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While June doesn’t signal the start of summer in Australia, it doesn’t mean that the Aussie’s have lot their charming accents. You won’t see many surfers at Bondi but that means all the more time to meet the locals and see Sydney like they do. Fly London to Sydney with China East for £669 this June.

If it’s your first time Down Under then for sure you had better make the rounds to Sydney’s main sights: the Opera House, Bondi Beach, Harbour Bridge… but give yourself time to explore the more subtle charms of this country’s biggest city as well. Travelling to Australia during their winter will give you the edge since tourist season will long have gone.

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What does a typical day look like for a local in Sydney?

  • Breakfast: Once you roll out of bed (it’s okay to sleep in), pop two slices of multi-grain bread in the toaster. Lather it in butter and then spread your day’s worth of Vegemite on top. Nutritious and delicious (not)!
  • Morning: If you’re athletic you’ll likely hit up one of the city’s many trails which are great for biking, walking, jogging, etc. in the morning. The Harbour waterfront and the Botanical Gardens are great places to see the sights and stretch your legs.
  • Lunch: Head to one of the city’s chic lunch spots in the city centre. Grab a hearty bowl of soup made with local veggies and a traditional mutton pie. Make sure you save room for dessert!
  • Afternoon: Now that you’re fuelled up, head to Darlinghurst for some shopping. It’s where you’ll find local designers and Assin, one of Sydney’s most fashionable department stores.
  • Dinner: Local Aussie’s enjoy their dinner at home. Fire up the barbecue and throw on some marinated steaks and veggies. Or if you’re feeling low-key, pizza is readily available and a favourite choice for practically every Australian.
  • Evening: Sydney’s pub scene has really got up-scale so head out for a pint or a glass of one of Australia’s fine wines in the Paddington district. You’ll have plenty of bistros, pubs and nightclubs to choose from, that’s for sure!

Have you ever been to Sydney? What was your favourite thing about Aussie culture?

Img: azadam, Flickr cc.

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