City of Sydney
Shopping in the Urban Jungle & Trains – in Sydney
This is continued from Pt.1, which featured the Culture & Monuments of Sydney.
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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District and also, popularly referred to as the City; is the main commercial center of Sydney, New South Wales of Australia.
The Sydney CBD is an area of very densely concentrated skyscrapers and other buildings, interspersed by several parks such as Hyde Park, The Domain, Royal Botanic Gardens and Wynyard Park.
It extends southwards for about 3 kilometres from Sydney Cove, the point of first European settlement.
George Street is the Sydney CBD’s main north-south thoroughfare.
The streets run on a slightly warped grid pattern in the southern CBD, but in the older northern CBD the streets form several intersecting grids, reflecting their placement in relation to the prevailing breeze and orientation to Circular Quay in early settlement.
The CBD runs along two ridge lines below Macquarie Street and York Streets. Between these ridges is Pitt Street.
Bridge Street, took its name from the bridge running east-west.
The Sydney CBD contains many of Australia’s tallest skyscrapers, including Sydney Tower Eye, Governor Phillip Tower, MLC Centre and World Tower.
The tallest structure is Sydney Tower Eye at 309 meters.
Pitt Street is the retail heart of the city which includes the Pitt Street Mall and the Sydney Tower Eye.
Macquarie Street is a historic precinct that houses such buildings as the State Parliament House and the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Shopping and dining in Australia begins at Westfield Sydney, with over 330 fashion, food and lifestyle stores, located in the center of Sydney City, CBD.
Westfield Sydney, is an upscale shopping centre operated by the Westfield Group and located beneath the Sydney Tower Eye in Sydney – Central Business District, Australia.
|Chilling out down below Westfield, Sydney
Check out my previous post on when we visited Sydney Tower and ascended to the very top; the Tower Eye!
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Westfield is one of my favorite destinations in Sydney!
|Westfield is located in the Central Business District in Sydney, Australia
Offering a mix of top Australian designers and international high street fashion across four levels, with a further three levels of dining, Westfield Sydney is the ultimate shopping and dining destination.
To welcome visitors to Sydney, Westfield have created the “Westfield Sydney Privilege Card”; offering visitors to Sydney exclusive discounts, special offers and access to their onsite Concierge Team.
The Westfield Sydney Privilege Card is also available to out-of-town guests. All you need to do is to present your driver’s license or passport at the Concierge Desks located on the street level.
The Concierge Desks can be found on either sides of both entrances, in Pitt Street Mall.
It is adjacent to the Westfield Sydney Central Plaza and provides Skybridge connections to two of Australia’s major department stores, Myer and David Jones.
There’s also a connection to the Imperial Arcade which features the Sydney Central Business District’s Angus & Robertson bookstore.
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More pictures of the Shopping District below, enjoy!!
Trains in Sydney
Sydney transport options are many and varied. Whether you’re travelling as a backpacker, in a family or with a group of friends, you’ll find a city that’s well organised with many different options of affordable public transport.
Sydney’s public transport system features a comprehensive network of train, bus and ferry services. Light rail lines, airport links, sightseeing buses and taxi services complement the network.
Today, we focus on the Train services in Sydney.
Train stations in central Sydney include Central, Museum, St James, Town Hall, Wynyard, Circular Quay, Martin Place and Kings Cross. They are easy to travel between or to hook up with services going to the northern, southern and western suburbs.
Trains to the eastern suburbs, including Bondi Junction, en route to the famous Bondi Beach leave from Martin Place Station.
Services run from 4am to around midnight on most train lines. Information kiosks can be found at Central and Circular Quay stations. All stations on the network have 24 hour ticket vending machines.
Sydney’s vast metropolitan train network not only links the wider region with the city, it also travels to nearby major cities and attractions like Newcastle and the Hunter Valley region to the north, Wollongong to the south and the Blue Mountains to the west.
NSW Trains also operates rail services to and from regional centrers and holiday destinations such as Port Macquarie, the Snowy Mountains, Dubbo, Tamworth and Broken Hill.
Central Station is the main terminal for country services. Trains to Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne; all depart from Central.
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