A great gateway

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Heading to Sydney on business? The Harbour City is a world-class destination for work and play thanks to its stunning scenery, premium restaurants and standout beaches.

It's vibrant, buzzy and breezy, but business travelers might just crave a day away from the hustle of endless meetings.

Thankfully, there are many great escapes just a short trip from Australia's largest city.

First published September 18, 2017: 10:20 AM ET