WOOLLOOMOOLOO At A Glance
Stylish yet unpretentious, Woolloomooloo is a harbourside suburb that's proud of its working past and renowned for its focus on the arts and a thriving dining scene. The heritage-listed Finger Wharf is now home to award-winning restaurants, bars and hotels. Nestled between the Botanic Gardens, Potts Point and the CBD, Woolloomooloo is the ultimate in inner-city living.
The buzzy Finger Wharf, and being on the doorstep of the city, Darlinghurst and Potts Point.
The foodie scene here is thriving, Flour and Stone for baked goods, China Doll for Pan-Asian with a view and The Tilbury for pub-fare.
Woolloomooloo has long been home to famous figures like John Laws, Russell Crowe and Delta Goodrem.
Perched on the fringe of the city, Woolloomooloo is the king of convenience. For residents, everything is in easy reach – the CBD (just three kilometres away), the Botanic Gardens, and dining and entertainment spots like Darlinghurst, Surry Hills and Potts Point. This harbourside suburb also has a string of upscale and casual restaurants, cocktail bars, chic pubs and art galleries. Its a cultural playground, and locals can often be spotted dining out along the Finger Wharf, catching up over drinks at The Tilbury and Frisco Hotels or checking out art exhibitions and theatre performances. When they want a change of scenery, Bourke and Crown Streets are just around the corner.
The suburb has a strong sense of community and creativity. This is particularly apparent in places like the Juanita Nielsen Community Centre (JNCC), where start-ups aren't just encouraged, they're given a helping hand. It also boasts a state-of-the-art gym as well as indoor and outdoor spaces, and offers fitness classes, creative workshops and children's programs.And thanks to its inner-city location, transport is easy, but who needs it when you can walk, run or cycle into work.
Woolloomooloo residents enjoy the benefits of city-fringe living, and love coming home to a suburb that's stylish and energetic, yet peaceful.
Thanks to its proximity to the city and buzzing nightlife scene, Woolloomooloo is popular among young professionals and those who love to rub shoulders with the likes of Russell Crowe, Delta Goodrem and John Laws, who also call Woolloomooloo home. The suburb's convenience and energy also attracts university students and empty nesters.
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THE FINGER WHARF
The Finger Wharf (also known as Woolloomooloo Wharf) is the longest timber wharf in the world, and points to the dockside suburb's working past. These days, it's home to a stylish strip of restaurants, bars and hotels as well as apartments with harbour views. Many of these apartments are occupied by celebrities.
BARS & PUBS
The pub scene in this little pocket of Sydney is diverse – there's something to suit every mood. Among the many local haunts, there are laidback pubs like the Frisco Hotel and The Tilbury (newly renovated and famous for its Sunday roasts), and chic bars such as Riley St Garage and MOLO.
In Woolloomooloo, living in an apartment or townhouse is the norm. The leafy streets are lined with a mix of historic and contemporary homes, some of which offer views of the harbour or Sydney skyline. The streets closest to the wharf are among the most desirable, as they're close to amenities and just a stone's throw from the city. Nicholson Street, St Mary's Road and Dowling Street are typical of the suburb, and go-to streets for young professionals.