Things to do in Darlinghurst

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Darlinghurst, Sydney

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  • arrgart
    Feura Bush, NY13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a beautiful museum telling an important story and offering a vital message for everyone - Jewish or not. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. Located in a lovely part of the city. Put it on your must see list for Sydney.
    Written 13 February 2024
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  • smiler1956
    Birmingham, UK509 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited with my wife. A very detailed and interesting museum charting Australia's culture and history. Allow yourself plenty of time!
    Written 13 February 2024
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  • Jack B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I booked a tour with my two young daughters (8 and 12) on a recent trip to Sydney. I loved it! James (the guide) was fantastic. He has a great personal history with magic and shares his love for this art and the history behind it.

    What I didn't realize is how much I personally would love it since I haven't been very excited about magic since I was my kids' age. But I loved hearing the secrets behind some of the most iconic acts performed... seeing the props and how they work... touching the props... standing on stage, etc.

    At the end of our tour, James showed my daughters how to do a great card trick.

    His stories were fascinating and funny.

    Here's what could have been a little bit better:

    - Even though the minimum amount of lighting properly set the mood, it did make some of the tour hard to fully appreciate. And my daughters kept looking at me as if to say "Is this OK or is my anxiety justified?". There's nothing scary about James or the setting... but they're young girls in a new place, with low lighting, and someone they just met.

    - My daughters had not previously seen a stage show. If I'd known what kind of magic tricks were going to be revealed I would have made sure to show them a YouTube clip or two of stage magic such as a woman getting sawed in half or an assistant transforming into a tiger and then reappearing in the audience. But without that context, their young minds weren't as "blown" as mine was. They still enjoyed it... but if you see the secret before you've seen the trick, you don't have the same WOW moment.

    - I found the location a bit hard to find, even with Google maps, but maybe that's because I'm new to Sydney.

    But even with those slight negatives... I give this five starts.

    If you were ever fascinated by magic (even as a child) or if you would like to see behind the scenes and know how some of the magic is really done then you'll love this tour.
    Written 24 October 2018
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  • Sammy
    Dublin, Ireland15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We are Sydney sliders, so attend the Maori gras every year. The year of 2021 was slightly different though as it was in the SCG (Sydney cricket ground to non sport folk). Atmosphere there was a bit flat, and probably a bit more for the tv cameras, so we can’t wait for it to go back onto the streets next year.
    Written 9 May 2021
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  • lulusailorgirl
    London, UK391 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely gallery in paddington which is worth having a look and is it free. Photographic exhibition on ground floor and teaching / support service on the above floors.
    Written 8 July 2015
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  • Dorothy H
    Australia35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great location - didn't even know this theatre existed. It's a short walk from Kings Cross station (beats trying to park anywhere nearby) and there are loads of eateries close by.
    Drinks and snacks can be purchased at the bar and taken into the shows.
    Only downfall is the seating is not allocated so if you're going with a group there are no guarantees you will get to sit together.
    Written 1 July 2017
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  • Danksy71
    Perth, Australia67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nazli was fantastic to deal with, prompt and friendly. Super helpful and I got all my deliveries in a good time. I have purchased 7 “do it myself” packages and they are so easy to do and are beautiful pieces
    Written 13 September 2021
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  • Tamsin H
    Sydney, Australia471 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This a fabulous place to visit. The Hangout Cafe is cosy and has great coffee and pastries, pies, sausage rolls and bacon and egg rolls. Lovely tables and chairs under shady trees. The art gallery always has interesting exhibits and is just the right size. An interesting place to have a walk around!
    Written 31 July 2023
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  • Hon Y
    Gosford, Australia29 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good service and friendly staff.
    Convenient location and variety of wines and many to choose from.
    Pleasant shop to visit while in Sydney



    Written 1 December 2015
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  • mrdom
    6,468 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Still gets a lot of crazies but otherwise it's a nice clean park in the middle of Darlinghurst, popular with hospital staff and with a few monuments.
    Written 10 May 2021
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  • Brendan G
    Springwood, Australia10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great night out!!! Friendly staff and quality acts. Been back time and time again. Each night comprises of different acts that are always terrific and funny!! Completely recommend and easy to get to from Kings X station! Brava
    Written 14 February 2023
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  • Alys-Schatzi
    Melbourne, Australia902 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    High rents and changing tastes in interior design and decoration mean there are fewer inner-city bric-a-brac shops than a few decades ago. Dust is a quaint corner store that keeps on going. It has a good range of 20th century oddments, and offerings are skewed to whatever is currently fashionable, so poking your nose in the door every few months is recommended. It's close to the 311 bus route (Railway Square to Millers Point via Darlo, Kings Cross, Elizabeth Bay, Potts Point, city).
    Written 1 January 2016
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia45,371 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We recently visited the COMA Art Gallery at its new home at 71-73 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst. It moved here from its previous premises in Rushcutters Bay. COMA is a fantastic organisation that seeks to promote contemporary, modern art and we were fortunate to be shown to a viewing of a very interesting exhibition by emerging artists. We saw an unusual exhibition of JD Reforma’s “Acid Mantle”, a series of paintings and installations that examine the rituals and economies of beauty. The term ‘acid mantle’ describes the fine, acidic veil of oils, lipids, amino and fatty acids on the surface of human skin that acts to preserve the skin’s microbiome. The threat of disturbing the acid mantle has become a coercive tool in the culture and commercialisation of skincare. An exhibition worth viewing.
    Written 16 February 2021
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  • Palermo
    18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good experience and great drinks. The service was a bit dismissive but they could put a drink together. The place is dark. Like DARK! overall, it’s a nice night out
    Written 1 February 2024
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  • Oldjack
    Greater Melbourne, Australia27,919 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The original church on this site dates back to the 1850's but the widening of Oxford Street resulting in its demolition and the current church was built in 1911.It is constructed of red brick and features a tall tower. It was not open so no comment about the interior but externally it is modest and not that significant.
    Written 6 September 2019
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