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Guidebook for Wolli Creek & Great Sydney

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Guidebook for Wolli Creek & Great Sydney

Getting Around
1 min walk from Wolli Creek train station
Wolli Creek Station, Discovery Point Pl
1 min walk from Wolli Creek train station
2 min train from Sydney international airport 4 min train from Sydney domestic airport
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Aeropuerto Internacional Kingsford Smith
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2 min train from Sydney international airport 4 min train from Sydney domestic airport
essentials
4 min walk from this everyday supermarket
5 min walk from Woolworth supermarket
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Woolworths Wolli Creek
78-96 Arncliffe St
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5 min walk from Woolworth supermarket
3 min walk from this Asian grocery store
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Orange Supermarket
6 Discovery Point Place
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3 min walk from this Asian grocery store
Great place for everyday groceries shopping!
ALDI Wolli Creek
4 Magdalene Terrace
Great place for everyday groceries shopping!
Parks & Nature
Discovery Point Park is a wedge of parkland located opposite Cahill Park on the Cooks River and Princes Highway. It is also very close to Wolli Creek Station. Discovery Point Park boasts play facilities, barbeques, and heritage buildings available for hire.
Discovery Point Park
1 Princes Hwy
Cahill Park Playground is a natural oasis of fun
Cahill Park Playground
2 Princes Hwy
Cahill Park Playground is a natural oasis of fun
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Blue Mountains National Park
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Enjoy a short nearby Cook River Walk
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Steel Park
531-565 Illawarra Rd
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Enjoy a short nearby Cook River Walk
A cliff top coastal walk, the Bondi to Coogee walk extends for six km in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. The walk features stunning views, beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools. The beaches and parks offer a place to rest, swim or a chance to eat at one of the cafes, hotels, restaurants or takeaways. Most beaches offer picnic shelters, play areas, kiosks, toilets and change-rooms, Tamarama, Bronte, Coogee and Maroubra have free electric barbecues. The Bondi to Coogee coastal walk is a medium grade urban walk but there are some steep gradient paths and several staircases along the track. There are rest stops with great views and seating along the coast. It takes about two hours to complete the Bondi to Coogee Beach section of the walk and another hour and a half if you choose to continue to Maroubra. Although an urban walk the Bondi to Coogee walk is open to the elements, please make sure you wear comfy shoes, bring a hat, sunglasses, sun screen, water and in colder weather wear appropriate clothing.
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Bondi to Coogee walk
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A cliff top coastal walk, the Bondi to Coogee walk extends for six km in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. The walk features stunning views, beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools. The beaches and parks offer a place to rest, swim or a chance to eat at one of the cafes, hotels, restaurants or takeaways. Most beaches offer picnic shelters, play areas, kiosks, toilets and change-rooms, Tamarama, Bronte, Coogee and Maroubra have free electric barbecues. The Bondi to Coogee coastal walk is a medium grade urban walk but there are some steep gradient paths and several staircases along the track. There are rest stops with great views and seating along the coast. It takes about two hours to complete the Bondi to Coogee Beach section of the walk and another hour and a half if you choose to continue to Maroubra. Although an urban walk the Bondi to Coogee walk is open to the elements, please make sure you wear comfy shoes, bring a hat, sunglasses, sun screen, water and in colder weather wear appropriate clothing.
Shopping
Westfield Sydney is a shopping centre located beneath the Sydney Tower in the Sydney central business district. It is located on Pitt Street Mall and is adjacent to the Mid City Centre, The Strand Arcade and Stockland Glasshouse. It is the largest shopping centre by area in Sydney - your one-stop hub for shopping, fun & relaxation.
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Westfield
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Westfield Sydney is a shopping centre located beneath the Sydney Tower in the Sydney central business district. It is located on Pitt Street Mall and is adjacent to the Mid City Centre, The Strand Arcade and Stockland Glasshouse. It is the largest shopping centre by area in Sydney - your one-stop hub for shopping, fun & relaxation.
The Queen Victoria Building (abbreviated as the QVB) is a heritage-listed late-nineteenth-century building designed by the architect George McRae located at 429-481 George Street in the Sydney central business district. The Romanesque Revival building was constructed between 1893 and 1898 and is 30 metres (98 ft) wide by 190 metres (620 ft) long. The domes were built by Ritchie Brothers a steel and metal company that also built trains, trams and farm equipment. The building fills a city block bounded by George, Market, York and Druitt Streets. Designed as a marketplace, it was used for a variety of other purposes, underwent remodelling and suffered decay until its restoration and return to its original use in the late twentieth century.
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Queen Victoria Building
455 George St
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The Queen Victoria Building (abbreviated as the QVB) is a heritage-listed late-nineteenth-century building designed by the architect George McRae located at 429-481 George Street in the Sydney central business district. The Romanesque Revival building was constructed between 1893 and 1898 and is 30 metres (98 ft) wide by 190 metres (620 ft) long. The domes were built by Ritchie Brothers a steel and metal company that also built trains, trams and farm equipment. The building fills a city block bounded by George, Market, York and Druitt Streets. Designed as a marketplace, it was used for a variety of other purposes, underwent remodelling and suffered decay until its restoration and return to its original use in the late twentieth century.
Sightseeing
23 min train from this iconic scene
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Ópera de Sídney
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23 min train from this iconic scene
Explore Sydney's colourful convict history in The Rocks, the harbourside quarter where European settlement began. Wander down cobbled laneways and discover stories around every corner.
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The Rocks
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Explore Sydney's colourful convict history in The Rocks, the harbourside quarter where European settlement began. Wander down cobbled laneways and discover stories around every corner.
For amazing entertainment, delicious waterside dining and incredible wildlife, Darling Harbour is the perfect destination in the heart of Sydney. Meet penguins and dugongs at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and get up close to koalas and a giant saltwater crocodile at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo. You’ll find plenty more exciting things to do and see, from Sydney Harbour cruises and tall ships at the Australian National Maritime Museum to the Chinese Garden of Friendship, a tranquil haven. You can even walk the red carpet with your favourite star at Madame Tussauds, a wax museum. The events calendar is wonderful all year and you can see world-class shows at ICC Sydney, a convention, exhibition and theatre complex. There are special attractions for the kids, too. Darling Quarter Kids Playground has climbing ropes, slides, swings, flying foxes and water games. The food and wine experiences are delectable, with waterfront restaurants, alfresco cafes and trendy bars along the waterfront at Cockle Bay, King Street Wharf and Harbourside, where there are souvenir shops and fashion boutiques. And you can dance the night away at funky nightclubs, too.
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Puerto Darling
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For amazing entertainment, delicious waterside dining and incredible wildlife, Darling Harbour is the perfect destination in the heart of Sydney. Meet penguins and dugongs at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and get up close to koalas and a giant saltwater crocodile at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo. You’ll find plenty more exciting things to do and see, from Sydney Harbour cruises and tall ships at the Australian National Maritime Museum to the Chinese Garden of Friendship, a tranquil haven. You can even walk the red carpet with your favourite star at Madame Tussauds, a wax museum. The events calendar is wonderful all year and you can see world-class shows at ICC Sydney, a convention, exhibition and theatre complex. There are special attractions for the kids, too. Darling Quarter Kids Playground has climbing ropes, slides, swings, flying foxes and water games. The food and wine experiences are delectable, with waterfront restaurants, alfresco cafes and trendy bars along the waterfront at Cockle Bay, King Street Wharf and Harbourside, where there are souvenir shops and fashion boutiques. And you can dance the night away at funky nightclubs, too.
Mrs Macquarie's Chair, otherwise known as Lady Macquarie's Chair, provides one of the best vantage points in Sydney. The historic chair was carved out of a rock ledge for Governor Lachlan Macquarie's wife, Elizabeth, as she was known to visit the area and sit enjoying the panoramic views of the harbour.
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Mrs Macquarie's Chair
1d Mrs Macquaries Rd
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Mrs Macquarie's Chair, otherwise known as Lady Macquarie's Chair, provides one of the best vantage points in Sydney. The historic chair was carved out of a rock ledge for Governor Lachlan Macquarie's wife, Elizabeth, as she was known to visit the area and sit enjoying the panoramic views of the harbour.
Food Scene
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Din Tai Fung World Square Restaurant
644 George St
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Black Star Pastry Newtown
277 Australia St
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Gelato Messina Rosebery (HQ)
58 Mentmore Ave
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The Cannery
61 Mentmore Ave
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Mentmore & Morley
55 Mentmore Ave
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Yan Restaurant
19 Arncliffe St
Anyone who loves markets, cafes, flowers, coffee, pretty gardens and just plain coolness will enjoy the ultra-stylised The Grounds of Alexandria!
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The Grounds of Alexandria
2 Huntley St
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Anyone who loves markets, cafes, flowers, coffee, pretty gardens and just plain coolness will enjoy the ultra-stylised The Grounds of Alexandria!
Seafood lovers must go!
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Fish Market
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Seafood lovers must go!
Arts & Culture
The Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), located in The Domain in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, is the most important public gallery in Sydney and one of the largest in Australia. The Gallery's first public exhibition opened in 1874. Admission is free to the general exhibition space, which displays Australian art (from settlement to contemporary), European and Asian art. A dedicated Asian Gallery was opened in 2003.
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Art Gallery of New South Wales
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The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (abbreviated MCA), located in Sydney, Australia, is an Australian museum solely dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and collecting contemporary art, both from across Australia and around the world. It is housed in the art deco-style former Maritime Services Board Building on the western edge of Circular Quay.
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Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
140 George St
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The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (abbreviated MCA), located in Sydney, Australia, is an Australian museum solely dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and collecting contemporary art, both from across Australia and around the world. It is housed in the art deco-style former Maritime Services Board Building on the western edge of Circular Quay.