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Spend a relaxing afternoon by the water in the spirit of Sydney’s once industrial heartland.


Port of call

Peppered by remnants of Pyrmont’s industrial history, this tour will find you among many of Pyrmont’s industrial and heritage buildings, and pubs via a quick walk across Pyrmont Bridge from Sydney’s city centre.

Grab a quick lunch from one of the many pubs still trading today, then wander down by the water to soak in the harbour views. Or dress to the nines and saunter down in the late afternoon, where you’ll find the neighbourhood is an essential part of the city’s entertaining nightlife.


Pyrmont Baths/Pirrama Park

Once the site of the very popular Pyrmont Baths up until the mid-1940s, Pirrama Park is packed come New Year’s Eve as the city’s families and children take over for the famous Sydney NYE fireworks. Take a picnic with you and enjoy the beautiful sculptures by the water while listening to the stories of residents who once bathed in this very spot.

Union Square

A public square and common meeting place for many locals, this is also one of the few parts left on the city fringe that still has buildings from the 1850s. Created after the closure of Union Street in 1998, stop for a bite and coffee from Cafe XXII and watch the locals.

Harris Street

Stretching from Haymarket, the Pyrmont end of Harris Street is home to a number of Sydney’s renowned terrace-style houses now operating as shopfronts and eateries. Chow down on a classic pub lunch at Quarrymans Hotel, a local establishment that’s lived on in some form or another since 1880.

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