Sydney’s CBD differs considerably from Melbourne or Brisbane, with much of it being underground. As Sydney has a large underground rail network many of the shopping complexes were built to take advantage of commuters. It is possible to do all your shopping without actually coming up to ground level or going out side.
|Sydney’s monorail slides smoothly past the historic Queen Victoria Shopping Complex.|
Some Sydney shopping musts include Gowlings Department Store this 6 storey Sydney only institution is dedicated to men’s stuff, including clothing, leisure wear and men’s gadgets. It’s a great place to pick up that something different.
The Queen Victoria Building is the most beautiful shopping complex in Sydney restored in the 1980s after coming close to demolition this magnificent building is absolutely spectacular, with dozens of beautiful boutiques, cafes and stores. Myer or Grace brothers as it was known until just recently is Sydney’s biggest department store selling just about anything. With floors of fashion and home wares its hard to keep the credit card in the pocket.
The Centrepoint Tower complex which is a revolving restaurant and spectacular lookout is also home to an expansive shopping centre with a great food court and lots of specialty shops.
The city is linked by rail, bus and the monorail system which glides along at veranda height around the city taking in China Town and Darling Harbor.
The northern end of the city is home to much of the city’s banking and business district while the bottom (southern end) is home to the theatre and entertainment district backing onto China Town.