New York Post: These secret ’hoods of Sydney are Down Under the radar

Bustling Sydney may be best known for its famed Opera House.

But some 4 miles inland by taxi from the city’s harbor — away from the throngs of tourists — stand three emerging districts: Chippendale, Newtown and Redfern.

Akin in many ways to the Williamsburg and Bushwick neighborhoods of Brooklyn, these Sydney districts are in various states of change — either fully gentrified, or very up-and-coming. And each area grants visitors the perspective of locals.

Here’s how to make the most of each one.

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The Daily Telegraph: 5 places to escape for an urban retreat

Convention dictates that frazzled urbanites in need of a recharge should flee the bright lights of the city to unwind.

But you don’t always need to head to the countryside to find tranquillity, with quiet corners in the heart of Australia’s most bustling cities providing lavish suites in which to escape; soothing day spas in which to be pampered; and hotel restaurants in which to retreat.

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