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Lifestyle

Sydney Local Health District is a dynamic and exciting place to work and build a career and likewise Sydney and its surrounding area is a fantastic place to live and play. There is a lot to offer every type of lifestyle from the breathtaking scenery to the exciting night life. It's a city with a lot to offer for all generations.

Australia is famous for its beaches and Sydney has some of the best including Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach where you can soak in the sun or explore marine life in the great Pacific Ocean. For the ground explorer, there is a Bondi to Coogee Beach walk along cliff tops with glorious views. The temperate climate allows Sydney siders to enjoy our beaches all year round. Our beaches are fairly close to our facilities and are easily accessed via public transport.

Sydney is a great food society with an abundance of cafes, bars and restaurants to please the fussiest gastronomist. There is a lot of choice in terms of international foods and cooking classes alike for all the foodies out there. Canterbury Hospital is at the heart of multicultural Sydney and is home to many Middle Eastern and Asian bakeries, spice shops and restaurants showcasing food from these regions.

Close to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital we have Chinatown, serving some of the best Eastern cuisine in Australia. Italian cuisine is in close proximity to Concord Hospital so for more of a European flavour head out to Leichhardt and Haberfield. These areas are ideal for those seeking pizzerias, patisseries and wholesome Italian food. If you prefer the cafe` scene or don't know what you feel like, King Street Newtown near Royal Prince Alfred Hospital caters for all tastes and dining preferences. So you are sure to find what you are looking for.

Australia is also known for its fresh food produce so you can be sure of the quality of the food and farmers markets around Sydney will awaken the home cook within or of course, the food taster. We must not forget the world famous Sydney Fish markets where you have the option of buying the freshest local seafood around or you can just sit back and let the chefs at one of the many in-house restaurants take care of the work.

Sydney has a great night scene for those who enjoy the nightlife with boutique wine and cocktail bars, trendy pubs and nightclubs.

Darlinghurst holds the yearly Mardi Gras Festival which attracts an international audience and music festivals are also held regularly in various locations throughout the year. Sydney has a wide range of Arts and Cultural events that take place in some of the most spectacular galleries in the country and we have not even mentioned the Sydney Opera House yet, which caters for all kinds of music and theatrical events. In the warmer months, the Open Air Cinema screens a variety of new release and classic films alongside the Sydney Festival.

For those interested in shopping up a storm there are plenty of options. Paddington has designer labels and boutique homewards. Newtown up the road from Royal Prince Alfred Hospital offers an alternative shopping scene featuring vintage clothing stores many local labels. For the bargain hunters there are many factory outlets offering a wide range of designer labels and other goods. And all year round there are various designer markets and fairs held throughout Sydney.

Sporting enthusiasts will be satisfied by the national and international events hosted by the city in world class sporting venues, and who can forget that we were the hosts of the 'greatest ever' summer Olympics games. Despite what Queenslanders might say, we are the home of Rugby Australia. Pick a team and be prepared to find a new family amongst the supporters. We are also home to the reigning AFL premiers, the Sydney Swans. The summer cricket calendar is chock-a-block full of nail biting action.

And for those with families, Sydney has so much to offer from Taronga Zoo to the Powerhouse Museum. The year round temperate weather means that outdoor activities are always possible, so the kids never get bored. Wondering how you are going to make it to all these exciting events and activities? Sydney has a wide-ranging public transport system. The trains, buses run all year round and for those engrossed in living the harbour lifestyle, the ferries make the most regular journey exciting.

There are many other attractions near Sydney that are worth the trip. The Blue Mountains and Southern Highlands offer relaxing scenic settings for people needing a get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Australian wine culture is booming, with wine regions, such as the Hunter Valley, just a short trip away offering cellar door tastings and sales. And if you want to travel further afield, Sydney is the gateway to the rest of Australia, with hundreds of regular flights to all the major capital cities and regional NSW. Canberra our nation's Capital, is a pleasant three hour drive and is great for weekends away.

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Sydney
Photo: James Horan Courtesy Destination New South Wales
Sydney
Photo: Courtesy Destination New South Wales
Sydney
Photo: James Horan Courtesy Destination New South Wales
Sydney
Photo: James Horan Courtesy Destination New South Wales