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Potts Point and Woolloomooloo

  • Harry's Cafe de Wheels, Woolloomooloo
  • Woolloomooloo Bay Hotel, Sydney


Exploring Woolloomooloo

Once known for its tough, working-class past, Woolloomooloo has come of age since its 1990s redevelopment, and the glitzy hub now boasts cocktail bars, fine dining and the famous BLUE Sydney hotel, part of the Taj Hotel group. Its prime location ensures there's no shortage of things to see and do.

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About Potts Point

The grand mansions and architectural monuments of Potts Point - one of Sydney's oldest neighbourhoods - now provide generous, bright spaces for art and design galleries. Stroll down Macleay Street and explore Potts Point galleries, admire the local streetscapes and lunch at one of the area's many fine bistros or cafes.

Spend some time browsing the huge collection at Macleay Bookshop or check out what's on at Darlinghurst Theatre Company. Potts Point is a short walk from nearby Woolloomooloo or Darlinghurst.


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Potts Point and Woolloomooloo

Woolloomooloo Wharf

Whether you're seeking fine dining and great bars, lively pubs or inner-cty arts and culture, you'll find harbourside Woolloomooloo is a great place to start.

Woolloomooloo's historic Finger Wharf, once a busy wool and cargo dock, is known these days for being a one-stop venue to stay, eat and drink. Oh, and the Wharf's most well-known tenant just happens to be actor, Russell Crowe and his family. Splash out and stay at the sleek boutique hotel BLUE Sydney, a Taj Hotel. Sip on cocktails at classy, intimate Water Bar or dress up for fabulous food at neighbouring restaurants including Otto Ristorante, Manta, China Doll or Aki's.

If you're looking for more casual dining, head to the lively, and occasionally rowdy, Woolloomooloo Bay Hotel, just opposite Finger Wharf or the Tilbury Hotel. Don't miss a pie with mushy peas at the famous pie cart Harry's Cafe de Wheels, a popular spot that's been serving late-night revellers and visiting celebrities since 1945. It's open into the wee hours.

Check out the avant-garde art Artspace on Cowper Wharf Road or take a stroll to The Art Gallery of NSW, located nearby. The Old Fitzroy Theatre on Dowling Street is home to one of Sydney's first independent live theatre companies, The Tamarama Rock Surfers. See a performance while enjoying a pub meal.

Woolloomooloo is a perfect base from which to explore Sydney.  Accommodation choices vary from stylish five-star hotels to boutique hotels, traditional backpacker and small guesthouses.

Explore Potts Point and Woolloomooloo