The journey to Sydney can be long for many global travelers but the city sure knows how to make it worth it. Next month on CNN’s ‘In 24 Hours’, host James Williams is back in his home-country to soak up the sunshine in a city that is uniquely laid back and luxurious all at the same time. From sunrise to sunset and into the night, CNN takes viewers along to the experiences only a privileged few will ever encounter.

For the perfect morning, Williams sets sail with the winner of the 2015 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Paul Clitheroe and crew while taking in a perfect Sydney sunrise on the harbor. From boat to car, Williams takes a ride in a 1977 Porsche 911 Carrera driving this cult classic through some of Sydney's most beautiful locations. It’s then on to the Symbio Wildlife Park where Williams meets Imogen the koala who became an international sensation last year when she was born.

In the afternoon, Williams hits the beach to meet Merivale CEO Justin Hemmes. With a fortune estimated in the millions, Hemmes has played a major role in shaping Sydney’s social scene. Williams learns both the business and creative process behind one of Hemmes' latest establishments, Coogee Pavilion.

Then what could be more Australian than surfing? Six-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore gives James a one-on-one surf lesson at Sydney's famous Bondi Beach. In the evening, Williams visits Sydney's ultimate icon, the Opera House. Here, he goes beyond any chef's table and steps into the kitchen with famed Chef Peter Gilmore at his new restaurant Bennelong. Williams rounds up ‘Sydney in 24 Hours’ with a special customized behind-the-scenes tour of the Opera House.

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