Paddys in Haymarket.
Paddy_s Market in Chinatown
Woman enjoying the serenity in Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden in Lavender Bay.<br />
Young people walking along the street past Goros restaurant in Sydney.

There’s more to inner Sydney than meets the eye. Tucked away within the city are a number of unique neighbourhoods, each with their own distinctive personality. Spend some time exploring these interesting unique villages and you’ll soon discover what makes them special.


Sydney’s Chinatown has long been the heart of the city’s Asian community and is packed with shops, Paddy’s Market and restaurants, including fabulous Cantonese yum cha offerings.


North Sydney

Check out Sydney and harbour from a different perspective. Take a ferry, train or walk to Milsons Point to enjoy expansive green parks, Luna Park and the charming suburb of Kirribilli and the Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden.



An elegant, historic suburb where leafy streets are lined with grand homes, private art galleries and expensive boutiques. Hit the main thoroughfare, Oxford Street, before venturing into the narrow streets beyond to discover cosy cafes, genteel pubs and designer fashion boutiques.



The eclectic urban village of Newtown, home to Sydney University, is bursting with funky style, bohemian vibes and colourful street art. Here, in the shops that line Newtown’s main drag of King Street, discover one-off vintage finds, curious coffee table books and original fashion.


Surry Hills

This vibrant inner-city neighbourhood has evolved from working-class beginnings to a thriving hub of fashion, art and food. Crown Street is a popular shopping strip and Bourke Street is well worth a stroll too. Find handcrafted ceramics, designer stationery, pre-loved vinyl records, and international brands from Denmark and New York.



This elegant suburb is dotted with heritage-listed mansions, English-style upscale pubs and tree-lined streets. Woollahra’s Queen Street is the place to nab designer threads for the whole family. Go to Armani Junior and Jacadi Paris for on-trend youngsters, Ruby & Min or Riada Concept for international designers, and M.J. Bale for tailor-made men’s suits.


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