Sydney Highlights & Essential Things To Do
includes Sydney CBD
Discover Your Local Sydney Area
There aren't many CBD's in the world where the sky and harbour reflect in the skyscrapers. Whereas a lot of districts spoil and pollute adjacent harbours, the Sydney CBD is quite the opposite. Rather than disagreeing with the city's natural beauty, the CBD complements one of the world's most visually spectacular cities.
Professionals exit their nineteenth century apartments on York St as the grind of coffee beans trace the nip in the morning air and the city's activity slowly awakens. Spanning 3km from Central Station to Circular Quay, the Sydney CBD is architecturally textured from the grand neo-classical banks lining Martin Place to the shimmering hotels and high-rises on George St. Work, eat, spend or hang out. Every Sydneysider has a reason to be in the CBD and, for that reason, the city is a pretty exceptional place. No other place in Sydney lures such a diverse range of people, events and attractions, and concentrates them in one single space.
Listen to the buskers in Central Station or stroll down to Chinatown where Yum Cha is open till 4am. Window shop and look pretty in the QVB or The Strand Arcade, or get lost in Pitt Street's multi-mirrored cluster of mega malls. In summer, casual al fresco dining reigns down at Darling Harbour where couples sit back, laugh and lose track of the cocktails. Catch the orange sunset illuminating the Sydney Harbour Bridge from Observatory Hill then wind your way through the rocks till you arrive at circular Quay. Enjoy the gentle breeze walking from the Museum of Contemporary Art to the edge of the Opera House. Now turn around and look at the harbour's reflection in the CBD's looking glass of sky scrapers.
It's a nice reflection, right? Whether you're at Circular Quay or Yum Cha, experience what's on at the CBD that blends ever so effortlessly into its surroundings.