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A spring festival of social difference in Newtown

At Song Hotel, we’re all for good causes. After all, as Australia’s only profit-for-purpose hotel, our profits are directed to programs that focus on women’s empowerment and leadership, eliminating violence against women and children, and providing safe spaces. Our very mission is to create social difference. Which is why we are pleased to put the … Continued

The Oktoberfest party continues in Sydney for 2019

Oktoberfest in the Gardens, Australia’s biggest Oktoberfest event, celebrates its 19th year this year, with stops in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. If that’s not a beer-raising cause for celebration, there’s no such thing as a beer-raising cause for celebration. But let not the Bavarian glass-chinking end there. Oktoberfest in the Gardens Sydney is set … Continued

A garden feast in Sydney

Plants are commonly adopted as benign natural ornaments to beautify homes, gardens and public spaces — but there’s another side to them too. And it’s on show right now at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Plants With Bite, which is housed in the Calyx, is your window into the no-holds-barred universe of carnivorous plants. It’s … Continued

Discover Sydney on an Aboriginal Tours

One of the best ways to get started discovering more about Sydneys rich Aboriginal heritage is to participate in a dedicated Aboriginal tour. As Australia’s first peoples are the oldest living culture on earth, the Australian history visitors to Sydney learn extends far beyond the history of European settlement. By learning about indigenous Australians connection to … Continued

Pyrmont Festival

It’s been a long-time coming but spring-fever is well and truly blossoming. Out with the throw blankets, hot chocolate and umbrellas and hello the great outdoors. A breath of fresh air it is then, indeed, to turn our attention to the Pyrmont Festival, which is slated to take place this September. The Pyrmont Festival, which … Continued

Marvel at Oz Comic-Con

If you love pop-culture, meet your Mecca: the Sydney stop of 2019’s Oz Comic-Con. The event, which debuted in Australia in 2012, takes place three times per year today, occupying space on Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney’s calendars. If you’re contemplating what to do at the popular conference this year, there really is something for everybody. … Continued

The Connective Power of Cooking

Here at Song Hotel, we’re full of suggestions about great places to visit for mind-blowing food and drinks. But another exciting way to get to know Sydney’s eclectic menus is to learn how to make the food of the city for yourself. Sydney abounds with cooking schools ready to give you a crash course in … Continued

Song Hotel named finalist in social enterprise award

It’s exciting times at Song Hotel. Our business has just been named a finalist in the Excellence in Social Enterprise category at this year’s NSW Business Chamber Business Awards. The Business Awards celebrate business excellence in NSW by highlighting businesses whose impacts inspire other businesses and business people. As a finalist in the Social Enterprise … Continued

Sydney’s best busker spots

They’re not household names but Sydney’s buskers are part of the pulse of Sydney street life. The best ones — be they jugglers, fire breathers or instrumental virtuosos — have the chops to ingratiate themselves to a crowd too. When you’re part of the pedestrian traffic out and about in Sydney, you’ll inevitably find yourself … Continued

Sydney winter is heating up with fireside food and drink spots

With winter starting to growl, the gentle crackle, toasty heat and woodsy perfume of the fireplace is at the apex of its irresistibility. In Sydney, you’ll find spades of eating and drinking venues that recognise this and accommodate with atmospheric fireside service. Here are some of the notable venues with fireplaces to warm your spirits … Continued