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Here in Surry Hills, we’re walking distance to Hyde Park and the CBD, Darlinghurst and Redfern, and just a moment away from Central Station.

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Go Carts at Entertainment Quarter

Level 5 Car Park, 207 Park Rd S, Moore Park NSW 2021 – This link opens in a new browser tab

The longest undercover Go Cart track in the southern hemisphere sits on the top level of the car park at the Entertainment Quarter. The 410 metre track is open from early morning to late at night, rain hail or shine. Open 7.30am to 12am every day except Tuesday.

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Tumbalong Park

11 Harbour St, Sydney NSW 2000 – This link opens in a new browser tab

Tumbalong Park sits in the centre of the Darling Harbour precinct. The name “Tumbalong” is from Dharug as spoken by the Eora people and means “place where seafood is found”. The park was designed using native Australian foliage decorated with fountains as an urban stream.

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Powerhouse Museum

500 Harris St, Ultimo NSW 2007 – This link opens in a new browser tab

The Powerhouse Museum is a contemporary museum in the heart of Sydney with a focus on arts, science, innovation and design. A diverse and impressive collection of more than 500,000 items have been curated over 125 years, spanning science and technology, design and decorative arts, transport and space exploration, as well as rotating cultural exhibitions. Open 10am to 5pm Friday to Wednesday, and 10am to 9pm Thursday.

Contact: (02) 9217 0111– This link will open your default phone application

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Luna Park

1 Olympic Dr, Milsons Point NSW 2061 – This link opens in a new browser tab

Luna Park is Sydney’s most iconic amusement park & tourist destination, sitting right on Sydney Harbour since the 1930’s. With rollercoasters and other rides, restaurants and a Big Top for events. Entry to the park is free, pay for rides and games as you go. Open Friday and Saturday 11am to 10pm, and 10am to 6pm on Sunday and 11am to 4pm on Mondays.

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Centennial Park Cycling

Grand Dr, Centennial Park NSW 2021 – This link opens in a new browser tab

Tandem bike through one of Sydney’s most beautiful parks. You can borrow a bike from the hotel or hire one in the park.

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Customs House (walk-over model of Sydney)

31 Alfred St, Sydney NSW 2000 – This link opens in a new browser tab

A heritage listed museum, in Circular Quay featuring exhibitions, historic photographs and shows. Open 8am to 10.30pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 10.30pm Saturday and 9am to 5pm Sunday.

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I’m Free Walking Tours

Let local, unbiased Sydney guides show you the city with I’m Free Walking Tours. Routes stretch around The Rocks and Sydney CBD, with free registration online.

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Chauvel Cinema

249 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021 – This link opens in a new browser tab

Sydney’s heritage-listed cinematic gem, Chauvel Cinema, has been operating in Paddington for over 40 years and has long been the spiritual home of Australian film culture, a gathering place for avid cinema lovers to share their passion for the best in independent, world and cult cinema. Featuring hidden gems and the best in retrospective cinema, with special film screenings in both 35mm and 70mm projection.

Contact: (02) 9361 5398– This link will open your default phone application

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Dawn Fraser Pools

Elkington Park, Fitzroy Ave, Balmain NSW 2041 – This link opens in a new browser tab

A swimming spot in the Inner West, Dawn Fraser Swimming Pool is a heritage-listed tidal harbour pool in Balmain, 2km west of the CBD. Open 6.45am to 7pm every day

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McIvers Women’s Baths

145-149R Beach St, Coogee NSW 2034 – This link opens in a new browser tab

McIver Women’s Baths are heritage-listed women’s baths at Grant Reserve, Coogee. Built back in the 1900’s (from 1876 to 1886), it’s a rock pool dedicated to women and children, also known as Coogee Women’s Pool and Ladies Baths. Open 7am to 7pm every day.

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Cremorne Point Pool

Milson Rd, Cremorne Point NSW 2090 – This link opens in a new browser tab

Across the harbour is a unique harbourside pool with heritage character and superb views. Drive over the harbour bridge or get the ferry across Sydney Harbour to Cremorne Point. Open 24 hours with the exception of cleaning days – see website.

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Bar Suze

54 Foveaux St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 – This link opens in a new browser tab

A neighbourhood wine bar with a weekly changing menu, a 10 minute stroll up the hill on Foveaux Street. Good food. Good wine. Nice people. Open 6pm to midnight Wednesday to Saturday.

Contact: 0431 180 389– This link will open your default phone application

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Poly

74-76 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 – This link opens in a new browser tab

Poly is a wine bar in Surry Hills that happens to also have some of the best food in Sydney by acclaimed chef Mat Lindsay (Ester). The seafood forward menu rotates often. You’ll find Poly in the Paramount building, a few minutes walk away. Open 5pm to 12am Monday to Friday, and 12pm to 12am Saturday and Sunday.

Contact: (02) 8860 0808– This link will open your default phone application

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Pina

4/29 Orwell St, Potts Point NSW 2011 – This link opens in a new browser tab

What started as a pop up by Sydney’s beloved hole-in-the-wall cafe Room Ten, is now permanent. If you’re heading to Potts Point it’s a must stop for breakfast or lunch, and even if you’re not, it’s worth the trip. Open 7am to 3pm every day.

Contact: (02) 7251 8025– This link will open your default phone application

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Nour

3/490 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 – This link opens in a new browser tab

The concept at Nour is to take classic Lebanese flavours and give them a modern interpretation beyond the popular fattoush, falafel and baklava. There’s a strong focus on vegetarian dishes and in-house made food items such as Middle Eastern breads along with yoghurt, labneh, curds, ashta, dips, pickles and preserves. Open for dinner Monday to Thursday, lunch and dinner Friday to Sunday.

Contact: (02) 9331 3413– This link will open your default phone application

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Cafe Paci

131 King St, Newtown NSW 2042 – This link opens in a new browser tab

A cosy neighbourhood Nordic-European restaurant on north King Street, Newtown is run by Finnish born chef Pasi Paternen (Quay, Four in Hand). An innovative Sydney restaurant with a real buzz. Make sure you book ahead. Open 5.30pm to 11pm Monday to Friday, and 12pm to 11pm Saturday.

Contact: (02) 9550 6196– This link will open your default phone application

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Westwood Pizza

245 Australia St, Newtown NSW 2042 – This link opens in a new browser tab

A tiny, buzzing pizzeria in Newtown slinging just 150 pizzas each day. Run by two ex-Bella Brutta chefs. Try their signature fermented garlic and honey pizza on a perfectly chewy sourdough base. Open 5pm to 10pm, Wednesday to Sunday.

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P&V Paddington and Porcine

268 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021 – This link opens in a new browser tab

A French bistro and a cult natural wine shop in one location. Downstairs is P&V, Sydney’s favourite natural wine shop that also stocks craft beer & artisan spirits. Buy to take home or open a bottle and drink in the courtyard space out the back. Upstairs is Porcine, classic French cooking in a casual setting. A must stop spot if visiting Paddington, whether grabbing a quick takeaway or sitting down for a bite and a glass (or bottle) of wine.

Contact: (02) 9054 3158– This link will open your default phone application

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The Standard Store

431 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 – This link opens in a new browser tab

The Standard Store wanders the world to find labels so that you don’t have to. Brands curated with love from New York, Paris, London and more, all in a beautiful Crown Street store in Surry Hills. Open 10am to 5pm every day.

Contact: (02) 9310 1544– This link will open your default phone application

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Perks and Mini

1/20 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010 – This link opens in a new browser tab

P.A.M (Perks and Mini) is a Melbourne established, Paris-based streetwear & lifestyle brand, with a cult following since 2000. P.A.M focuses on collaboration and a multi-disciplinary design process. Visit their Sydney store in Darlinghurst. Open 11am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 5pm Sunday.

Contact: (02) 9360 5488– This link will open your default phone application

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Big Trouble

3/133 Goulburn St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 – This link opens in a new browser tab

Sitting right across the road, Big Trouble is a boutique menswear store. Find high-quality contemporary streetwear that draws inspiration from vintage Americana, military and heritage pieces. Open 11am to 6pm Wednesday to Friday, 11am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday.

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Corlection

457 Pitt St, Haymarket NSW 2000 – This link opens in a new browser tab

A small curated clothing store sitting in Haymarket, featuring high-quality Japanese denim, heritage streetwear and timeless goods. At Corlection you’ll find pieces from cult Japanese labels Momotaro, Freewheelers + more. Open 11am to 6pm every day.

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Storeroom Vintage

47 Enmore Road, Newtown NSW 2042 – This link opens in a new browser tab

You might have seen the painted facade of Storeroom Vintage on your Instagram feed. Originally starting in Surry Hills, find handpicked vintage clothes from the 80s, 90s and 2000s in the new Newtown store. Loved by locals and visitors alike.  Open 11am to 6pm every day.

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Double Rainbouu x Emma Mulholland on Holiday

100 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021 – This link opens in a new browser tab

Two of Sydney’s favourite local labels have come together to open a shared flagship store on Oxford Street, Paddington. Both brands  — Double Rainbouu and Holiday the Label — capture vacation nostalgia through their bold prints and colourful collections. You’ll find the perfect beach shirt here. Open from 10am Monday to Saturday and 11am Sunday.

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Sneakerboy

388 George St, Sydney NSW 2000 – This link opens in a new browser tab

For the sneakerheads. A one-of-a-kind showroom style concept store in the centre of the city. Find luxury sneakers and streetwear from the world’s leading brands and fashion houses. Open 10am to 7pm Friday to Wednesday and 10am to 8pm Thursday.

Contact: (02) 9221 1877– This link will open your default phone application

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Cantina OK!

Council Pl, Sydney NSW 2000 – This link opens in a new browser tab

One of three Sydney bars in the World’s Top 50 list, Cantina OK! is a tiny Mezcal mecca tucked away in a laneway by Town Hall. A unique standing bar with room for only 20, serving world-famous Margaritas and cocktails. ‘A place where you can drink one of a kind, one in a million and once in a lifetime spirits.’ Open 4pm to 12am Monday to Saturday, and 4pm to 10pm Sunday.

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Centennial Park Cycling

Grand Dr, Centennial Park NSW 2021 – This link opens in a new browser tab

Tandem bike through one of Sydney’s most beautiful parks. You can borrow a bike from the hotel or hire one in the park.

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Sydney Opera House

Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000 – This link opens in a new browser tab

An icon for a reason. The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney. Located on the banks of the Sydney Harbour, it is often regarded as one of the world’s most famous and distinctive buildings and a masterpiece of 20th century architecture. Head down for a show or to go for a walk around the steps.

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The Bearded Tit

183 Regent St, Redfern NSW 2016 – This link opens in a new browser tab

The Bearded Tit is a neighbourhood queer bar in Redfern, a place to come together, and a gallery that gives a platform to emerging artists. Small drag shows, intimate performances and a beautiful sense of community. Open 4pm to 12am Wednesday to Saturday.

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Sydney Tower

Level 5/108 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000 – This link opens in a new browser tab

Sydney Tower is the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere, 309 metres tall from top to bottom. View Sydney from the Observation Deck and SKYWALK over the CBD. Open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 8pm.

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Capitol Theatre

13 Campbell St, Haymarket NSW 2000 – This link opens in a new browser tab

Sydney’s historic Capitol Theatre is host to world-class musicals, ballet and opera. A heritage listed site in Haymarket with touring productions. Visit their website for tickets and to see what’s coming up. Open pending shows.

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Carriageworks Farmers Market

245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015 – This link opens in a new browser tab

The Carriageworks Farmers Market is a Sydney staple, providing the freshest seasonal produce from the best growers and producers from around NSW. Curated by acclaimed chef Mike McEnearney, the market runs every Saturday in the iconic Carriageworks warehouse space. Find organic and biodynamic produce, artisan breads, boutique wines, single origin coffee, herbal teas, meat, eggs, freshly harvested honey and freshly cut flowers. Open 8am to 1pm every Saturday.

Contact: (02) 8571 9099– This link will open your default phone application

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Belvoir Theatre

25 Belvoir St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 – This link opens in a new browser tab

Based in Surry Hills, Belvoir is one of Australia’s most distinguished and beloved theatre companies. Since 1984, when a group of 600 likeminded theatre-lovers came together to buy the theatre to save it from becoming an apartment block, Belvoir has been at the forefront of Australian storytelling. Each year the company presents an annual season of shows on this now-iconic corner stage. Open pending shows.

Contact: (02) 9699 3444– This link will open your default phone application

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Hermitage Foreshore Walk

6 Steele Point Rd, Vaucluse NSW 2030 – This link opens in a new browser tab

Hermitage Foreshore Walk is one of Sydney’s many great coastal walks with views of the city, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Shark Island, with multiple hidden beaches along the way. Walk from the heritage listed historic site Nielson Park for 2 kilometres around to Rose Bay (or in reverse).

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Icebergs Pool

1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach NSW 2026 – This link opens in a new browser tab

Sydney’s most iconic ocean pool on Bondi Beach, a historical landmark for over 100 years. Open all year round. Open 6am to 6pm Monday to Friday (excluding Thursday – closed for cleaning), and 6.30am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday.

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Boy Charlton Pool

1c Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000 – This link opens in a new browser tab

Andrew “Boy” Charlton Pool is one of Sydney’s many iconic harbour side pools. An 8 lane, outdoor, salt-water pool located on the shore of Woolloomooloo Bay in The Domain, right by the Royal Botanic Gardens. Open 6am to 8pm Monday to Friday, and 7am to 7pm Saturday and Sunday. The pool is typically closed for four months in the colder period of the year – May through August.

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Prince Alfred Park Pool

105 Chalmers St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 – This link opens in a new browser tab

The closest pool to the hotel sits in Prince Alfred Park, right by Central Station. A 50m lap pool with shaded spaces and a cafe. Open 6am to 8pm Monday to Friday, and 7am to 7pm Saturday and Sunday.

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Alberto’s Lounge

17-19 Alberta St, Sydney NSW 2000 – This link opens in a new browser tab

Albertos Lounge is an intimate Italian restaurant and bar tucked away in Surry Hills, only 150 metres from the hotel. ‘A place where good food, good music, good wine and good company meet on equal footing.’ One of the excellent restaurants in the Swillhouse portfolio. Open Monday to Wednesday 5pm to 11pm, and Thursday to Sunday 12pm to 12am.

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The Rover

75 Campbell St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 – This link opens in a new browser tab

The Rover is a neighbourhood bar serving seasonal cocktails, quaffable wine and a seafood-driven food menu, famous for their selection of freshly shucked oysters. Open 4pm to 12am, Tuesday to Saturday.

Contact: (02) 9280 2235– This link will open your default phone application

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Chaco Ramen

238 Crown St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010 – This link opens in a new browser tab

A cosy Darlinghurst space that serves up the most sought after ramen in Sydney by Keita Abe. Signature bowls and seasonal specials accompanied by Japanese beer and house made yuzu soda. Open 11.30am to 2.30pm and 5.30pm to 8.30 pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

Contact: (02) 9007 8352– This link will open your default phone application

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Shwarmama

2/106-112 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 – This link opens in a new browser tab

Shwarmas, pitas and Halal Snack Packs like you’ve never had. A tiny spot in Surry Hills run by two Sydney greats, Mat Lindsay (Ester, Poly) and Russell Beard (Paramount Coffee Project, Reuben Hills). Open right through from lunch to dinner.  Open 11am to 8pm Tuesday, 11am to 9pm Wednesday & Thursday, and 11am to 10pm Friday & Saturday.

Contact: (02) 8057 1553– This link will open your default phone application

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Atomic Beer Project

158 Regent St, Redfern NSW 2016 – This link opens in a new browser tab

Go and say hello to our friends at Atomic, the brewery partner for Ace Hotel Sydney. The microbrewery and taproom in Redfern features signature brews, seasonal and experimental releases, local wine & spirits, with DJs and live music each week.  Open 11am to 10pm Sunday to Thursday, 11am to 12am Friday and Saturday.

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Mud Australia

477 Crown St, Surry Hills 2010 – This link opens in a new browser tab

A Sydney born, iconic Australian design company with a few stores in the area, the closest sitting on Crown Street in Surry Hills. Hand-crafted porcelain made a few suburbs away in the Inner West. Open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm Saturday and 10am to 3pm Sunday. 

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Title Music Film Books

501 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 – This link opens in a new browser tab

If you like music, film and books you will love Title. Starting as a music store back in 2006, It’s been an iconic Crown Street spot since 2006. Title is now a carefully curated ‘Title is not about what’s new. It’s about what’s good’. Open every day from 10am.

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Provider Store

381b Riley St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 – This link opens in a new browser tab

A short walk from the hotel sits Provider Store, a beautiful little shop championing sustainably sourced and slow-made homewares inspired by Japan. You’ll find everything from woolen socks to ceramic sake sets to beautifully constructed chairs. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am, and Sunday from 11am.

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APY Gallery

45 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010 – This link opens in a new browser tab

The APY Art Centre Collective is a formidable group of the most celebrated and ambitious Indigenous art studios in Australia. Their galleries are a platform for these artists to connect with an audience outside of their communities. Visit their beautiful gallery space in Darlinghurst. Open 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday to Friday, and 10 am to 4 pm Saturday.

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Brett Whitely

2 Raper St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 – This link opens in a new browser tab

The Brett Whiteley Studio provides a unique space to gain a personal insight into Australian painter Brett Whiteley. Exhibitions of the artist’s work as well as displays of the artist’s sketchbooks, materials, personal memorabilia and music reveal his inspirations and illustrate his art practice. Open 10 am to 4 pm Thursday to Sunday.  

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Olsen Gallery

63 Jersey Rd, Woollahra NSW 2025 – This link opens in a new browser tab

Olsen Gallery is one of Sydney’s leading independent galleries, run by Tim Olsen – son of one of Australia’s most treasured artists John Olsen. An intimate, bi-level showroom & gallery space in leafy Woollahra with regularly rotating exhibitions by acclaimed & emerging artists, both Australian & international. Open 10 am to 6 pm Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm Saturday.

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Museum of Contemporary Art – Late Nights

140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000 – This link opens in a new browser tab

Every Friday night, the Museum of Contemporary Art in The Rocks welcomes the weekend with MCA Late, a series of free and intimate performances, live music, film screenings or workshops, accompanied by cocktails and a harbour view. Entry to the event is free, with some ticketed workshops. 6 pm to 9 pm Fridays.   

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White Rabbit

30 Balfour St, Chippendale NSW 2008 – This link opens in a new browser tab

Founded and funded by philanthropist Judith Neilson, White Rabbit Gallery is one of the world’s largest and most significant collections of Chinese contemporary art. Incredible exhibitions. Free entry. Well worth a visit. Open 10 am to 5 pm Wednesday to Sunday.   

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China Heights

16/28 Foster St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 – This link opens in a new browser tab

China Heights is a warehouse gallery space in Surry Hills showcasing emerging contemporary artists, both local and international. Visit for monthly event openings, rotating exhibitions and one off shows. Open 6pm to 8pm Fridays and 12pm to 5pm on weekends.

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