As part of its ongoing travel series, lifestyle publication Monocle has taken a trip down under to the coastal, crowd-pleasing city of Sydney.

The clip provides enough insight into the food, culture, architecture, lifestyle and nightlife to get the wanderlust flowing, and later delves a bit deeper into the once struggling, now thriving arts scene. It also showcases some of the stunning independent boutique hotels that are giving the big chains a run for their money.

The video was made to accompany a physical travel guide published in collaboration with Gestalten, which, like the video, contains plenty of reasons to unpack your bags, settle in and linger a while. You can pick up the guide now from the Monocle Shop for $15.

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