Walsh Bay is a redeveloped residential and entertertainment area adjacent to The Rocks area is Sydney. Appearance of Walsh Bay

Walsh Bay

What to do in Walsh Bay

  • Attend a theatre production by the Sydney Theatre Company at the Wharf Theatre or Sydney Theatre. If you wish to attend a production please note that there is a shuttle for patrons on some days from Wynyard and Circular Quay. Please contact the theatre for further information.  Alternatively, tours of the theatres are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 10.30am and take approximately 75 minutes.  Tours cost $8 per person. Book the STC Box Office on (02) 9250 1777. View the most recent 2010 STC youtube video STC video to get a taste (and a few glimpses of Cate Blanchett, inside the theatres and views around the Walsh Bay Precinct).
  • Attend a production by the Sydney Dance Company. Their headquarters are located at The Wharf, Pier 4, Hickson Rd, where other arts companies, such as Bangarra Dance Theatre, Carnivale, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and ATYP, are also located. Telephone 61 2 9221 4811
  • Walsh Bay is the home of the  festival of Sydney Art which is held every two years- the Biennale of Sydney. This artfest is held between June and August. Biennale Visions 2010
  • Heritage Walk - browse the historical artifacts such as old wool handling equipment and the concrete sea wall which hindered the colonial rat infestations, see panoramic views of Balmain all the way to Kirribilli, walk to the Hero of Waterloo pub and around the gorgeous residential redevelopment on the wharves etc

Syndey Theatre

Car Parking
A new permanent, secure 'Wilson' car park has opened in Walsh Bay on the corner of Hickson Road and Towns Place, convenient to The Wharf Restaurant. Details can be found by searching 'Towns Place' at wilsonparking.com.au

Interpark - Bond Store One, 26 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay (Pre-booking available online) Website link

Public Transport -  Walsh Bay is a 15 minute walk from Circular Quay. Follow the harbour foreshore, past the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Park Hyatt hotel, continue under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Train, ferry or bus to Circular Quay.

Nearest Hotels:

  • Sebel Pier One Sydney Hotel - overlooks Walsh Bay on sheer waterfrontage. Sebel Pier One video and website link.
  • Park Hyatt - located right on the Sydney Harbour. Park Hyatt website


  • Seawall - Seafood Restaurant & Bar - Shop 6/17 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay
  • Firefly Tapas & Wine Bar - Pier 7, Hickson Rd - waterfront location, specials on Tuesday afternoons
  • The Wharf Restaurant - located directly under the bridge on the harbour end of Pier 4/5 Hickson Road - home to the Sydney Theatre Company in the arts precinct of Walsh Bay .
  • Ottoman Cuisine - Pier 2, Hickson Rd - Turkish cusine, water views
  • Cafe Sopra - Shop 8, 16 Hickson Rd - Fine Italian
  • Hickson Rd Bistro - 20 Hickson Rd (Sydney Theatre)  - Pre-Theatre food. Enter via the Ground floor foyer or via the restaurant's Hickson Rd entrance