Top Choice Wine in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Australian Wine Centre

This multilingual basement store is packed with quality Australian wine, beer and spirits. Despite its location, it's no tourist trap: smaller producers are well represented, along with a staggering range of prestig…
Top Choice Market in Newtown & the Inner West

Carriageworks Farmers Market

Over 70 regular stallholders sell their goodies at Sydney's best farmers market, held in a heritage-listed railway workshop. Food and coffee stands do a brisk business and vegetables, fruit, meat and seafood from al…
Top Choice Shopping Centre in City Centre & Haymarket

Strand Arcade

Constructed in 1891, the Strand rivals the QVB in the ornateness stakes. The three floors of designer fashions, Australiana and old-world coffee shops will make your short-cut through here considerably longer. Some …
Top Choice Books in City Centre & Haymarket


Easily central Sydney's best bookshop, Abbey's has many strengths. It's good on social sciences and has excellent resources for language learning, including a great selection of foreign films on DVD. There's also a …
Top Choice Shopping Centre in City Centre & Haymarket

Queen Victoria Building

The magnificent QVB takes up a whole block and boasts nearly 200 shops on five levels. It’s a High Victorian Gothic masterpiece – without doubt Sydney’s most beautiful shopping centre.
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Bangalow

Little Peach

This little piece of Japan has been a Bangalow favourite for years. Regular buying trips to Tokyo mean a never-ending stock of stunning wooden kokeshi dolls, kimonos and other beautiful pieces made from vintage Japa…
Top Choice Market in Byron Bay

Byron Farmers' Market

Both a market and a symbol of the strength of the local community, this weekly market has a wide variety of mainly organic stalls, with both fresh produce and all manner of local products. Come early and hang with t…
Top Choice Market in Mullumbimby

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

This vibrant foodie market is set under shady fig trees. Tuck into some excellent organic produce while catching some live, local tunes. Possibly the region's best, but we don't like to play favourites round here.
Top Choice Books in Mittagong & Bowral

Berkelouw's Book Barn & Café

Three kilometres north of Berrima, Berkelouw’s stocks secondhand and antiquated tomes.
Art in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Gannon House Gallery

Specialising in contemporary Australian and Aboriginal art, Gannon House purchases works directly from artists and Aboriginal communities. You'll find the work of prominent artists such as Gloria Petyarre here, alon…