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Balmain One of Sydney's oldest suburbs, now a vibrant and artistic community.

Bondi Icebergs Swimming Pool, Sydney. Bondi One of Sydney's most eclectic and exciting precincts.

Cultural activities in Cabramatta, Sydney Cabramatta An authentic slice of South-East Asian sights and tastes.

Strolling in Chinatown, Sydney Chinatown and Haymarket Asian streetlife with a bit of Spanish pizzaz.

An aerial view of Sydney's Central Business District City Centre A beautiful harbourside capital, with historic precincts and cosmopolitan style.

Bushwalking in Maianbar, Cronulla, Sydney Cronulla Coast Sydney's longest beach is just a ferry ride from the Royal National Park.

Darling Harbour A lively harbourside precinct that throbs with activity day and night.

Cafes on Victoria Street, Darlinghurst (Photo: Tony Yeates) Darlinghurst Boutiques and bookshops by day, bars and nightclubs by night.

Double Bay Fashion central and the playground of Sydney’s beautiful people.

Glebe is one of Sydney's most vibrant alternative areas.

Tizzana Winery, Ebenezer, Hawkesbury Valley (Photo: P. Blackmore/Tourism NSW) Hawkesbury Valley The Hawkesbury River winds its way through a fertile valley.

Dining on Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf, Sydney (Photo: F. Quimby) Kings Cross and Woolloomooloo This lively entertainment area buzzes with nightclubs, bars and...

The Leichhardt Forum, Sydney Leichhardt Sydney's Little Italy, the place to go for all things Italian, from gelato to espresso.

St John's Anglican Church, Camden, Sydney Macarthur A vibrant, bustling area with country charm

Manly BeachManly 

Nestled between the harbour and a surf beach – a quintessential Sydney experience.

Bent Street, Fox Studios, Moore Park, Sydney Moore Park Major sports stadiums, entertainment venues and an expansive park.

Taronga Zoo, Sydney Mosman and Balmoral Beach Harbourside suburbs blessed with great cafes, shops and views

One of Newtown's many café spots on King Street, Sydney (R. Billington/Tourism NSW) Newtown Colourful, unconventional and gay-friendly with a strong arts culture, great shopping and dining.

Shopping for the latest trends in Paddington, Sydney (J. Morgan/Tourism NSW) Paddington Stylish terraces, a great shopping precinct lined with cafés and restaurants.

St Johns Cathedral, Parramatta, Sydney (3stroke Photography/Tourism NSW) Parramatta Parramatta is a city of historic charm with a multicultural footprint.

Overlooking the Nepean River, Penrith precinct Penrith Valley An aquatic playground at the foothills of the Blue Mountains.

George IV Hotel in Picton, Sydney Picton and Surrounds All the charm and tranquillity of the country.

Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour (Photo: Hamilton Lund / Tourism NSW). Sydney Harbour and Islands All kinds of water craft jostle for a piece of the world's best harbour.

Biking around Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney. Sydney Olympic Park Home of the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, major social and sporting venue.

Some architectural details in The Rocks, Sydney The Rocks and Circular Quay Historic harbourside area with shops, pubs and restaurants.

 


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Must do

Fast facts

  • Bohemian lifestyle
  • Inner west
  • 30-minute bus ride from Circular Quay or light rail from the city

Why go there

With its mix of bohemian inhabitants, activists and intellectuals, Glebe can lay claim to the title of Sydney’s most vibrant and "alternative" community.

It’s adjacent to two universities, making it home to thousands of academics and students, from here and abroad.

Tailored to the clientele, the narrow streets offer many cheap eats, bookshops, laundromats, health food shops and lively pubs. The area also has many alternative therapy healing centres and New Age shops.

Things to do

  • Stroll along Glebe Point Road, stopping at cafés, second-hand bookshops and boutiques, and then relax at Blackwattle Bay Park.
  • Explore Bicentennial Park, at the end of Glebe Point Road, part of a green open-space area with playing fields, skateboard ramp, a playground and barbecue facilities.

Don’t miss

  • A night at the Harold Park Paceway to see the trots.
  • Enjoying a beer while listening to an independent rock band at the Annandale Hotel.
  • Glebe Market, every Saturday.
  • Gleebooks, with its enormous range of textbooks and literature.

Events

  • The Glebe Street Fair on the 3rd Sunday of each November. One of Sydney's oldest street fairs attracts around 120,000 people to enjoy stalls, food and entertainment along Glebe Point Road.

  • Clipper Café, Image Daniel Boud

     

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