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The Really Goods Line Day

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The Goods Line was built to connect Central Station and Railway Square with Darling Harbour but has become much more than just a pedestrian thoroughfare. It's also functioning as a space for events, such as The Really Goods Line Day, on September 11th.

The Really Goods Line Day, Sydney
Source: Facebook - City of Sydney

Celebrate the day and this public space with a festival of fun things to do, see, hear and taste. A feast for the senses, over 7 hours will have you enjoying live music and performances, fitness events games, talks, tastings and demonstrations.

Akin to New York's famous High Line, an interesting hub of activity awaits from 9am to 4pm, as follows:-

Body balance and fitness classes with Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre
Table tennis tournaments
Design talks with Sacha Coles Aspect Studios and Zoe Horn Grimshaw Architects
Architectural tours of UTS Frank Gehry building

UTS Frank Gehry Building
Source: Facebook - Damon Hartley

Coffee tasting with The Q
Music from The Gumdrops, Lady, Fox Holmes and The Bradley Brothers
Suara Indonesian Children's Dance
Rad Race cooking demonstration
Botanical Tour
Cardboard City building
Performances by Gramophone Man, Show Us Your Teeth and Inner West Voices
SUMBA marching band
Food trucks including Agape Organic, De Wafel and Eat Art Truck

This FREE day, apart from food purchases, is produced as part of the Sydney Design Festival and features two stages, a wooden amphitheatre and exercise area, along with a kids and family area that has a water playground and a sandpit. In addition to the food trucks, the Powerhouse Museum's Junction Cafe (at the end of the line) will be open.

The Goods Line, sandpit
Source: Facebook - Aspect Studios

This once disused rail corridor, now an elevated park, cycleway and pedestrian walkway, is 500 metres long and can be accessed via Central Station by following the signs for the South Concourse and UTS to the Devonshire Tunnel underground, leading to Ultimo Road. The connection passes alongside media broadcaster ABC and Sydney TAFE to the Powerhouse Museum on the edge of Darling Harbour.

Opening in 2015, the Goods Line is a great place to sit and relax and apart from this special day, there's lots of daily activity and pop-ups happening. So explore this relatively new area and enjoy all on offer.
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Why? For fun and discovery
When: 9am-4pm
Phone: 02 9217 0111
Where: Railway Square Central to Macarthur St Ultimo
Cost: Free
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