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A cross street in the southern area of the Central Business District of Sydney, Bathurst Street is located in the Australian state of New South Wales. The street runs east to west, with one end at Darling Harbour and the other at Hyde Park. The street runs across the ridge and crosses George Street and Elizabeth Street. One landmark on the eastern end of the street is a heritage-listed obelisk that was erected in 1857. This obelisk offers an example of the Victorian Egyptian style, its design was based on Cleopatra’s Needle in London.
Bathurst Street is part of the Sydney Central Business District. Near this area the Australian Securities Exchange and the Reserve Bank of Australia are located. Sydney is also headquarters for more than half of Australia’s top companies. Some of the companies with office space and facilities in Sydney include Caltex Australia, the Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, and Woolworths.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Located on George Street, near Bathurst is the Queen Victoria Building. This 19th century sandstone building houses over 400 stores. You will find everything from casual fashion and food courts, to Australian designers, European labels, and upscale Italian shoe stores. This is one of the most photographed architectural landmarks in Sydney. Dining options in the area include the Sydney Fish Markets in Pyrmont. Here you will find fresh seafood items, including freshly shucked oysters, Balmain Bug and lobster tails, for lunch. There are tables available outside the market. Upstairs is the Fisherman’s Wharf Chinese Restaurant. Australia is known for its beef and there are several upscale steakhouses in the Bathurst area, including I’m Angus at Darling Harbour and Prime and Kingsley’s in Woolloomoolloo. Another option is Neil Perry’s Rockpool Bar and Grill in the central business district, featuring art deco décor and serving the regions finest meat and seafood.
The closest major airport to Sydney, Australia is Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. This airport is 13 km (8 miles) from the city centre and Bathurst Street. Sydney’s public transportation system consists of commuter rail, bus, ferry and light rail, and a tourist oriented monorail. Combined, these options can get you just about anywhere within the metropolitan area.