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Woolloomooloo and East Sydney Center - Click to Zoom Out ©
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Sydney CBD East

Map showing the Sydney City Center, NE

Parks and Attractions

Tucked in the North East corner of the city is the Royal Botanic Garden, Parliament row, the Domain, the Art Gallery of NSW, Woolloomooloo and the Finger Wharf. Just further to the east is Kings Cross.

Details of these places to visit and others can be found here:

Sydney CBD Attractions, Museums and Art Galleries

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Art Gallery of NSW

The Art Gallery of NSW is home to growing collections of European, Asian, Pacific and Australian art, as well as contemporary works. Opening its doors more than 130 years ago, it has an excellent collection of Australian indigenous works.

Art Galleries and Cultural Centres

Hyde Park Barracks

Hyde Park Barracks was originally constructed for newly arrived convicts until they could be assigned their ’accommodation’ for hard labour. The building, designed by the convict architect, Francis Greenway, is an elegant yet simple design. He went on to design many other notable buildings in the colony and is still recognised as one of Australia’s foremost architects.

Hyde Park Barracks


Housed in the Old Sydney Hospital, there are historical buildings, collections of numismatic interest and well as other artefacts, as well as books, photos and furniture from the historical Caroline Simpson Library.


NSW Parliament House

Where NSW laws are debated (hopefully) and made for New South Wales.

Royal Botanic Garden

Established soon after the arrival of Governor Macquarie, there are not only great views but lots of important Australian and exotic plants and trees throughout the park. Try not to miss the Fernery and the Tropical Centre. Great place for a picnic or just a wander:

Royal Botanic Garden

Woolloomooloo ’Finger’ Wharf

Completed in 1915 as a place to store wool before loading onto ships bound for Europe and elsewhere, it now houses a hotel, bars and restaurants. 400 metres long, it rests on 3,600 wood piles, making it the world’s largest wooden building.


The inner city eastern suburb of Woolloomoo was part of an original 1793 land grant to John Palmer. The land was divided in the 1840s to form the suburbs of Woolloomooloo, Darlinghurst and the northern parts of Surry Hills.

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