Haymarket

Find the gateway to Sydney's Chinatown in Haymarket, a neighborhood all aflutter in the heart of Sydney.

Slurp noodles from food court stalls and meander through alleys with scrawl on the walls in Haymarket, the home of Sydney's bustling Chinatown. Bargain markets, mall complexes, and Asian fusion restaurants await the pockets and palates of Sydneysiders just south of the CBD. Whether you're browsing, walking, or commuting, Haymarket embraces a quick pace—Sydney's light rail even runs directly through this hyper-central neighborhood.

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On the Map

Haymarket is bordered by Chippendale, Ultimo, Darlinghurst, Pyrmont, Surry Hills, and Central Business District

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

International Airport: 18 minutes by cab without traffic
Central Station: 10 minute walk
Opera House / Circular Quay: 10 minutes by cab or 20 minutes by bus
Bondi Beach: 15 minutes by cab or 40 minutes by bus

A Taste of Asia In the Heart of Sydney

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Conjuring visions of Australia's northern continental neighbor, Haymarket is home to prolific Asian influences in Sydney's Chinatown.

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Chinese supermarkets, noodle shops, Thai food stalls, and Malaysian restaurants line Dixon Street, Chinatown's main road.

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You'll find the gateway to Chinatown at the end of Dixon Street.

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It is only the beginning.

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Almost any cuisine is available at your doorstep as well as many bars, cafes and lots of options for shopping. If you are coming for work you are right next to Sydney's business district. If you’re visiting Sydney, this location is a perfect spot to make your home."

Haymarket: At the Heart of Sydney's Asian Cuisine Scene

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Chinatown's Eating World Food Court fills with stalls and windows that serve some of Sydney's best noodles and Asian barbecue.

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When residents crave Asian treats, they journey to Dixon, Thomas, and Goulburn streets.

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If You Dreamed It, This Is Where You'll Find It

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Haymarket is home to Paddy's Market, a commercial complex that boasts hundreds of clothing, jewelry, flower, fruit, and vegetable stalls.

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Devote countless hours to everything under one roof.

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From the Market to the Mall

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Miles of escalators connect Market City Centre's department store floors.

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Hay Street bustles with shoppers' activities.

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Arcades connect streets to one another below the mall's cavernous interior.

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Haymarket At Dark

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As dusk settles, Hay Street's restaurants and bars enliven.

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Haymarket's convenient light rail access makes getting to the neighborhood an easy adventure.

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A Well-Connected Neighborhood

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Sydney's light rail runs directly through Haymarket and buses and trains pull into Central Station, a transit-savvy hub blocks away from the neighborhood's core.

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Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Tobias Rowles is a Sydney based photographer working in both the art and commercial worlds. He specialises in people and lifestyle photography that celebrates the ‘everyday’ and shoots for a wide range of local and international advertising clients. Tobias also maintains a constant focus on personal projects, many of which have received considerable critical acclaim.

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