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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