Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Sydney. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Sydney and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Sydney insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.
Justice & Police Museum
Starting as a colony for convicts, Sydney’s first residents were quite colorful. Journey back in time at this unusual museum for a real-life story of cops and robbers.
Brett Whiteley Studio
When renowned Australian artist Brett Whiteley died of a drug overdose in 1992, his wife turned his studio into a memorial, leaving everything just the way it was. Here, you can get inside the mind of this notorious artist as you stand in his workspace and bedroom.
While the masses head to Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach, make a beeline to serene Clovelly Beach. Its calm waters are perfect for snorkeling or swimming laps. Waverley Cemetery, where poet Henry Lawson is buried, is also nearby.
Once considered a sport for Australia’s elderly, lawn bowling has made a comeback. Grab a beer, kick off your shoes, and join the trend at Paddington Bowling Club for this quirky pastime.
Located on the rooftop of Customs House at Circular Quay, this restaurant offers the ultimate Sydney experience. Mod Oz cuisine, spectacular harbor views, a cigar bar, and a cocktail lounge are all on the menu here.
While some choose to swim in this famous pool year round, we recommend having a beer in the nearby clubhouse or a fine meal in its renowned restaurant while admiring the views of Bondi Beach. Although primarily a club for its year-round swimmers, guests are warmly welcomed.
For a great cup of coffee any time of the day, head to this family-owned Potts Point café. It’s open 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and serves delightful Spanish treats.
Red Eye Records
This music store is the best place to pick up new music, rare records, and tickets to the hottest local shows.
Altmann & Cherny Opal & Souvenir Store
Located on Pitt St. at Circular Quay, this family-owned and operated business offers an impressive range of opal jewelry and the most tasteful Australian souvenirs.
If you want to bring home inexpensive, kitschy souvenirs, this Chinatown market is the place. Kangaroo oven mitts and Opera House shot glasses abound. Note: Paddy's Market is not open on Monday's and Tuesday's.