Haymarket Vacation: Coronavirus Information
Most Haymarket hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.
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Sydney Central Business District
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Known for its captivating waterfront views and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Sydney Central Business District. Check out top attractions like Sydney Tower and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, and jump on the metro at Wynyard Station or Martin Place Station to see more of the city.
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Once the site of rusting railroad yards and wharves, one of Sydney’s greatest urban renewal projects now buzzes with museums, boutiques and eateries.
Stroll through back alleys to discover bustling wine bars, independent galleries and gourmet food in this lively and historic inner-city neighbourhood.
Visitors highly recommend Ultimo for its waterfront views, and you can make a stop by Powerhouse Museum while you're in town.
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Top things to do in Haymarket
Both historic and cosmopolitan, this bustling inner-city district is home to a range of attractive shopping centers, heritage buildings and cultural sites. Sydney’s fascinating past and energetic present intermingle in the central district of Haymarket. Taste Asian delights, hunt for deals in historic marketplaces and view cutting-edge urban architecture and planning on a visit to Haymarket.
Appreciate the fascinating life of Chinese Australia at Sydney’s Chinatown. Walk through a large ceremonial arch into pedestrianized Dixon Street, where eclectic restaurants and gift stores compete for attention. Visit during Lunar New Year to witness grand, inclusive celebrations throughout the neighborhood. Roam a little wider to try Thai restaurants or visit Koreatown.
Seek out serenity at the Chinese Garden of Friendship. This green oasis was designed by landscape architects and gardeners from Sydney’s sister city, Guangzhou, and now provides a relaxing combination of green vegetation and elegant water features.
Stop for a meal at Darling Square, a stylish precinct that houses fashion retailers, a food market hall and a modern public library. Appreciate the architecture of the Exchange. Decide for yourself if this bold structure, elegantly wrapped in curved timber, really does resemble a bamboo basket.
Search for bargains at Market City, a mall with factory outlets, Asian grocery stores and a well-loved food court. Admire the building’s historic façade, paying tribute to how industrialization and market trading have shaped central Sydney. Enter Paddy’s Market on the ground floor to browse hundreds of stalls offering produce, clothing, gadgets and gifts in a suitably vigorous marketplace atmosphere.
Watch a show at the Capitol Theatre, a grand heritage-listed arts venue that bears traces of the building’s original purpose as a market. As you watch a performance of music, comedy or theater, consider the thousands of concertgoers who have visited since its opening in 1928. Check online to see what’s on or book a backstage tour.
Haymarket is centrally located just a few minutes’ walk from Central Station. Travel by light rail to the Haymarket or Paddy’s Market stations. Explore the neighborhood on foot to enjoy the liveliness and diversity that makes this one of Sydney’s most popular nightlife areas.