The top spots for a luxurious Sydney break

Getawayz NSW specialises in top-of-the-range holiday homes in prestigious pockets of Australia’s biggest city. Here’s our pick of cafes, restaurants and things to when you’re staying in Kirribilli, Vaucluse and Millers Point.

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However well you think you know Sydney, there’s always something new to discover – or maybe it’s time to revisit some favourite haunts. A leisurely weekend or week’s stay in one of Getawayz NSW’s gorgeous properties gives you the perfect opportunity to explore in and around the neighbourhood.

Getawayz NSW supplies all its holiday homes with every possible amenity you could think of, from top-quality bedlinens and lovely bathroom products to essentials such as heating, air-con, cooking basics, WiFi, smart TVs and much more.

Getawayz in Kirribilli

Set in the harbourside village of Kirribilli and a short trip across the Harbour for everything the CBD has to offer, Heatherbrae I, Kirribilli  is an elegantly appointed three-bedroom apartment that accommodates up to six guests. There is a large living, dining and entertaining room, a state-of-the-art kitchen – and stunning views of the Harbour, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge from every room.

Another popular option in the neighbourhood is The Bridgeview, Kirribilli, a super-stylish two-bedroom apartment that has expansive views over the city skyline and Harbour Bridge. There’s ample space for four guests, and onsite parking is a major bonus – the narrow streets are often busy.

Out and about in Kirribilli

This pretty neighbourhood has plenty to offer in the way of cool cafes, casual and fine-dining restaurants, lively bars and pubs, and scenic walks along the foreshore. It is home to the renowned Ensemble Theatre, the 1930s-era Luna Park and, most famously, the prime minister’s official residence at Kirribilli House and the historic Governor’s House.

While there are too many restaurants and cafes to list them all here, you’re spoiled for choice when looking for the best places for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Standouts in the dining scene include Foys Kirribilli restaurant and The Flying Bear Café, both situated in the former Sydney Flying Squadron sailing club on the waterfront in McDougall Street. The Botanist is an atmospheric bar-restaurant, Fitzroy Food Co. has a marvellously diverse menu, and Celsius Café & Dining at Kirribilli Wharf is one of the best-located breakfast and lunch spots in Sydney.

Art and nature lovers shouldn’t miss the short walk from Milsons Point train station to Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden in Lavender Bay – or take it in while walking the spectacular 4.5-kilometre Kirribilli Loop, which starts at Kirribilli Wharf.

Kirribilli Markets are held on the first and second Sunday and fourth Saturday of every month. You can happily while away a few hours browsing some 220 stalls for handmade jewellery, designer fashions, vintage clothing and accessories, artworks and gourmet food.

Getawayz in Vaucluse

South Head, Vaucluse is a beautiful home in the Eastern Suburbs neighbourhood of Vaucluse, a highly sought-after area that boasts both harbourside and oceanfront mansions and heritage houses. This spacious third-floor, four-bedroom apartment accommodates up to eight guests and features a generous-sized furnished balcony with magnificent views over the ocean and city.

Out and about in Vaucluse

Although it’s only eight kilometres east of the CBD, Vaucluse is so well-endowed with natural attractions you could be in another world. It boasts some of Sydney’s favourite harbour beaches, wonderful walks and the impressive 19th-century landmarks Vaucluse House and Strickland Estate.

Whatever time of year you’re staying in Vaucluse, the Hermitage Foreshore Walk between Vaucluse and Rose Bay offers a superb overview of the area. It’s an easy, two-kilometre walk and along the way you’ll pass (or swim at) five picturesque, sheltered beaches: Queens, Hermit, Tingara, Milk and Shark (Shark Beach at Nielsen Park is due to reopen in June 2024).

History buffs will enjoy a visit to Macquarie Lighthouse, on the site of Australia’s first lighthouse; you can request group guided tours here.

Vaucluse is not short of high-end restaurants and charming cafes. Try The Botanica Vaucluse for mod Oz cuisine; The Butcher’s Grill for top-quality ribs, gourmet burgers, steaks and salads; and you can’t beat The Grumpy Baker for freshly baked bread and pastries all day, plus a delicious selection of breakfast and lunch dishes.

In neighbouring Watsons Bay you’ll find pub grub with harbour views at the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, a much-loved Sydney establishment.

Getawayz in Millers Point

The Miller’s on Kent is an exquisitely decorated, three-bedroom house that oozes heritage and character. It comfortably accommodates up to five guests and its well-equipped kitchen and connecting living area make entertaining a breeze. The balcony on the top floor has a barbecue and outdoor dining area and showcases gorgeous city and harbour views.

Out and about in Millers Point

The steep streets of Millers Point are lined with 19th-century buildings and rows of grand terraced houses, and the historic harbourside neighbourhood is right on the doorstep of Sydney’s CBD.

Millers Point merges with The Rocks and Dawes Point and before colonisation, the area was occupied by indigenous Gadigal people – it’s well worth taking a private guided walking tour to learn more. The Rocks area is famous for its pubs, including Australia’s oldest pub brewery, the Lord Nelson Brewery, and The Hero of Waterloo, which has been in operation since colonial times.

You could easily spend a day at Barangaroo Reserve, which is about five minutes’ walk from Millers Point. The repurposed waterfront storage site covers an astonishing six hectares of landscaped parkland and hosts dozens of restaurants, bars and cafes, along with public artworks and cultural tours.

Built in the 1850s and now managed by the Powerhouse Museum group, Sydney Observatory in Millers Point is another fascinating historic site. Tours include an insider’s view of the Observatory’s domes, where you can see antique and modern telescopes in action.

Exclusive offer for Luxury Travel subscribers

Getawayz NSW cordially invites you to indulge in the luxury of its meticulously curated holiday homes. Exclusive to Luxury Travel subscribers, enjoy a 5 per cent discount for stays of 7 days or more, 10 per cent off for stays lasting 14 days or longer, or a generous 15 per cent off for stays of 21 days or more. Offer excludes public holidays.

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