Backpacking Sydney City Centre

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    SYDNEY'S CITY CENTRE IS A MIX OFF HIGH-RISE SKYSCRAPERS, HISTORICAL BUILDINGS AND PARKLANDS, ALL RIGHT NEXT TO SYDNEY HARBOUR: Photo - Robert Wallace , courtesy of Destination New South Wales
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    THE DARLING HARBOUR PRECINCT HAS MANY OF SYDNEY'S BEST BARS, RESTAURANTS, CAFES AND ATTRACTIONS: Photo - Hamilton Lund, courtesy of Destination New South Wales
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    A GREAT PLACE TO ESCAPE FROM THE FAST-PACED CITY CENTRE IS THE STUNNING ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS: Photo - Mark Sherborne, courtesy of Destination New South Wales
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Sydney City Centre - Central Business District (CBD)

Sydney City Centre extends from Circular Quay on Sydney Harbour to Central Railway Station. This is quite a large and diverse area.

The Circular Quay area is Sydney's main ferry terminal, here you can catch ferries to many parts of Sydney and the Manly ferry is definitely worthwhile to get a great view of Sydney Harbour.

Adjacent to Circular Quay is the Rocks, Sydney's oldest area. This is a very pretty and quaint place with many historic buildings. This area has plenty of activity day and night, with great shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as lively pubs and nightclubs. There are also markets on the weekend.

The main business district is very lively during business hours with thousands of people working here. Pitt Street Mall is one of Sydney's main shopping areas. Here you will find a great selection of stores to choose from.

Further west is Darling Harbour, a relatively newly developed area in Sydney. There is much to do here, including visiting the Casino, Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Wildlife World, Imax Theatre, or the Australian National Maritime Museum. There is also a huge choice of restaurants, cafes, pubs and nightclubs to visit.

Further south towards Central Station, you will also find plenty more shops and places to eat. China Town is in the area at Haymarket, where there are plenty of excellent Chinese and other Asian restaurants. There is also Paddy's Markets, where you can pick up some very reasonably priced fresh produce and other goods.

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