Things to do in Newtown

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Newtown, Sydney

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What travellers are saying

  • Philip S
    Greater Sydney, Australia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool place with cool dudes. Family friendly. Good for fashion and food.

    Fabulous place to live; close to CBD; on train and bus routes; close to Sydney Uni; many parks.

    Many heritage areas. Great history.

    One of Sydney's great secrets.
    Written 7 February 2024
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  • Paul L
    Hallam, Australia940 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Saw several bands here over the years in the theatres old guise and have been once after the revamp.

    The theatre has been a staple for decades - many Sydney residents will recall having seen bands here down the years. The place is on a main road and there are a mass of eateries nearby for pre or after show food and drink options. If you are coming by public transport then there is a train station not far away.

    The place itself looks a lot classier than the fairly dated situation previously. It's a lot brighter the sound seemed OK on my one post-refurb visit. Finding your seat is easy and even at the back I had an OK view.
    Written 15 October 2023
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  • AndyJohn74
    Sans Souci, Australia3,384 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located a couple of blocks to the north of King Street, the Camperdown Cemetery sits in the south eastern corner of the Camperdown Memorial Rest Park. Entry to the cemetery is via Church Street as the other sides are surrounded by a high stone wall. Entry is also free.
    There is a wide array of headstones and a great deal of history. It is well worth a visit if in the area.
    Written 23 September 2022
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  • AndyJohn74
    Sans Souci, Australia3,384 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This mural is further up King Street than TripAdvisor currently shows. It is on the side of a building on the Northside of the street, directly north of Newtown train station. The mural itself is substantial in size and covers the entire side of the building.
    Written 23 September 2022
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  • Jo-Ann X
    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia107 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    New Theatre is a wonderful small theatre putting on plays ranging from classics to new works. It's a great place to see and support up and coming and experienced actors lead by equally up and coming & experienced directors and creatives. There are so few venues of this size left in Sydney and it is important they continue. Independent and professional.
    Written 25 July 2022
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  • Philipstravels
    Perth, Australia156 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited the Paddington shop, really interesting quirky Antique/collectable shop, everything was pretty pricey, parking available on Oxford street, some paid some 2 hour free
    Written 9 July 2019
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  • ChrissieWilliams81
    Wyong Creek, Australia524 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This park is a magical place in the historic Rocks area of Sydney.

    Remnants of tenement houses with furniture to make them come to life.

    See how cramped living conditions were. Open day and night.
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • Jan L
    101 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceptional craft brewery with awesome beers. Had a great time here and it’s a great place to hangout with friends. Wonderful place.
    Written 1 March 2024
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  • FreeJohnny
    Istanbul752 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place was really neat and wonderful, we have a habit to find small galleries or workshops for the local artists. This was not that hidden, it was right on the King Street. It was evening time I think it was right before the closing time on Thursday. We admired and loved the pieces Kerrie had created. Very unique and excellent pieces. Only regret, we could not buy all of them. But, we had taken time to absorb the creation and talk with Kerrie. Loved her art and appreciate it. Thanks Kerrie, please keep up the good work. Kudos.
    Written 21 September 2017
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  • Dianne H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I've been going to the Buddah bar for a couple of years now. The staff and therapists are calm, polite, friendly and very helpful. I've always experienced wonderful service with a smile. Highly recommend The Buddah Bar, would not go anywhere else.
    Written 1 October 2021
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  • Cotswold 888
    Tetbury, UK42 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great fun night out eating, drinking and watching the “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” drag acts! Food was basic (chicken burger) but good, service nice but table dirty and sticky, they need to improve standards a bit. Drag “show” was quite minimal so don’t build up your expectations that there is a long show, there were just 3 blasts of entertainment at 8, 9 and 10pm. The performers were ok but not outstanding, however the atmosphere was frivolous, fun, and we had a great night. Their choice of outfits was brilliant, iconic images from the film. Definitely worth going if you are a Priscilla fan.
    Written 5 October 2023
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  • sara D
    Sydney, Australia12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was fun for all ages in our group (2,17,40’s and 70). Not a massive place but took long enough to maintain everyone’s interest. There was only one part of the course we didn’t really like ( The Uno game) but the others were fun. Anybody with mobility issues would struggle to get around the courses as you have to climb steps and even climb through the Flintstones car at one point.
    We didn’t eat as we didn’t have time but saw others food arrive and it looked nice. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
    All in all was a nice way to kill an hour and get out of the house on a rainy weekend.
    Written 7 March 2022
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  • Cheryl W
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hands down, without a doubt one of the best massages I’ve ever had. Steph excels in her profession and her kind care is evident. Exceptional.
    Written 22 April 2023
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  • Christine Lily
    Sydney, Australia1,176 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A group of us went here to watch a movie. The staff were proficient and friendly. The cinema was clean and tidy. The only issue was the woman in front of us who snored through the whole movie.
    Written 22 April 2021
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