Millers Point

A tiny pocket of pubs and heritage homes alongside another tourist-friendly neighborhood, The Rocks.

Millers Point blends the feeling of old English country roads with pragmatic amenities and ethereal perspectives of urban city structures. Occupy a seat at one of the Sydney's oldest pubs, wander along cobblestones that weave past the wharf, and spend a civilized evening at the theatre in this centrally located historic neighborhood. A charming departure from Sydney's sun-bleached sands, Millers Point offers insight into how Australians might have lived at the onset of European settlement.

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On the Map

Millers Point is within Central Business District and bordered by The Rocks and Pyrmont

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

International Airport: 45 minutes by cab without traffic
Central Station: 15 minutes by cab
Opera House / Circular Quay: 15 minute walk
Bondi Beach: 40 minutes by bus

History and Heritage In Pocket-Sized Millers Point

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Cobblestone lanes lead visitors through layers of history in Millers Point, a tiny neighborhood niche in central Sydney.

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This waterfront neighborhood juts into Sydney Harbor and stretches away on the northern edge of the CBD.

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Millers Point's brick buildings and stone churches harken back to Sydney's colonial roots.

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Placards recall the blight of plagues and moments of the city's past.

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Stairs lead to green spaces and sculptures at the neighborhood's verdant perch, Pottinger Park.

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The steel structures were designed by Gordon Andrews, the same gentleman responsible for the look of Australia's first decimal currency banknotes.

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Embark on heritage walks that weave through Millers Point and The Rocks, another hyper-historical Sydney destination.

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Pedestrian walkways await adventurers both aboveground and underground in Millers Point.

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Millers Point is a window into Sydney's memories.

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The weekend markets at The Rocks are a must see. Shopping, eating, drinking, and enjoying the Harbour, whilst on a cruise or visiting the many restaurants at your door step."

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The View: Atop Observatory Hill

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Clamber to the top of Observatory Park and watch where the land meets the harbor meets the shore on the other side.

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Whether from a bench or through binoculars, observing is the best pastime at Observatory Park.

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Sydney’s oldest pub, The Lord Nelson, is our local pub where they brew their own beer on site and serve up a great meal, too. Wander around the streets and try not to fall in love with this place."

Historic Haunts: Millers Point's Charming Pub Culture

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Sandstone brew and pub houses gather in Millers Point, the epicenter of Sydney's pint-fermenting history.

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The pubs vie for the prize claim as being "Sydney's Oldest Pub."

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When you're sipping handcrafted beer, the dispute doesn't seem to matter much.

Staying Active In Millers Point

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Climbers, bikers, and joggers take advantage of Millers Point's green nooks and ascending staircases.

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Dashing through Millers Point is like moving through time.

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History behind and future in front.

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Millers Point Architecture: Tracing Colonial Era History

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Colonial era terrace homes, ombre colored walls, and leafy medians characterize the landscape that leads to the harbor in Millers Point.

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Sydney's Centrepoint Tower peeks between Millers Point's towers and terraces in the not-so-far distance.

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The Sydney Harbour Bridge beckons visitors to cross the bay.

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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:

Wade Laube is a commercial photographer based in Sydney. He shoots for a variety of editorial and commercial clients, and has worked on assignment in numerous countries. His work has been exhibited nationally.

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