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“Historic old part of Sydney”
Review of Millers Point

Millers Point
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Star707, Sydney
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“Historic old part of Sydney”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

A walk through this area leaving time for lunch or dinner is a must if you are visiting Sydney. Millers Point is most associated with the landmark Argyle Cut with its spectacular road tunnel. In this general area you will find Sydney Town's first catholic church, St Brigid's) which is still used by the local folk; the old school house; the Garrison Church used by the early soldiers; and, several of Sydney's oldest and most famous pubs: the Lord Nelson, the Hero of Waterloo and the Palisade. This is also the location of Observatory Hill where you will find a working Observatory and co-located National Trust building and the S.H. Irving Gallery. This gallery exhibits the Packer's Choice paintings from the annual Archibald Art competition. Fort Street Girl's High School used to be located here until it moved to Taverner's Hill in Petersham, where it was integrated with the Boys High School. This is also the location of an old Georgian Warehouse which has a kind of indoor marketplace where you can amuse yourself seeking out knick knacks and exploring quaint little shops. The area itself is one of the last "villages" in Sydney, having been the location of a large public housing settlement. More recently these homes have been repossessed by the State Government to make way for a large new contentious development on the site now known as Barangaroo. So hurry before the views and the old feel disappears. The views of the Harbour from Millers Point are just superb. You can have a picnic at Observatory Hill and take it all in. You can get here easily by foot from the Circular Quay area which is easily reached by train or bus. Travel by car is difficult because parking is problematic. The area is well served by nearby restaurants in the Rocks area. You can combine a visit to Millers Point with a visit to the Rocks and the Rocks Market on weekends. Don't forget your camera, and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Visited May 2014
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“On the way”
Reviewed 5 September 2012

This area, and this big tunnel, is one way to walk upwards to Observatory Hill and Sydney Observatory, which are worth visitng. There are pubs, a church, and a few other slices of history in the area.

Visited July 2012
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“Under the bridge”
Reviewed 29 April 2012

Millers Point sits under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and as such has some nice views. The hilly area was busy when I visited on a Saturday afternoon, but was still quieter than the city centre. The park at the top of the hill was lovely.

Visited April 2012
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