We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All photos (84)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good56%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“state library”(16 reviews)
“sydney hospital”(20 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Central Business District
Improve This Listing
Macquarie Street Tours and Tickets
from US$97.01
More Info
from US$159.37
More Info
from US$604.12
More Info
from US$377.63
More Info
See all tours & tickets
Reviews (120)
Filter reviews
88 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews parliament house state library sydney hospital hyde park barracks st james church botanical gardens supreme court government buildings interesting street buildings including famous city governor macquarie circular quay great architecture history domain cbd
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 88 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Has been my favourite street for a long time. The Georgian brick buildings are many. Hyde Park Barracks closed for about 18 months should be a good starting point. Not to mention the spectacular library and gardens.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Peter P
Reviewed October 7, 2019

With some great architecture (thankfully many of the old buildings were saved, which can't be said for other areas of the city like George St) and many tourist sights including the NSW State Library, The Domain & Botanic Gardens, The NSW Parliament and The Mint...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank nick164
Reviewed September 6, 2019

It is a significant historical street with many iconic buildings including the Mint, Parliament House, Sydney Hospital , State Library and the Hyde Park Barracks.At the Hyde Park End it also has the significant old St James Church and Hyde Park. On the Harbor end...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Oldjack
Reviewed June 5, 2019

Lots of things to see and do on Macquarie Street. Lots of historical building and museums are here. Located near to Hyde Park. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank cg2792
Reviewed June 1, 2019

This is a major street downtown that has some important iconic buildings along it. Lots of traffic not necessarily a great place for pedestrians.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed May 31, 2019

This street contains many of the large impressive historic buildings which this famous city offers. These range from The Mint, St James Church, Sydney Rum Hospital, Hyde Park Barracks Museum and many others. At the end furthest from Circular Quay is Hyde Park and St...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Onleaveagain
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

I belong to a Canasta group and on Friday March 22, we had organised to do a tour and attend a High Tea. We were asked to be there by 12. We were not attended to - except for being given a glass of water...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank notthedish
Reviewed February 16, 2019

The street named aftyer Lachlan McQuarie, a governor from 1810-1821 has some iconinc historical buildings including St James Church, Hyde Park Barracks, The Mint, Sydney Hospital and Parliament House.It also has to one side the Botanical Gardens and the Domain.It is one of the more...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed December 22, 2018

This is a lovely street, where you can take a lovely stroll from Hyde park, towards the Opera house. The buildings along the street are truly lovely (excluding the ones nearer to the Opera house itself).

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TheShis
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Named after Governor Macquarie, this street is crammed full of charming and elegant historical buildings: Government House; Conservatoire; Library; Parliament House; Royal Mint; Hospital (check out the ‘Good Luck’ Wild Boar Fountain; and Hyde Park Barracks Museum; ; plus various stately residences and commercial premises....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank top-trippers
View more reviews
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 199 nearby hotels
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
6,398 reviews
.15 km away
Travelodge Hotel Sydney Martin Place
2,434 reviews
.25 km away
Adina Serviced Apartments Sydney Martin Place
1,385 reviews
.27 km away
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
6,068 reviews
.34 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 7,705 nearby restaurants
Lindt Chocolate Cafe
571 reviews
.17 km away
Azuma Japanese Restaurant
215 reviews
.11 km away
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Restaurant
203 reviews
.16 km away
Mordeo Bistro & Bar
69 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2,077 nearby attractions
State Library of New South Wales
498 reviews
.09 km away
Parliament of New South Wales
103 reviews
.06 km away
Reserve Bank of Australia Museum
40 reviews
.17 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Macquarie Street staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines