The Inner City Of Sydney falls naturally into four distinct regions - Harbourside (Millers Point, The Rocks and Circular Quay); Central Business District; Southern Business District; Darling Harbour. Much of Sydney's visitor accommodation is centred around Darling Harbour and Central Railway Station in the southern region; the main shopping area is the central region; Circular Quay acts as a transport link between ferries, trains and North Shore buses. There is plenty for visitors to see and do in each region; use the menu below for our pick of things to see and do in each.
The best way to get from one section of the city to another is to walk, and there is plenty to see on the way. To walk from Circular Quay in the north to Central Station in the south takes about an hour. If you prefer public transport, trains operate within a circle around the inner city. They run regularly in both directions and it takes just a few minutes to travel from one station to another.
Circular Quay station in the inner city's north gives access to the Harbour ferry wharves, the Opera House, Botanical Gardens, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and The Rocks and Millers Point historic villages.
Town Hall and Wynyard Stations are on the western side of the city. Wynyard gives quick access to the business end of town; Town Hall station is located in the shopping precinct, and is just a short walk from Darling Harbour.
St James and Museum stations are on the eastern side of the city at the oppostie ends of Hyde Park.
Central Station: In spite of its name, Central Station is in the inner city's southern section, and is the rail transport hub for the Sydney metropolitan area as well as the terminus for interstate bus and coach services. Darling Harbour and Chinatown are a short walk away.