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Review of Macquarie Street

Macquarie Street
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

This is probably the most historic street in Sydney. Walking down Macquarie street from Hyde Park there are a number of historic buildings and sites to see and visit. They include The Hyde Park Barracks, the Mint building, NSW Parlaiment House, Sydney Hospital and the State Library. There is a statue of a boar (Il Porcellino) outside Sydney Hospital and it is said that if you rub the snout of the statue it will bring you good luck. There is another statue of Matthew Flinders outside the State Library and behind the statue on a window ledge is a small statue of a cat. This cat is called 'Trim' and he accompanied Bass and Flinders as they first circumnavigated Australia. Further down the street is one of the entrance gate to the Royal Botanic Gardens, the old Treasury building, now a hotel, the Conservatorium of music, Government House and the street ends at the Sydney Opera House. A great walk for those interested in the history of Sydney and best to walk from the Hyde Park end as the street is mostly down hill.

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

I spent most of the day exploring down this street. Started at Hyde Park where I had breakfast outdoor. Then to the Barracks at the top of Macquarie Street. Walk to Parliament House for a look see. Then State Library - great little coffee shop hidden around behind it. Through the Botanic Gardens and Mrs Macquaries Chair. Lunch in the Gardens. Afternoon tour of the Opera House and a beer at the Orient Hotel in the Rocks to cap off the day. Just terrific

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Leading up from the Opera House this is an interesting street with the Botanical Gardens, NSW State Library, Sydney Hospital, Parliament House, The Barracks. I'm sure you'll wander up here when you visit Sydney. The shopping areas are a street behind Macquarie Street. Was once the very heart of the medical specialist practice community.

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

The buildings in Maquariie Street are beautiful. Loved the mint and the cafe there but the streeet is generally drab . Needs more colour to show off the amazing buildings.

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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Avoid the hustle and bustle of George Street and Pitt Street, which, after all, are not much different from shopping streets the whole World over.

At least MacQuarie street has some good historic buildings, a park, and is a good walk towards Circular Quay.

Thank Norman H
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