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Beginners’ Sydney: a city guide for Sunday Times Travel magazine

Sydney or Melbourne? The debate forever rages but for some of us, there is no contest – Sydney is bolder, bigger, better (sorry Melbourne).

Sydney is the sort of city that grabs you by the scruff of the neck and demands you have a good time: it’s all beaches and brunches, surfing and sunshine. It is also the sort of city you can’t only visit once, you’ll be hooked for the moment you see that iconic harbour.

It does take some knowledge to hit the highlights though, so I was delighted to be asked to write a guide for first timers for Sunday Times Travel magazine. Read my beginners’ guide to Sydney and find out why it trumps Melbourne every time.

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Melbourne to Sydney: piece for Cox and Kings

There is a debate at the heart of Australia and it is one few travellers have no opinion on. That great debate is simple: Melbourne or Sydney?

I’ve visited both cities many times and love Sydney for its epic harbour and laid-back beach life, Melbourne for its coffee scene and cultural nightlife. But which one is my favourite? I took a road trip to try to answer that question. Find out which side of the fence I landed on (if either) here.