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The fast beating heart of the city.

On the perimeters of the fast beating, the ever-changing heart of the city, is the Circular Quay... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
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Sydney, Australia
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The CBD is in constant motion. We are staying at the Marriott and daily watch a building... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

On the perimeters of the fast beating, the ever-changing heart of the city, is the Circular Quay, the Central Railway station, the Hyde Park, the Domain, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Sydney Harbour the Darling Harbour and the Western Distributor. It is full of significant buildings, like the Sydney Tower, and the Opera House, and structures, like the Harbour Bridge. Walk in Chinatown, or in one of the beautiful parks, enjoy the nightlife, or the Skywalk on Sydney Tower, do the Bridgewalk, and have a drink at Circular Quay, visit Martin Place, and listen the “Forgotten songs” at Angel Place. Travel on the new light railway at George Street, when it will be finally ready, since it is still just a promise and constant trouble to the people of Sydney, using public transport or cars, or just walking around and for the shopkeepers as well. It likely takes as long as Solveig waiting took for Peer Gynt. Because the construction seemingly keeps forever, better if you cross George street in your travel plan for the following few years. What a pity. On the other hand, there are plenty of other things to see in the CBD. Visit one of the many stunning churches, fascinating museums, or watch the hubbubs of Circular Quay or Darling Harbour. Especially during the Sydney Vivid, the CBD offers endless exciting opportunities.

Thank stinkwink
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

Sydney is one of my favourite Australian cities and has a great CBD with lots to do.

At one end is Chinatown which is close to the fantastic Darling Harbour. At the other end is Circular Quay where one can enjoy the Harbour Bridge and The Opera House.

More centrally located is the Sydney Tower and the large Westfield Shopping Centre.

The Sydney CBD contains lots of green areas, retail shops, restaurants and bars.

One of the great cities in the world. .

Thank tommomelbourne
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

Very busy during the day but gets quiet quite early on in the evening. If you are going to plan to eat here they make sure you try and do so before its too late.

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

CBD Sydney is happening. Easy accessibility with regard to train and bus routes. Walkable distances from train stations. Amazing

Thank dmitra99
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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

The CBD is in constant motion. We are staying at the Marriott and daily watch a building meticulously taken down to eventually put up new. This once historic area is soon to be modern. Think Tokyo with lovely views. We like the convienence of the CBD but are sad to see most of it being demolished.

Thank Reasonable50
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Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

From Central to circular quay. The CBD will not fail to please. You want to taste a world class tap beer in a pub? Or sip on a cocktail on a roof top bar overlooking the harbour? Eat out at michelin starred restaurants? Visit immaculate parklands in the center of a big city? Or visit places that gave birth to a new world?
Sydney's CBD will satisfy those cravings.
Some of the country's best fashion shopping is available within a 100m walk of Town Hall RWS.
Only 10 minutes to Bondi or Coogee beaches.

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

I worked in the CBD for 13 years before early retirement in November. 2017.
So I am biased but I LOVE IT.
A little bit of this, a little bit of that. While many lament the older buildings no longer there I like the great mix of the old and the new.
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Thank Albywon
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Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

There are some interesting heritage buildings to be found nestled amongst the skyscrapers. A lot of Sydney's history has been lost to development and lack of city planning. There are a lot of old buildings being knocked down and replaced so parts of it are quite unattractive especially near ciricular quay.

Thank ChiefsBTB
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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Economically vibrate city and growing by leaps and bounds is the city of Sydney's CBD. Retailing shopping, office buildings, corporate HQ. Restaurants in abundance of all kinds. Public spaces for pedestrians, parks for relaxing and attractions for all. Comfortable, safe and loaded with things to do. Must see and experience when you visit Sydney.

Thank Tony C
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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

You can easily walk around this area and see for yourself the high rise buildings that now overshadow the older buildings that are some of the oldest ones in Sydney

Thank badmintontim
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