A quiet, English-style village green lined with terraced houses, Argyle Pl offers the sacred appeal of the Garrison Church and the more...
Miller’s Point Tennis Court
Cut into a sandstone cliff, this synthetic court feels like a secret location. Call ahead to reserve the court through the concierge at...
Also known as Holy Trinity (1843), this chunky sandstone Anglican church on the western side of the Argyle Cut was the colony’s first...
Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel
Built in 1836 and converted into a pub in 1841, the ‘Nello’ claims to be Sydney’s oldest pub (as do two other pubs). The on-site brewery...
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Sydney Observatory information
Built in the 1850s, Sydney’s copper-domed, Italianate observatory squats atop Observatory Hill , overlooking Millers Point and the harbour. Inside is a collection of vintage apparatus, including Australia’s oldest working telescope (1874). Also on offer are AV displays, an interactive Australian astronomy exhibition including Aboriginal sky stories and modern stargazing, and a virtual reality 3D Theatre .
Squint at galaxies far, far away during Night Telescope/3D Theatre sessions ; bookings essential. Or, if you’re feeling more earthly, Observatory Hill is great for a picnic. Studded with huge Moreton Bay fig trees, the grassy hilltop buzzes with sweaty hill-climbing joggers, lunchtime CBD escapees and travellers taking time out from The Rocks below. The hill was the site of the colony’s first windmill (1796), which ground wheat until someone stole its canvas sails and the structure collapsed.