Kathy McCabe, The Daily Telegraph, reports
What is a superstar to do in Sydney with all that down time between red carpet appearances and chatfests?
If you are One Direction and just got off a plane this morning, you hope your hotel room windows are double-glazed to block out the teenagers screaming your name from the street below.
The British boy band will be talking up their smash hit debut album Up All Night and performing non-stop for the next week, so they are catching up on beauty sleep today.
But an old hand who has weathered his share of adoring female fans - Zac Efron - knows how to fill a holiday weekend in Sydney when he is not meeting and greeting.
Efron covered up in cashmere for the golf course after treating onlookers to a full frontal view of that sensational six-pack on the balcony of his luxury hotel.
Fellow Park Hyatt guest Tony Bennett, an acclaimed painter when he is not exercising those golden tonsils, chose to capture the glory of Sydney Harbour on canvas.
Acting singer Rihanna struck fierce poses when she ventured out on her balcony, while her Battleship co-star Brooklyn Decker soaked up Sydney's Indian summer.
Welcome to the celebrity playground of Sydney, where the world's most famous actors and musicians don't mind singing for their supper in between a spot of hard-earned rest and recreation.
It was back to work last night for Hollywood hearth-throb Efron, with the High School Musical survivor getting up close and personal with fans at the Bondi Junction premiere for his latest flick The Lucky One.
The actor's tween followers have remained loyal as they hit their teens and 20s but Efron has a long way to go before he matches the staying power of Bennett, who at 85 remains at the top of his game. After spending the morning painting with his wife Susan by his side, Bennett opened his three-night stand at the Sydney Opera House last night, reprising the standards from a career which spans six decades.
While Rihanna is wearing her acting hat alongside co-stars Brooklyn Decker and Taylor Kitsch on the Battleship red carpet at Luna Park tonight, she may return to her day job later this week to sing with controversial ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, who heads up Supafest.
From the moment Niall, Liam, Harry, Zayn and Louis venture out of their city hotel, One Direction will own the hearts of Sydney's teens, whether they are being grilled by TV or radio personalities or attempting to hear themselves over the hysterical wailing at their two sold-out Hordern Pavilion concerts on Friday.
Fearing scenes reminiscent of Bieber fever, a huge police and security force will be at Martin Place tomorrow when 1D rock up to the Sunrise stage. They have urged parents to accompany their daughters - and sons - to any of the group's appearances to keep them calm.