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BEST INDIE THEATRE – THE OLD 505

The Old 505 champions indie theatre in an intimate space. For over a decade, it has been a hub for creatives developing new work and a fierce supporter of new voices in Sydney. The theatre which was relocated to Newtown in 2015, now resides in a converted art-deco ballroom. As an entirely artist run space, […]

BEST RAINY DAY ROMP – SKYZONE

Master your backflip and bounce off the walls at Skyzone, a trampoline haven where the sky really is the limit. Made up of more than 100 interconnected trampolines, Skyzone will give you that extra nudge into the stratosphere. More than just a trampoline playground, Skyzone offers other action packed things to do: dive into a […]

BEST BANGERS – OXFORD ART FACTORY

Oh the OAF! An Oxford Street staple as iconic as the Tool Shed, the T2 Building and Burdekin Hotel. It’s a room of unimaginable energy that plays host to the known, the up and coming and the frankly bizarre. The OAF is a deliciously sweaty fusion of a festival mosh pit and an intimate small bar. […]

BEST PLACE TO FLOAT – FOREVER FLOATING HEALTH SPA

Lay back and let your worries float away at Forever Floating Health Spa. Located centrally on Oxford Street, this hydrotherapy session is a must for anyone looking for an escape from the humdrum of city life. Bodily suspension in salt water has been clinically proven to reduce muscle pain and relax the mind. At Forever […]

BEST AFTERNOON NAP – THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN

Come lunch hour and you will see many business attire-clad office workers sprawled on the lush green lawns of the Royal Botanic Garden – and you’ll want to follow suit! Spread over 30 hectares, there is an afternoon nap spot for every slumping head, whether that be by the lake, overlooking the harbour or on […]

BEST CREATIVE HUB – HYPMOTIVE

If you’re after unique artisan items, look no further than Hypmotive. Located in vibrant Marrickville, Hypmotive brings the best of the local design scene to you with its curation of home design, fashion, jewellery and lifestyle items. The brainchild of Jake and Renee Russo, Hypmotive also serves as a creative hub open to all members […]

BEST TRIVIA – TURBO TRIVIA

Found in good old Bowlos and RSLs across Sydney, Turbo Trivia combines unbridled laughter, baffling questions and incredible performances by eclectic drag hostesses into an unforgettable night out. Revitalising the tired format with characters from the iconic Sydney drag scene, Turbo Trivia has lead the resurgence of Sydney trivia, with a loyal following constantly returning […]

BEST INDIGENOUS ART GALLERY – TALI GALLERY

Located in Rozelle, Tali Gallery displays a fine selection of Aboriginal art, prints, paintings, crafts and artefacts ethically sourced from independent regional and urban artists, and over 25 Aboriginal owned community art centres all across Australia. With an aim to preserve cultural integrity, the art gallery is also involved in philanthropic projects promoting indigenous health, […]

BEST CINEMA – HAYDEN ORPHEUM

In a world of Netflix and online streaming, there is still unbeatable romance in watching a film at the cinema. When Events or Hoyts get a bit repetitive, we might try and venture out to a drive-in or open-air. But without doubt, the most remarkable cinema in Sydney is Cremorne's old-timey art deco picture palace, […]

BEST FAMILY DAY OUT – TARONGA ZOO

Taronga Zoo is one of the most popular destinations in Sydney for good reason. A quick ferry ride from Circular Quay makes the site easily accessible via public transport, and with a large variety of animals, keeper talks and shows as well as animal encounters for the kids, it makes a great day out for […]