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17 Of The Best New Year’s Eve Events In Sydney To Ring In 2023

Here we go, friends: our first proper restriction-free New Year's Eve in what feels like forever. If you're hoping to catch…

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12 Of Sydney’s Best Bookshops For Finding Your Next Page-Turner

Although bad weather and moments of boredom have meant only one thing to Sydney recently (we’re looking at you, Netflix),…

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Sculpture By The Sea Returns To Sydney This Week

After a two-year hiatus, Sydney's favourite seaside sculpture walk is returning at last. Sculpture by the Sea will be taking over…

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Watch Love Actually With A Live Orchestra This Christmas

Forget Hallmark (though we do love a cheesy Christmas romance), we all know that the real OG cult favourite holiday movie is Love Actually.…

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All The Must-See Events At This Year’s Antidote Festival

Sex chats, the teal wave, Mongolian throat singing, old fridge veg workshops, and First Nation language preservation are all on the…

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Sydney’s Epic Cherry Blossom Festival Is Back

If catching the cherry blossoms in Tokyo has been on your bucket list forever, then brace yourselves for all the flower antics right here in…

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This Surry Hills Wine Bar Has Been Transformed Into A Winter Glamping Oasis

This winter, Surry Hills' neighbourhood wine bar The Winery is once again transforming into a winter-themed glamping oasis.…

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Sydney’s Bastille Festival Is Coming Back With Endless Mulled Wine And Raclette

Make room Sydney, the festival of all things raclette, crepes and fresh baguettes, mulled wine and flammekueche is back with a…

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Bondi Festival Is Returning With Its Iconic Beachside Ferris Wheel This Winter

After a two-year hiatus, Bondi’s magical wintertime arts and cultural festival, Bondi Festival, is back for another run of frosty fun…

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#WaitingOnZuck: Here’s Why You Won’t See Any News From Us Today

Around this time last year, The Australian Government, Department of Treasury (℅ Josh Frydenberg) introduced the News Media Bargaining…

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Pinot Palooza Is Returning To Sydney For Two Pinot Noir-Fuelled Days

This is not a drill, everyone's fave wine fest, Pinot Palooza, is officially returning to the thirsty city of Sydney after a…

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This Charming French Bistro Is Doing Bottomless Mussels For $29

There’s no denying Loluk Bistro is a veritable king of all-you-can-eat here in Sydney. If you’ve been across the ultra-charming…

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Where To Get Respirator Face Masks (N95, KN95 & P2) In Sydney And Why You Need Them

Given the growing number of omicron cases infectious in the community, medical professionals suggest upgrading your…

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7 Ways You Can Support Sydney Restaurants During The Omicron Wave

We don’t need to tell you that the current Omicron outbreak has taken an immeasurable toll on industries across NSW. And once again…

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NSW COVID Update: Reporting Your Positive RAT Result Is Now Mandatory

Update: Wednesday 12 January, 2022 Today NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet announced that positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) must now be…

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Sydney’s Tasty Vegan Market Is Finally Back This Weekend

Sydney’s iconic monthly vegan market is back and bigger than ever so if you haven’t already checked this plant-based baby…

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Score Same-Day Delivery On Summer’s Must-Have Wine Range

If you’ve been looking for a way to spice up your summer or upcoming party without throwing all your hard-earned cash on exxy vino,…

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The Sydney Fish Market’s Iconic 36-Hour Seafood Marathon Is Back

You love seafood, we love seafood, Sydney loves seafood. Summer is seafood season and if there’s one day when we’re all about…

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Diner En Blanc Is Returning To Sydney At A Secret Location

Diner en Blanc is one of the most extravagant and exciting events on Sydney’s foodie social calendar and that isn’t even an…

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“Greek Island” Is The Three-Day Greek Festival Hitting Sydney Harbour This Summer

What we would do to be smashing chunks of souvlaki, knocking back ouzo cocktails, and taking midday dips in the Aegean sea. There are some…

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10 Of Sydney’s Best Ghost Tours, As Chosen By You

To celebrate our 10th birthday here at Urban List, we’re asking you to tell us your top 10 lists over on our Instagram—we…

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Palm Beach Could House Australia’s Very First Urban Night Sky Park

In a huge bid that would definitely change up Sydney’s stunning Palm Beach for good, the Northern Beaches Council is proposing to make…

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New Plans Show Sydney Harbour With Floating Pools And Artificial Islands

Pontoons. Artificial islands. Floating pools. Such could be the future of Sydney Harbour in a big vision that would turn its waterways into…

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Make Way For Gin Bars And Lobster Rolls, Wine Island Is Returning To Sydney

It's back. After two whole years, Sydney's most iconic wine blowout on an island is on the return, which means come 2022, your…

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Here’s Everything To Know About Martin Place’s Insane $170m Transformation

Come 2022, the heart of Sydney’s CBD will look very different. Now in the final stages of a hefty $170 million development set to…

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The 50-Metre-Long Rainbow Footpath At Coogee Beach Is Here To Stay

Sydney is no stranger to a rainbow footpath. In 2013, the City of Sydney installed a rainbow crossing at Taylor Square to coincide with…

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Check Out The $22.3 Million Plan To Turn Soho Nightclub Into A Boutique Hotel

Nope, you’re not imagining it. Sydney is rife with redevelopment plans right now, meaning the city as we know it is going to look…

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Keep Track Of COVID Exposure Sites In Sydney With This Live Map

Well, here we are again, folks. Another day, another lockdown. In case you missed it, four local government areas in Sydney (Woollahra,…

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Shop Limited-Edition Art At This Pop-Up Gallery For Refugee Week

Australia’s first-ever social enterprise gallery is popping up in Sydney and there’s never been a better time to shop some epic…

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Treat Yourself To Hot Toddies And Popcorn At Sydney’s Free Laneway Cinema

The brief this winter is cosy blankets, hot food, and outdoor reruns of your favourite musicals—so get ready for the perfect…

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Goreng Is Sydney’s New Secret Takeaway Making Fried Mi Goreng Doughnuts

It’s the official season of mi goreng feeds and it goes without saying that as the undisputed reigning champion of hangover cures and…

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Where To Go Ice Skating In Sydney This Winter

Ice rinks are pretty much the closest things to a real wintery wonderland Sydneysiders are going to get. Lucky for you guys our fair city…

Fitness
Here’s Everything To Know About NSW’s Amazing New Multi-Day Hiking Track

Rules are—if you live in NSW, you live for a weekend hike. And good news, the state government is just about ready to dump some cold…

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This Sydney Cafe Is Slinging Free Portuguese Tarts And Espresso Martinis Tomorrow

There are few ways new venues really make a drop-in Sydney’s ocean of cafes but The Rocks’ newest kid on the block is slinging…

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The Grounds Just Transformed Into The Secret Garden With Floral Canopies And A Hidden High Tea

We’re always here for a magical transformation of The Grounds of Alexandria and this time around the team have gone and stepped it up…

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A London-Inspired Gin Garden With Bottomless Gin-Spiked Sangria Is Popping Up In Sydney

Big news, Sydney. A gin garden inspired by the best of London life is popping up soon, so grab your gang and get ready for rosé…

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Dog-Friendly “Paint And Slurp” Classes Are Launching At This Sydney Ramen Bar

There is rarely a time where it seems the universe has perfectly answered our prayers but as it stands—it really has. For two whole…

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Sydney’s First Vegan Night Market Is Happening Next Month

Sydney’s famed vegan market holds some serious clout. While the mammoth foodie affair usually bears its delicious stalls under the…

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Sip Bottomless Margaritas At Sydney’s Newest Underground Drag Show

There are some things in Sydney that truly transport you to a whole other universe and the antics at Prince of York are just this. Slotted…

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A Rare Blood Supermoon Will Be Lighting Up The Night Skies This Week

It’s not every day that a giant, cosmic entity lights up the sky with a glowing red aura—completely kicking a regular…

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Beloved Pizza Dungeon Frankie’s Pizza Is Handing Out $1 Slices Every Day From Next Week

It’s been the home of garage grunge, rock n roll, rebellion, pinball, secret sessions (if you know, you know), and a god-tier, greasy…

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These Sydney Cinemas Are Dropping $5 Movie Tickets This Week

Big news people, a number of Sydney movie theatres are dropping $5 tickets this month and try to tell us that’s not the best thing…

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Sydney Aquarium Is Turning Into A Neon Adults-Only Wonderland This Winter

If underwater pop-up bars, food stations, dancefloors, and DJs sound like your kind of gig, you’ve come to the right place. The…

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Pie Time Is The Month-Long Meat Pie Festival Worthy Of Your June Weekend Road Trip

When the mercury drops it becomes the official season of country road trips and steaming hot pies. So, it goes without saying that the…

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Throw $300 At This Giant 3-Litre Margarita For World Cocktail Day

We’re a stickler for cocktails of the ginormous size and we know you are too so gather ‘round folks, we've found a…

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An Illuminated Night Walk Is Popping Up In Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs

If you thought the Eastern Suburb’s famed coastal walk was the greatest thing since sliced bread—think again. Yep, there’s…

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Sip Bottomless French Rosé At This Mother’s Day Paint And Sip High Tea

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Sydney’s just copped a brand new boozy paint and sip hub from the legends behind Cork…

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Grab A Glass, Champainting Is Sydney’s Newest Boozy Paint And Sip Hub

If you’re a sucker for the high life—we’re talking magnums of bubbly—then you need to stop everything you’re…

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Surrender Your Soul, SÉANCE Has Returned To Sydney

UPDATE MONDAY 12 APRIL: SÉANCE has been cancelled until further notice due to venue complications. Stay tuned for updated dates and…

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Kick Start Your Side Hustle, TAFE NSW Is Offering A Heap Of New Free Short Courses

Big news, guys. TAFE NSW is offering a heap of fee-free short courses so you can skill up across the likes of computing, social media,…

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Hold Up, A Paint And Sip With Margaritas Is Coming To Sydney

It’s true—a paint and sip class complete with margaritas is about to hit Sydney and the real question is, have you booked yet?…

People
Here’s Why Chanel Contos Wants You To Keep Conversations Around Consent Going

This week, Victoria revealed that it will be shifting towards providing compulsory consent classes across all state schools as early as next…

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Green Up Your Digs, The NSW Government Is Giving Away Trees For Free

We love any chance to spruce up our digs, so listen up fam, free trees could be heading your way in the next few weeks. This free trees…

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This Inner-City Warehouse Is Being Converted Into An Eco-Friendly Recreation Centre

Sydney’s Green Square has been a hub of action recently. The new precinct just opened its doors to the largest aquatic centre in…

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Embrace Your Inner Artist With Life Drawing Classes On Stage At The Opera House

Cast your eyes over to the Sydney Opera House, which is set to transform itself into a life-drawing classroom for one night only. Yes, you…

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Bring On The Sass And Sparkles At The Best Drag Shows In Sydney

If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that drag shows are one of the best things in life. How do we know this, you might…

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Clear Your Calendar, Opera Australia Is Slinging $20 Tickets Next Month

Let’s be honest, there are a few things in life that sting the wallet more than most, and the opera, while incredible, is definitely…

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Sydney’s Rainbow Path To Commemorate The Legalisation Of Same Sex Marriage Is Finally Ready

We’ve had many a rainbow affair in Sydney over the last few years. In 2013, the City of Sydney Council installed a rainbow crossing…

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Book A Stay In Sydney’s New Tim Tam Hotel Suite With A Dedicated Tim Tam Menu

It goes without saying that Tim Tams are Australia’s national treat. Perfect with tea, slammed in a hot choccy, crumbled over…

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Move Over Paint And Sip, Boozy Sneaker Customisation Classes Have Landed In Sydney

When paint and sip classes launched in Sydney some years ago, they were a real gamechanger. Unleashing your creative side, plus wine? What a…

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Make A Splash At Sydney’s Brand New Ocean Pool-Inspired Aquatic Centre

Sydney isn't exactly short on places for a swim. In fact, when it comes to swimming pools, ocean pools, and beaches, we boast some of…

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Get Spending, These 10 Sydney Venues Are Dropping $50 Food And Drink Vouchers

Alright people, here’s the deal. A number of Sydney venues are dropping $50 food and drink vouchers next month so you need to rally…

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Order Up These Extra-Chunky Bush Cookies Packed With Native Ingredients

If there’s one thing that really thrived in 2020, it was the lucrative and mouth-watering cookie-delivery market. This being said, you…

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Get Slurping, El Camino Just Dropped Ice Vovo And Cottees Cordial-Inspired Margaritas

There are few things that define our childhood as well as our favourite confectionaries can. Be it a handful of red frogs from the corner…

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Hit The Harbour And Make A Difference With Sydney’s New Clean-Up Kayak Tours

There’s no denying that Sydney is an aquatic playground filled with some of the most beautiful spots to kayak in Australia. With…

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Blow Yourself Away With These 7 Epic Bucket List Adventures To Have In Sydney

As the saying goes—carpe diem. And Sydney is really one of the best places in the world to do just that. From wild jet rides in the…

Local Escapes
Book A Stay At Bedouin On The Beaches, Sydney’s New Pop-Up Glamping Site

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that there is no time to waste when it comes to treating yourself. Chug that cocktail, book that…

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Rent Out A Harbourside Cabana With Your Own Private Chef This Summer

The silly season is well and truly upon us, which means it’s officially time for long lunches by the water, tropical cocktails and all…

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Grab Your Boards, Sydney Is Getting A Surf Lodge With A Mega Wave Pool

Big news people, actually‚ mega news. Sydney will be the new home of Australia’s very first luxury surf lodge and yes,…

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Get Excited, Merivale Has Snapped Up Iconic Randwick Pub The DOG

In big hospitality news, Merivale has acquired Randwick’s iconic The Duke of Gloucester Hotel, more affectionately known as “The…

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Set The Alarm, These Are The Best Sunrise Activities To Do In Sydney

The mercury is rising and that only means one thing—it’s sunrise season. Yep, Sydney is lighting up earlier and earlier, which…

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Soak Up 360 Degree Views, Croissants And Waffles At Sydney’s New Ferris Wheel Brunch

A general rule of thumb is that sky-high feasts are always a good idea. If you’re a born and raised Sydneysider, you’ll be very…

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Turn Your Digs Into A Dreamy Jungle Oasis, The Calyx Is Hosting A Pop-Up Plant Sale

No trip to the Royal Botanic Garden is complete without a pit stop at The Calyx. With the largest green wall in Australia (at six…

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Get Creative At SEA LIFE Aquarium’s New Bottomless Underwater Paint And Sip Classes

In major news, Cork & Canvas has just added a brand new underwater session to its massive suite of paint and sip classes, so fire…

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Take It Neat Or On The Rocks, A 4-Day Roaming Whisky Festival Is Coming To Sydney

We might be on the home stretch of one of the toughest years ever but hang in there, because the light at the end of the tunnel looks…

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Soak Up The Weekend Sunshine And Water Views At Barangaroo’s Sparkly New Harbour Cove

Barangaroo has a brand new jewel in its sparkly crown. Watermans Cove has just been completed—a stunning, crescent-shaped boardwalk…

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Plan Your Tropical Getaway, Queensland Will Open Its Borders To NSW In November

As summer holiday season inches closer, we have been waiting with bated breath for borders to reopen to expand the many wonderful…

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Get Ready For The Long Weekend, These 21 Venues Will Be Dishing Out $10 Espresso Martinis

Espresso Martinis are our drink of choice at the best of times but sink ‘em down to a cruisy $10, and let’s just say you have…

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Dig Into Pink Baos And Sakura Sushi At This Beachside Japanese Bar

Sydney’s resident beachside rock n roll bar, Daniel San, is hosting its second month-long festival dedicated to all things cherry…