14 Best Things To Do In Chatswood, Australia

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What are the best things you can do when you are in Chatswood? Well, let this article guide you and give you a rounded list of the things you can do, places you can visit, where you can eat and so much more.

1. Public art

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Chatswood is definitely more than just a major business and residential district as it’s also a great destination for art enthusiasts. Just by strolling through the streets, gardens, and parks alone, you will be treated to various works of art commissioned by both the Willoughby City Council as well as the private sector. Art works you’ll find across the district include fountains, pavement inserts, sculptures, and interactive pieces that are not just visually attractive but mentally stimulating as well.

Public art

Address: scattered all over the district

Website: Public art

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2. Chatswood BBQ Kitchen

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Said to be the best joint that serves authentic Chinese food in town, this hole-in-the-wall is a local favorite that offers tasty grubs that won’t burn a hole in your wallet. Specialties include Hong Kong-style fried noodles, roast duck, soy chicken, Szechuan beef, fried rice, and, of course, Chinese-style pork, chicken, and duck barbecue. If you’re craving more Asian food, you may want to check out the other Asian eateries along Victoria Avenue.

Chatswood BBQ Kitchen

Address: 377 Victoria Ave., Chatswood, NSW 2067

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 10pm; Sun: 10:30am - 9:30pm

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3. Precision Golf Sydney

Ok, so maybe you have always dreamed of teeing off at one of the luscious golf courses in Australia, but you have not yet mastered the art of the game, so what is the next best thing to do? Well, Precision Golf Sydney allows you to have all the experience of a world-class course, in an enclosed 3D setting. Technically advanced, this setting gives you golf lessons, club fitting and an opportunity to enjoy sessions of virtual golfing all in the studio.

In a nutshell, they provide the following services:

• Golf lessons in a high-tech, 3D setting • Club fitting • Club repair • Golf merchandise

Precision Golf Sydney

Website: Precision Golf Sydney

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4. Chatswood Mall Market

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Enjoy shopping for fresh produce and other products while mingling with the friendly locals at Chatswood Mall Market. The event happens every Thursday and Friday from 9 am to 9 pm. A wide variety of products are sold in stalls—from food items and plants to leather bags and jewelry. If you’re thinking of stopping by for lunch, there’s a whole range of international food for you to enjoy including Greek, Malaysian, Japanese, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, and a lot more.

Chatswood Mall Market

Address: 443 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067

Website: Chatswood Mall Market

Opening hours: Wed: 9am - 5pm; Thu - Fri: 9am - 9pm (closed from Sat - Tue)

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5. Strike Bowling Bar

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Posted by Strike Bowling Bar on Tuesday, November 22, 2011

What better way to have a great time than with friends, drinks and a night of competitive bowling! Not only bowling, if you want to enjoy some karaoke, escape rooms or laser tag, this place has it all, for you. Strike Bowling Bar is a full entertainment package as it also has a cocktail bar and an outside terrace, to catch the breeze.

Strike Bowling Bar

Website: Strike Bowling Bar

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6. Chastwood Monkey Bar

Catch up with friends over a drink, have a drink after work or better yet, book a function at this bar. Either way, fun is guaranteed.

Chastwood Monkey Bar

Website: Chastwood Monkey Bar

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7. The Concourse

The Concourse Chatswood
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This is the cultural center of Chatswood, where soul-filling art performances take place in one of their many spaces available. The center boasts seven spaces which include a theater, concert hall, rehearsal center, art space, multi-purpose function space, conference facility and a venue for hire.

It also has a library - Chatswood Library - that offers much more than books but also acts as a resource center, with reference material and entertainment.

If you, unfortunately, miss out on tickets for your favorite show in the center, they have an outdoor Urban Screen which will broadcast it along with other media like digital art, news, sports and national events. It also acts as an open-air cinema. You will find a restaurant, café and shops in the center too.

The Concourse

Website: The Concourse

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8. Willoughby District Historical Society

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The Willoughby District Historical Society was founded in 1974 as a way to encourage citizens to preserve and honor the history of Willoughby and, of course, the country. The organization currently manages a museum that houses several collections and research information that highlights the district’s storied past including artworks, photographs, postcards, personal papers, reference books, artifacts, and a lot more. The organization also hosts a number of events such as talks, lectures, and exhibitions throughout the year.

Willoughby District Historical Society

Address: 58 Johnson St, Chatswood NSW 2067

Website: Willoughby District Historical Society

Opening hours: Sun: 1pm - 4pm (closed from Mon - Sat)

Price: 5 USD (adults) / 2 USD (children) / 8 USD (family)

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9. Hawkers Lane Food

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Craving for Asian cuisine? Head out to Hawkers Lane. The place is packed with stalls that serve a wide range of authentic grub. You can enjoy the taste of Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, India, and China. Here, you can indulge in different types of noodles and rice, barbecues, roti wraps, Sichuan cuisines, dim sums, and a whole lot more. You can wash down your meal with a variety of refreshing beverages like bubble tea and delicious juices.

Hawkers Lane Food

Address: 1 Anderson St, Chatswood NSW 2067

Opening hours: 10am - 9pm (daily)

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10. Chatswood Oval

Chatswood Oval Sunday morning
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Chatswood Oval is a huge sport and recreational complex that’s been open since the 1900s. It features a large open-air grass pitch where you can either enjoy a relaxing stroll against the Chatswood skyline or engage in sports like rugby and cricket. If you’re lucky, you can even catch a professional game as it’s the home ground of the local rugby and cricket club.

Kids will also have a great time here as it features a playground and a skate park.

Chatswood Oval

Address: Albert Ave & Orchard Rd, Chatswood NSW 2067

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11. Lane Cove National Park

Lane Cove Nat Park from De Burgh Bridge
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Have a fun-filled adventure outdoors at Lane Cove National Park. Located just minutes away from Sidney CBD, this protected national park offers a quick getaway for outdoor enthusiasts. Aside from its natural beauty, you can engage in all sorts of fun activities such as boating, hiking, camping, and trail biking. You can even encounter some amazing wildlife including kookaburras, brush turkeys, eastern water dragons, echidnas, swamp wallabies, and flocks of colorful birds. There are also three playgrounds for your kids.

Lane Cove National Park

Address: 64M9+5J, Macquarie Park NSW 2113

Website: Lane Cove National Park

Opening hours: 7am - 7pm (daily)

Price: 6 USD entrance fee per private vehicle per day

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12. Chatswood Chase

(1)Chatswood Chase
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This shopping center opened its doors in 1983 and has over 200 shops that will give you the best modern shopping experience there is.

Chatswood Chase

Website: Chatswood Chase

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13. Westfield Shopping Mall

Chatswood, New South Wales-Shops
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Found in the suburbs of Chatswood, Westfield Shopping Mall has among other shops, stores like Aldi, Target, JB Hi-Fi, Rebel Sport and Myer. If you do not feel like shopping, you can go and relax by watching a movie or two at the HOYTS cinema complex.

Westfield Shopping Mall

Website: Westfield Shopping Mall

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14. Beginners Sushi Making Class

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Aside from learning how to make your own sushi at home, you’re also bound to meet like-minded people and make new friends when you join this class. If you have food allergies or any other dietary restrictions, you can easily omit any ingredient that may not be good for you. And, hey, learning a new skill is always a great idea, right? Join the class now and learn from Hideo, the Goodwill Ambassador for Japanese Cuisine.

Beginners Sushi Making Class

Address: 369 Penshurst St, Chatswood NSW

Website: Beginners Sushi Making Class

Price: 109 USD

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Come experience Chatswood

All I can say is that you will have it all when you visit Chatswood. If you are a foodie, then there are restaurants and cafés for you to sample. If you are into cultural experiences, then the Concourse is the place for you. For some adventure, go and snorkel and dive with the fish with the help of Apnea Australia.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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