Pack your bags, gather your besties, and get ready for a weekend of laughter, relaxation and adventure in sun-kissed Sydney. From spa experiences overlooking glittering Sydney Harbour to decadent high teas and day spa pampering – a girl’s weekend away in Sydney delivers the goods, no matter what you are looking for.
A glamourous throwback to the 1950s, Maybe Sammy is one of our favourite cocktail bars in Sydney. Winner of multiple best cocktail awards, this hideaway combines flavour and flair to concoct award-winning cocktails, from premium pours such as the Hakushi Rob Roy to vintage classics such as the 1970s Negroni. Top this with the inspired retro decor, and you’ll be transported to another era. This hidden gem is a must-visit for a night of fun.
How about a dinner to remember with the girls? Settle in at Sydney’s famous Clam Bar. Located in the heart of Sydney’s culinary Bridge Street district, next to Sydney’s world-famous harbour, Clam Bar offers a diverse and exquisite menu. Sample treats from the iconic raw bar, which serves opulent caviar, oyster and prawn options, or take it further with one of the venue’s state-of-the-art steaks or fish of the day, filleted tableside with your choice of sauce.
High tea at Shangri-La
For a touch of refinement and indulgence, step onto Level 36 of Shangri-La Sydney for a sumptuous High Tea at Altitude experience to remember. Set over the glittering vista of stunning Sydney Harbour, this show-stopper offers an afternoon of delectable treats, including plump scones, clotted cream and house-made jam as well as a fine selection of teas and sparkling wine. Revel in the opulent surroundings as you and your girlfriends unwind in style.
A day at the iconic Bondi Icebergs is more than just an outing – it’s a Sydney experience. Relax with the girls in a setting that is the envy of the world, the Icerberg’s famous ocean pool, fine dining restaurant and relaxed bars and bistro have been overlooking Bondi Beach since 1929. Unwind by the ocean or chill at the Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, where the menu is matched only by its panoramic views. Bondi Icebergs provides a one-of-a-kind experience that’s perfect for a girls’ weekend away.
Art Gallery of NSW
Spreading your wings with culture vultures? Then head to the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Situated in the heart of Sydney’s beautiful gardens, this gallery boasts an incredible collection of classic, contemporary and indigenous works of art that will fire the imagination. From Arthur Streeton to Manet, Cézanne and Picasso, the gallery’s halls are full of surprises as well as talks and tours. Settle in afterwards for a glass of something special and skillfully curated a-la-carte experience at Matt Moran’s Crafted.
Wrap up your girls’ getaway with a visit to the Balmain Bathhouse, a leading day spa in Sydney experience. This intimate wellness retreat offers a range of spa treatments, saunas, and thermal baths, from the jade rocks that heat the Finnish Sauna to the hot spa and steam room. You can also unwind and rejuvenate by enjoying an organic facial or therapeutic massage. For an extra unique experience, the bathhouse also offers clairvoyant sessions – a great way to make the most of your weekend away.
Where to stay
Base your girl’s weekend activities from a place with a colourful character and old-world charm – as well as live music and entertainment. Hotel Harry is located in the heart of Sydney, and is only a short walk away from popular attractions such as Circular Quay, the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.