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, Australia insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.
Meet a Local Host® in Sydney
I love sharing my "insider knowledge", the cultural idiosyncrasies, history and people, as well as the landscape, plants and animals we encounter. I hope this extra knowledge allows guests to appreciate their destination on a deeper level, and leave feeling they were honorary locals for a little while!
Catch the ferry from Circular Quay to this iconic Sydney beach. Stroll through the corso while enjoying an ice-cream or treat yourself to a beer at the Hotel Steyne overlooking the ocean. You may wish to walk along the beachfront to Little Manly Beach.
Walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge
Enjoy spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and the city surrounds as you take an easy stroll across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and back.
Queen Victoria Building and Strand Arcade
These shopping arcades are both architectural beauties in their own right. Even if you aren’t interested in shopping, they are worth a glimpse.
Clifftop Coastal Walk
This walk hugs the coastline from Bondi to Coogee and is 6 kms in length. Walk all or part of it for amazing views and perhaps stop for a swim at one of the beaches along the way.
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.
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.
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 Store
Located on Pitt St. at Circular Quay, this family-owned and operated business offers an impressive range of opal jewelry.
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.