Potts Point and Woolloomooloo

Highlights

Woolloomooloo has many hidden attractions, from award-winning restaurants and cocktail bars on one of the world’s longest timber wharves to inviting pubs and local theatre. Begin a rewarding search of the area from Potts Point's historic McElone Stairs, at the northern end of Victoria Street to Woolloomooloo, where naval ships have moored since 1856.

  • The Finger Wharf, Woolloomooloo
  • The Tilbury Hotel, Sydney.

Discover Woolloomooloo

Linked by historic steps, Potts Point and Woolloomooloo share a history dating back to colonial times. They also share a reputation for delectable food and lively bars.

Woolloomooloo's historic Finger Wharf, once a busy wool and cargo dock, is a one-stop venue to stay, eat and drink. It's also home to some local celebrities - the most well-known tenant is actor Russell Crowe. Stay at the sleek hotel Ovolo Woolloomooloo and enjoy fabulous food at restaurants along the wharf including Otto RistoranteMantaChina Doll and Aki's.

Harry's Cafe de Wheels, Woolloomooloo

If you're looking for more casual dining, head to the lively Woolloomooloo Bay Hotel, opposite the Finger Wharf or the Tilbury Hotel. Enjoy a pie with mushy peas at the famous pie cart Harry's Cafe de Wheels, which has been serving late-night revellers and visiting celebrities since 1945.

Craving art, too? Then check out the avant-garde Artspace on Cowper Wharf Road or walk to the nearby Art Gallery of NSW. The Old Fitzroy Hotel, on Dowling Street, is home to the Old Fitz Theatre, which has been nurturing some of Sydney’s best young playwrights for many years.

Explore Potts Point

The Village, Potts Point

With its elegant buildings, Potts Point is great place to admire art deco architecture and enjoy creative food in quality restaurants and buzzy cafés. Llankelly Place is a hip ‘eat street’ in Potts Point. The area is one of Sydney’s hottest dining destinations with likes of Gastro Park, Ms G’sMonopoleBilly KwongYellow and The Apollo.

The Mad Max and Happy Feet movie studio in located in the old Metro Theatre, in Orwell Street. The theatre staged the opening of the musical Hair in 1970. Among the art deco gems are residential buildings Carinthia and Carisbrooke in Springfield Avenue and Franconia, Cahors and Macleay Regis in Macleay Street. 

Taste the delicious fresh produce and international cuisine available every Saturday at the Kings Cross Organic Food Markets, near the landmark El Alamein Memorial Fountain, which is shaped like a giant dandelion. Check out what's on at the Hayes Theatre, in Greenknowe Avenue, and browse in the Potts Point Bookshop, a stroll from the McElone Stairs that lead to Woolloomooloo.

You’ll find plenty of places to stay in Woolloomooloo and Potts Point, from stylish hotels to boutique hotels, backpacker hostels and small guesthouses. The nearest train station to Potts Point is Kings Cross.

  • Gazebo Wine Garden, Elizabeth Bay

    Food and Drink

    A stroll along the tree-lined streets of Potts Point reveals some great dining spots, from the cafes of Llankelly Place to the upmarket restaurants of Macleay Street. Walk down the historic McElhone Stairs to Woolloomooloo for waterfront dining. Top picks include Café DOV, Chester White Cured Diner and Billy Kwong.

  • Artspace Sydney, Woolloomooloo

    Arts and Culture

    Enjoy works by up-and-coming writers in the theatres of Potts Point and Woolloomooloo, from a new play at Hayes Theatre to performances at The Old Fitzroy. Don't miss Artspace Visual Arts Centre, which supports new artistic ideas and hosts more than 50 artist residencies a year.

  • Booty, Potts Point

    Shopping

    The boutique stores of Potts Point are a window shopper's delight, with the likes of Becker Minty and Booty in residence. In Woolloomooloo visit The Real Store, a showcase for social, ethical and sustainable design and living. The popular Kings Cross Organic Food Markets is every Saturday, between 8am and 2pm.

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