You don’t need to visit every establishment, restaurant or zone to have your Australian vacation fulfilled, just a few choice locations and will suffice – and since we’re travelling geeks, we’re focusing on geeky things to do in this awesome city.
First things first, if you’re still on the process of looking at places to lay your head on, there are a couple of Sydney accommodation deals you can find online, so check that out.
For night stalkers. Sydney is beautiful during the day, but the night brings out its hidden charm, lights and colours. After gawking over the amazing light displays of the Opera House, check out Spawn Point Small Bar where they serve shots of Hadouken before you play in some nostalgic arcade classics or Super Mash Bros. multiplayer on a big screen. Revisit the pinball’s charm oat Frankie’s Pizza, which features some seriously delicious pizza against a rowdy rock n’ roll backdrop. If you experience serious withdrawals from your console or PC, visit the Nerd Cave to game the night away.
Spawn Point Small Bar
199 Clarence Street, Sydney
50 Hunter Street, Sydney
The Nerd Cave
1/7 Randle Street, Surry Hills
Feed your film frenzy. Whether you prefer the charm of independent films or the latest blockbusters, Sydney has everything in store for all cinephiles. For this, you need to cross the Harbour Bridge to the north side, the Cremorne’s Hayden Orpheum is a must for any fan of cinema. With its unique architecture and Art Deco, feeding your film enthusiast will be a breeze. They also offer monthly screenings of The Room. If you want a complete film immersion, you can’t go wrong with watching your favourite movie on the world’s biggest IMAX screen at the LG IMAX theatre down at Darling Harbour.
Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace
380 Military Road, Cremorne
LG IMAX Sydney
Darling Harbour (near Cockle Bay Wharf), Sydney
Comic collectors and bookworms. Love reading? Well then head to Books Kinokuniya if you’re looking for popular classics or the latest best sellers, with just about every genre you can think of. Anime and manga fans will be spoiled with the vast collection of novels and DVD box sets. If you’re a Japanese culture lover, you will also enjoy the dedicated Japanese-language section that’s filled with original manage and lifestyle magazines.
You can also check out the eclectic streets of Newtown if you’re passing that way. Be sure to visit Better Read Than Dead as you’re eating your favourite liquid nitrogen-chilled gelato (geek much?) served at N2 Extreme Gelato.
Level 2, TheGaleries Victoria
500 George Street, Sydney
Better Read Than Dead
265 King Street, Newtown
N2 Extreme Gelato
184 King Street, Newtown
& 43/1 Dixon Street, Sydney
310 Pitt Street, Sydney
Eat, drink, play. I know some geek travellers would just look for fun and games while in Sydney, so I’ll just list the best pubs with arcade games below. If you’re hardcore, you’ll try them all. Be sure to look at Sydney accommodation deals first so you can come home to a comfortable and lavish haven after a night of fun and games.