Royal Randwick Racecourse
Royal Randwick is the jewel in the crown of Sydney racing. A compelling theatre of sport, culture, fashion and cuisine, racing’s premier playground will entertain you with the extraordinary. Royal Randwick is where the ‘Sport of Kings’ is celebrated all year round particularly coming to life during The Spring and Sydney Carnivals.Royal Randwick is the proud home to the world’s richest 2000m turf race, the $4 million Group 1 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes, and the World’s richest turf race, the $10 million The Everest.The venue sets a world-class standard in racing and hospitality, enriched by over 35 bars and restaurants, reserved dining establishments and cutting edge facilities for members and racegoers alike. As Australia’s longest standing racing venue, Royal Randwick has shaped and been a part of Australian culture for over 150 years. Location – 800m from the hotel.
Heffron Pedal Park
Fred Hollows Reserve
Dunningham Reserve Coogee
La Parouse Museum
Museum of Human Disease Kensington
Bondi Beach is Australia's most famous beach. Bondi's mixture of lifestyles would suit most visitors, whether you're drawn to the fashionable northern end or the surf-crazy south. You'll find that Bondi is one of the better Sydney beaches, simply because it has great surf, good food, and a great atmosphere. The main area of the beach is the Bondi Pavilion, where the cafes, theatre, and art gallery draw many of the weekend visitors.
The area near the pavilion is the most popular area to swim and offers the best choice between surf and safety - you can catch a wave without risking the dangerous conditions further south. North Bondi is a safer area of the beach, and is patrolled and generally has the calmest surf conditions as well as a children's swimming pool. Location – 6.8km from the hotel
Westfield Bondi Junction
Westfield Bondi Junction is a large retail shopping centre located in the suburb of Bondi Junction in Sydney's eastern suburbs. There are over 400 specialty stores and services including department stores David Jones and Myer, supermarkets Coles and Woolworths, Event Cinemas, restaurants, cafes and prominent retailers such as Zara, Harvey Norman and Rebel Sport. Westfield Bondi Junction caters for the fashion crowd interested in designer labels. You'll find Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Tiffany, Bally, Dior, Ralph Lauren, Georg Jensen and many more well-known brands. Location – 3.3km from the hotel
See all the latest movies in the opulent surrounds of the Ritz Cinema. The Ritz Cinema is steeped in rich history and tradition. Built in 1937 and now heritage listed, it is one of the only two original Art Deco cinemas remaining in Sydney. Still offering the lowest price movie tickets available, the cinema has survived a fascinating history of tumultuous change and holds an important place in the local culture. This heritage and unique design adds to the charm and warmth of the Ritz Cinema that other venues cannot match - showing the latest in blockbuster and independent film. Location – 3km from the hotel
Coogee Beach is a great beach with calm surf and is family-friendly. The promenade area has restored historic buildings and nurtured parklands. Most of the facilities are located at mid-beach with showers, change rooms and toilets near the Arden Street bus stop. Upmarket restaurants now jostle with fish and chip shops and an increasing number of boutiques.
As the beach curves south, the park leads into Grant Reserve, which has an enclosed lawn and a children's playground. A path veers off towards the most controversial feature of the area, the women's pool. Next door is Wylies Baths, an ocean pool with a grand wooden platform, a good length for laps. Coogee is the ideal spot to begin the coastal walk to Bondi along a clearly marked pathway with stunning ocean views. Location – 4.1km from the hotel
The Grounds at Alexandria
Holistic cafes are popping up everywhere around Sydney but The Grounds of Alexandria is the crème de la crème of this new trend. The Grounds of Alexandria roast their own beans, the ingredients on the menu are sourced from their own organic kitchen garden and the cafe is encased in a rustic, industrial and heritage-listed warehouse in Sydney's west. It's the quintessential neighbourhood hangout with its lush olive trees, roaming chickens and huge bread oven. It’s definitely a must visit place for any foodie. Location – 4.4km from the hotel
Sydney Cricket Ground & Allianz Stadium
The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and Allianz Stadium are two of Australia's premier sporting and entertainment venues. They are located at Moore Park, and adjacent to popular bars, restaurants, cinemas and shops of Sydney's Entertainment Quarter and Oxford Street. The historic SCG celebrated 100 years of hosting rugby league games in 2011 and hosted its 100th cricket Test in 2012. It also boasts an impressive sporting history, encompassing other sports including, Australian Rules football, rugby union, soccer, baseball and cycling, as well as being a major concert venue. Tours of the SCG, Allianz Stadium and the SCG Museum are operated by the SCG Tour Experience, Monday to Saturday, subject to site activities. Tours do not operate on match days. Bookings are essential. Location – 2km from the hotel
Centennial Parklands is a must see location in Sydney. Made up of three major urban parks covering 360 hectares, the Parklands are aesthetically beautiful as well as historically significant, housing Australia’s Federation monument, The Federation Pavilion.
Free to visit, the Parklands are home to over 15,000 trees, Australian wildlife, ponds, flowers beds, statues, as well as offering a selection of cafes and restaurants.
When visiting the Parklands do as the locals do – take a walk, hire a bike, enjoy a round of golf, go horse-riding, or enjoy a picnic in the vast and beautifully maintained open green spaces.
You can learn more about the Parklands by taking one of their free discovery walks. Location – 2km from the hotel
The Entertainment Quarter
The Entertainment Quarter is an iconic entertainment, leisure and retail precinct located in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. EQ features cinemas, restaurants, bars and retail shops, largely surrounding The Showring, an exceptional outdoor performance and event space, and the home of The EQ Village Markets.
EQ also offers a variety of shopping, food and drinks, markets, a state-of-the art cinema complex, a dance school, kids play centre and a film and television school, every time you visit EQ you’re guaranteed to find something new. Location – 2km from the hotel