Sydney’s CBD is much more than just a business district. Here, you’ll find iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House, beautiful beaches like Bondi, delicious dining places like Tetsuya’s, and much more.
In this brief guide, we’ll tell you all about some of the places that you need to visit in Sydney CBD. We’ve divided this guide into sections – according to what you’re in the mood for.
So, without further ado, let’s get started.
There are lots of delicious options if you’re feeling hungry in Sydney CBD. There are restaurants to cater to every whim or craving that you may have. Here are a few options that won’t be too hard on your wallet.
If you're in the mood for pasta then we recommend Fabbrica on 161 King Street. If burgers are more your thing, then we suggest Mary's CQ at 7 Macquarie Place. Xi'an Bian Bian at 39/1 Dixon Street is the perfect place for Chinese food. And Jimmy's Falafel is the place to go if you're carving tasty pitas!
Despite the lockout laws, Sydney CBD has a strong drinking tradition, and you can find bars to cater to your every whim. PS40 on 40 King Street has a cocktail menu on which every drink has its unique story. So, your cocktail stimulates your mind as well as your palate.
Maybe Sammy is another highly recommended bar on 115 Harrington Street. It won first prize for hospitality in the 2020 Best Bar Awards. And Employees Only on 9A Barracks Street offers you tarot readings along with your drinks, if you’re looking for psychic guidance.
Sydney CBD is one of the richest cultural centers in the world. If you are an art aficionado, then you should definitely visit the Museum of Contemporary Art or the Art Gallery of New South Wales. If you're more interested in history, then the Australian Museum and the Museum of Sydney are must-visits!
For animal lovers, there's the Wildlife Sydney Zoo. Or, if you're more interested in aquatic life, you can go to the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. For those who enjoy long walks in nature, there's Hyde Park, Barangaroo Reserve, and the Royal Botanical Gardens.
You can find huge shopping centers, boutique stores, and luxury brands in Sydney CBD. The Queen Victoria Building is a must-visit for luxury shoppers, with its three floors offering jewelry, gifts, and high fashion for sale. And if you get hungry during your shopping spree, there are cafes inside where you can recharge with coffee or any drink of your choice.
You can find big brand stores like Apple and Tiffany's in the CBD too. But if you're looking for a lower-priced option, then we suggest Paddy's Market and Market City, where stall-owners have souvenirs and cool clothing for sale.