikatesseforretninger og souvenirshops. 

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Shop

The Standard Store

One of my absolute favourite places to shop is at the Standard Store. I don’t know if it’s because they sell a variety of Scandinavian brands that I love or whatever it is, but the people behind the store have really managed to handpick classic styles from brands all over the world that fit perfectly into my wardrobe.

En af mine yndlingsbutikker er the Standard Store. Jeg ved ikke om det er på grund af de mange skandinaviske mærker der forhandles eller hvad det præcis er, men folkene bag har virkelig formået at vælge klassiske styles fra mærker fra hele verden, der vil passe perfekt ind i min garderobe.

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The Waiting Room

Make sure to only enter the Waiting Room on payday. They retail a variety of high-end Scandinavian, European, American and local brands, and everything in the store is beyond pretty. Also, the decoration is amazing, and I would personally love to have their marble floor at home.

Sørg for kun at besøge the Waiting Room, hvis du lige har fået løn. De forhandler et væld af high-end skandinaviske, europæiske, amerikanske og lokale mærker, og alt i butikken er virkelig fint. Også indretningen er smuk, og jeg ville personligt ikke have noget imod at have deres marmorgulv derhjemme.

Cnr of Shipwright Walk & Scotch Row, Barangaroo

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