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Australia Street Guesthouse

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Please note that this guide was last updated quite a few years ago (2006), so there will no doubt be changes in rates and possibly ownership.

Anne Zahalka and Ian Collie
146 Australia Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales

Tel: + 61 (0)2-9557-0702
Cell: + 61 (0)41-202-3002
Fax: + 61 (0)2-9557-0702

Set in the rather young and, dare I say it, ‘funky’ part of town, this delightfully ramshackle guesthouse really is a home from home. A photographer and a TV producer respectively, Anne and Ian are busy creative types and have woven their charm and character all through their house.....

.... Photographs, paintings, drawings and pottery from friends and family all tell a tale. Just as filled with personality are the small and intimate rooms. One has an old balcony looking over the garden and out to the green of the park. You can just about see the historic cemetery at next-door St Stephen’s church, the place where Miss Haversham (immortalized in Dickens’ novel) is buried. The other room actually boasts two. The first is a living room with a sofa by the far wall and a long window along one side that’s filled with books, Aboriginal art and ceramics. Up two steps and through the door into the oriental-style, cherry-red boudoir presided over by a fabulous print above the bed (that Anne swapped with the artist for an old futon!). By the rooms there’s a little kitchenette, a shared shower-room and a fantastic selection of interesting literature and guides to Sydney. Anne has a great guestbook with beautiful photographs that she has taken of her guests alongside their (typically glowing!) comments. Australia Street offers very good value, wonderfully interesting company and is a great, quirky place to call your Sydney home for a few days.





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Rooms: 3: all doubles, 2 shared bathrooms, 1 with shower and 1with bath.
Price: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Breakfast not included.
Directions: Emailed or faxed on booking.

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