North Sydney is a suburb of the world-famous Sydney, located in the New South Wales region of Australia. With a population of slightly over 6000, North Sydney has become, surprisingly, one of the most important commercial districts of the area. The reason behind this development may be the close proximity to Sydney, as North Sydney is only 2 miles north of the Sydney central business district.
North Sydney is surrounded by Crows Nest, Cammeray, Neutral Bay, Milsons Point, Lavender Bay, McMahons Point and Wavertown. One of the largest concentrations of office buildings can be found here in North Sydney, so the area is clearly great regarding the employment issue. Well, even if it is a highly urbanized place, tourists can still find many things to do and to see in North Sydney.
Top Attractions within North Sydney
The Mary MacKillop Museum is the place where you can learn about the story of Australia's first Catholic saint, who gives the name of the museum. The beautiful building which hosts the museum is located on Mount Street. On the same street, tourists will also find the Mary MacKillop Memorial Chapel, which is one of the oldest Catholic churches in North Sydney.
There are also many more historical churches and buildings which are listed on the Register of the National Estate, including North Sydney Post Office, St Thomas's Church of England, Christ Church, St Francis Xavier's War Memorial Church, and many others.
Don Bank Museum is another historical place which is considered a landmark of North Sydney. Here, you will be able to learn everything about the history and tradition of the area, and to witness an impressive collection of antique items.
North Sydney Oval is the place that sports passionates will love. This sporting facility is famous worldwide, so make sure you do not miss seeing it. Various sports are being played here, including cricket, rugby and football. The facility is also equipped with a modern cinema.
Greenwood Plaza is a famous shopping center, where passionates will enjoy themselves. The building which houses the complex was originally a public school, then it was converted into a hotel, and now it is a major shopping facility.