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Top tips for Mardi Gras 2014

If you happen to be in Sydney this weekend, make sure you stop by the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Now in its 36th year, the parade is one of the biggest events for the LGBT community, with around 10,000 glittered individuals parading down Oxford Street each year. So be sure to wave your rainbow flags as we all scream our lungs out to Kylie!

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Top 10 things to do in Sydney

If you are looking for one of the hottest holiday destinations on the planet where you can find a mix of the wildest of celebrations and yet the quietest of solitudes and you’re not finding one, NO WORRIES.  Welcome to Sydney!  Also known as Australia’s famous harbor city, this capital city of New South Wales is already touted to be the best in the world.  You might’ve thought, “Hey! Wait! Isn’t New York the best?”  New York may be the top financial city in the world but when it comes to being endowed with a great range of leisure choices (such as arts, culture, food, fashion etc.), temperate climate, a reasonable cost of living as well as high levels of safety, education and healthcare, Sydney comes second to none.  Be it family-friendly fun, a big-city experience or a huge dose of action and adventure, Sydney has plenty of attractions to entertain, surprise and excite people of all ages.  With a population close to 4.3 million, touring Sydney can never be complete without these 10 to-do things a.k.a attractions.

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Party in Darlinghurst

If you're heading to Sydney during the month of March, you'll want to make Darlinghurst your destination. Oxford Street will be celebrating nearly non-stop during the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival with parades, street performers and nightclubs all contributing to the action.

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Laid Back in Coogee

As one of the best, and most noted beach areas in Sydney, Coogee has a lot going for it. Although it's only half an hour by bus to Sydney's central business district and the airport, Coogee feels like a world away. A gorgeous expanse of shoreline awaits where you can soak up some sun, go surfing or give snorkeling and scuba diving a go. As the sun’s setting you can enjoy an idyllic long walk on the beach.

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The Bets on Randwick

The Randwick suburb of Sydney is best known as Australia's home of horse racing and the one of the countries greatest universities, University of New South Wales. UNSW offers almost 300 undergraduate programs along with several postgraduate programs in a broad number of disciplines. If you're considering attending this school, make sure to schedule a tour of campus while you're in town.

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Alternative Options in Newtown

The Newtown district of Sydney is one of the city's oldest suburbs. It's also one of the most popular for students, artists and younger tourists, especially those with a more alternative bent. With King Street - also known as "Eat Street" - running down the centre of the area, there are no shortages of food, shopping and entertainment.

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Sydney's Arty Paddington

The Paddington section of Sydney is well known by the locals as a shopper's paradise. Just east of Darlinghurst, the suburb is filled with terrace apartments. Tree-lined streets overlooked by wrought iron balconies lend a touch of romance to the district, and the Victorian architecture complements the atmosphere perfectly.

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Fall in Love With Surry Hills

The Surry Hills region of Sydney, accessible via tram, bus or rail from downtown Sydney and surrounds, offers an interesting view of the city for young, urban visitors. Long known as the centre of wholesale fashion for the area, Surry Hills is a shopping mecca for those looking to score great deals on trendy attire and celeb-spot in stylish boutiques.

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Newtown Cafes

Newtown is the alternative and bohemian centre of Sydney. Along Newtown's busy King Street is where you'll see the greatest mix of Newtown's residents, including university students, young professionals and older hippies, sipping fair trade coffees and ordering organic foods at the many popular cafes.

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A Weekend in Bondi

This weekend is set to bright and sunny, so what a better way to spend it than at Bondi Beach? Bondi Beach is the most popular beach in Sydney and is rightly known as one of the best beaches in the world. Spend a day playing in the surf, relaxing on the sand, then start the night with drinks at one of Bondi's many pubs.

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Sydney Clubs & Night Life

Sydney has many different clubs to tempt any musical taste. Whether you like R'n'B, dance or a good old fashioned piano bar then Sydney has you covered. Here are a few clubs to try that not only deliver on the music but some offer free entry and drinks specials too!

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Sydney Walking Tours

The weather forecast for Sydney this weekend is looking great! With sunshine and warm weather signalling the beginning of spring, what a better way to take in the sights of Sydney than with a walk?

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