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Bondi Icebergs Swimming Pool, Sydney. Bondi One of Sydney's most eclectic and exciting precincts.

Cultural activities in Cabramatta, Sydney Cabramatta An authentic slice of South-East Asian sights and tastes.

Strolling in Chinatown, Sydney Chinatown and Haymarket Asian streetlife with a bit of Spanish pizzaz.

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Bushwalking in Maianbar, Cronulla, Sydney Cronulla Coast Sydney's longest beach is just a ferry ride from the Royal National Park.

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St John's Anglican Church, Camden, Sydney Macarthur A vibrant, bustling area with country charm

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One of Newtown's many café spots on King Street, Sydney (R. Billington/Tourism NSW) Newtown Colourful, unconventional and gay-friendly with a strong arts culture, great shopping and dining.

Shopping for the latest trends in Paddington, Sydney (J. Morgan/Tourism NSW) Paddington Stylish terraces, a great shopping precinct lined with cafés and restaurants.

St Johns Cathedral, Parramatta, Sydney (3stroke Photography/Tourism NSW) Parramatta Parramatta is a city of historic charm with a multicultural footprint.

Overlooking the Nepean River, Penrith precinct Penrith Valley An aquatic playground at the foothills of the Blue Mountains.

George IV Hotel in Picton, Sydney Picton and Surrounds All the charm and tranquillity of the country.

Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour (Photo: Hamilton Lund / Tourism NSW). Sydney Harbour and Islands All kinds of water craft jostle for a piece of the world's best harbour.

Biking around Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney. Sydney Olympic Park Home of the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, major social and sporting venue.

Some architectural details in The Rocks, Sydney The Rocks and Circular Quay Historic harbourside area with shops, pubs and restaurants.

 


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Must do

Fast facts

  • Asian and Spanish food and festivities
  • Located adjacent to Darling Harbour
  • 15-minute bus trip from Circular Quay

Why go there

Capturing the colour and excitement of Asian streetlife, Chinatown and Haymarket offer an exciting mix of restaurants, food halls, noodle bars and quirky gift shops. Bargain-shops and Asian supermarkets also bring many visitors to the area, especially on weekends.

Haymarket has become a late-night entertainment precinct, with bars, theatres and cinemas pulsating into the night. The lively Spanish Quarter, an 80-m stretch of pizzaz, is close by.

Things to do

  • Eat yum cha, a brunch/lunchtime tradition, where you choose from trolleys piled high with assorted Chinese "steam baskets".
  • Explore the Spanish Quarter, the place to buy jamon and chorizo and to try paella and Spanish dancing.
  • Be a star at a karaoke bar.
  • Dine at any time of the day at one of 80 Asian restaurants (some cook until 3 am).
  • Consult a Chinese herbalist for an Eastern remedy.

Don’t miss

  • Paddy’s Market, Sydney’s favourite flea market.
  • Shopping for discounted designer fashion at one of Market City's factory outlets.
  • Catching a show at the Capitol Theatre or Sydney Entertainment Centre.
  • Chinese New Year in February.
  • Spanish Quarter Street Festival, in November, for Spanish cooking, flamenco, tapas and sangria.
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    Strolling in Chinatown, Sydney

    Dixon Street Mall, Image 3 Stroke Photography

Towns within

Strolling in Chinatown, Sydney Chinatown and Haymarket Asian streetlife with a bit of Spanish pizzaz.

 

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