Newtown is a suburb in inner west Sydney, located four kilometers from the city’s central business district. The neighborhood is home to a vibrant center along King Street and is within easy access of some of Sydney’s top beaches. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in a local neighborhood in Sydney, check out the Newtown holiday rentals.
Travellers choose Newtown accommodation for close proximity to the big sights of Sydney along with a quiet atmosphere. Stretch your budget with rentals that offer more space and amenities including private courtyards, scenic balconies, and upscale kitchens. The center of Sydney can easily be reached by either bus or train in under 15 minutes.
What To See And Do?
The center of activity in Newtown is King Street, home to entertainment, shopping, and restaurants. King Street is sometimes locally called “eat street” for the great number of restaurants, bars, and pubs from a variety of cultural backgrounds. This is a great area to soak up the local café culture of Sydney. It is particularly young and vibrant as Sydney University is nearby.
Newtown also has a reputation for culture and live music. If you’re interested in the arts, you will want to check out the New Theatre, dating back to 1932, the Newtown Theatre, and the Elmore Theatre. A thriving live music scene can also be found in this neighborhood, especially in the Sandringham or the Vanguard.
There are also many things to see and do beyond Newtown. Many visitors like to experience Sydney’s thriving beach scene. Some of the best local beaches, including Bondi Beach, Coogee, and Bronte, are all nearby. Here you can relax for a day of swimming, surfing, and sunbathing. If you golf, there are a couple courses near Newtown including Moore Park and Waverly Golf Course.
Top Local Attractions
Another reason to visit Newtown is for the neighborhood’s excellent festivals. Feastability is Newtown’s Food and Wine Festival, held every September. Australian wine along with free music and entertainment is provided throughout the festival. The Newtown Festival is another community festival of free live music and workshops. Check out the local calendar to attend the Sydney Fringe Festival or the Under the Blue Moon Festival.
Newtown is also home to a number of notable landmarks including the Newtown Post Office and St. Stephen’s Church. Many visitors also choose to wander outside of Newtown to see the big sights in Sydney including the Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the Botanic Gardens.
Choices are abundant when it comes to Sydney accommodation. If you’re looking to get the most space and amenities for your money, check out Newtown holiday rentals. In this vibrant neighborhood you will find apartments to rent that are a great fit for families, couples, or groups of friends. Get to know the inside perspective of Sydney by venturing beyond the center of the city.