Newtown Activities

One of Sydney’s hippest neighbourhoods, Newtown has plenty of attractions to keep you entertained. Shop for handmade accessories, retro clothing and rare books at the colourful shops and boutiques on King Street, listen to live music at the Enmore Theatre and dine at the many restaurants, cafes and bars.

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  1. Better Read Than Dead

    In the heart of the King Street shopping strip and an area staple for more than 15 years, Better Read Than Dead treats the neighbourhood to regular community and author events and a reading room perfect for book groups. The Newtown bookstor…

  2. Marlborough Hotel

    Watering Newtown since 1860, the Marlborough Hotel is the most impressive venue in the area. A hive of activity for artists, students, locals and visitors, you can lose yourself exploring this quirky and eclectic precinct. The Marly deliver…

  3. Yoshi Jones

    With roots beginning in the early 1990s market scene in Paddington and Bondi, Yoshi Jones brings bright silks and vintage kimonos to her Newtown boutique. The Japanese-inspired clothing emerged from a lifelong fascination with Asia, textile…

  4. Holey Moley Newtown

    Are you ready to shoot for the pars, Sydney? Nestle down in the heart of Newtown with 18 holes of the craziest mini golf you’ve ever played. With a fully-equipped cocktail bar and their full gourmet kitchen bringing you off-the-green grub,…

  5. Jennifer Regan

    Classic sophistication is evident in the fall and drape of each bridal gown. Hand crafted detailing and the sourcing of exquisite and exclusive fabrics resonate in every collection. A Jennifer Regan wedding dress is a celebration of romanc…

  6. Websters Bar

    A journey from the past to the present, Websters Bar is situated at the iconic site of the New Town Store. First established by John and Eliza Webster, it was from here the suburb of Newtown took it's name. Paying homage to the unique histo…

  7. 212 Blu

    212 Blu is a café and wine bar located at the Newtown end of Australia Street, in Sydney. The ceilings are high, the walls white tiled, and the vibe is mellow and fun. Enjoy a delicious menu of all day options, including a 212 board with c…

  8. Camperdown Commons

    Camperdown Commons is a community revitalisation project developed by Camperdown Project Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL Club in response to an Expression Of Interest issued by the former Marrickville Co…

  9. Culture Scouts

    Culture Scouts Walking Tours was created to provide a local view of Sydney’s cultural hubs in a capsule experience blending art, food, history, retail and guided conversations. Their tours are designed for international visitors as well as…

  10. The Society Inc.

    Interior stylist Sibella Court has created a sophisticated, beautiful shopping experience in a unique space. Celebrating design and tailored craftsmanship, The Society Inc. is a sensory experience that is forever changing and never finished…

  11. King Street

    For fashion with a funky and retro edge head to Newtown's King Street. It's a haven for one-off finds. All Buttons Great and Small is a haberdasher's dream while Yoshi Jones has fashionable men's and womenswear. Retrospec'd sells clothing i…

  12. WineSquare

    Wine Square is a wine destination 10 minutes from Sydney's centre that showcases one of the largest displays of local and international premium wines in New South Wales. Private Tastings and Educational sessions are available daily with pr…

  13. The Enmore

    Sydney's oldest and longest running live theatre, the heritage-listed Enmore has been a Newtown staple since 1908. Remodelled to fit the hip art deco movement back in the day, and still featuring the retro façade today, the 100-year-old the…

  14. Wayward Brewing Co

    Wayward Brewing Co have been brewing beers for over four years and have now made their home in Camperdown. Peter Philip and his number one brewer Shaun Blissett, have welcomed everyone to their brewing home to sample their award winning be…

  15. Second Telling Missions

    Escape room games based on the history of the White Rose, an anti-Nazi resistance group active in Germany in 1942-43. The games are for two to seven players, and teams have one hour to complete a mission, solving a series of puzzles in orde…

  16. Pure Botanicals

    Pure Botanicals is a natural therapies clinic and large retail store with a broad range of health products, natural medicines and natural oils. They offer a range of holistic treatments: naturopathy, nutrition, acupuncture, massage, hypnot…

  17. Holy Kitsch! Newtown

    Holy Kitsch! is a gift wonderland featuring an array of art, gifts and collectibles that are quirky, edgy, eclectic, and, of course, kitsch. Holy Kitsch! specialises in numerous Mexican and Latino hand made wares ethically sourced. Holy…

  18. Hats by Rosie Boylan

    Over 30 remarkable years of hat-making, Rosie has perfected her extensive repertoire of millinery skills and her subtle understanding of what makes a good hat. Rosie offers a ready-to-wear range of men’s and women’s casual contemporary hea…

  19. Do It Yourself Invitations

    Sydney's premier invitation shop providing do it yourself and personalised invitations! With hundreds of satisfied customers every week, including all the happy brides, Do It Yourself Invitations is the place to shop for your special occasi…

  20. The Cipher Room

    Sydney's most immersive and original vintage escape room! As an indie company, they create all their own narratives, graphics, handmade props and bespoke puzzles! Located in Newtown, they are unique in that they make every part of their ga…

  21. Bank Hotel Newtown

    Situated on the bustling hub of King Street by Newtown Station, The Bank is a master of late night venues and a Newtown institution. Although you can’t see it from the street, locals know that in past the public bar the sprawling venue hide…