The eastern Sydney suburb of Randwick is just minutes from Coogee Beach and home of the Royal Randwick Racecourse, Australia’s longest standing racing venue. It’s also a neighbourhood with a range of great restaurants and cafes, from fine dining to laid-back brunches to something a little exotic, you’ll find it all in Randwick. Easily accessible by bus from the city, there’s plenty to keep you occupied in Randwick, whether you want to take in a film at the iconic art deco Randwick Ritz or go for a pint at the historic Royal Hotel.
Many Sydney events take place in Randwick, especially at the Royal Randwick Racecourse and nearby at the UNSW (University of New South Wales) Roundhouse. Head to Royal Randwick for some of the Spring and Autumn Racing carnivals, as well as racing events throughout the year. There are also a range of music events and festivals that take place on the course.