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Once grungy, this is now a go-to destination for art-lovers and hipsters. Host to a growing number of independent, highly acclaimed art spaces. Central Park is also dubbed Sydney's new down-town for the architecturally-minded.

An easy walk from Central Station and Chinatown, you’ll find plenty of things to do and see, including the Kensington Street ‘eat street’ and the Seymour Centre’s exhilarating shows.

    • Contemporary Chinese Art at the White Rabbit Gallery
    • Chippendale’s Kensington Street is another hive of culinary activity, with restaurants, bars and providores fast filling remaining spaces in the heritage buildings of the former Carlton United Brewery.
    • Six hawker-style eateries under a ceiling of glowing lanterns take over this laneway hidden behind a row of preserved terrace houses.
    • In The Old Rum Store, Bistrot Gavroche has two new restaurant neighbours: award-winning Sicilian chef Lino Sauro’s Olio, and the American/Japanese Eastside Grill.
    • Brickfields for baked goods.
    • Live music at Fredas.
    • Ester for wood-fired menu which will have you returning again and again.

An eclectic mix of revitalised warehouses and charming terrace houses, Alexandria and Rosebery offer delicious food and fun adventure.

In these inner Sydney neighbourhoods you can take the controls of an F/A-18 Super Hornet at Jet Flight Simulator and enjoy indoor climbing at Sky Zone.

    • The Grounds of Alexandria is an institution, with a beautiful kitchen garden, house-baked bread and house-roasted coffee, and a small population of farm animals in residence.
    • Cannery Rosebery is a rejuvenated heritage warehouse and contains all manner of gourmet delights and interior design boutiques.
    • Close to other outlet and warehouse hubs, like Alexandria and Mascot, Rosebery is carving out an identity as a more upmarket shopping district thanks to high fashion outlets and homewares stores.
    • Australian Meat emporium and Kitchen by Mike.
    • Visit Lunatiques and Mitchell Road Antique & Design Centre for vintage furniture.
    • Spacem Koskela and Matt Blatt for the latest in designer homewares.
    • Sky Zone Alexandria is an indoor trampoline park in Sydney that will have you literally jumping off the walls.All Sorts Indoor Sports Centre for everything from boking, futsal or In2Ski for year-round indoor skiing.
    • Discover how spirits are crafted on a tour of Archie Rose Distillery, an independent distillery with a cool bar.

From acclaimed theatre and intriguing galleries to fine food and wine, Surry Hills is a delightful inner Sydney neighbourhood near Central Station.

You’ll discover hidden gems, including award-winning restaurants, hip bars and great pubs, fashion boutiques, and the famous Bourke Street Bakery.

    • Enjoy all the coffee you want with a selection of cafés to choose from, at Reuben Hills in Surry Hills, the breakfast food is inspired by the owners' recent coffee bean finds, so you might try a Honduran or Costa Rican speciality as your excellent brew.
    • Chippendale’s Kensington Street is another hive of culinary activity, with restaurants, bars and providores fast filling remaining spaces in the heritage buildings of the former Carlton United Brewery.
    • Stop in at the cool and quirky Holy Kitsch, a treasure trove of Latin American ephemera, boutique paper store Paper2and Follow Store, an inspiring design concept store, unique pieces and Australian designer outfits at ParisTexas or the other boutique stores in the area. 
    • Party on in the night at one of the local Karaoke bars.
    • If singing isn’t your fortay, eat and drink your way at the electic gastro pubs of Surry Hills such as The Dolphin, The Cricketers Arms .

Bondi Beach is Australia's most famous beach. The jewel of Sydney’s laid-back beach lifestyle is home to one of the oldest surf lifesaving clubs in the world and one of Australia’s oldest swimming clubs, the Bondi Icebergs.

You can travel by public transport from the city centre to the iconic beach.

    • Aside from the infamous Bondi Icebergs, you can dine now at Bondi favourite Panama House in its new waterview location onto beachside Campbell Parade.
    • The Bondi Farmers Market is held every Saturday at Bondi Beach Public School. The market brings you fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, organically grown meat and poultry, just picked flowers, artisan breads, homemade jams, farmstead cheeses, seafood, olive oils, herbs, spices, and much more.
    • Enjoy the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, a picturesque 6km trail with vantage points on sandstone clifftops to spot whales between May and November.
    • End your night with a few cocktails and good music try out Hotel Ravesis, The Anchor or Speakeasy Bar.

As the strip of land where European settlers chose to step ashore in 1788, The Rocks is essentially the birthplace of modern Sydney.

Discover the colourful history of The Rocks, from a British colony of convicts, soldiers and sailors to a thriving 21st century entertainment precinct, on various tours.

Discover a wonderful mix of experiences in Barangaroo, including delicious restaurants, beautiful parkland, enticing shopping, innovative design and fascinating indigenous tours.

On the edge of Sydney Harbour, the vibrant area is named after a powerful 18th century Aboriginal woman.

    • Taste authentic flavours and cuisines in the sandstone-quarried heart of The Rocks, from Japanese at Shiki and Sake Restaurant and Bar to German at Munich Brauhaus Sydney and Italian at Caminetto.
    • Shop the Rocks' cobble-stoned laneways and wander the weekend Rocks markets with a vibrant range of Australian crafts, jewellery and food.
    • Shop The Streets of Barangaroo, recent openings include the much-anticipated Barangaroo House; Matt Moran’s three-storey harbourside food palace, made up of Bea restaurant, Smoke rooftop bar and House Bar.
    • Walk to Sydney's biggest theatres and the Museum fo Contemporary Art.
    • Explore some of the colonial pubs includinge the Fortune of War, The Hero of Waterloo, the Lord Nelson Brewery and Hotel Palisade at The Rocks.

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