Contemplate our Journey Diaries collection your digital passport. Observe alongside as we offer you a sneak peek into the place our wellness-centric contributors are headed for some R&R. This week, we’re tagging together with yogi and hormone knowledgeable Fern Olivia on her Sydney tour.
In my view, Australia is likely one of the most wonderful locations to go to on this planet, and Sydney fully stole my coronary heart. The place else can you discover beautiful shoreline, assorted landscapes, distinctive wildlife, bustling cities, and a number of the friendliest, most down-to-earth individuals round? I have been fortunate sufficient to discover Australia up to now, and I am so excited to be going again this fall to host a yoga coaching. For anybody trying to take an immersive journey to Sydney anytime quickly, listed here are just a few of my prime suggestions.
What to do:
1. Take a seaside stroll.
I’ve two favourite trails in Sydney: the Bondi Seaside to Coogee Seaside stroll—a spectacular two-hour waterside stroll dotted with seashores, cliff tops, rock swimming pools, and parks, and the Spit Bridge to Manly Seaside Stroll—a path that delivers a mixture of bushland and open-ocean views. If you happen to’re going both route, I would advocate a showering go well with so you possibly can dip into as many seashores as attainable alongside the way in which! They convey you head to head with actually each sort of shoreline, from white sandy seashores to hidden coves to non-public rocky alcoves. Alongside the Bondi to Coogee path, you will additionally discover the Icebergs, an iconic out of doors pool membership carved into the cliff that blends seamlessly into the deep blue ocean.
2. Stroll across the harbor.
Sydney Harbor all the time places on an awesome present, it doesn’t matter what time of the yr you are visiting. Go for an evening stroll overlooking the water because the lights illuminate the Opera Home, the Harbor Bridge looms above, and Luna Park shines within the distance. Past stunning.
3. Try the native nature and wildlife.
For a day journey from Sydney’s metropolis heart, I would advocate trying out the spectacular Blue Mountains simply two hours away. House of the Three Sisters mountain vary, it makes for an awesome day hike. You too can go to nice nationwide parks just like the Royal Nationwide Park simply south of town or Palm Seaside in Sydney’s Northern Seashores. A Seaplane Flight will take you from Sydney all the way in which up the coast to Palm Seaside and again round. I by no means actually realized the scope of Sydney’s shoreline earlier than this flight!
Final however not least, Taronga Zoo, full with unique animals and gondolas that ship chicken’s-eye views over Sydney from the Sky Safari gondola, undoubtedly deserves a go to. Kangaroos and koalas galore.
The place to remain:
1. QT Bondi, The Langham, or The Final Resort.
In Sydney, I’m dreaming up a keep on the QT Bondi, a designer resort steps from the sand and surrounded by some actually scrumptious native eating spots. I’ve additionally received my eyes on The Langham (it’s my final title, in spite of everything) for just a few nights of decadence, room service, massages, and facials. I’d additionally love to seek out myself at The Final Resort, a north Bondi hot-spot based by naturopath Saimaa Miller. Seaweed physique wraps and lymphatic drainage massages? Sure, please.
2. Wybalena Natural Farm and Retreat Heart.
For a weekend journey, I would additionally advocate heading up the coast to Byron Bay, a fast flight from Sydney and staying at Wybalena Natural Farm and Retreat Heart. The 170-acre natural farm located within the Byron Shire grows bananas, espresso, and greens alongside rolling hills, creeks, and tons of indigenous wildlife. There’s additionally just a few glamping tents and a big farmhouse on website, with a large desk that matches 20 individuals for an area, communal meal stuffed with meat and veggies cultivated a stone’s throw away. Discuss paddock-to-plate farm goodness!
The place to eat:
1. Earth to Desk.
Australia is on the helm of the wholesome meals scene, so I had no bother discovering locations serving high-quality, natural produce. It is also simple to get gluten-free eats there. Rating! One in every of my favourite spots was Earth to Desk, which serves up superfood-packed smoothies and a few actually scrumptious espresso.
2. Porch to Parlour.
This spot in north Bondi has quinoa breakfast bowls, veggie-packed bone broth, and a number of the finest avocado toast round. Want I say extra?
For extra journey inspo—from a biking tour of Amsterdam to a seaside journey in Kauai—take a look at the remainder of mbg’s Journey Diaries.