Governors Phillip & Macquarie Towers
Clad in steel, granite and glass, Governor Phillip Tower (1993) is one of Sydney's tallest buildings (254m including antennae). Its...
State Library of NSW
Among the State Library's over five million tomes are James Cook’s and Joseph Banks’ journals and William Bligh’s log from the mutinous...
Museum of Sydney
Built on the site of Sydney’s first (and infamously pungent) Government House, the MoS is a fragmented, story-telling museum, which uses...
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
This historic venue showcases the talents of its students and their teachers. Choral, jazz, operatic and chamber concerts happen from...
There aren’t a lot of decent downtown places for a reasonably priced, healthy bite, so this Italian cafe in the foyer of the AMP...
Macquarie Street information
A swathe of splendid sandstone colonial buildings graces this street, defining the central city's eastern edge. Many of these buildings were commissioned by Lachlan Macquarie, the first NSW governor with a vision of Sydney beyond its convict origins. He enlisted convict architect Francis Greenway to help realise his plans, and together they set a gold standard for architectural excellence that the city has – alas – never since managed to replicate.