Sydney—what to see and do
Set in Sydney’s glamorous Rocks area, the PNG Investment Conference gives delegates the opportunity for well-placed business networking, along with the fun of exploring one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
“All work and no play make Jack a dull boy”
So you’re travelling to Sydney for the PNG Investment Conference? Internationally renowned for Australia’s most iconic architectural triumph – the Sydney Opera House – there’s so much more to see and do… Take advantage of your time away from the office and explore the many facets of this spectacular city. See our top picks on how to spend your time in Australia’s most glamorous city.
Australia’s most extraordinary art event
The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike. Visit the exhibition to vote for your favourite portrait in the ANZ People’s Choice award and see the work of budding artists aged 5–18 on display in the Young Archies. More info
A display of the Gallery’s leading collection of works by Jeffrey Smart including recent acquisitions
Jeffrey Smart’s vision of the urban landscape formed one of the most distinctive bodies of work in late 20th-century Australian art. The Art Gallery of NSW holds the largest public collection of Smart’s works, recently bolstered by a major gift of 27 drawings from his estate. Selected highlights of this new acquisition will be exhibited for the first time at the Gallery alongside celebrated paintings from the collection.
West Side Story at the Sydney Opera House
Hailed as the greatest Broadway musical of all time, experience this internationally celebrated production of West Side Story for a limited season only. A modern re-telling of Romeo and Juliet; this tragic love story tells the tale of two young people whose happiness is destroyed by the hate of two enemy camps in New York City’s urban jungle. The “Jets”, sons of previous immigrants to America, battle the new arrivals from Puerto Rico, the “Sharks”, for domination of the streets.
Soweto Gospel Choir at the Sydney Opera House
The Soweto Gospel Choir was formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music. The 52-strong choir draws on the best talent from the many churches in and around Soweto. The choir is dedicated to sharing the joy of faith through music with audiences around the world. They’ll be back in Australia on Tuesday 20 Aug 2019 @ 8:00 pm.
For a delicious breakfast make your way to The Fine Food Store
Tucked away on Kendall lane, the oldest laneway in The Rocks, The Fine Food Store has been a much-loved favourite of locals for over 10 years. Recently revealing its Brooklyn-inspired renovation, this cool and contemporary café offers a succinct menu of fresh and tasty offerings and pride themselves on the highest standard in coffee. Absolutely delicious!
If you have a hankering for a great steak, try Pony Dining, The Rocks
Widely regarded as the pioneers of the wood fire grill in Sydney, Pony offers an honest flavour driven menu showcasing Australian produce and a carefully crafted boutique selection of wines with a cheeky cocktail list. At the heart of the kitchen is a signature Argentinean wood fire grill and a contemporary modern Australian menu featuring the finest cuts of meat, freshest seafood and an array of shared and larger plates.
Thai got your tastebuds… Try Wild Ginger Dining & Bar
Where many of Sydney’s Thai restaurants import ingredients from Thailand, chef Tony Suphap Samsen’s philosophy is to use only local Australian ingredients. Offering classic Thai dishes find balance and harmony in flavour profiles of sweet, salty, sour and creamy.
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