Guest Review by Sally O’Brien
The Hosts: Jane and Brian know the area like the back of their hand – after all, they call Australia St home too and have the cottage next door. Jane’s experience as the Features Editor of Qantas’s in-flight magazine is revealed in the detailed, up-to-date notes and tips left for guests of the cottage.
The neighbourhood: The increasing popularity of Sydney’s inner west has meant that Newtown, once a bastion of working class battlers and uni students (the University of Sydney is close by) has a lot of dining, drinking and shopping options (but little for anyone looking to park their car!). It’s a high-density, jam-packed neighbourhood but the little pocket that is Australia St feels like an oasis amid the mix of gentrification and grime. Australia St itself has some fine little cafes, one particularly good bakery and an excellent pub with what might just be the inner west’s best beer garden. Continue reading