Woolloomooloo was an abandoned spot in the 70s, but possesses very rich heritage and now is home to many award-winning bars and restaurants. The city was once a wool and cargo dock, but is now an uptown with glitz and glamour all around. Russell Crowe is a famous tenant in the neighbourhood along with many other celebrities. Woolloomooloo is a harbour side suburb bordered by the Domain, Kings Cross and Potts Point.

How to reach Woolloomooloo
The suburb in New South Wales is hardly 5 km far from Sydney. It is well connected to Sydney by means of road as well as rail. You can catch a bus or train as frequent as 10 minutes to Woolloomooloo from Sydney. Driving down to Woolloomooloo will take hardly 10 to 15 minutes.
Airport - Sydney Airport is about 20 minutes from Woolloomooloo. The airport is the oldest commercially operated airport in the world and has world class facilities. The airport is connected to 46 domestic and 43 international destinations. You can easily board a bus/rail or take a cab to reach Woolloomooloo. There are three terminals for the airport, one serving international passengers, which is about half of the international passengers travelling to Australia.

Main Attractions
- The Finger Wharf was formerly a massive timber structure built in early 20th century to accommodate the whopping commercial activities in the harbour. There were plans to abolish the structure in 70s and make a resort and marina in the area, but was strongly resented by the locals. Today, standing at 64 m width and 410 m length, the colossal structure is home to many a fancy restaurants and bars. You’ll get to ogle plenty of celebrities here while you enjoy and admire Sydney’s breath-taking skyline.
- Andrew Boy Charlton Pool is an excellent outdoor swimming facility with heated salt water.
- Garden Island is a major location of Royal Australian Navy. Its northern tip is open to public and has a museum and outdoor exhibitions.
- Matthew Talbot Hospital is the largest facility for homeless people in the continent.
- Artspace Visual Art Centre supports new artistic ideas and resides 50 artists in a year.
- Cross Art Project displays contemporary art.
- Hayes Theatre Co. is the place for small scale musical productions and cabaret shows.
- Kings Cross Theatre is another art centre in the city Woolloomooloo, which has very deep connections with art.
- Old Fitzroy Theatre is accessible through The Old Fitzroy Hotel. The theatre has seen a number of local talent rising to stardom over the years.
- Real Store in Bourkee Street sells goods that contribute to Hands That Shape Humanity society. You will get sustainable lifestyle accessories here.
- The Little Candle Shop is a designer shop for candles, where you can find candles of different styles and aromas. You can get a glimpse of contemporary ideas and home decoration styles.
- Mon Petit Chou Boutique is cool apparel fashion store. No matter what age you belong to, you will find your clothes and accessories from Aussie, New Zealand or International designer labels.

Places to Stay
Woolloomooloo has a good number of apartments to pick from, especially the luxurious ones.
Potts Point is more popular and has more number of facilities closer to the harbour, fitting everybody’s pocket.
Woolloomooloo has a plenty of facilities and is farther away from the beach side. Nightlife scene is abuzz in the area.
Surry Hills is quieter even though it has its share of bars and pubs. The area is more residential in nature.
Woolloomooloo is very close to Sydney, that staying anywhere wouldn’t make much of a difference as access is pretty easy. So suit yourself with your budget from backpacker to splurge.

Eateries in Woolloomooloo
Novo Pizzoria and Otto Ristorante Italiano serve great Italian cuisines in the Finger Wharf.
Woolloomooloo Bay Hotel, Sienna Marina, The Water Bar et al are some of the great places to grab a drink.
Manta Ray serves good quality seafood.
Laurent Boulangerie Pattisserie and Harry’s Café de Wheels serve good bakery and breakfast.
China Doll, Chefs Gallery, Tim Ho Wan, Mr.Wong, Din Tai Fung, Spice Temple et al are good choice for Chinese food.
Kingslet’s Steakhouse, The Tilbury, Aria, Rockpool Bar & Grill are some of the good quality Australian food places.

Getting Places
Getting around Woolloomooloo is not difficult as the streets can be accessed easily on foot. It may not be a good idea to bring your car in this celebrity-studded area as it is primarily pretty difficult to find parking spaces and even if you find spaces, parking is mostly metered.
Taxi - You can easily find taxis in the area, which are metered. However, getting around in taxis could be time consuming due to the large traffic and big number of pedestrians commuting.
Bus - Available quite frequently and you can find one to travel to any side of Sydney quite easily.
Train - There are no railway stations in Woolloomooloo. However, you can utilise the King Cross Railway Station in the northern end of the street or the Museum Station on the western end.

Tips for Travel in Woolloomooloo
- Crime-rate is slightly on the higher side in this area frequented by drug-users, drinkers and red-street workers.
- The area is mostly well lit, but stay away from lowly lit area where fights and abuses occur. It’s common to hear sexist remarks in the streets.
- If you are driving around, be warned that parking could be very difficult to find.
- Weather is favourable from September to November and March to May. It’s coldest from December-January.
- A single travel card can be used across various modes of travel.
- Do not leave your car in case of breakdown. Wait for assistance to arrive.
- Avoid carrying excess and display of expensive items.
- It is better not to get around the streets once it is dark as alcoholics and drug abusers are aplenty.