36 hours in the Southern Highlands

The Southern Highlands has found a symbiosis between bucolic ideals and fresh, creative spirit. Located just over an hour's drive from Sydney, the region provides the perfect escape from the city: follow up idyllic nature walks with a glass of wine overlooking terraced vines, dine at hatted farm-to-table restaurants, trawl through art galleries and explore the best brunch spots during your stay in the Highlands.

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Browsing welcome: Seoul’s design hot spots

While Seoul is rapidly making its way to the top of any discerning traveller’s bucket-list of cities for its incredible food scene and world class fashion boutiques, it is also the place to be for all things design. Of course, this is not surprising. For a city that prides itself on being achingly hip and always ahead of the curve technologically, slick design is a must.

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36 Hours in Blue Mountains

Just a 1.5hour drive from Sydney, the Blue Mountains provides Sydneysiders with the perfect weekend getaway. Deriving its name from the distinctive blue haze surrounding the area, the Blue Mountains mingles Australian bushland with towns reminiscent of yesteryear, providing the locale with an inimitable charm. Backyard Opera has planned the ideal Blue Mountains stay, to ensure you make the most of the boutique shops, artistic destinations, and foodie classics the Blue Mountains has to offer.

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36 Hours in Surry Hills

Surry Hills is a vibrant hub of restaurants, cafes, independently owned shops and galleries located on the edge of the city. Famed for its flourishing creative scene, expect to find live music, indie plays and surprisingly sophisticated graffiti around every corner. To help you make the most of your time, Backyard Opera has planned out a killer long weekend in Surry Hills, complete with foodie destinations and artsy jaunts.

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