Newtown - Postcode 2042
Within Newtown and surrounding suburbs, you’ll find the state’s highest concentration of theatres and art spaces.
Newtown train Station is on King Street close to an array of affordable and diverse restaurants and cafes and bars.
King Street is the main street of Newtown and center of commercial and entertainment activity. The street follows the spine of a long ridge that rises up near Sydney University and extends to the south, becoming the Princes Highway at its southern end.
Enmore Road branches off King Street towards the suburb of Enmore at Newtown Bridge, where the road passes over the railway line at Newtown Station. Enmore Road and King Street together comprise 9.1 kilometers of over 600 shopfronts. The main shopping strip of Newtown is the longest and most complete commercial precinct of the late Victorian and Federation period in Australia King Street is often referred to as "Eat Street" in the media due to the large number of cafés, pubs and restaurants of various cultures.
Cafes, restaurants and galleries can also be found in the streets surrounding King Street.
The annual Newtown Festival Street Fair sees locals come out to enjoy and celebrate the diversity and lifestyle of this eclectic suburb.
Along with the hustle and bustle Newtown offers you will find plenty of parks, playgrounds and green spaces to explore. This densely urban area is a green oasis, if you know where to look.
Within the residential pockets of Newtown are small playgrounds for the community to enjoy.
Just a block back from King Street is the Camperdown Memorial Rest Park. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a takeaway from King Street. It boasts an enclosed children’s playground as well as an off-leash dog area for the fluffy family members.
The largest park in the Newtown Precinct is at the end of south King Street, sporting chimneys from its former days as brick works. Sydney Park is 44 acres of park, a bike track for children complete with roundabouts and traffic lights, hilly parkland with lakes and birdlife.