Hidden Gems in Sydney
Once you’ve taken a stroll down to Darling Harbour and visited Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House, you may want to start exploring some of the hidden gems that make Sydney such a wonderful city to visit. So once you chosen your accommodation at one of the hotels or serviced apartments Sydney has to offer, it’s a great idea to take note of a few extra places you want to take in on your trip. Here is our list of some great hidden gems you won’t want to miss out on.
Sydney has many art galleries hidden in side streets and in places you would least expect. A great idea to find some of these hidden gems is to take a stroll through Paddington. Global Gallery and the iconic Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery are just a few that are worth visiting. Blender Gallery located on Elizabeth Street in Paddington is a gallery specialising in exhibiting photographic works from some of the worlds best known photographic artists. Take in some art, and then enjoy coffee and afternoon tea in their leafy courtyard cafe.
If you are looking to go shopping and have already visited Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall, Crown Street in Surry Hills is a great place to check out. It’s home to some iconic labels such as Wheels and Dollbaby which has been frequented by the likes of Kylie Minogue. The street also has a number of boutiques from new, up and coming Sydney based designers such as Regina Garde. This strip in Surry Hills is also home to some of the cities best vintage stores such as Grandma Takes a Trip and C’s Flashback.
On Cleveland Street in Surry Hills is Sydney’s best South American Restaurant, Porteno. This place gets so busy, that there are lines outside the door even before opening 6pm on a Tuesday night. They do have a bar when you can kick back and wait for a table, which is well worth it. A great place to visit that every local you meet is sure to rave about.
If your feeling like heading out for a cocktail, there are a few places that are worth seeking out. For the ultimate in luxury, the rooftop Zeta Bar at the Hilton is an ideal location to sit back and relax after a day of taking in the cities sites. Because the bar is out of the way and only frequented by clued in locals or hotel patrons the venue has played host to a number of celebrities such as Snoop Dog, Hugh Jackman, Jessica Simpson and many more.
Sydney has some wonderful hidden cafes, shops, galleries and night spots just waiting to be found. So once you’ve seen the spectacular sites of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge and are looking for somewhere a little out of the ordinary, take note of some of the places listed above. Just a short stroll from some of the spectacular apartments Sydney has to offer is an array of amazing restaurants, galleries and boutiques just waiting to be discovered.