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50 things to do in Sydney at least once in your life
Things to do

50 things to do in Sydney at least once in your life

Sydney’s a beautiful place to live and a glorious city to visit. We’ve picked out 50 of our favourite things to do while you're here.

Urban farms in Sydney
Attractions

Urban farms in Sydney

Find the all-natural remedy to city-slicker-sickness right here in Sydney: the humble urban farm. 

Unusual fitness classes in Sydney
Sport and fitness

Unusual fitness classes in Sydney

These wacky workouts let you dance, bounce, swing and climb your way to a healthier you, and have a ball getting there. 

The best escape rooms in Sydney
Things to do

The best escape rooms in Sydney

The concept is simple: solve a variety of puzzles placed in and around the room before your allotted time runs out. 

The best of Sydney

25 things to do for under $25 in Sydney
Things to do

25 things to do for under $25 in Sydney

Sydney’s hella exxy most of the time, but if you look hard enough you’ll find some cheap as chips things to do.

Sydney’s best laneways
Things to do

Sydney’s best laneways

We think we can give Melbourne's laneways a run for their money.

90 things to do in Sydney before 9am
Things to do

90 things to do in Sydney before 9am

We’re an optimistic bunch. 

The best things to do when you're alone in Sydney
Things to do

The best things to do when you're alone in Sydney

It can be difficult to master the art of hanging out by yourself. 

The best places to go kayaking in Sydney
Sport and fitness

The best places to go kayaking in Sydney

No other city can boast such a range of places to go kayaking. 

The Sydney tourist hit list

Top Sydney attractions
Attractions

Top Sydney attractions

Things to do in Sydney at least once in your life
Things to do

Things to do in Sydney at least once in your life

Tourist attractions that don’t suck
Attractions

Tourist attractions that don’t suck

Indigenous walks and tours in Sydney
Things to do

Indigenous walks and tours in Sydney

Sydney sightseeing
Attractions

Sydney sightseeing

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Sydney for the curious
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Sydney for the curious

With a sculptural facade that gleams like a multifaceted jewel, the West Hotel sits on the western side of the city centre near the waterfront at Darling Harbour and Barangaroo. This new boutique hotel is part of the Curio Collection by Hilton and boasts brilliant designer touches including an atrium 'jungle' enjoying all-day sunshine; sophisticated dining at Solander Dining & Bar; and guest rooms with Wi-Fi, 49-inch TVs, Bluetooth speaker systems and Google Chromecast, so that guests can stream their own music and movies. The Curio Collection conducted research and found that curiosity plays a major role in travel choices. They narrowed down travellers into five archetypes: food-loving epicureans; arts-inspired culturalists; nature-seeking pathfinders; thrillseeking challengers; and switched-on spiritualists.   With that in mind, Time Out has teamed up with West Hotel to curate five different lists of essential Sydney experiences, taking the five archetypes as inspiration. Know yourself, choose your own adventure, and explore the best of this city.      And whether you're from out of town or a local seeking a staycation, you can book a weekend getaway at West Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton. Rooms start at $218 per night.

Your favourite city bars are opening on Sundays
Bars

Your favourite city bars are opening on Sundays

For the last six weeks of the year some of the best bars in Sydney will be extending their trading hours and opening on Sunday. And with all the end-of-year celebrating and catching up you have to somehow squeeze into your agenda, that's an extremely helpful development. These bars are the cream of the crop: Time Out award winners, five-star establishments, and even a brand new Sydney outpost of one of New York's best and most famous speakeasies.  The bars are all located within coo-ee of each other in the central business district, bringing a welcome buzz to the city on a Sunday. Whether you need to put your feet up and have a cocktail after knocking over your Christmas shopping, or want get a posse together and do an afternoon crawl of some of the finest bars in town, Sunday fun days begin right here.    

Rose Riot

Rose Riot

You know what would make theatre even better? Having a picnic whilst watching it. Well my friend, this is your opportunity to do just that. This December and next January, Sport for Jove is celebrating its ten-year anniversary by taking theatre back to some of its origins, and putting on a season of two epic Shakespeare adaptations, dubbed ‘Rose Riot’. The Hollow Crown and The Wars of the Roses will bring together and reimagine several of Shakespeare’s works, with the first combining the stories of Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V, and the second mixing Henry VI and Richard III. But great shows don’t create themselves and Rose Riot’s artistic director, Damien Ryan has a lot to say on the works and history that inspired this project. “It’s not just the extraordinary battles, political factionalism and its revolving door of new kings and queens, it is its sheer humanity that draws me to it,” says Ryan. “It is extravagant, violent, funny, fierce and very moving. It could be described as history’s greatest leadership spills.” The plays work as two separate but connected stories. So you can see one or the other or both and still get the satisfaction of a complete story. Among the award-winning company’s new cast are some seasoned vets, including the likes of James Lugton (from Macbeth and the Taming of the Shrew), Eloise Winestock (from Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It and The Tempest) and Bernadette Ryan (from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and As You Like It). Tickets range f

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The Field at Easts Rugby
Bars

The Field at Easts Rugby

Whether you’re trying to escape the Bondi crowds or the manic traffic in the CBD, the Field at Easts Rugby is the perfect place for good times, fabulous bistro dining and great drinks. You won’t be able to see the city for all the gum trees that keep this Rose Bay gem on the edge of the Woollahra golf club a wonderfully secluded Sydney spot. The family-friendly pub welcomes all kinds of families (including those with four-legged friends), whether they be your real life brood of relatives, your girl gang, dog buddies or your team of sports superstars. If you’re bringing along the little ones, they can enjoy yard games of giant Jenga, Connect Four and ping pong while the bistro serves pub classics alongside modern Australian dishes from Wednesday-Sunday. The big-ticket menu items at the Field include their take on contemporary pub meals like buttermilk fried chicken with a maple glaze and a chipotle dipping sauce, as well as the sesame-crusted albacore tuna poké bowl with a zingy nam jim dressing. If it’s a bargain you’re after, swing by on Thursdays for the juicy rump steak for $14. Meanwhile on Saturdays from noon, you can try the $12 burger special that includes a classic Wagyu beef or smoky chicken loaded with avo salsa, or slow-cooked pulled pork and coleslaw. When you've got an occasion to celebrate, whether it be an end-of-year-bash or birthday parties, don't forget that the Field is also an open-air function space with a sun-drenched deck right on the sidelines of