Newtown, Sydney

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Once a kangaroo-breeding ground, Newtown is still the most hopping neighborhood in Sydney. After a period of rapid growth in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, the neighborhood was populated by the burgeoning middle classes and amassed a collection of buildings that contemporary residents work hard to preserve. Visit Newtown for some of Sydney's most diverse nightlife, the thriving LGBT scene, and the vibrant street art that draws hundreds of young visitors every year. Newtown is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Sydney Edition.
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  • Lots of places to eat, always packed with people, but no where to park. One place to eat that stands out is Lentil as anything, pay what you feel the meal is worth and they make great coffee.  more »
  • I was looking for something a little more hipstery and was delighted by this find. Upon first exiting the metro, I was a little nervous as I'd come from beautiful and pristine Sydney Harbor and was no...  more »
  • It is known as a hipster and gay-friendly neighborhood. Personally, I love to go for a beer and listen to a band. They also have alternative clothes shops, theatre and countless activities shows.
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