1. Have the most beautiful meal of your life at Social Hideout in Waterloo. Social Hideout People are calling this Sydney's most Instagrammable cafe and it's pretty easy to see why. It's got a flower wall, neon sign, colourful food and ice cream in tiny gold bathtubs. If this is your thing, you'll love the shit out of this place. 2. Skip Bondi to Bronte and instead walk from Malabar to Coogee. Instagram: @jemimaskelley / Via instagram.com Last year saw a new walking path open in the Malabar Headland National Park, which means you can now walk along the coast from there to Maroubra, and then on to Coogee. It's refreshingly empty (compared to the walks closer to Bondi) and you're rewarded with amazing views of sandstone cliffs on one side, and bushland on the other. 3. Take a ferry out and spend the day on a harbour island. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com There are a bunch little islands in Sydney Harbour just waiting for you to explore them. Pack a picnic and a bottle of wine and make a whole day of it. Shark Island is a stone's throw (and a ferry ride) from Circular Quay. 4. Grab your mates and dig into a two-kilo schnitzel. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com The Goni's Schnitzelria specialise in delicious Uruguayan food – and HUGE schnittys. Choose your meat and your toppings and they'll bring it out in all its glory. Maybe you want to take it on as a solo challenge? 5. Take a day trip to the Blue Mountains. Instagram: @jemimaskelley / Via instagram.com If you don't have the time or cash to commit to a weekend away, you can easily do the Blue Mountains in a day. If you've got a car you can hop between waterfalls, walks and lookouts. You could even take a glow worm tour in nearby caves. If you're going by train, there are stunning walks you can do starting from Wentworth Falls station or Katoomba. 6. Get adventurous and try a bubble tea sundae. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @lazypandaishungry There are a couple places around Sydney to get this heavenly invention. Try Heet Tea in Ashfield or Devon Cafe in North Sydney. It's pretty much what it sounds like, soft serve paired with tapioca balls and boba pearls. 7. Finally have that boozy arvo picnic you've always been planning. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Picnics are literally the easiest thing in the world to plan. Just grab a blanket or towel, some snacks, and some bevvies and you're done. It might seem touristy but the Botanic Gardens is a pretty excellent place to find a patch of grass with epic harbour views. 8. Put your creative skills to work and you might even find a new hobby. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com You might have noticed on Instagram that your friends have been going to boozy painting classes. It's become a pretty popular way to get the gang together, but you don't have to be limited to painting if you're not feeling that. Class Bento lets you choose from a bunch of different classes to undertake with your mates: terrarium making, pottery or cocktail mixing. 9. Take a trip to the Hunter Valley and get your wine on. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com If you're anything like me, you and your friends have been trying to plan a trip to the Hunter Valley for the past five years. Well 2019 is going to be your time to shine. There are a ton of wineries you can park yourself at for the day, or take a tour and have the planning taken out of your hands. If you want to stay the night you can glamp on a vineyard, and in the morning you can check out the local goods at Dalwood Markets. 10. Kayak under the Harbour Bridge for a totally new view. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Instead of seeing the bridge from Opera Bar while knocking back a few wines, why not take in the view from a kayak in the harbour? The sunrise tours come complete with a cup of hot coffee, or you can do a tour which includes a mid-way stop for fish 'n' chips. They also run tours which pick up litter along the way. 11. Admire our city's skyline from a rooftop bar. @eastvillagesydney / Via instagram.com East Village in Darlinghurst has a pretty top-notch view of Sydney to enjoy over cocktails. If you're not really an Eastern Suburbs kinda person, and don't wanna leave the city, check out the new bar Old Mate's Place on Clarence st which has equally good views. 12. Get real fancy and have brunch at Altitude. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com This place has one of the best views of Sydney. Up on the 36th floor of the Shangri-La hotel, it's got huge windows letting you gaze out at the harbour while downing pancakes and eggs. The price is pretty high ($95) but that includes free-flowing Bellinis and Mimosas. 13. Go to an organic market and have a cooking day. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Farmers' markets are always a fun morning out. Get a bacon and egg roll and a coffee from one of the stalls then wander around checking out all the incredibly fresh produce. Take it one step further and take all your ingredients home and try to put together a first-class meal. Cooking is always more fun when you do it with friends. 14. Spend your Friday nights wandering through Chinatown. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Each Friday sees the Chinatown Night Market lighting up the streets of Haymarket. You can buy all sorts of things but what you should really be focusing on is the food. Think authentic street foods from all over Asia like takoyaki from Japan, pho from Vietnam and desserts from China. Come hungry!