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Newtown, NSW

Located in Sydney’s inner west, Newtown is a vibrant and eclectic suburb known for its lively atmosphere, diverse community, and unique culture.

Known For

  • Eclectic, vibrant street culture
  • Thriving arts scene, galleries, and music venues
  • Cafes, restaurants, and small shops

Newtown, NSW

Immerse yourself in Sydney‘s most eclectic suburb. Newtown’s pollinated by the cultures of the world, a place where you can rub shoulders with an astounding diversity of residents, from the scruffbag University of Sydney students to the glam of high fashion followers and everyone in between. New and recycled clothing shops, quirky antique showrooms and eccentric specialty stores line Newtown’s streets, welcoming customers round the clock.

Post indulging in Newtown’s inimitable brand of retail therapy, enjoy entertainment options galore in one of the suburb’s swathes of idiosyncratic pubs and theatres. Newtown’s unique microcosm is reflected in the suburb’s one hundred and twenty restaurants and cafes offering a choice of more than twenty affordable ethnic cuisines. So when hunger strikes you’re guaranteed to find somewhere to suit your taste.

Cafe culture in Newtown

Things To Do In Newtown

Newtown NSW offers a range of unique and interesting activities, including browsing the many independent bookshops, vintage clothing stores, and alternative boutiques along King Street. The suburb is also home to a number of theaters, including the Enmore Theatre and the Newtown Theatre, which showcase a variety of live performances.

  • Sip coffee from a window seat and watch the endless display of diversity as Jimmy Choo and Dr Marten clad feet walk side by side down the street.
  • Enmore Road and South King Street’s one-off shops with typically idiosyncratic themes as buttons, beads, retro, tiles, underground records, tribal gifts handbags, gothic garments or dinosaur dolls.
  • Experience Newtown’s galleries showcasing cutting edge artwork or go to one of the 20th century antiques stores.
  • Browse through many new and second hand book stores for everything from popular novels to rare first editions.
  • Spend the evening listening to live music at any one of 23 hotels or go to an avant garde performance at one of Newtown’s theatres.
  • Discover daring fashion from young up-and-coming designers.

For those interested in history, the Camperdown Cemetery offers a fascinating look into the early days of Sydney, while the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre provides resources and support for the local community.

Explore Sydney’s Inner West

Discover Sydney’s Inner West, a dynamic and multicultural region nestled just west of the bustling city center. Experience a fascinating blend of old and new architecture, where historic landmarks blend seamlessly with modern developments.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant and lively atmosphere, as you explore the diverse and eclectic neighborhoods bursting with charm and character. Come and discover the unique cultural tapestry of Sydney’s Inner West.

Where to stay?


  • 18-35's
  • City
  • Cultural
  • Food and Wine

Popular Activities

  • Shopping
  • Nightlife
  • Food and Wine

About Newtown

  • Locality: Suburb
  • Newtown Postcode: 2042
  • State: New South Wales
  • Region: Sydney
  • Latitude: -33.89645
  • Longitude: 151.18001
  • Elevation: 43m
  • Population: 15029
  • Median Income: $55484
  • Area (Sq/km): 1.578
  • Timezone: Australia/Sydney

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Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

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Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


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