Macquarie Street

Macquarie Street, Tourism New South Wales

Named after one of Sydney’s most dynamic and far-seeing governors, Macquarie Street was a thriving centre of upper-class society during the 19th century, evidence of which can still be seen in the magnificent buildings that line the eastern side of the street.

In keeping with its old-world character, Macquarie Street is also home to a number of statues. Up near Hyde Park, for example, you will find Queen Victoria and her royal consort, Prince Albert.

While you’re in this part of Macquarie Street, take the lift to the 14th floor of the Supreme Court building and visit the Buena Vista cafe. You can enjoy one of the best harbour views in Sydney, all for the price of a latte. Reservations may be needed. (02) 9230 8221.

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