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What To Do In Surry Hills?

  1. Check out the Surry Hills Markets
  2. Shop for vintage fashion at Crown Street
  3. Take part in a round of pub trivia
  4. Watch a play at Belvoir
  5. Sip Your Way Through The Surry Hills Bar Scene
  6. Enjoy Nightlife in Surry Hills
  7. Visit Prince Alfred Park
  8. Check Out Darlinghurst
  9. Explore art at Badger & Fox Gallery
  10. Enjoy Surry Hills Festival
From exploring magnificent galleries, and vibrant festivals to having unique shopping experiences, this village boasts a plethora of exciting things to do in Surry hills and is eternally brimming with enthusiasm and natural beauty. A foodie's paradise, this beautiful city in Sydney is known for its culinary scene, lively bars, and fancy restaurants.

Exploring this thriving district in the city offers plenty to see and do, such as strolling through the bustling markets or relaxing in Prince Alfred Park. Take part in a game of pub trivia, see a play at Belvoir, or dance the night away at any of the nightclubs if you're wondering what to do in Surry Hills for nightlife.

Check out the galleries and museums at the Darlinghurst or take part in the Spring festivities of the Surry Hills Festival. With so much fun and excitement on offer through the ultimate bucket list of swanky dining, upscale shopping, cosy bars, galleries, theatres, and community events, Surry Hills promises a memorable day for the whole family.

Here is the list of best things to do in Surry Hills:

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Check Out The Surry Hills Markets

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  • If you're looking for what to do in Surry Hills, you can learn about its rich culture while also contributing to the community.
  • Visit the Surry Hills markets, which are held on the first Saturday of each month at Crown and Collins Streets.
  • Shop for vintage and designer clothes, upcycled goods, antiques, ceramics, handmade beauty products, and much more.
  • Help raise the money to support the neighbourhood centre in the area by shopping and enhance the social benefits.

    Timings: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on the first Saturday of every month

    Location: Shannon Reserve, Crown Street, Surry Hills
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Shop for Vintage Fashion At Crown Street

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  • Shopping for vintage clothing and accessories on Crown Street is surely one of the most exciting things to do in Surry Hills for shopaholics.
  • Find everything from stylish streetwear from the 1920s to stunning dresses from the 1990s. Explore Zoo Emporium for the most gorgeous assortment of jewellery, clothing, and accessories.
  • Look for Hawaiian shirts, silk scarves, and denim at Fabrique Vintage or visit Sage Shop, which attracts customers with its extensive selection of vintage jewellery and handbags that are reasonably priced.

    Location: Surry Hills, Sydney New South Wales 2010
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Take Part in a Round of Pub Trivia

  • Nothing compares to the excitement of a good trivia night if you're wondering what to do in Surry Hills for a memorable evening.
  • The essence of a great midweek team game includes discounted drinks, admiring a friend's unmatched knowledge of Seinfeld episodes, and having a good time.
  • This pub trivia event is held at some of the most notable Surry Hills pubs, including The Forresters, The Carrington, and Dove & Olive, offering amazing experiences.

    Timings: Every Tuesday from 7:00 pm onwards
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Watch a Play at Belvoir

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  • Visit Belvoir Street Theatre to learn about renowned Australian personalities whose passion for the arts was fostered here.
  • Watch a play and be mesmerised by the outstanding acting and incredible new plays by up-and-coming Australian playwrights.
  • Attend Belvoir Briefings that take place before every play to inform the audience about the play, its actors, its plot, and its production.

    Timings:
    Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 10.00 am to 6.30 pm
    Wednesday: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
    Saturday: 4.15 pm to 6.30 pm
    Sunday: 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm

    Location:
    25 Belvoir Street, Sydney New South Wales 2010
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Sip Your Way Through The Surry Hills Bar Scene

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  • If you are curious about what to do in Surry Hills at night, the bar scene here is so diverse and lively that you will be spoiled with choices.
  • While the Gardel's Bar is a sophisticated, laid-back venue with skilled bartenders, the LOW 302 Bar is a place to unwind amidst a relaxing ambience while sipping a cocktail.
  • The Winery offers a slightly more upscale setting while The Clock is an excellent place to enjoy some chic sundowner experiences on the terrace.
  • When looking for small bars with amazing drinks, don’t overlook the Japanese-inspired martinis at Tokyo Bird or the unique offerings of the pirate-themed Button Bar.
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Enjoy Nightlife in Surry Hills

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  • Go wine tasting, late-night dining, or enjoy live music and have mind-boggling experiences as there are so many things to do in Surry Hills after dark.
  • Explore quaint bars, streetside eateries, artisanal breweries, or terrace nightclubs to see a different side of this amazing district of Sydney.
  • Enjoy a night out with friends at one of the best small bars in the city, like Dove & Olive and The Dolphin.
  • Party the night away at any opulent nightclub with dimly lit dance floors, such as Rover and Button Bar.
  • Head to Forrester's or Surly's just before midnight for late-night dumplings or international fare.
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Visit Prince Alfred Park

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  • Head to Prince Alfred Park to enjoy some of the best things to do in Surry Hills, including relaxing in an outdoor heated pool.
  • Unwind away from the city's bustle amidst vast, verdant landscape or indulge in activities like basketball, tennis, or working out.
  • Bring your dogs as there are designated spaces where they can run around without a leash.
  • Plan a barbeque in the park as it has tables and a proper setting.

    Timings: Monday to Sunday: 6:00 am to 8:00 pm

    Location:
    105 Chalmers Street, Sydney New South Wales 2010
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Check Out Darlinghurst

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  • Explore the lovely neighbourhood of Darlinghurst to enjoy some of the best things to do in Surry Hills such as exploring art galleries, dining, shopping, or nightlife.
  • Take a trip to the Griffin theatre or Eternity Playhouse to watch some amazing performances or check out Sydney Jewish Museum to discover the Jewish heritage and culture.
  • Browse the exhibits at the National Art School or Darlinghurst Gaol Houses or take a stroll down Liverpool Street to indulge in some retail therapy.
  • Visit Blue Spinach for luxurious fashion, Spunky Bruiser for handmade designs made out of eco-friendly materials, and Zink & sons for custom-made clothing.
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Explore Art at Badger & Fox Gallery

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  • Witness the architecture and large collection of artwork at the Badger & Fox Gallery, which is housed in a heritage-listed Surry Hills terrace house.
  • View the collection of the gallery's founder, Peter Maddison, as well as works by notable foreign artists such as Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Sean Scully, and many more.
  • Visiting this gallery, renowned for its artistic setting and culture with a primary focus on photography, is surely one of the most fascinating things to do in Surry Hills for art enthusiasts.

    Location: 201 Albion Street, Surry Hills, Sydney NSW 2010
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Enjoy Surry Hills Festival

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  • Check out the annual spring Surry Hills Festival held in and around Ward Park, Crown Street, Devonshire Street, Shannon Reserve, and many more fantastic venues throughout the community.
  • Discover the fascinating heritage, innovation, and artistry of this unique urban enclave through a variety of exciting activities, food, art, live music, and entertainment.
  • Be amazed by the incredible music, art, and performance showcasing the exceptional talent of emerging and seasoned musicians, actors, and artists.
  • Attend this marvellous celebration of everything fantastic about the vibrant urban neighbourhood and help raise funds for community welfare on the day of Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre's community programmes.
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People Also Ask About Sydney

  1. Why is Surry Hills so famous?

    A thriving neighbourhood in Sydney, this city gem is known for gourmet food, high-end retail shopping, hip bars, community events, and a wide range of interesting things to do in Surry hills. This wonderful area, which is home to parks and galleries, also is the centre of attraction for its stunning natural surroundings.
  2. What is the best time to visit Prince Alfred Park?

    The best times to visit Prince Alfred Park are early morning and around dusk for the most beautiful weather and amazing sunrise/sunset views. If you're wondering what to do in Surry Hills at these times, there are plenty of options, including walking, jogging, swimming, and working out.
  3. How much time do we need to explore Badger & Fox Gallery?

    The Badger & Fox Gallery has artwork by some well-known international and regional artists, and it will take you at least two hours to admire the extensive collection. Since this gallery is only open by appointment, you will only be there for a limited time.
  4. How far is Surry Hills from Sydney?

    Surry Hills is about 1.5 km from Sydney and is easily accessible by car, taxi, and on foot. You can reach the hills on foot in 15 minutes, by car in 5 to 6 minutes, and by bus in 13 to 15 minutes, depending on traffic.
  5. What are the best things to do in Sydney with kids?

    1. Check out the Opera House
    2. Stroll on the Harbour Bridge
    3. Explore the Harbour
    4. Unwind at the Luna Park
    5. Visit Circular Quay
    6. Watch wildlife at Taronga Zoo
    7. Browse the Museum of Contemporary Arts
    8. Have fun at the Bondi Beach
  6. Is Sydney worth visiting?

    Known as Australia’s crown jewel, Sydney is absolutely worth visiting. With some of the world’s most gorgeous beaches, thriving nightlife, world-class restaurants, magnificent galleries, and splendid historical landmarks, Sydney deserves to be on every visitor's bucket list.
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