Outside Sydney

Things to do in Outside Sydney

Olympic Pedigree: Built for the 2000 Games’ canoe and kayak slalom competitions, Penrith is the only man-made whitewater course of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

 

This Paddington neighborhood shop is part of Edwards Imports, a company that works with international fashion brands to bring the latest trends to Sydney.

Every Saturday, Sydney’s fashionistas make a beeline for this sprawling collection of market stalls, known for showcasing the work of up-and-coming designers.

Take a family-designed adventure to Australia with Abercrombie & Kent’s Family Holidays. With meals and excursions for children in mind, the Outback Adventure takes families to Sydney, the Outback, and the sacred sandstone rock the Aborigines call Uluru.

Set in the western suburb of Summer Hill (about five miles from the CBD), this eclectic shelter shop is known to many Sydneysiders because of its owner, Monica Trapaga, a locally famous jazz singer and television host.

Exhibiting edgy and often controversial Contemporary art is the mission of this Paddington gallery, which opened in 1982. In particular, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery highlights Asia-Pacific artist, especially in Japan, New Zealand, and Australia.

She began her career working in costumes for the Australian Broadcasting Commission, but in 1990, Collette started out on her own with a lingerie line, using fabric from France that is hand-embroidered in Bombay, India.

Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton, the Aussie duo behind this young, hip women’s wear label, first made their name with jeans (in particular, the low-rise variety so popular in the early 2000’s).

This Darlinghurst neighborhood gallery has dedicated itself to promoting the provocative and edgy works of artists, both well-established and up-and-coming, within the Contemporary art form.

Visitors looking to slip “the surly bonds of earth” seek out this aeronautical operation, which started in 1996 and is now run by pilot/owner Steve Krug, who has been taking wing since 1974 and has thousands of water landings on his résumé.

Brace Yourself: Australia’s Gold Coast is a little off the map for most people, but if you are in the neighborhood, head for this: the fastest, tallest thrill ride in the Southern Hemisphere (and at 100 mph, the fourth fastest in the world).

Located in Woollahra, this gallery showcases the work of 20th- and 21st-century Australian artists.

Located on the site of the first European settlement on New South Wales’ coast, this former convict village now supports the largest and only five-star wine producer in the region, with 126 trophies and more than 1,400 awards to its name.

Named for Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, you can browse used books, settle into a comfy couch, or munch on “modern Australian cuisine” like mushroom and leek soup or sweet soy chicken with broccoli; there’s no menu, just a changing list of a dozen specials.