24 Hours in Sydney

Whether you’ve got a quick layover or are here for a quick weekend getaway, there’s a lot of things you can do in Sydney in 24 hours! If you’ve got no time to space, check out our 24 hour itinerary for Sydney!

7am – Flour and Stone

Start off your day with some of the best pastries in Sydney! Flour and stone in Woolloomooloo attracts a small cult following every day and just fits over a dozen people. Whether you’re after some delightful desserts or a hearty start, flour and stone will sort you out for today. Also, don’t worry if you see a giant line! It’s bound to happen, so  just grab it to go and perch yourself on a park bench to enjoy the start of your day.

11am – Tamarama beach

It’s no visit to Sydney if you don’t go to the beach! Start of your daily activity by heading over to any of the beautiful beaches on offer! We recommend Tamarama beach for its picturesque views and relaxed vibes. If you’re heading to Bondi and are looking for a toned down beach, just stroll along the Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk and you’ll get there in a jiff!

1pm – The Grounds of Alexandria

This is possibly one of the most aesthetic and instagrammable spots in Sydney. Filled with plenty of greenery, mesmerizing floristry and rustic industrial décor, The Grounds is not a place to miss. It’s the home of specialty coffee, homemade lemonade carts and amazing eateries that gives all other instagram foods a run for their money. It’s a lively place to eat, drink and relax. Perfect for your afternoon pick me up! If you don’t want to head out of the CBD, just head to their sister location Grounds in the City!

4pm – Circular Quay/The rocks

Although Circular Quay can sometimes have its fair share of tourists, you at least have to see the harbor bridge once today. Whether you take a stroll down to the Botanical Gardens or head over to Museum of contemporary Art for some eclectic exhibits, you’ll be sure to have an amazing time! If you happen to be there on a weekend, peruse over to The Rocks and check out the Friday Foodie Market and the Rocks Market.

6pm – Butter Sydney

Think sneakers, fried chicken and champagne. Live your best life by having dinner at Butter, home to possibly the best fried chicken in Sydney. After a long day of swimming, walking and exploring, you need a fat feed to satiate your hunger. Whether you get the fried chicken sandwiches or their OG 3 pac, you surely won’t be disappointed.

8pm – Chinatown

Time to walk off the fried chicken. Take a short stroll over to Chinatown and explore this urban delight. Got some spare change in your wallet and some room for dessert? Head over to Emporer’s Cream Puffs and grab some mini cream puffs for 35c each! However, beware, there’s almost always a line! Whether you want to head into a gaming arcade, have some dessert, drink some bubble tea or play pool, Chinatown is a great way to end the evening.

10pm – Earl’s Juke Joint

If you’re still up for some last drinks, head on over to the New Orleans styled cocktail bar, Earl’s Juke Joint. Trust us, this is where you want to be. Sip on some Singapore Slings and nibble off a charcuterie board to enjoy the rest of your night. This decadent bar exudes intimacy and a little bite of New Orleans. If you’re looking to turn up, this won’t be the place for you, but if you just plan on having some good company, with some better drinks, it is.

After a long, enjoyable and filling day, you need somewhere to rest your head. Head over to Aabode.com for an abundant array of Sydney properties!

A guide to Chinatown around Aus!

Being a multicultural society means to embrace the food, lifestyle, experiences and the cultural practices of all cultures within Australia.
So, cue the thumping and beating of the drums, and get your red and gold out for Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year is a cultural tradition that is well celebrated, not only among the Chinese, but also throughout Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Singapore and a number of other Asian countries. It is a celebration of the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar.

We’ve put together a guide to Chinatown’s around Australia, and the festivities taking place during the Chinese New Year!


Chinatown – Melbourne, Victoria

Melbourne is the hub of cultural diversity, making it the place to be when celebrating Chinese New Year in Australia. With a number of events to attend, from Hawker stalls, cultural performances to ‘All Things Piggy’ (a delectable range of pork tastings, and eating competitions), you won’t want to miss out!


Chinatown – Sydney, New South Wales

During the festivities of Chinese New Year, you can find night markets, lion dances and celebrations held across Sydney, but most importantly you’ll find a delectable range of restaurants within Chinatown that offer special menus consisting of mouth watering dishes!

Once you’ve eaten till your heart is content, head down to Sydney’s Darling Harbour for the annual Dragon Boat racing; a 2,000 year tradition, held in long, elegant dragon-headed vessels.


Chinatown – Adelaide, South Australia

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Unlike any other state, Chinatown in Adelaide has a very special street party to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Join thousands flocking to Chinatown for the Chinese New Year, with live music, performances, fire crackers and lion dancing!


Chinatown – Brisbane, Queensland

Brisbane’s Chinatown, a hive of Chinese culture and activity that brings visitors and blend of supermarkets, Chinese foods from sizzling woks to steaming yum cha.

Head up north during Chinese New Year to experience firecrackers, traditional lion dancers, music, displays and of course, food in the Chinatown Mall in Fortitude Valley!


Chinatown – Darwin, Northern Territory

Join Darwin’s local Chinese community in welcoming in the new year with a traditional Chinese lion dance throughout the city, blessing hundreds of shops which has been performed throughout Darwin for more than 60 years.

Explore the capital’s Chinese Temple and Museum Chung Wah, located in the small Darwin CBD, where there are good photo opportunities and learn about the importance of the Chinese Community and their contribution to Darwin!


Chinatown – Perth, Western Australia

Built amongst small lanes are lion statues, bubble tea houses and a number of restaurants and nightlife…otherwise known as Chinatown in the city of Perth. Head to this city to experience special entertainment, lunar inspired restaurant specials and a number of multicultural parades, stalls and activities for the whole family.

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