The 8 Best Things to Do in Newtown, Australia

February 17, 2018 Russell Mellin

Discover the best top things to do in Newtown, Australia including Sydney Harbour, Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, Sydney Opera House, Enmore Theatre, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Ferries, Darling Harbour, James Craig Tall Ship.
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1. Sydney Harbour

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia +61 2 9240 8500
Excellent
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5 based on 18 reviews

Sydney Harbour

Secluded Beaches, quiet coves and soaring headlands predominate this harbor, which is considered one of the world's most beautiful.

Reviewed By Phill D - Hastings, Australia

Visiting Sydney Harbour has definitely changed my views of this State. The harbour is one of the most beautiful places we have visited. With transport easily accessible with Ferries, trains and ships leaving from this destination it makes life simple and easy to get around.

2. Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

Arden Street | Coogee Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia +61 406 333 665
Excellent
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5 based on 12 reviews

Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

A cliff top coastal walk, the Bondi to Coogee walk extends for six km in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. The walk features stunning views, Beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools. The Beaches and parks offer a place to rest, swim or a chance to eat at one of the cafes, hotels, restaurants or takeaways. All Beaches offer picnic shelters, electric barbecues, play areas, kiosks, toilets and change-rooms. The walk is not difficult, there are medium gradient paths and several staircases with occasional Seating. It takes about two hours to complete the Bondi to Coogee Beach section of the walk and another hour and a half if you choose to continue to Maroubra.

Reviewed By gatormotherof2 - Washington DC

This is by far one of the more scenic coastal walks that I’ve completed. It was an exquisite day and though it was a weekday, it was still quite a busy thoroughfare. I would not recommend walking it on a weekend as navigating past the crowds would take from the breathtaking views. Good walking shoes, a camera, a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and plenty of water will provide you with ample protection against whatever nature might cast your way. There are water refilling stations, restaurants and restrooms along the way. As mentioned in a prior review, there are some renovations around the cemetery whereby you need to navigate your way thru those graves of those departed, but this is only a short disruption in time and distance and will not minimize the beauty of the walk.

3. Sydney Opera House

Bennelong Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia +61 2 9250 7111
Excellent
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Sydney Opera House

One of the most iconic buildings in the world – the Sydney Opera House is an architectural masterpiece and vibrant performance space. It's a place where the past shapes the future, where conventions are challenged and cultures are celebrated. Step inside and discover the stories that make the Opera House so inspiring. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, a first-timer or an aficionado, the Sydney Opera House has something for everyone.

Reviewed By Blowflyyachts - Sydney, Australia

Great spot to take sunrise shots up the harbour or walk around under the bridge and take great sunrise shots looking back at the opera house

4. Enmore Theatre

118-132 Enmore Rd, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia 9550 3666
Excellent
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4 based on 89 reviews

Enmore Theatre

Reviewed By Saltynature - Canberra, Australia

Been to the Enmore a couple of times, most recently this week. On most occasions it can be pretty hard to see the stage from the Seating upstairs, which is a bit of a show spoiler. Have tried the general admission on one occasion which was fine. Not the best theatre in the world Seating wise but not bad enough to avoid attending.

5. Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia +61 2 9240 1100
Excellent
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Spanning the city center to the North Shore, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a wide steel arch bridge known for its beauty as well as function, providing a crossing for cars, trains, bikes and pedestrians. While the more daring can do the BridgeClimb to the top of the structure, opened to traffic in 1932, anyone can enjoy a walk for free.

Reviewed By Sebastián B - Santiago Chile

You can cross the bridge in a very safe way, and have a magnificent view of the bay, opera house and city in general.
Totally recommended.
In the north side you will find a more residencial place, with a beautiful park underneath the bridge.
Take a chance and walk along the coast walk,it’s beautiful. You have a chance to see Sidney from the other side, and take different pictures.
The bridge has a tower which you can climb and have an even better view. But you have to pay and I didn’t think was worth it.

6. Sydney Ferries

Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia +61 2 8113 5400
Excellent
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Sydney Ferries

Sydney Ferries is a public transport agency, providing ferry services on Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River in Sydney, Australia.Having operated on Sydney Harbour and its related waterways since 1875, today Sydney Ferries carry over 14 million customers each year to destinations in and around Sydney.

Reviewed By indodanny - Indonesia

Great experience. Very well organised and friendly staff. Definitely the "best" views of the harbour and surrounding... not to forget the beach you choose to visit... a lovely afternoon...

7. Darling Harbour

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia +61 2 9240 8500
Excellent
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Darling Harbour

Scenic entertainment complex that features shops, restaurants, museums and other tourist attractions.

Reviewed By Rhopar33 - Raleigh, North Carolina

Darling Harbor is perfect. Whether you want to shop, grab a bite to eat, check out the aquarium, or take in th nightlife, Darling harbor has it all!

8. James Craig Tall Ship

Wharf 7 Pirrama Rd Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia +61 2 9298 3888
Excellent
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5 based on 146 reviews

James Craig Tall Ship

Barque James Craig is rightly famous around the world. She is Sydney’s only 19th Century square rigger (or Tall Ship) and her incredible restoration to full sailing condition was recognised in 2003 by the World Ship Trust’s award of their prestigious Maritime Medal. Her restoration cost almost $A30 million and took nearly 40 years to complete after she was rescued from Recherche Bay in far southern Tasmania. This beautiful ship regularly goes to sea with up to 80 passengers and is open for public inspection at her berth at Wharf 7, 58 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont. She is also available for charter and for functions. Tall Ship James Craig is looked after by Sydney Heritage Fleet, a community-based non-profit organisation, with the following mission: To build and maintain an internationally recognised centre of excellence in maritime heritage for the benefit of all Australians by presenting through research, acquisition, conservation, restoration, education and operation, our continuing maritime history. The Fleet is funded through donations, membership subscriptions and income from vessel charters and tours. The Fleet’s 1200 strong membership and 450 dedicated volunteer workers restore, operate and maintain the fleet of vintage vessels. In the process they preserve traditional technical methods and skills.

Reviewed By Gloryhornetboy08 - Chichester, United Kingdom

Booked 9 months ago to go on the James Craig whilst visiting Sydney after Reading previous reviews and wow what an evening, Our best New years eve ever. Got on board to be greeted by the crew and given a drink which flowed all night, crew kept coming round with canapes. Then after the 9pm fireworks and taking part in the light parade, a full buffet was served downstairs. The excellent band played all evening up on deck. Plenty of room on the ship and then to be moored so close to the bridge for the fireworks was a dream. Would love to be able to experience this all again.

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