Elizabeth Street Sightseeing Walk, Sydney

Monuments, parks, historical buildings and gorgeous architecture are the dazzling highlights of Elizabeth Street, one of Sydney’s longest inner city streets. It is the location of such important sites as the Oddfellows War Memorial, a pink granite fountain and sandstone monolith erected in memory of members of the Oddfellows Society who enlisted in World War I. You will find it at Hyde Park, which is the oldest park in Australia. The 40-acre (16.2-hectare) site dates back to the beginning of the 19th century and was named after Hyde Park in London. While you are here, stop by the beautiful Archibald Fountain. Another important war memorial is the Cenotaph, which is over on Martin Place. Among the street’s architectural highlights is Australian Hall, an early 20th-century building in Federation Romanesque style. It was the location of the first national Aboriginal civil rights gathering, in 1938. Admire the grand façade and architecture of the heritage-listed Great Synagogue which combines Byzantine and gothic elements. Other area attractions worthy of note are the Obelisk, a tall structure based on Cleopatra's Needle in London and Waterloo Park. Within the grounds of this green escape is Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, built in 1859.
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Elizabeth Street Sightseeing Walk Map

Guide Name: Elizabeth Street Sightseeing Walk
Guide Location: Australia » Sydney
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Author: Helen
GIO Building (former Sun Newspaper Building)

3) GIO Building (former Sun Newspaper Building)

Elizabeth Street corner with Bathurst Street

6) Elizabeth Street corner with Bathurst Street

150 Elizabeth Street, Australian Hall

9) 150 Elizabeth Street, Australian Hall

Downing Centre (former Mark Foy's Department Store)

10) Downing Centre (former Mark Foy's Department Store)

160-162 Elizabeth Street, Crown Hotel

11) 160-162 Elizabeth Street, Crown Hotel

324 Elizabeth Street, Aurora Hotel

13) 324 Elizabeth Street, Aurora Hotel

360 Elizabeth Street, Evening Star Hotel

14) 360 Elizabeth Street, Evening Star Hotel

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