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Best Of Sydney 2018

Best Historic Accommodation – The Residences Centennial Park

The Residences are two historic homes, built in the late 1800s and situated within the grounds of Centennial Park. Both are self-contained, fully furnished and have a fenced off garden so you can bring the family dog with you. The Superintendent’s Residence has 4 large bedrooms and its garden is suitable for a 350 guest […]

Best Açaí Bowl – Fruitologist

Everyone is constantly looking for the next great health trend, but if you are craving an old favourite, you can’t go wrong with an acai bowl from Fruitologist at Bondi. They are generously served, topped with fresh berries and granola for $10, and they have a range of extras on their menu you can add, […]

Best Commercial Art Gallery – Harvey Galleries

Operating three galleries around Sydney, with a fourth opening soon, Harvey Galleries aims to share their enthusiasm for art of all genres. The artworks they show and sell include some of the best-known Australian and International artists, from the figurative narrative of Charles Blackman to the surreal sculpture of internationally renowned Chen Wenling, and will […]

Best Boutique Hotel – The Vulcan

This distinctive building is a landmark in Ultimo, with olive-green exterior, cream trim and strong Victorian features. The family owned boutique hotel was restored just over 20 years ago, with many of the original heritage features being retained, and the interior and bedrooms updated to a more modern aesthetic. The Vulcan Hotel offers a selection […]

Best HIV Support – Positive Life

Established in 1988 as non-profit, support organisation for people living with HIV, Positive Life has helped hundreds of people deal with physical, mental and practical issues associated with having HIV. They recognise the importance of a universal approach that includes changing negative language, removing stigma, providing accurate information and being a conduit between people in […]

Best Paddle Experiences – Bundeena Kayaks

Sydney’s waterways are often set in stunning surrounds and one of the best ways to enjoy them is to paddle through. Why not go south and hire a kayak or stand-up paddle board at Bundeena Kayaks? They’re right on the sand at beautiful Bonnie Vale beach, so you can grab a paddle and slide straight […]

Best Buttons – All Buttons Great & Small

All Buttons Great & Small is a haven for craftspeople, sewers, fashion designers, textile students and anyone who is an enthusiast about novelty and eclectic button designs. The variety of buttons in this store is enormous; all shapes, sizes, designs and materials including coconut shell, bone, leather, wood, sea shell and glass. Retro, vintage or […]

Best Spiritual Awakening – Siddha Yoga Ashram

When you think “ashram” you probably don’t get an image of a two-storey red brick building in the inner west suburb of Hurlstone Park, but the surrounding greenery, calming scents and peaceful ambience at Siddha Yoga Ashram will transport you. The ashram is designed to be a retreat, a place of learning and intense practice, […]

Best Vegan Shop – The Cruelty Free Shop

The Cruelty Free Shop in Glebe was one of the forerunners in providing alternatives to many mainstream products for the vegan community, and still leads the way with regard to range, quality and accessibility. They are like a trading post for vegan goods, selling clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories, faux meat, dairy substitutes, deli foods, chocolates […]

Best Complete Entertainment Venue – The Star

Standing as a landmark on the shore of Pyrmont Bay, the impressive Star complex is a microcosmic metropolis where you can eat, drink, dance, play and shop in a comfortable, welcoming environment. Pop in for a quick, casual meal at the one of the cafes, eateries or the buzzing food court. Make it more of […]