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Our Guide to Exploring Kirribilli

Discover The Botanist’s Kirribilli neighbourhood with our Go-To Guide this Spring!

As the weather starts to warm up, now’s the perfect time to go exploring.

Whether you’re a tourist or just looking for something to do in your own home town, we’ve compiled a list of the top things to do in Kirribilli.

Not only are we located a short stroll from the Harbour foreshore with uninterrupted views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House, but we are in a hub of some amazing markets, streets, theatres and more.

Keep reading to find out some of our top recommendations!

Enjoy a staycation at the Glenferrie Lodge

The Glenferrie Lodge is a 19th Century heritage guesthouse located in our lovely neighbourhood just one street back from the water’s edge! If you’re looking for a quick easy place for a staycation, Glenferrie is the place to go! PLUS, they’re pet-friendly, so bring your pooch along too! Check out their website & book your next holiday in Kirribilli.

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Glenferrie Lodge Kirirbilli

Snap a pic with the Jacarandas

You know Spring has truly arrived when the streets turn purple! Jacaranda season is officially here and we’re loving the happy ambience & good vibes that come with it. McDougall Street is one of the most beautiful streets in Sydney boasting canopies of magnificent jacaranda trees. You’ll find it only a short stroll from our doorstep so make sure you bring a camera to grab a snap of all the beauty! Make sure you tag @thebotanistkirribilli for a chance to be featured on our gram!

Jacarandas Kirribilli

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Get cultured at the Ensemble Theatre

Mix up your date night and head to our neighbours The Ensemble Theatre for a show. Located on the edge of Sydney Harbour, The Ensemble Theatre is committed to performing and presenting the best of international plays, well-loved classics and new Australian works. Check out their upcoming schedule, book your tickets & join us for dinner beforehand! Our Top Pick: If you’re after a good laugh, check out Fully Committed by Becky Mode!

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Ensemble Theatre

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Be a kid again at Luna Park

Enjoy an afternoon out at the historic Luna Park, Sydney’s oldest amusement park, which opened in 1935! Bringing a vintage charm, take a spin on the classic rides including the dodgem cars, The Ferris Wheel, Coney Island & The Wild Mouse rollercoaster. There are a whole bunch of retro games and food to enjoy too. Head down this weekend and check out their Halloween special Halloscream ‘Hell on the Harbour’ – if you dare!

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Luna Park Sydney

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Wander Around the Kirribilli Markets

Talk about shopping with a view – The Kirribilli Markets are one of Sydney’s oldest and most popular markets located right next to the Harbour Bridge! Featuring stalls selling, new and recycled fashion and accessories, emerging local fashion designers, home and giftwares, arts and craft, jewellery, plants and gourmet foods, pop by and you’ll be sure to find something to take home. The markets are on twice a month with the next dates being Sun 10th & Sun 23rd Nov.

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kirribilli markets sydney

These are just a few of our favourite gems in our Kirribilli neighbourhood. Take note, pop by The Botanist for some lunch and get exploring this spring.