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Food & Drink

Cooking in New South Wales, and Sydney in particular, reflects the State’s multicultural makeup with Japanese, Thai, Greek, Vietnamese, Italian and Indian cuisine all represented. Gourmet wine and food trails exist throughout the State.

Fine white and red wines come from the Hunter Valley.

General licensing hours for public bars are from Monday to Saturday 10.00 am to 11.00 pm with altering hours on Sunday.


The most opoularbuys are Australian opals, Aboriginal arts and crafts, precious and semi precious stones, woolen and sheepskin goods and fashion by top Australian designers.

Sydney's shopping hours are from Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm, Saturdays 9.00 am to 4.00 pm and Sundays 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Many shops also stay open until 9.00 pm on Thursdays.


Sydney is known for being a city that never sleeps, and has an assorted selection of pubs, bars, nightclubs and music venues. Kings Cross in Sydney is a thrilling nightlife area.

Furthermore, there are some night time cruises offering dinner and dancing. For further information on Sydney’s nightlife see online.