I was on a business trip to Sydney. I had a weekend in between so I got to check out some of the places there.
In addition to the places in the itinerary, we went to some amazing bars, night clubs and restaurants. In particular - Opera Bar, Trinity Bar, Vasco, Zilver Restaurant were just the best. Also, loved the bars in Surry Hills and the ones along the Darling Harbour.
I loved the China town in Sydney, which looked exotic and had amazing chinese restaurants, shops etc. compared to that of any other major city (NYC, Chicago etc.)
Overall, I felt like Sydney is an extremely diverse city with amazing night-life, restaurants and beaches. In my opinion - a mini NYC & SFO