Shoot some hoops or dine in style at this funky waterfront precinct.

With basketball courts, countless brunch spots, ocean-side theatre and some of the best restaurants in the city, Silo Park and North Wharf have everything you need for a perfect Saturday in the city.

No Saturday truly starts until you have a coffee in your hand, and the only thing better than a flat white from Williams Eatery is a delectable French pastry from La Petit Fourchette to go with it. Grab yourself both and stretch your legs with a walk around the grandest superyachts in the city at Silo Marina.

Whether you love exotic meals or stay true to the classics, brunch-lovers are spoilt for choice. Take a seat at Jack Tar's al fresco courtyard and tuck into a tried-and-true menu of hotcakes soaked in maple syrup, eggs benedict on handmade hash browns or burgers stacked with beef and bacon. If breakfast meals with a Turkish-twist get your stomach rumbling, Feriza's is well worth a visit. They offer an all-day menu of dishes like smashed avo and feta on pide or pan-seared lamb with traditional Turkish flatbread.

Feeling active? Whether you're visiting solo or with a few friends bring a basketball and your best trick shot and head over to the park's basketball court for some lively competition. For family-friendly fun, Silo Park playground proves that clambering over climbing frames, racing down giant slides and toying with water features is exciting at (almost) any age.

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From international theatre to local comedy, inspirational talks to up-and-coming music acts, if you're looking for a little culture to round out your weekend, the ASB Waterfront Theatre has you covered. Check out their online schedule for a line up packed with the best entertainment and performing arts around.

If you're looking for a quick bite or a long, lazy dinner, you won't have to look far at North Wharf's bustling dining precinct. Whether you're hungry for Baduzzi's classic Italian fare, good old pub food at 16 Tun, or Mediterranean sharing platters at Pescado, these waterfront eateries have it all.

If award-winning cocktails sound like part of a perfect Saturday, pull up a chair at The Conservatory and treat yourself to one of their impressive signature cocktails that are certainly worth an Instagram pic. While those with more of a sweet tooth (or two) can pick up a treat from authentic Italian gelateria, Gelatiamo.

Finish off the night with one last adventure up to the top of Silo Park's Silo Staircase or The Gantry for sweeping views of the city's twinkling lights.

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