Enjoy all the excitement, glamour and intrigue of Randwick, from the famous Royal Randwick Racecourse to one of Sydney’s original art deco cinemas. You’ll discover colonial heritage, such as St Jude’s Anglican Church, designed by eminent architect Edmund Blacket and completed in 1865.
Getting to Randwick is easy by public transport, with stops outside Royal Randwick near pretty Centennial Park . Horseracing began in Randwick in 1833 and the world-famous Australian Derby for three-year-olds started in 1861. Past derby winners include Phar Lap, Tulloch and Kingston Town.
The exciting events calendar is filled with many more race days, including the 10-week Spring Carnival and the Championships in April. A great opportunity to dress up and relish the colourful atmosphere, you’ll be thrilled with the world-class facilities, including 35 bars and restaurants.
You’ll find many more delicious places to eat in Randwick, and with university students from around the world the cuisine choices are mouth-watering. Around the junction of Peruse Road and St Pauls Street, known locally as The Spot, are plenty of tasty places and the Ritz Cinema, built in 1937.
Savour rich Hungarian cakes at Kurtosh House One, or order a slice of the Hungarian funnel cake to go with your coffee. As you explore the boulevards of Randwick, you’ll discover cool cocktail bars and gastropubs, such as The Dog. The classic two-storey Royal Hotel Randwick was built in 1887.
And the intriguing Museum of Human Disease is Australia’s only publicly accessible medical pathology collection. In the University of NSW, the museum houses over 2,000 specimens and you’ll learn about infectious, genetic and lifestyle-related diseases - it’s an entertaining experience, too.