The 5 Spots Every Fashion Girl Needs To See In Sydney

If you've never been to Australia, your impression of the continent might be limited to stereotypes perpetuated by reruns of The Crocodile Hunter and the Olsen Twins' greatest work (second only to The Row) Our Lips Are Sealed. Although Sydney is home to some of the world's most renowned beaches, the city offers so much more than just a chance to get an aggressive tan line.
Fondly known as the Harbor City, Sydney is also known as a cultural, culinary, and nature-rich hub. Between the exotic wildlife, farm-to-table fare, and fine art, you won't be at a loss for activities once you get bored of laying in the sun. Ahead, you'll find a few of my favorite locales in New South Wales' pride & joy, along with links to everything I wore because half the fun of travel is planning what you're going to wear.
Use this guide as a jump off for exploring the beautiful city and Oz's other five states — there are endless adventures in the land down under and few of them have anything to do with crocodile hunting.
Travel for the author was provided by ING for the purpose of writing this story; Zimmermann loaned the clothes.
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The Grounds of Alexandria

Brunch is too simple a word to describe the vast offerings of the Grounds of Alexandria. The venue is a hybrid cafe, restaurant, bakery, and sustainable garden. The fresh produce you'll admire while you wait for a table will later show up on your plate. Other attractions include baking classes and a weekend market featuring 80 vendors.

Zimmermann jumpsuit.
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Blue Mountains, Wentworth Falls

The natural wonders of the Blue Mountains offer a stark contrast to the beaches and cityscape of Sydney — all a mere two-hour train ride west of the city accessible via public transit.. Take advantage and spend an afternoon enjoying a picturesque hike complete with breathtaking waterfalls and Australian wildlife.

Zimmermann Jasper Stripe Smock, $590, available at Zimmermann.
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Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts an impressive permanent collection of Australian and Aboriginal art, as well as a rotating collection of prestigious artists from around the world. Nestled in the area of the city referred to as "The Rocks," the building is a only a stone's throw from the Sydney Harbor, the Royal Botanic Gardens, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Zimmermann, Tulsi Border Day Dress, $640, available at Zimmermann; Manebí Yucatan Espadrille Slip-On, $120, available at Nordstrom; Simon Miller bag.
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Bondi Icebergs

The natural pools fondly known as the "Icebergs" are a must see for every visitor making their way through Sydney. Post dip, make sure to take the scenic route via the coastal walk to Coogee beach for views guaranteed to pull in the likes on your Instagram.

Zimmermann Jasper Frill High Pant, $260, available at Zimmermann; Kate Young for Tura Ally Sunglasses, $176.34, available at Ezcontacts.
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Sydney Opera House

The Opera House is the southern hemisphere's answer to New York's Lincoln Center. While it offers a stunning view of the harbor and a rotation of shows and events, the building alone is considered a work of art. If your trip falls in late May or early June, like mine, you might be able to catch the city's annual light festival Vivid.

Zimmermann Jasper Honeycomb Tiered Floral Dress, $1,100, available at Intermix.