A vibrant hotspot filled to the brim with lively cafés, buzzing bars, quirky art galleries and stylish boutiques
Sandwiched between the suburb of Redfern, the Parisian village of Potts Point and the ultra-trendy enclave of Surry Hills, Inner Sydney is an ideal location. Rich in Aboriginal history and packed with a bustling bar and café scene, it’s perfect for students wishing to explore off-beat and quirky hangouts over mainstream attractions.
Wake up early to catch the farmers’ markets at the Carriageworks, where you can load up on fresh produce while snacking on an egg and bacon roll. Housed in the old Eveleigh rail yards, this urban-industrial space also showcases a range of theatre productions, dance parties and art exhibitions. Just down the road, vintage lovers can uncover a treasure trove of collectables at second hand furniture stores in Danks Street, before refuelling with a coffee and a cronut – a delicious croissant and doughnut fusion – at Devon Café.
After dark, this neighbourhood really comes alive. Kings Cross is home to nightclubs, pocket bars and speakeasies. Just next door, Potts Point, is rich in history, cuisine and culture. Drop into Ms. G’s for their crispy pork buns or if you’re hankering for an authentic plate of pasta, make sure you stop by Fratelli Paradiso.
You won’t need a car here, as it’s located just minutes from the city centre and a quick commute from all the major Sydney universities. When the hubbub gets too much, stroll down to Garden Island. Positioned on the harbour foreshore at Woolloomooloo, this old navy base features a beautiful green space where you can admire the spectacular water views.