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Sydney's Best Kept Secrets

A Wonderful Weekender

 

When you’re in Sydney, living like a local means knowing where to go to find the best food, shopping and experiences. Luckily for you, we’ve got that sorted. We know that a perfect weekend in Sydney means a shopping session at Birkenhead Point, a wander around Tramsheds and a night out at Harbourside

To experience the very best of Sydney, you need to hit the harbour! Take a trip on the Shopper Hopper and jet between top attractions, dining spots and shopping opportunities, while you enjoy a fabulous view of the city. 


Tastes and Temptations at the Tramsheds

Foodies will find lots to enjoy at the Sunday Grower’s Markets. Have a browse and enjoy buying the best of local produce and smallgoods from local producers. Snack on some samples but save room for breaky! Butcher and the Farmer is a favourite local spot. Choose from classics like avo toast and a bacon and fried egg roll or try some specialities like the mushroom bowl.

When you’ve finished with the markets, it’s time for lunch. Flour, Eggs and Water is all about fresh pasta and seasonal eating. Don’t miss the chance to try regional wines on tap! 

There’s nothing nicer than eating izakaya-style, and Osaka Trading Co is the place to go. Order small plates and eat tapas style. Or cosy up with a bowl of ramen. With vegetarian and vegan options, there’s a noodle option for everyone. If you haven’t yet discovered the joys of Japanese whisky, make time for a dram after dinner.

 

Fun and Excitement at Harbourside

Head to Harbourside and make sure you bring your sense of adventure. The whole family will have a ball with fun activities including Laser Skirmish, Kingpin Bowling and the amazing 9D Action Cinemas.

Worked up an appetite? Take it straight to Cyren. Fresh seafood, steaks, pizza and burgers are on the menu - it’s the very definition of a crowd pleaser. Enjoy the view as you dine, and maybe sample one or two from the extensive craft beer menu.

Dragon Boat is the perfect spot to enjoy some Chinese favourites, including the wonderful Peking Duck. Or for a simple way to make the whole family happy, hit the Hard Rock Cafe. Time your visit right and you could enjoy some live music, along with a diner classic.


Indulge yourself at Birkenhead Point

Love a bargain? You’ll definitely love Birkenhead Point, Sydney's largest Brand Outlet. There are over 140 brands across luxury brands, men’s and women’s fashion and homewares - dedicated shoppers will want to make a day of it! And don’t worry about shopping till you drop, the new Guest Services Lounge is the perfect place to relax and recharge.

Birkenhead Point is located next to the prestigious Birkenhead Point Marina, the largest privately owned marina on Sydney Harbour, with over 200 luxury berths. All this is remarkably close to the CBD, and nestled next to restaurants, supermarkets and a medical centre.

Parents will appreciate one very special service provided at Birkenhead Point - the Shopping Nanny. You can book your child in for up to two hours of complimentary care from professional and qualified nannies. Find out more about availability and bookings at birkenheadpoint.com.au/shoppingnanny.

One final insider secret… anyone visiting from interstate and overseas can claim their complimentary Visitor Passport from Guest Services on Level 2. Don’t miss the chance to get exclusive access to over 35 offers and discounts.