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Central Business District

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30-Minute Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Ride: Thunder Twist
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Experience Sydney Harbour in a unique way: during a 30-minute wild ride on 'Thunder', a jet boat capable of slides, twists, wave riding, and fishtails. Enjoy some sightseeing between tricks with views of Luna Park, Taronga Zoo, Sydney Opera House, Rose Bay and other famous Harbour landmarks.
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Onleaveagain wrote a review Dec 2019
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom6,231 contributions280 helpful votes
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Comprising of the main part of the city this is a vibrant district with numerous large office blocks and buildings which dominate the skyline. It also contains shops, restaurants and bars so is a very busy area whether in the day or night. Included within the district is Hyde Park, Royal Botanical Gardens, The Rocks, Circular Quays and the main shopping areas along and around George Street and Martin Place. A great place to wander around to get a feel for this lovely city.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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cg2792 wrote a review Jun 2019
England, United Kingdom2,520 contributions312 helpful votes
Really vibrant and busy area of Sydney. Definitely spoilt for choice on places to eat. Lots of fantastic shops selling everything you could need. Also close to Hyde Park and Botanical Gardens which are perfect to get away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Thomas V wrote a review Jun 2019
Oakland, California10,033 contributions2,183 helpful votes
Sydney's downtown is very large and contains lots of skyscrapers, hotels and offices. There is a lot of shopping and some very nice restaurants. Mixed in are some lovingly-preserved building from earlier eras. Some pedestrian areas, a tram under construction. And always a lot of people around. Exciting.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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on_the_go_98765 wrote a review Apr 2019
Tucson15,537 contributions1,506 helpful votes
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Although Melbourne is rapidly closing the gap, Sydney continues to occupy the position as the largest city in Australia. The CBD is home to so many major business headquarters that help define Sydney's financial heart. George Street is the main thoroughfare. As a result of this prominence, the CBD is a hub of constantly intense traffic and congestion and the crush of population involved in conducting business. For the average tourist not stuck in these miserable commutes (enjoying the freedom to miss peak hours of going and coming), it's a cornucopia of tourist attraction delights. The CBD is filled with skyscrapers intermixed with fine old historic buildings and it extends from about Circular Quay, along Sydney Cove, roughly ending a little past the Sydney Opera House. On the north side, Church Hill Street (so named for the prominence of churches and the compulsory requirement of convicts to attend church on Sunday) defines its boundary. Sydney's CBD is home to the 30-somethings of whom 99% live in apartments and rent 66% of those places. For us, the skyline views were ever-changing, according to the time of the day. Hot air balloons rising early in the pre-dawn hours, spectacular lights reflecting in the harbor at evening time, and the mid-day sun highlighting the gleaming structures along the bank of the crystal blue harbor waters. Sydney tends to be pretty humid and temperatures are higher than Melbourne's. Locals tell constant jokes about the mosquitoes (Aragon is their favorite repellant) and how heavy sunscreen has to be laid on. Maybe some of that talk is just to drive us all back home and leave Sydney alone? Sydney's CBD was easily explored from the Marriott's prime location near the Circular Quay.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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County-Hunter wrote a review Apr 2019
Tacoma, Washington2,769 contributions616 helpful votes
Having spent the past three days staying in Melbourne’s CBD, I expected Sydney’s CBD to be more of the same. But instead of wide boulevards with teams running in the medians and small alleyways with micro eateries, I saw narrow canyons where the sun didn’t penetrate down to the street. It put out a different vibe and reminded me more of NYC than Melbourne. Not bad, but not a place to spend much time in.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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