North Sydney and Chatswood

Discover the charms of North Sydney and Chatswood, from fun rides at Luna Park to sailing on Sydney Harbour, waterside dining, great theatre, enticing shopping and more. You can walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Milsons Point for Luna Park and to Kirribilli for the Ensemble Theatre.

There are frequent trains, too. The trip from the city centre is minutes to Milsons Point and North Sydney stations and only 20 minutes to Chatswood, where you can see world-class shows in the Concourse cultural centre as well as browse stylish boutiques and glamorous department stores.

Gondwana Light Lab projection and installation at Chatswood Concourse

You’ll have lots of fun at Luna Park, an amusement park with a Ferris wheel on the edge of one of the world’s great natural harbours. A scenic way to travel to Luna Park is by ferry from Circular Quay across the sparkling harbour and then a short foreshore walk to the entrance – a giant smiling moon.

At night the Ferris wheel’s pretty lights glitter on the water. Nearby you can enjoy a night of laughs at the Sydney Comedy Club and waterside restaurants such as The Deck, Ripples and Aqua Dining, which sits above North Sydney Olympic Pool - 86 world swimming records were set in the pool.

Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden, Lavender Bay

On a delightful walk from Luna Park around Lavender Bay is artist Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden, a tranquil public garden and lovely picnic spot. You’ll find more charming parks along the bay with great views and the Sails of Lavender Bay, a restaurant near the ferry wharf at McMahons Point.

Kirribilli is a stroll east from Luna Park and home to Kirribilli House, the prime minister’s official Sydney residence. The bustling Kirribilli Markets is held twice a month. There are many delicious places to eat in Sydney’s lower north shore, including the ‘eat streets’ of Crows Nest and Chatswood.

For fresh produce and gourmet treats, Northside Produce Market is every first and third Saturday of the month in Civic Park, North Sydney. A short walk away is Mary MacKillop Place, where Australia’s first Catholic saint is buried. In this serene location, explore her extraordinary life in the museum.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Songs From Stage and Screen

    Wednesday 18 April 2018 to Friday 20 April 2018 , North Sydney Chatswood

    The 50’s has never been so fun. The Seven Sopranos turn back time to the era of Hollywood glamour as they throw off their classic opera gowns for 50’s pin up look, with their upcoming show dedicated to popular hits. Living up to their reput…

    18 Apr - 20 Apr
  2. Sydney Comedy Club

    Saturday 21 April 2018 to Saturday 23 June 2018 , North Sydney Chatswood

    Stand Up Comedy at Sydney Comedy Club located below The Deck Bar and Restaurant at Luna Park. Shows Saturday nights at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased for the show only, or as a show and dinner combination. Check website for full details.…

    21 Apr - 23 Jun
  3. Resin Jewellery Workshop Chatswood

    Saturday 21 April 2018 to Saturday 28 April 2018 , North Sydney Chatswood

    This workshop is all about learning how to mix resin, add pigment and finish your jewellery pieces. Make two resin bangles and two resin rings to take home on the day and show off to your family and friends. Divided into three sections, t…

    21 Apr - 28 Apr