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.
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