Students may have heard about the popularity of Sydney’s inner-city suburb of Ultimo. Yes, Ultimo is arguably Sydney’s main educational corridor, with the University of Technology, University of Notre Dame, University of Torrens, Sydney TAFE all clustered together along Broadway, and the University of Sydney just a short distance from nearby Camperdown.

Your Ultimo visit should always include a stop at the Powerhouse Museum, which often hosts free exhibits that appeal to children and adults alike. Then, what else can you do when visiting Ultimo for 24 hours? The following is a list of activities that we have created.


1. Playing ping-pong at The Goods Line

How to Spend 24 Hours in Ultimo

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You can begin your excursion in Ultimo by visiting The Goods Line. The Goods Line is something other than a raised walkway: there are play gear, plants, and collective cookout seats, just as a ping-pong table and a sandpit for the children. The new advancement joins Railway Square to the Powerhouse Museum, repurposing a neglected rail line to make a casual and beautiful person on foot walkway and cycleway.


2. Get excited about science at The Powerhouse Museum

After the Goods Line, you can continue your journey to the Powerhouse Museum. The Powerhouse Museum is the major branch of the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (MAAS) in Sydney. The Powerhouse Museum placed at 500 Harris St, Ultimo. From 1 June 2020, entry is via Harris St only.

The Powerhouse museum is open daily between 10 am – 4.30 pm, and it’s free entry! You only need to scan the QR to register. Adults and kids can learn about science, technology, design and decorative arts, engineering, architecture, health and medicine, fashion, and contemporary culture in the Powerhouse museum.


3. Adore Dr.Chau Chak Wing Building

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Are you interested in architecture? If so, you need to see The Chau Chak Wing located at the University of Technology, Sydney. This building is the first building in Australia designed by a Canadian architect named Frank Gehry.The Chau Chak Wing building looks like a crumpled paper bag with many windows. You will love to experience this incredible feat of precision, engineering, and creativity.


4. Trying to swim at Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre

While in Ultimo, you can also have a new experience by trying to swim at the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre. You can come in any season to swim here because Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre has a temperature controller in it. They are also fully undercover when it’s raining (or worse!). The pool hosts swimming lessons, swim squad training & group fitness classes in the Gym. There is also a spa & sauna to relax after a workout.


5. Shopping at Broadway Shopping Centre

No need to worry if you are not too interested in physical activities and sports like swimming, you can still enjoy Ultimo by visiting the famous Broadway Shopping Centre.

Broadway Shopping Centre is a shopping centre in Sydney, located in the Broadway locality. It features a 500-seat Food Court and Hoyts 12-screen cinema complex along with major retailers Kmart, Coles, Target, Aldi, Dymocks Booksellers, JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Harris Farm Markets, Rebel Sport, and over 100 specialty shops.


6. Enjoying Jazz Performance at Foundry616

After getting tired of walking around, now is time for you to relax for closing the day. Head to Foundry616 to enjoy live music performances from local and global artists with restaurants serving Southern cuisine.

Foundry616 offers the best in contemporary jazz and jazz-oriented music from the best stars of today and tomorrow. They are also proud supporters of the Jazz groove Association and the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival. Foundry616 is open from Monday to Saturday from 6.30 PM till 12.00 AM. You can find Foundry616 at 616 Harris St, Ultimo.


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