The district known as North Sydney is approximately 3 kilometres north of the CBD and is the second largest commercial district in Sydney, encompassing the area immediately north of the Harbour Bridge.
The area is made up mostly of young professionals and business people as well as a high concentration of advertising and information technology industries. This domination of commercial businesses means that North Sydney is busy predominantly Monday to Friday, with very little open on Saturday and nothing opened on Sunday.
There are a few good restaurants, shops, and cafes that are open on the weekend but they are very limited.
Having said that there is still plenty of things to do when you’re in North Sydney; The World famous Luna Park is located at nearby Milsons Point and is one of the premier attractions to tourists visiting the city.
The park was originally opened in 1935 and has gone through various stages of redevelopment and popularity to still be operating today. It is one of only two amusement parks in the world to be protected by government legislation and therefore has a heritage listing protection order.
With its million dollar views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and city skyline looking south, the North Sydney Olympic Pool is the most picturesque public pool in Sydney and is a great place to catch some sun.
Accommodation options in North Sydney tend to cater to business and upscale clientele due to its large commercial and business demographic. Budget accommodation options are available but are harder to find. Serviced apartments and units are also available.