Central Business District, Sydney

4.3
#7 of 18 in Neighborhoods in New South Wales
The Sydney central business district is the main commercial centre of Sydney, Australia. It extends southwards for about 3km from Sydney Cove, the point of first European settlement in which the Sydney region was initially established. Due to its pivotal role in Australia's early history, it is one of the oldest established areas in the country.
Geographically, its north–south axis runs from Circular Quay in the north to Central railway station in the south. Its east–west axis runs from a chain of parkland that includes Hyde Park, The Domain, Royal Botanic Gardens and Farm Cove on Sydney Harbour in the east; to Darling Harbour and the Western Distributor in the west. At the 2016 Australian Census, the CBD recorded a population of 17,252. "Sydney CBD" is very occasionally used to refer not only to the CBD proper, but also its nearby inner suburbs such as Pyrmont, Haymarket, Ultimo and Woolloomooloo.
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  • Really vibrant and busy area of Sydney. Definitely spoilt for choice on places to eat. Lots of fantastic shops selling everything you could need. Also close to Hyde Park and Botanical Gardens which ar...  more »
  • Sydney's downtown is very large and contains lots of skyscrapers, hotels and offices. There is a lot of shopping and some very nice restaurants. Mixed in are some lovingly-preserved building from earl...  more »

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