PYRMONT At A Glance
Transcending its industrial and working-class heritage, Pyrmont has become an affluent waterfront locale that Sydneysiders and tourists alike gravitate to, as much for its dining and entertainment as for its parklands. In the heart of Pyrmont’s heritage precinct is a vibrant village with boutique dining and shopping – worlds away from the towers of nearby CBD.
Harbour, foreshore parks and a foodie culture that’s all on the doorstep of the Sydney’s CBD.
Pirrama Park on the harbour has barbeques, a playground with water features and a café. The Star is close by with world-class dining.
Pyrmont is Australia’s most densely populated suburb.
Once a slum area during the 19th century, Pyrmont has been transformed into a vibrant hub of world-class entertainment, business and affluent living. Pyrmont, purchased by John Macarthur for a gallon of rum in 1799, is home to award-winning waterfront parks, cutting-edge architecture and A-list venues.
Designed to be explored on foot, Pyrmont has a network of cliff top walks and stairways connecting a maze of winding streets and apartment complexes, which can be serenely quiet considering the number of people who live in the area.
At the heart of Pyrmont is Union Square, a heritage precinct with romantic sandstone exteriors that has trendy cafés, boutique dining and shopping. During rush hour, residents have to look twice before crossing the street as cyclists commute through Union Square to and from the neighbouring CBD.
The wharves surrounding Jones Bay have been redeveloped into a business precinct that is home to leading brands such as Google, Fairfax Media, Viocorp, Thomson Reuters, Network 10, and Channel Seven. Servicing residents and workers are buses, light rail and ferries which connect Pyrmont to the inner west, Central Station and Circular Quay.
Throughout Pyrmont there are reminders of bygone eras, including public art and converted industrial buildings which highlight the area’s maritime and industrial beginnings.
With all the redevelopment, Pyrmont has had an influx of new residents, mainly affluent young professionals, couples and young families who love the inner-city lifestyle and all that comes with it, including the 20-minute walk in the CBD.
With only 35 percent of residents having been born in Australia, Pyrmont has embraced multiculturalism – evident in its wealth of dining options.
SYDNEY FISH MARKET
Sydney Fish Market has been the go-to place for high quality seafood at market prices since 1945. With restaurants, cafés, a bakery, gourmet deli and a greengrocer, this is a destination for foodies and seafood lovers which is made all the more appealing by the prestigious Sydney Seafood School.
JONES BAY WHARF
Built in 1919 as an industrial wharf, Jones Bay Wharf is steeped in history and remains a prominent and important landmark on Sydney Harbour because of its unique examples of rail, road and sea transportation. Today, Jones Bay Wharf is a commercial precinct for creatives, architects and small businesses. It has a sprinkling of delectable cafés and restaurants.
Pirrama Park is a 1.8 hectare award-winning harbourside park which has grasslands, wide avenues, an interactive playground that incorporates sand and water play, barbeque and a picnic areas, plus a floating pontoon for boats. The relaxed setting of the Zebra Lounge and the more formal Sugaroom are only steps away.