Secret Suburb: Things to do and see in Walsh Bay
I’ve run past this precinct almost every day, so I figured there wouldn’t be any surprises. How wrong I was. Of all the things that I’ve mentioned, only one of them was something I’d come across before. Yes, it’s a beautiful place and renowned for the theatres and arts organisations, but that’s not even half of what this very small but very busy area is about.
Thanks for having me, Walsh Bay.
Read “Secret Suburb: Explore the hidden wonders of Walsh Bay, which is known for its arts and history” in The Sunday Telegraph here.
Things to do, see, and appreciate in Walsh Bay:
- Take a picture of yourself with the the public art piece, Still Life with Stone and Car, part of the Sculpture Walk from the Biennale of Sydney.
- Read about the Sydney Theatre Company and the Greening the Wharf Project, and their effort to become carbon neutral.
- Count off the 21 entertainers on the Australian theatre’s version of the Hollywood stars, the Walsh Bay Theatre Walk.
- Take an introductory dance class at the Sydney Dance Company.
- Book a seat at the Walsh Bay Arts Table, an annual wine-and-dine event with a dinner table that runs the length of the wharf.
- Listen to ghost stories about early settlers and sailors in the Cellar tunnels of the Hero of Waterloo pub.
- Meet with with fellow cycling enthusiast for a mean cup of coffee at The Bar Cycle.
- Learn about the history of the precinct via light installations like The Rats of Walsh Bay during the annual VIVID Sydney – Festival of Lights.
Where is Walsh Bay?
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