Martin Place officially became a pedestrian mall in 1971, filled with beautiful fountains and open spaces perfect for public gatherings. Standing tall in the centre you'll find General Post Office at 1 Martin Place, made up of sandstone, which is now home to restaurants, bars and a hotel. Or what about the State Savings Bank building showcasing Beaux-Arts architecture which is great to witness up close. Continue to George Street, and you'll find the Cenotaph war memorial. Towards the Macquarie Street end, pass by the Reserve Bank of Australia and other banking institutes.
This pedestrian-only precinct is perfect for wandering and taking in Sydney's bustling atmosphere. Stop to people watch for a little while, and you'll start to notice the peaks and lulls of the city's pulse in line with the worker's habits; each crossing over the same pathways hundreds of times over to their destination.
Begin your day early to see a television network broadcasting, but watch what you do when passing by the glass windows as the camera may very well be watching you! The Martin Place amphitheatre is excellent for community events and features a stage that has played host to several festivals, concerts and fundraisers. There is also the opportunity to hire out Martin Place for significant events and functions.
Experience Martin Place, the heart of Sydney and watch the city come to life as it moves with the ebbs and flows of rush hour.