Walsh Bay

Walsh Bay is a historical port that's been transformed into a cutting-edge performance precinct, with world class theatres, fantastic restaurants and cool bars. The finger wharves jut out onto the water, right on on the edge of Sydney Harbour, and boast stunning views.

The entrance to the Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay

Sydney Theatre Company, Walsh Bay

Things to do

Walsh Bay is the home of the arts. Sydney Theatre Company took up official residence in the 1980s and when the redevelopment of the precinct is complete, Sydney Dance Company and Bangarra Dance Theatre will move back in. To learn more, take one of the self-guided Walsh Bay Walks, which cover heritage, theatre and sculpture.

The Roslyn Packer Theatre is across the road from the historic wharves. It hosts outstanding drama and dance performances from companies including the Sydney Dance Company and Bangarra Dance Theatre. Check out the exhilarating events calendar for all performances, shows and festivals in Walsh Bay, including colourful exhibits during the annual Vivid Sydney.

Mother and daughter interacting with The Laser Harp during Vivid Sydney at Walsh Bay, Sydney City

Vivid Sydney, Walsh Bay

Eat & drink

Walsh Bay Kitchen offers pre- and post-theatre dining, the pizza at Ventuno is excellent, the glass-walled Pier 8 cafe is great for a casual bite, The Bund does modern Chinese, Lotus Dumpling Bar is the spot for delicious dumplings, and Jounieh is contemporary Middle Eastern right on the water.

For fine dining, head to The Gantry at Pier One Sydney Harbour, and for panoramic views, walk up the stairway to Millers Point, where the beautifully restored Hotel Palisade offers cocktails and share plates at the rooftop Henry Deane.

Couple enjoying drinks with Harbour views at Henry Deane cocktail lounge in Hotel Palisade, Millers Point

Hotel Palisade, Millers Point

Getting there

A great way to get to Walsh Bay is to walk around the foreshore from The Rocks and under the impressive Sydney Harbour Bridge. Alternatively, walk along the splendid Barangaroo foreshore for enchanting inner harbour views.