The Brett Whitely Studio
The Brett Whitely Studio was the workplace and home of Australian artist Brett Whitely (1939–1992).
Brett Whitely AO was born in1939 and lived until 1992. His work was represented in large Australian galleries. Brett Whitely AO was a popular Australian artist. He is represented in the collections of all the large Australian Art Galleries and is twice winner of the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes.
His exhibitions were shown in Australia, Italy, England, Fiji and the United States.
The Australian Jewish Museum
The Australian Jewish Museum was officially opened in 1992 by The Governor of NSW, Rear Admiral Peter Sinclair AC and in 1994 was given an Award of Distinction in the NSW Tourism Awards for Excellence, and a Commendation in the 1995 Human Rights Awards. The Sydney Jewish Museum is a documented showcase of the history of WWII Holocaust particularly the history of Australian Jews. It is a fascinating journey and one the Museum showcases to promote racial unity.
Surry Hills Markets
Held on the first Saturday of every month is the Surry Hills Markets are held next to the Clock Hotel.
The Surry Hills Markets are a place to hunt for bric-a-brac and treasures including vintage clothing, hand made goods, books, recycled clothing. You will also find food, produce and craft.
Open from 7.00 am to 4.00pm rain or shine.
After visiting the markets you can explore the local retailers, café’s and restaurants in the vicinity.
It’s been a local favourite since 2013 and Eternity Playhouse has become an iconic theatre destination in Sydney. This beautiful heritage listed building has been restored and is now a state-of-the-art theatre.
The Eternity Playhouse was named in honour of Sydney identity, Arthur Stace who became known as ‘Mr Eternity' because he anonymously chalked ‘Eternity’ on the city’s footpaths for over 30 years. The mysterious chalk calligrapher’s identity was revealed by the Sunday Telegraph in 1956, when Stace was aged 72.
Kings Cross Markets
Kings Cross Market is where country meets urban. Each Saturday morning the Kings Cross Market becomes a foodie haven offering organic fruit and vegetables, artisan breads and cakes, olive oils, seafood, Kombucha and much more. Whether you are looking to grab some produce to take back to your apartment or dine at the markets, you will find a wide range of beautiful food. Make sure you check out the flower stall, jewellery stalls, plants and even a special doggy treats stall.
Rushcutters Park is about a 10 minute walk from Potts Point. The park is expansive with plenty of places to have a picnic as you enjoy the view of the yachts. Next to the park is Rushcutters Bay where the famous Sydney To Hobart race starts each Boxing Day. The park also has a tennis court, is dog-friendly park and features an outside gym. A must do is watch the sunrise in the morning.
Llankelly Place is a hub of coffee shops, restaurants and good food. At night the laneway lights up with colourful starburst Medallions overhead. In summer it's the perfect place to enjoy some good food outdoors and in winter, most of the restaurants provide outside heating to keep patrons cosy. It was originally called Llankelly Lane and was changed to Llankelly place in the 1980’s.
Elizabeth Bay House
This beautiful historic house was built between 1835 and 1839 for the NSW Colonial Secretary, Alexander Macleay. There was no expense spared in creating this grandeur residence with a sweeping staircase and stunning views. Inside the home there is a beautiful butterfly collection in the library, a lion hiding in the saloon and a grotto that was once hidden in the gardens. Elizabeth Bay House is across the road from McElhone Reserve and a short walk from Beare Park on the harbour’s edge. Elizabeth Bay House is part of the Sydney Living Museums and is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm.
Known for its exceptional dining experiences Woolloomooloo Wharf is the perfect place to spend a long lunch or romantic dinner with views of the marina. After lunch, you might like to take a stroll down the Marina up to the Domain and visit Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Or you might prefer to visit the Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens or Art Gallery. Woolloomooloo Wharf is an easy walk from Potts Point.