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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 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 […]

Best Jet Boat – Thunder Jet

This is no relaxing river cruise - Sydney Harbour Jet Boating is all about the adrenaline rush! The jet boats, operated by Thunder Jet can seat 23 people and perform full 360 degree spins. Not only will these exciting spins quicken your pulse, they’ll give you a full view of the Opera House, Harbour Islands, […]

Best Arts Festival – Sydney Fringe

Every September for the past nine years, Sydney Fringe Festival has presented an incredible program of diverse, boundary-pushing, eclectic art, bringing visual, music, performance and uncategorisable events to the masses. CEO, Kerri Glasscock runs a miraculously smooth, jam packed 30 day schedule of local and international acts across Sydney. The Fringe Festival is about making […]

Best Independent Gallery – Artsite

Artsite is an independently-run gallery that aims to advance the works of established and emerging local artists. Inside a unique 1940 classic Art Deco-style warehouse are two large, well-lit exhibition spaces and a stockroom browsing gallery. Artsite invites contemporary artists across various disciplines to show and sell their works, with pieces ranging from bold coloured […]

Best Theatre Company – Sport for Jove

This small yet vibrant theatre company can breathe new life into staple classics and make new works feel like classics. While they are a resident company of the Seymour Centre, their yearly program includes working with schools in NSW, creating new performance spaces and a very popular touring outdoor Shakespeare Summer festival.  Seasoned actors and […]

Best Whale Spotting – Whale Watching Sydney

Thrills don’t get any bigger than a breaching whale. A breach can’t be guaranteed, but getting up close to these majestic mammals, undulating through the deep green and occasionally spraying a fountain of mist into the air is a breath-taking experience in itself. Cruising out to sea with Whale Watching Sydney is the best way […]

Best Surf School – Let’s Go Surfing

Bondi is one of the most famous surfing beaches in the world, popular with pros but with enough gentle white wash for wobbly beginners. That’s why Let’s Go Surfing at Bondi Beach, is one of the most successful surf schools in this city. Their trainers are professional and patient; they’ll teach you the basics, keep […]

Best Easy Bike Ride – Centennial Park

Looking for a nice, slow, leisurely bike ride on a lazy Sunday afternoon? Centennial Park’s got you covered. Soak in the sun’s rays and some fresh air as you glide through the scenic park area. Not only is there a lane dedicated solely for bikers’ use, but the speed limit for cars is significantly reduced, […]

Best Theatre for Performers – The Old 505 Theatre

This is an innovative, grass roots, accessible space for creators, allowing imagination to thrive unimpeded by outside constraints. The theatre produced here is authentic and gutsy, quirky and adventurous. Founders Kerri Glasscock and Cameron Undy are very pro-active in ensuring the theatre scene in Sydney remains vibrant and independent. The Old 505 is dark, rustic […]