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The Rocks and Circular Quay
Wynyard and Martin Place

Sydney Attractions (Near the Bridge) Map

Near the Bridge

Sydney Visitor (Information) Centre

You can find the Sydney Information Centre at The Rocks on the north end of George Street, near Sydney Cove. They have all the info you need for a great visit to this city and surrounds, as well, they have wonderful displays of historical artefacts from our past. Well worth a visit!

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The Rocks

The Rocks, a restored historical district, is a good place to begin exploring the history of Sydney. This is where the convicts of the First Fleet were first told to build shelters for themselves after arrival.

A lively place from morning to late at night. Today it has a collection of some excellent fine dining restaurants, old fashioned pubs and preserved buildings dating back to the 19th Century.

There is a very busy weekend market, entertainment the year round, art galleries and plenty of opportunities to shop:

Sydney The Rocks

By the old Argyle Stores (Now the Argyle) there is the Argyle Cut, a large tunnel carved by the forced labour of convicts. You can still see where the cuts and grooves were made by hand.

At Observatory Hill, you can also get some great photos of the city and harbour and there is, naturally, an observatory. To get a greater understanding of the Southern Sky, book yourself in for one of the sessions held regularly there.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Crossing Sydney Harbour from Dawsons Point to Milsons Point. You can climb it, walk over it and find out more about the Sydney Harbour Bridge at the Pylon Lookout.

Museum of Contemporary Art

Displays of Australian and International Contemporary Art, and an everchanging flow of exhibitions:

Museum of Contemporary Art

City Center

The City center Central Business District (CBD) is filled with things to do and see both at night and during the day. Take a harbour cruise from Circular Quay, explore Sydney history at the Rocks, visit some of the many attractions and museums. And enjoy Shopping:

Sydney CBD

Circular Quay

Site of the historical landing place of the First Fleet in 1788 and the birthplace of the country of Australia, this small cove has been an integral part of Sydney’s history ever since.

Circular Quay

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At the Hickson Road Reserve, you can get excellent photos of the harbour and the opera house. Often used by wedding photographers for that iconic Sydney photo.

Dawes Point

Shortly after the arrival of the First Fleet, the navy astronomer Lieutenant William Dawes built the first country’s observatory on the hill in 1788. The place was originally named Point Maskelyne, nearby was a graveyard for convicts executed for crimes committed after their arrival in Sydney.

Later the area was renamed Dawes Point. The hill that dominates here became the city’s first defensive position, the Dawes Point Battery, when the Governor Lachlan Macquarie ordered convict Francis Greenway to build a fortification there.


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