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Sydney is the harbour city with some of the world’s most recognisable landmarks. The Opera House is at the top of every visitor’s itinerary, but you’ll discover Sydney’s true charm when you start to explore the city’s local hangouts and coastal beaches. Here are few reasons why we should be packing up and moving down under.

Editor’s note: These spots are all taken directly from travelstoke®, a new app from Matador that connects you with fellow travelers and locals, and helps you build trip itineraries with spots that integrate seamlessly into Google Maps and Uber. Download the app to add any of the spots below directly to your future trips.

Cronulla Beach

 Cronulla BeachCronulla, AustraliaEvery morning is a new beginning. We make the choices. Let’s have a great day. #sunrise #seascape #seascapephotography #ocean #sky #sydney #australia #ilovesydney #cronulla #swim

Bondi Icebergs

 Bondi Icebergs ClubBondi, AustraliaI just finished a new video highlighting the “Best Beaches in Sydney” and the famous Bondi Beach and Icebergs pool were edged out by another amazing stretch of sand in the city!!
Watch the video now at YouTube.com/tourist2townie #bondi #beach #australia #sydney

Lilyvale, Royal National Park

 Lilyvale In The Royal National ParkLilyvale, AustraliaGot lucky with a gorgeous day ! Incredible to have my two friends out from California for a little adventure in the park. This shot is facing south down the seemingly infinite New South Wales coast line.

Mrs Macquarie’s Chair

 Mrs Macquarie’s ChairSydney, AustraliaViews of Sydney, Australia from the Royal Botanic Garden. ‍♂️

Sydney Opera House

 Sydney Opera HouseSydney, Australia#sydney

Watsons Bay

 Watsons BayVaucluse, AustraliaNot just a great beach but some nice walks to either side of it. The nudist beach just around the corner was highly amusing.

Glebe

 GlebeGlebe, Australia#cheap-eats #cheap-eats #coffee

North Bondi

 Bondi Golf & Diggers Club LTDNorth Bondi, AustraliaThe view from the golf course

Tamarama Beach

 Tamarama BeachTamarama, AustraliaI need a beach today! My favorite #beach in Sydney, Australia is the small and quiet Tamarama Beach.

Royal Botanic Gardens

 Royal Botanic GardensSydney, AustraliaA quick and easy walk here will take you through a wide variety Australia’s natural beauty.

Coalcliff Beach

 Coalcliff BeachCoalcliff, AustraliaCoalcliff Beach and Rock Pools is a good sunrise spot.
#Coalcliff #Australia

The University of Sydney

 The University of SydneyCamperdown, Australia#myoldcollege#stjohns
St John’s College, or the College of St John the Evangelist, is a residential college within the University of Sydney.
Established in 1857, the college is the oldest Roman Catholic, and second-oldest overall, university college in Australia. St John’s is a co-educational community of 252 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Milk Beach

 Milk BeachVaucluse, AustraliaBeautiful views and no crowds! A great summer spot to relax and swim

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