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The Farmhouse on Oxley, Barrington CoastCREDIT: Nat Spada, The Palm Co.

The Farmhouse on Oxley is modern farmhouse with lofty ceilings, a beautifully furnished kitchen and bathtub with views,

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The Farmhouse on Oxley, Barrington Coast CREDIT: Nat Spada, The Palm Co.

The Farmhouse on Oxley is modern farmhouse with lofty ceilings, a beautifully furnished kitchen and bathtub with views,

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A new zoo with a pride of lions, a riverside Italian restaurant, a farmhouse retreat that can host the whole family and events to enjoy – there’s plenty of new adventures awaiting future travels in Sydney and NSW. 

NEW STAYS 

A debut for design
Uber-cool US hotel chain Ace Hotels is opening its first site in the Southern Hemisphere in Sydney’s Surry Hills. The chain was one of the first to prioritise design, art and culture in their concepts, and the Australian edition will have a ground-floor restaurant, bar and café, as well as a rooftop restaurant and gym. The hotel will launch in May 2022; bookings are open now.  

Beachside chic on the North Coast 
Yamba’s first boutique hotel, The Surf, is now open, with 12 on-trend rooms featuring terrazzo floors, timber furnishings and peach bathroom tiles. The highlight is the rooftop plunge pool and deck, replete with yellow-and-white striped lounge chairs with an incredible view of Main Beach and the coastline.  

A riverside retreat 
The Farmhouse on Oxley on the Barrington Coast can cater to both family reunions and a couple’s getaway. A modern farmhouse with lofty ceilings, a beautifully furnished kitchen and bathtub with views, it can be configured in multiple ways and is located on the riverfront and just a short drive from the beach.  

Dine by the vines 
Popular South Coast winery Cupitt’s Estate is expanding its accommodation offering, with 10 new suites available from November. Guests can enjoy a well-stocked bar, in-room dining and a produce hamper if they want total privacy or can dine in the on-site restaurant and taste wines at the cellar door, which are a short walk away. Some suites will have an outdoor bath overlooking the vines.  

Ace Hotel Sydney, Surry Hills CREDIT: Anson Smart

Ace Hotel Sydney, opening May 2022.

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Ace Hotel Sydney, Surry Hills CREDIT: Anson Smart

Ace Hotel Sydney, opening May 2022.

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NEW FOOD, DRINK AND ENTERTAINMENT   

Dine under twinkling lights 
Opening just in time for warmer weather, Watson’s is a new pub at the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park. Relax on the generous deck under century-old, fairy-lit fig trees with a cold craft beer and a spread of snacks to share. It’s the perfect spot for a meal before a seeing a gig at nearby Hordern Pavilion.  

Spanish snack bar comes to Redfern 
Spanish wine and tapas bar Bar La Salut is opening soon in Redfern from the owners behind Love, Tilly Devine and Ragazzi, in the former sports bar at The Norfolk. Natural wine and snacks designed for drinking will be the name of the game, with the chef inspired by the drinking scene in Barcelona.  

A pop-up for good times  
A pop-up bar with seven owners (all with many years of hospitality experience) was always going to have a lot of big ideas. About Time is opening on October 20 in the Sydney CBD and will only be around until late 2022. Expect a menu of Australiana classics, slushie cocktails and spritzes on tap, with 90s music and décor, and al fresco drinking until late.  

Waterfront dining at Shellharbour 
A new foreshore precinct is being developed in Shellharbour on the South Coast, opening in spring. The family-friendly Waterfront Tavern will spill out onto the Shell Cove boardwalk, with four different spaces including the Clubhouse for live music and events. The Waterfront Dining Precinct will be a harbourside strip of multiple dining options, all with spectacular marina views.  

Rome by the river 
Isola Riva is a stunning new restaurant housed in a boat shed on Wallis Lake in Forster. The head chef is from Rome and has created a menu of produce-led share plates. Try fritto misto (fried seafood), Wallis Lake oysters and mushroom arancini, paired with a cocktail menu of summery spritzes.

NEW EXPERIENCES   

Meet the pride  
The new Central Coast Zoo is opening this month, with its Savannah Sanctuary home to a range of African animals. The highlight is a pride of six lions, who have been rehomed here after performing at a circus together; the zoo had an enclosure built specifically so the animals could stay together. Meerkats, fennec foxes, servals and a leopard turtle also call the new zoo home.  

Watson's, The Entertainment Quarter CREDIT: Will Taylor, Watson's EQ

Relax on the generous deck under century-old, fairy-lit fig trees with a cold craft beer and a spread of snacks to share.

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Watson's, The Entertainment Quarter CREDIT: Will Taylor, Watson's EQ

Relax on the generous deck under century-old, fairy-lit fig trees with a cold craft beer and a spread of snacks to share.

#lovensw #ilovesydney

UPCOMING EVENTS  

Hamilton | Sydney Lyric Theatre 
19 October-27 February, 2022
Hamilton created a revolutionary moment in theatre — blending Broadway theatre with hip hop, jazz and R&B to tell a story of American history. This unmissable event is being called a cultural phenomenon.  

Come From Away | Capitol Theatre, Sydney 
20 October-28 November
On stage at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre, The Tony® and Olivier award-winning musical Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of thousands of stranded passengers and the small town in Canada that welcomed them all. 

Grafton Jacaranda Festival | Grafton 
29 October-7 November
Celebrating the town's jacaranda trees that burst into purple clouds in spring, this festival has numerous wonderful events, including a ball, historic pub crawls, live music, art exhibitions, a queen crowning ceremony and more. 

Jagged Little Pill | Theatre Royal Sydney  
2-19 December 
See the Tony® award-nominated Broadway rock musical, JAGGED LITTLE PILL, returning to Theatre Royal Sydney in December. Relive Alanis Morissette’s epic 1995 album and immerse yourself in 21st century America and beloved hits such as You Oughta Know and Ironic.   

Australia Sail Grand Prix | Sydney Presented by KPMG  | Sydney Harbour
17-18 December
The seventh event of SailGP season 2 will return to Sydney Harbour, with heart-stopping racing and a range of free and ticketed experiences on and off the water.  

Girl From the North Country | Theatre Royal Sydney 
5 January-13 February, 2022 
On stage at Theatre Royal Sydney as part of Sydney Festival, this joyful musical reimagines the songs of Bob Dylan through a story of American life set in 1930s Minnesota. Tickets are on sale now.  

Tamworth Country Music Festival | Tamworth 
14-23 January, 2022 
The 50th anniversary of Australia’s biggest country music festival will be an unmissable event, with the line-up including John Williamson, Beccy Cole, Kasey Chambers, Troy Cassar-Daley, all part of more than 2800 scheduled events.  

True Grit | Lower Portland 
5-6 March, 2022 
With 30 obstacles to navigate over 10 kilometres, this military-inspired race is held at a farm on the Hawkesbury River. The obstacles will take you across grasslands, rainforest, swamps and sandstone cliffs.  

Grafton Jacaranda Festival, Northern Rivers CREDIT: Destination NSW

Vintage car passing through a jacaranda-lined street in Grafton.

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Grafton Jacaranda Festival, Northern Rivers CREDIT: Destination NSW

Vintage car passing through a jacaranda-lined street in Grafton.

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