A unique harbourside district with a storied past, Woolloomooloo is known for its sandstone cottages, wharves and place in First Nations and early maritime history. In recent years, it has become a hub of luxe hospitality venues and pubs, but its strong character and eccentricities remain. Bordered by lush botanic gardens known as The Domain, eclectic Kings Cross and cosmopolitan Potts Point, Woolloomooloo offers dazzling on-harbour views and is the perfect launchpad from which to access Sydney’s energetic inner city life.
On foot, it’s just 7 minutes to the thriving bar and restaurant scene around Woolloomooloo Wharf, 8 minutes to Martin Place, a central train station and a sought-after shopping district, and 8 minutes to St James train station, with its frequent trains to domestic and international airports. It’s 15 minutes to Circular Quay, where ferries leave to cruise the harbour, and just 18 minutes to the iconic Sydney Opera House. The abundant culture and global eateries of Surry Hills and Potts Point are only a 15 minute stroll, and buses, trains and ride-share services are super convenient and can spirit guests anywhere from Sydney’s hip inner west to the city’s popular beachside enclaves in minutes.
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To get a taste of Sydney, we recommend:
- A spin around Art Gallery of NSW, Australian Museum or the Museum of Contemporary Art
- Ice-cream at Gelato Messina
- Coffee and pastries at Flour & Stone
- A pie at Harry de Wheel’s
- A few laps at Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool
- A craft beer at The Tilbury or the Woolly Bay Hotel
- A cocktail at Opera Bar
- A dip at Bondi Beach
- Asana in The Domain with fellow yogis
- Retail therapy at Pitt Street Mall