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. 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…

  2. Sydney Park

    Sydney Park is made of 40 hectares of lush grass, landscaped gardens, rolling hills, meandering pathways and picturesque wetlands. Creeks flow throughout the park and attract all different types of birds. There are plenty of spacious viewin…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Artsite Galleries

    Artsite is dedicated to promoting exemplary local and Australian artist practices. With a strong curatorial approach to current contemporary visual arts practice, Artsite is an Independent Sydney Gallery representing both established and …

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Dragstar

    One of Sydney's most sought-after labels, Dragstar is one of Newtown's hottest stores. The line started in the mid 1990s, when designer Celia Morris began selling her modern, retro-inspired clothing on the Sydney market scene. With inspirat…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Young Henrys Brewery

    Young Henrys is a microbrewery in the heart of inner city Newtown, a hotbed of music, arts and culture. Come to the tasting room to try the range of beers that will include seasonal brews and the latest collaborations. Brewery tours are…

  14. 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…

  15. Blue Dog Posters

    The largest online poster shop in Australia, Blue Dog Posters' lone retail location is right in the heart of Newtown up the road from the train station and right at the heart of the King Street shopping district. From vintage comic book …

  16. Buttercream Bakery

    In 2015 the Buttercream Bakery quietly opened our small boutique bakery/café in the creative hub of St Peters. They specialise in buttercream creations – most notably our signature hand painted buttercream cakes. Their buttercream flavours…

  17. Sixpenny

    The brainchild of two SMH Young Chef of the Year recipients, Dan Puskas and James Parry, Sixpenny is a degustation-only restaurant where the chefs bring a series of small, dazzling dishes to the tables themselves. Many of the ingredients us…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…