From Weekend Markets To Brunch Spots, Here Are Cool "Hidden" Places To Check Out In Sydney

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Here are our top picks to enjoy another side of Sydney:

1. Enjoy delicious eats in the city that taste as good as they look

Savour the perfect brunch at Wild Sage, a contemporary restaurant with a seasonal menu and produce that's sourced within the greater Sydney area. Located in the heart of the Barangaroo precinct, you'll love dining right by the water!

Other great brunch spots include Devon Cafe, where you can chow down on filling breakfast bowls and Yakuza burgers, and Brown Sugar, which is inspired by the flavours of the Mediterranean.

2. Visit the best vantage points for amazing views

Get lost in panoramic views of Sydney Harbour at Mrs Macquarie's Chair. The historic chair was carved out of a rock ledge in honour of Governor Macquarie's wife, Elizabeth, giving you the best seat in the house ;)

Other awesome vantage points to check out include the clifftop views of Hornby Lighthouse at Watsons Bay, spectacular sights from Milsons Point, which is home to Luna Park Sydney, a popular amusement park that dates back to 1935, and Pylon Lookout, an affordable way to see Sydney up high.

3. Visit these trending lifestyle precincts for an amazing experience

Head to Tramsheds for a modern experience in a historic space. The old tram depot has been transformed into a dining destination where you can enjoy local produce, culinary delights, pop-up stores, and even have your meal while seated in a vintage tram.

Another must-do is a visit to Darling Square. This newly opened development is just a few minutes’ walk from the main Darling Harbour area. There, you'll be spoilt for choice with ample dining and shopping options. You can also visit The Exchange, a stunning building that houses the new state-of-the-art Darling Square Library, lots of gourmet food options, and more!

4. Go swimming and lepak on gorgeous beaches other than Bondi Beach

Explore Sydney's Eastern Suburbs and enjoy the golden sands of Redleaf Beach as you watch yachts sailing in the harbour. Then take a dip at the Murray Rose Pool, which is protected by a walkable pontoon.

Other cool spots to check out are Bronte Baths, a free public swimming pool that's considered one of the best ocean pools in Australia, Shark Beach in Nielsen Park, a family-friendly spot with views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Gordons Bay, a hidden coastal gem that features an underwater nature trail.

5. Shop for artisanal goods and more at local markets

Go bargain hunting at one of Sydney's best flea markets at the Rozelle Collectors Market (every Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 3pm). Seek out hidden gems, jewellery, vinyl records, books, pre-loved fashion, and more!

Uncover more treasures at Paddington Markets (every Saturday, 10am to 4pm), a market that supports up-and-coming local designers showcasing their fashion, jewellery, and homeware. And get non-touristy souvenirs and artisanal gifts from The Rocks Markets (every Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm), including fine art prints, eco-friendly goods, and more.

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