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Central Business District

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Address: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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The heart of Sydney

It is the centre of Sydney and has something for everyone - definitely the business centre of Australia but also the hub for retailing, hotels, restaurants - Sydney wasn't laid... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Sydney, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

What is there to say, Sydney is simply amazing!! Avoid getting a taxi, if you need a car use uber...

Thank David M
Sydney, Australia
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96 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

At Lady Macquarie's Chair & At Lavender Bay, you can take beautiful Sydney CBD photos. In addition, on Level 2 at Overseas Passenger Terminal (Cruise) near Sydney Harbour, Sydney CBD views are fantastic especially at night.

Thank Marcus567
Sydney, Australia
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5,031 reviews
1,833 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,820 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

It is the centre of Sydney and has something for everyone - definitely the business centre of Australia but also the hub for retailing, hotels, restaurants - Sydney wasn't laid out in the same manner of Melbourne so it has a haphazard nature to it - the CBD therefore runs in a longer stretch than say in Melbourne where it... More 

Thank RonWamberal
Brisbane Region, Australia
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684 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Busy place by day or by night. George Street is a real mess and there seemed to be no work at all taking place on the 2 days when I was there. They should be ashamed of themselves! If they are going to dig up one of the busiest roads in Australia they should get on and do their work... More 

Thank Farkorff
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219 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Sydney CBD geographically starts from Sydney Cove in the north where the Circular Quay is located and runs southwards to the Central Station. MNCs and largest corporations in Australia have their HQs here hence working hours will be busy with office workers in the area. In the evenings partygoers will take over as lots of entertainment venues are located here.... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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223 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

One of the very best central business districts of any city globally. Currently a bit of a mess with the construction on the light rail. It's easy and safe day or night. Martin Place is the heart of the CBD and from there you are minutes from 10s of things to do and hundreds of restaurants bars theatres and retailers.

Thank Hussein R
Sofia, Bulgaria
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712 reviews
534 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

The heart of Sydney is full of skyscrapers and busy people. There is not much to do, but skyscrapers are interesting .

Thank Ogi0
Sydney, Australia
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445 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Sydney CBD is the pride and joy of Sydney. Everything you want in life is here, high end shopping, designer shops, five star hotels, never ending skyscrapers, shopping mall. It's a very modern and sophisticated city, and travelling is easy by catching public transport, trains, buses, Uber taxi and monorail.

Thank maganda0411
Bangkok, Thailand
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1,500 reviews
686 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 860 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Sydney's Central Business District is packed with things to do. Yes, it is full of skyscrapers, typical of downtown areas, but it still retains many sights to see, the tower, QVB, town hall, circular Quay, Chinatown, and so much more. Pitt St and George St., parallel to each other are the many thorough fares. Many shopping areas, restaurants, museums and... More 

Thank bob2bkk
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Sydney CBD is typical of many modern cities that have become areas of sky scrappers overwhelming the original city landscape. In amongst the amazing towers, where the masses march in and out each day, creating the wealth that has created the Sydney of today, are many amazing original beautiful buildings from the early days that Sydney was developed. Enjoy the... More 

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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 or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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