Potts Point

Majestic Art Deco architecture meets meticulously cool city living.

Potts Point may be filled with elegant Art Deco architecture and romantic terrace houses from the 1920s, but its most exclusive property is neither its theatres nor its homes. Patio tables, cafe chairs, and restaurant stoops are Potts Point's most sought-after real estate. As the capital of cafe culture, Potts Point attracts all the –istas—baristas, fashionistas, touristas, and philanthropistas meet for coffee in this renovated industrial neighborhood. For more divey digs, Kings Cross awaits minutes away.

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On the Map

Potts Point is bordered by Elizabeth Bay/Rushcutters Bay, Woolloomooloo, Darlinghurst, Paddington, and Central Business District

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

International Airport: 20 minutes by train
Central Station: 10 minutes by train
Opera House / Circular Quay: 5 minutes by train
Bondi Beach: 20 minutes by cab

Potts Point: A Local Love Affair In Inner Sydney

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People just can't seem to get enough of Potts Point.

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It's charming, it's friendly, and it's at the forefront of cafe culture.

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Weekday mornings are the busiest in Potts Point.

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Suits and ties, wandering backpackers, and perfectly in-love old couples share this petite inner-Sydney neighborhood's alleyways and corridors.

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They window shop along Victoria Road, sip lattes on Macleay Street, and exercise consumer restraint on Orwell Street.

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Walkers, watchers, and strollers flow into Potts Point from Kings Cross.

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Their presence ensures that Potts Point always feels lively.

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Watch, dog.

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Potts Point is Sydney's most cosmopolitan neighbourhood (akin to Soho in London and East Village in NYC). Lined with beautiful trees, it starts at the Harbour and is filled with cafes and restaurants."

Artisanal Bread, Cheese, and Coffee

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Cafe society simmers in Potts Point.

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Coffee taverns, chocolate shops, wine bars, cheese mongers, and bread makers bake themselves into Potts Point's soul.

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From prolonged breakfasts and long lunches to all-night soirees, Potts Point percolates.

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Fish huts, Italian restaurants, and perfect sears sustain residents.

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Potts Point is now becoming a sought-after suburb of Sydney because it's walking distance to the city, has great restaurants and a big nightlife, and is close to all the tourist attractions."

Chic Bars and Designer Dining

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In the evening, casual coffee shops transform into chic bars and hand-sanded dinner tables.

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The food is impeccable.

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The decor is impeccable.

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The patrons match.

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Nightlife continues to thrive after dinner.

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Dessert cocktails and third rounds are common at Potts Points' bars, pubs, and lounges.

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The Look of Potts Point

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It's impossible to overlook the grandeur of Potts Point.

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Art Deco theatres, Victorian apartments, and manicured hedges line Potts Point's painterly streets.

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Ascend the McElhone Stairs and behold Sydney from Potts Point's leafiest perch.

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It's panorama at its peak.

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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:

David Maurice Smith is a Canadian photographer based in Sydney whose work focuses on travel, reportage, and long-term documentary stories. He is drawn to personal stories and is fascinated by the circumstances that are reflected in each of us. He works hard to visually explore and explain the inspiring, tragic, or somewhere in-between… In 2012 David joined Australia's prestigious Photographic Collective, Oculi.

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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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