Even for the most jaded private jet traveler; a week or more in Sydney will leave you questioning the lifestyle you have back home. Sydney is a blissful blend of many of the best aspects of other leading urban areas around the world. Clean, sun-drenched, friendly, efficient and energetic; the jewel of Australia will justify the long travel time from any corner of the world.
The highlight of any trip to Sydney is the grand harbor punctuated by the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Sample local Australian wines while taking in a performance of "Rigoletto" under the Sydney Opera House's iconic multi-tiered shell. The city is known for their seafood and Asian themed restaurants. Surry Hills is a modern eatery with an edge, built in a warehouse space in downtown Sydney.
Must see: Gordon's Bay is a snorkeler's dream, with many different species of fish and coral to explore along a marked trail. Sean's Panorama is a restaurant that overlooks Bondi Beach. You can regularly spot dolphins hopping over the waves while you enjoy their refreshing cuisine.
Lodging: Formerly the W, the BLUE Sydney is a contemporary, 100 room hotel offering five-star accommodations 15 minutes from the airport and right on Sydney Harbour. The Botanical Gardens and the business district are an easy walk away and nightlife surrounds the hotel.
Cuisine: Australian cuisine is typically a mix of aboriginal, British and South East Asian traditions, and Sydney has its own distinctive flair. Vegemite is one of the more notable foods of Australia. Compared by many to British Marmite, Sydney locals will tell you it is unique to them. Used primarily as a condiment, it is most commonly spread on toast.
Ground Transportation: You can pick up a luxury rental car at the FBO when you land in SYD after taking your private jet Australia. Sydney is not as easily navigated as other Australian cities, but access to cabs, limos and public transportation is plentiful.
Packing Tips: There ozone layer is thinnest above Australia, so sunscreen is essential.
Recommended Books: Australian author Jon Cleary pens Autumn Maze which is a detective story featuring Scobie Malone as the main character as he investigates the murder of the police commissioner's son.
Currency: The Australian dollar is the local currency.
Calling Code Australia: 61
Best Travel Dates: Sydney is a year-round destination for private jets with its mild weather. Springtime is when Australia hosts many cultural events and the wineries are at their peak.