By Ellie Schneider
The inner west suburb of Newtown is arguably Sydney’s most eclectic neighbourhood. By day, the free-spirited nature of its thrift shops, cafés and galleries prevail, while after hours hordes of students revel in its diverse nightlife – from indie music to avant-garde cinema and bars. In Newtown things are a little left of centre and the locals love it.
HOW TO GET THERE
Newtown is located four kilometres (2½ miles) southwest of the city centre. The quickest way to get here is by train from Town Hall station, which takes around 10 minutes. Buses also run from Hyde Park on Elizabeth Street to Newtown and take approximately 30 minutes.
- Pick up vintage threads in the boutiques along King Street
- Enjoy a night out at Newtown’s rooftop bars
- See a live gig at a venerable music venue