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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

  • Great food, unique fashion, vintage threads, urban art, cool music
  • Inner eastern suburbs
  • 20-minute bus ride from Circular Quay

Why go there

Darlinghurst’s main strip is Oxford Street, where Sydney's fabulous Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade is held each year. If you love to shop, eat and drink well or simply people-watch, Oxford Street is agreat place to start. Nearby Crown, Burton and Liverpool streets are packed with fashion boutiques, bookshops, art galleries, music shops, cafes and restaurants.

It's at night that the suburb really comes alive with clubs, cocktail bars, live music and gay bars offering late night entertainment.

After a recent rejuvenation, Surry Hills and Darlinghurst have enjoyed a restaurant boom, with Crown and Bourke streets offering some of the most tempting cuisine in Sydney.

Things to do

  • Discover great breakfasts at the Tropicana or Bar Coluzzi on Victoria Street or bills in Darlinghurst and Surry Hills.
  • Enjoy an afternoon cocktail in a cool lounge, wine or tapas bar - The Victoria Room or Kika.
  • Dine in Stanley Street’s Little Italy restaurant area or at any number of stylish restaurants with shared tables and hand-made pasta, late night gourmet pizza, zesty Thai and classic French.
  • Check out the bars along Oxford Steet, some with fantasy settings and retro fitouts such as Ruby Rabbit, Oxford Arts Factory or The Columbian.
  • Go shopping in Crown Street in Surry Hills, the place for cutting-edge design such as Cloth, Planet and Metlab.

Don’t miss

  • Sydney Jewish Museum, Victoria Road in Darlinghurst.
  • Browsing in the area's many record stores for rare albums, hip hop vinyl, funk, dance and reggae.
  • Object gallery on Bourke Street for  the coolest design and craft. 
  • Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras in late February and early March.
  • Surry Hills Festival in May.
  • Victoria Street, Image Tony Yeates

Towns within

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

 

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