Landmark Buildings, Popular Attractions
Central Business District and Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia
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Central Business District and Darling Harbour
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Sydney's Central Business district is an area of big business and tall skyscrapers. Many national
and international companies have headquarters here. The area is flanked by the green spaces of the
Royal Botanic Gardens and Hyde Park, with the Rocks and Circular Quay to the north and west.
Once a grubby industrial district, Darling Harbour, located southwest of the CBD, has now been transformed
with the establishment of numerous museums, an entertainment complex and major exhibition and convention areas.
The wide range of attractions and shopping centres make Darling Harbour a busy district where
commerce, recreation, locals and tourists come together.
Sydney Tower at Centrepoint
- Rising to 305 metres with a public observation platform.
- Australia's largest and most popular museum.
- Scruffy streets contrast with the glitzy Market City and tranquil Chinese Garden.
Australian National Maritime Museum
- From the first explorers to the latest in yacht racing, the Australian National Maritime Museum
features a wide range of indoor and outdoor maritime exhibits.
- Featuring an extensive range of Australian river and ocean life, Sydney Aquarium includes
high quality exhibits on the Great Barrier Reef, the Mangrove, the Great Australian Bight, Sydney Harbour and
the Open Ocean.
Cockle Bay Wharf
- A new addition to the Darling Harbour waterfront in the purpose built Cockle Bay Wharf with
new office space and a public promenade featuring exclusive and trendy eateries.
Queen Victoria Building
- Enjoying a renaissance after an extensive renovation, the Queen Victoria Building houses
a decorative Victorian shopping arcade. The lower level contains 'Eat Street' cafes and restaurants.
Sydney Landmarks and Districts