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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  • Just a short train or bus ride from the city Newtown's king street provides an incredible choice`of every type of food but especially Thai food. The area attracts a vast range of lifestyles & everyone...  more »
  • One of my favourite destinations in Sydney to catch up with friends for a casual evening out. Always good value.  more »
  • Eclectic, one word that sums Newtown. It's Camden Town (UK) meets SoHo (USA) in a very Aussie laid back kind of way. With its close proximity to university belt (University of Sydney, UTS, Notredame),...  more »

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