Pyrmont

Minutes southwest of the CBD and home to Sydney’s casino, Pyrmont showcases a population that vacillates between early morning risers and late night owls.

Brazenly modern apartment buildings and a bit of old-world charm characterize Pyrmont, the inner Sydney address of fish auctions, city slickers, and risk takers. As the sun rises on The Star, Sydney’s singular casino, newly made (or un-made) millionaires cross paths with fish hawkers and urban joggers weaving through the rows of traditional workers’ cottages and towering complexes that lead to Pyrmont’s waterfront parks. Like the intersection of trends and tradition? Pyrmont’s a good bet.

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On the Map

Pyrmont is bordered by Millers Point, Ultimo, Haymarket, Glebe, Balmain/Birchgrove, Central Business District, and Lilyfield/Rozelle

International Airport: 45 minutes by cab without traffic
Central Station: 15 minutes by cab
Opera House / Circular Quay: 10 minutes by bus or 20 minutes by ferry
Bondi Beach: 30 minutes by cab

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

Pyrmont: Modern Amenities Along the Waterfront

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In the middle of the middle of Sydney, Pyrmont combines modern apartment complexes with modern amusements.

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The city's casino, The Star, straddles the water in this densely populated urban retreat.

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Wide streets, one colossal cable-stayed bridge, and the Centrepoint Tower characterize Pyrmont's horizon line.

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Avid exercisers, CBD commuters, and restless apartment residents rise with the sun.

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Nine a.m. is playtime in Pyrmont.

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Its waterfront parks and floating boulevards beckon.

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Pyrmont was once a thriving industrial waterfront/working port area with ship-building, factories, and wool-stores. Over the past decade the area has been transformed into a trendy mix of inner city residences and commercial HQs."

Home of the Sydney Fish Market

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Pyrmont presides over the southern hemisphere's largest fish auction.

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The auction takes place early morning, every day.

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Be the first to Bank Street because early birds get the fish.

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Sydney's fish market is a fully operational trade market, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the catch of the day as a regular patron.

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Dozens of stalls and vendors sell meals from the sea.

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The markets are inner-Sydney's go-to gathering spot for fresh fish and chips.

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You are just a leisurely stroll away from the CBD, shopping, restaurants, bars, and cafes. Should your feet like some rest from all the walking, feel free to catch the monorail, lightrail, or bus to the city."

Waterfront Dining And Drinking

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Waterfront restaurants take advantage of Pyrmont's aquatic proximity.

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Bars, cafes, and pubs stretch along the harbor's edge.

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Friday afternoons become especially lively when residents return from work.

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The Star Casino: Fun and Games In Inner Sydney

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The only casino in the city, The Star attracts big spenders and big winners to Pyrmont.

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Games, retail shops, and food courts offer patrons a break from making wagers.

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Going big?

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You bet.

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

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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.