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The Ideal Weekend in Randwick

When we hear someone say relax in Randwick and enjoy the area, we love it because truly it is the perfect place for it; relaxing is just so easy here in Randwick! With the great outdoors here on our doorstep, set up base to Stay Local with Sydney Lodges and spend the next two days exploring our local area. After just two days you will feel like a local, it’s a perfect place to relax, revive and rejuvenate. Let’s start you off on a journey of discovery in a place you may not have realised is full of special Aussie experiences, that we’ve all grown to love.

Here are our suggestions to fill in a perfect weekend of relax in Randwick to enjoy the area:

Morning Walk

Take off at a cool calm pace down Coogee Bay Road towards the beach. At this time of the day the area is buzzing with people exercising. Yoga classes, dog walking, swimming and surfing across the bay, it’s a hive of activity. Take deep breaths to fill your lungs with that fresh salty air. Jog to Clovelly Beach and back, it’s not as busy on the Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk at this time of the day. Circle around to our favourite Gordon’s Bay – a little piece of paradise. Watch the early morning Scuba Diving class submerge into the Underwater Nature Trail off Clovelly. Maybe they’ll spot Bluey the local Groper fish, he swims around wagging his body and tail to welcome you into his sparkling blue sanctuary. Have a dip in the calm waters of Clovelly and swim up and down a few laps. Perhaps walk a bit further to Bronte and it’s famous bogey hole for a swim.

Sip & Savour Local – coffee and breakfast

Enjoy breakfast on the balcony of Sea Salt Clovelly overlooking Clovelly Beach. It’s one of our Sip and Savour Local Partners, just tell them you’re staying with us and they’ll look after you. Their menu is full of fresh, healthy produce, all day breakfast and lunch and their fresh fruit smoothies are delicious. Otherwise, walk back towards home in Randwick. There’s plenty of cafes open by now so take your pick. Wwe have our local favourites like the flawless and fabulous Twenty-Two Grams bakery and cafe or Page Two Cafe with it’s bright coloured umbrellas shading the courtyard.  If in doubt, follow the cyclists – they can always sniff out a good local coffee.

Stroll across High Cross Park to the Sydney Light Rail and jump aboard.

It’s Market Day at the Entertainment Quarter (EQ) – just 2 stops on the light rail. Sydney is known for its unique local artisan markets – there are so many to wander around. In fact, you could spend you’re whole day wandering from one to the other. Walk past the famous SCG and Allianz Football Stadium to Paddington. If it’s a Saturday check out their famous Paddington markets.

Alternatively, jump on the Light Rail to Circular Quay and The Rocks where local markets are famous.

On the way to Circular Quay show off your local knowledge skills get off the light rail Devonshire Street. You’ll find the design precinct of Surry Hills where there are so many little local galleries, interior design and homewares shops, plus fashion outlets to pick up a bargain. Surry Hills is full of hipsters and interesting characters for people-watching. Not to mention, some of Sydney’s greatest restaurants – like the famous Nomad and Firedoor. Wander up Devonshire or Foveaux Streets to Crown Street and you’ll be spoilt for choice. There’s the Clock Hotel, the Dolphin, Bill’s, the Winery, all well-known establishments. Try one of these or discover your own favourite!

Lunch Time back at one of our Locals 

Come back to Randwick to treat yourself to a nice alfresco lunch – you deserve it after all that walking around. Try one of the great burgers at Burger10 – the world-famous top 10 burgers from around the world!  Alternatively, if it’s something a little fancier you are craving, head to Baccomatta Osteria or Ra Ra Ramen, or the Mckenzie Cafe at the Newmarket Dining Precinct on Barker Street, opposite the Royal Women’s and Prince of Wales Hospitals. See the best of Sip & Savour Local Recommendations in the Randwick local area.

After lunch have a flutter on the horses with a glass of bubbles join the crowd at Royal Randwick Racecourse. Another option is to hire a bike in Centennial Park. Maybe catch the Swans or the Roosters at the SCG for an afternoon of footy with your mates. Why not grab your swimmers and head back down to Coogee and dip in the Ocean Pools or finish your Coastal walk all the way to Bondi.

Explore what’s on at the Hordern Pavilion for all the latest concerts. Or maybe wander the local shopping precincts. There’s so much to choose from to see and do. It’s easy to relax in Randwick and enjoy the area.

Feeling like something a little sweet ?

Go French and the Four Frogs Creperie or visit Kurtosh for the best in Hungarian pastries and cakes or the Sweet Spot for some beautiful Greek sweet specialities.

Stop in at the Coogee Wine Room to try this new Wine Bar right in the middle of Coogee. They specialise in unique wines from around the world and Australia’s finest. They also do some great tapas if you’re keen to nibble on something, straight from their farm to your plate.    

OMG It’s time to eat again!

There are so many beautiful eateries around you will be spoilt for choice. Try the family run Beyond Lebanon a true local establishment on Alison Road. You could head to The Spot for another Italian family favourite Mammas and Papas, Spanish tapas at Del Punto or the local Japanese and Sushi bar at Kinjo also just along Perouse Road.

You’re not tired yet? Want to head out for cocktails?

Join the regulars a millenial crowd down at the Coogee Pavilion aka “the Pav”. Maybe you’d like something a little more chilled catch a movie at The Ritz and a late night pizza at Maybe Frank – a salute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr. This crowd from Maybe Frank also have a bar called Maybe Sammy at the Rocks in Sydney – winner of numerous international bar awards.

It’s Pumpkin hour: Back to Bed, Sleep in Jaw-Dropping Comfort

Time to crash, and what better way to do it than stumbling into your luxurious bed in your Sydney Lodges hotel room in Randwick? Sleep well, you deserve it – and we will see you tomorrow to do what you missed today!


We love sharing our local community with you and we know you will love to relax in Randwick and enjoy the area! Stay Local with Sydney Lodges in our Randwick accommodation!