Vanguarde Estate Agents recommends 20 great things to do in the Northern CBD

There are so many wonderful places to visit in Sydney and especially in our area of expertise; theNorthernCBD.

Over the Christmas break why don’t you visit some of these places if you haven’t already or revisit to remind yourself of just how wonderful our area is?;

  1. Visit Observatory Hill at Sunset – Take a Picnic rug and watch the sunset at Observatory Hill this Summer;
  2. Climb the Bridge – If you have not yet climbed theHarbourBridgetake some time out to experience the amazing view from the top or visit the pylon lookout.
  3. Have a pint at one of the infamous pubs in the Rocks precinct – Visit the Lord Nelson for locally brewed boutique beers, the Australian Hotel for its delicious pizzas with an Australian twist or the Harbourview Hotel to watch people climbing the Harbour Bridge on the balcony.
  4. Explore our area on foot – Go on a walking tour throughout the Rocks and Millers Point area and visit places such as the Nurses Walk and the Playfair Street Terraces.
  5. Visit the Sydney Visitor Information Centre – even though you are a resident.The centre has the latest information on what to do and see in The Rocks.
  6. Walk the foreshore – Witness  the amazing sights while you walk from Circular Quay to below the bridge.
  7. Book a Rocks Ghost Tour – Learn about macabre tales of murder, suicide, hanging and hauntings.
  8. Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art – The MCA is currently exhibiting the the works of Australian and Korean artists.
  9. Explore Cadman’s Cottage – Built in 1816, Cadmans Cottage is one of only a handful ofSydneybuildings that remain from the first 30 years of the colony.. The Cottage houses a museum and the Sydney Harbour National Park Information Centre.
  10. Visit the Rugby Club – The Rugby Club in Circular Quay houses one of the finest collections of rugby memorabilia in the world.
  11. Experience Indigenous dance at the Bangarra Dance Theatre in Walsh Bay – One of the youngest and the oldest of Australian dance companies. Its living and dancing traditions go back at least 40 000 years with the indigenous people of Australia.
  12. Catch a ferry from Circular Quay – Rediscover our magnificent harbour by catching a ferry to the Northern Beaches, the Inner West or to the East of Sydney.
  13. Watch a performance at the Sydney Theatre Company – The company presents an annual 12 play program  at itsWalsh Bay location.
  14. Visit The Sydney Observatory – Sydney Observatory is Australia’s oldest observatory and one of the most important sites in our nation’s scientific history.
  15. Take a trip back in time at the Susannah Place Museum – Built in 1844,SusannahPlaceMuseumis a terrace of four houses that incorporates a re-created 1915 corner store. The Museum provides a unique opportunity to explore domestic working class life from 1844 to 1990.
  16. Revisit the Opera House – Go inside and experience the wonder of the Opera House. See a show or go on a tour. Share a High Tea. Enjoy award-winning dining. Or visit the Opera Bar with an incredible view!
  17. Take a walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens – These beautiful gardens are just a short walk around the water’s edge from the Sydney Opera House.
  18. Visit the Discovery Museum – Also in the Rocks, this Museum also highlights the story of the Rocks from its pre-Euopean past to the present day.
  19. Discover the Rocks Moonlight Markets – Shop locally while listening to live music by talented artists.
  20. Cruise the Harbour on the Southern Swan – Relax or help to hoist the sails of this magnificent 1850’s style tall ship called the Southern Swan.

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