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7 Places You Can't Go in Sydney

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by Geoff Edlund (subscribe)
Always on the hunt for creative, fun, and interesting places, events, and experiences.
Published May 3rd 2018
7 places you shouldn't go to, but will probably try anyway
You're not special enough.

1. Soho House

Soho House is a "home away from home" for creative types, and it is coming to Sydney. This is how the fashion, music, art, and film stars mingle. If you get recommended and get past the application process, then an annual fee of $2500 gives you access to an amazing range of Soho House locations worldwide. Expect dining areas, bars, lounges, and concierge service.

Luxury Soho Sydney House
Patrons are accustomed to sumptuous surroundings and concierge service. Credits: Wikimedia Commons Fast Track Commercial


You're not successful enough.

2. Entrepreneurs Organisation

If you have a business with over $1 million in turnover, then you can join the Entrepreneurs Organisation. This networking group for business owners operates in Sydney and gives access to 12000 members worldwide. There are conferences, impressive guest speakers, social events, and a yachting group - it seems the $6000 annual fee may just be worth it.

You're not rich enough.

3. Tetsuya's

Tetsuya's is built around a secluded Zen garden on Kent Street, The world-famous ten-course degustation costs a minimum of $355 per person, with perfectly matched wines.

Wine Tetsuya Fine Dining
An unforgettable meal deserves the best in fine wines. Credits: Wikimedia Commons, User: Thor


4. Bar Patron

After dinner, why not head for a nightcap - the Millionaire's Margarita will set you back a cool $100 at Bar Patron. When the ingredients include a 150-year old Grand Marnier with a splash of Remy Martin Louis XIII and gold leaf presented in artistic glassware, you should probably sip it slowly.

You don't have a time machine.

5. Wonderland Sydney

Key attractions at Wonderland Sydney in Eastern Creek included 'The Bush Beast' wooden roller coaster, 'Fred Flinstone's Splashdown' and Hanna-Barbera Land, amongst others. This fun park opened in 1985 and was swamped by families each holiday, but as business declined. It was eventually shut in 2004.

You're not smart enough.

6. Mensa in Sydney

Mensa is the high IQ society. To qualify for membership to Mensa, you'll need an IQ score that is in the top 2 percent of the Australian population. Give it a go, you never know.

Smart Mensa Sydney
Meet the smartest people in town. Credits: Wikimedia Commons Dell's flickr


You're not lucky enough.

7. Tank Stream

There is a ballot to tour the underground Tank Stream for only $35. The only way to join it is to be to be selected in a ballot that runs twice per year, and a massive number of people try their luck. You'll get to see 60 metres of this heritage-listed tunnel built by convicts and stonemasons.
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Where: Across Sydney
Cost: Expensive to very expensive
Your Comment
I like your article, very original. I've tried out for Tank Stream so many times it's not ridiculous
by Faye (score: 3|1097) 76 days ago
I hadn't heard of the Tank Stream ballot before.
by May Cross (score: 3|2486) 69 days ago
Very creative. Great read
by 1nerd (score: 2|111) 76 days ago
I've had my name on the list for the Tank Stream tour many times it has been offered. Still waiting! I'm not crossing it off my 'bucket list' yet.
by Gloria (score: 1|32) 76 days ago
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