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Central Business District

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Lots of construction

Sydney is a very walkable city. Whilst there is a mild elevation at times, it is not a difficult... read more

Reviewed yesterday
codym481
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Brisbane
Be aware of George Street tram/ light rail construction

Sydney's CBD dates from convict days and hence is not in a grid like Melbourne or Adelaide's... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Victorianlad
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Sydney is a very walkable city. Whilst there is a mild elevation at times, it is not a difficult city to walk around. Current constructions for (i believe the light rail) limit certain access, but that's the price of progress

Thank codym481
Reviewed 4 days ago

Sydney's CBD dates from convict days and hence is not in a grid like Melbourne or Adelaide's. However it's generally pleasant, but be aware of the construction zone that is George Street as the good project of reintroducing trams ('light rail') continues. There are plenty...More

1  Thank Victorianlad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever visiting Sydney we love visiting the city centre. Its a very large city centre and not one you can walk around easily. Though one can use the train or bus to get from one end to the other. Retail and dining options are numerous.

1  Thank tommomelbourne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sydney is one of the nicest cities to visit because it is easy to get around and is very clean and safe. It's not cheap though, but there are very cool and exciting attractions in the Central Business District or CBD and you don't have...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Being a local, we a biased however, in in our travels, Sydney CBD, is one of the most walkable a little hilly, however everything is in close proximity. And there is so much to see and do. We love the architecture of the old buildings...More

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

What is there to say, Sydney is simply amazing!! Avoid getting a taxi, if you need a car use uber...

Thank David M
Reviewed 11 February 2017

At Lady Macquarie's Chair & At Lavender Bay, you can take beautiful Sydney CBD photos. In addition, on Level 2 at Overseas Passenger Terminal (Cruise) near Sydney Harbour, Sydney CBD views are fantastic especially at night.

Thank Marcus567
Reviewed 30 January 2017

It is the centre of Sydney and has something for everyone - definitely the business centre of Australia but also the hub for retailing, hotels, restaurants - Sydney wasn't laid out in the same manner of Melbourne so it has a haphazard nature to it...More

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Busy place by day or by night. George Street is a real mess and there seemed to be no work at all taking place on the 2 days when I was there. They should be ashamed of themselves! If they are going to dig up...More

Thank Margorocks
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Sydney CBD geographically starts from Sydney Cove in the north where the Circular Quay is located and runs southwards to the Central Station. MNCs and largest corporations in Australia have their HQs here hence working hours will be busy with office workers in the area....More

Thank AzlanFirman
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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
...More
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