Walsh Bay

Walsh Bay

Local vibe: History - Take a bow

Once the beating heart of the city’s working harbour, Walsh Bay’s grand old timber wharves are now dancing to a new cultural rhythm – of drama theatres, performance spaces and galleries.


Enjoy a drink and pre-show dinner at The Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf or at buzzy Café Sopra. People-watch over lunch at Sydney Dance Lounge. Drink in the history of Millers Point (and an ale!) at Australia’s oldest brewery, The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel, or at the 170-year-old Hero of Waterloo. For waterside dining, try Ventuno Pizzeria or Simmer on the Bay. Grab mouthwatering dumplings at Lotus Dumpling Bar.


Stop off for supplies at Fratelli Fresh for Italian staples, fresh produce, wines and homewares.


Book tickets for the Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney Dance Company or Bangarra Dance Theatre, where many of Australia’s best and brightest performers can be seen. Take a dance class at the Sydney Dance Company.

Download or pick up a map and follow the Sydney Theatre Walk, which honours Australia’s greatest actors. Or take in the Sculpture Walk, with highlights including Phil Price’s dazzling kinetic piece, Tri, and Jimmie Durham’s startling and quirky Still Life with Stone and Car. See the Sydney Harbour Bridge from a new perspective as you walk under it.

Last updated: Thursday, 6 August 2015