North Sydney

5 minutes walk from Falcon Lodge, 10 minute walk to Nth Syd CBD

North Sydney is a second CBD in Sydney. Hustling and bustling during the week, it is full of many offices, cafes and bars. The Firehouse Hotel is a great bar at 86 Walker Street- offering chargrilled steaks, pastas and gourmet pizzas at a happy hour price of only $12 after 5.30pm 7 nights.

If you are interested in shopping, Greenwood Plaza is the place to go, with over 100 stores. There is also a great library if you are interested in a holiday read. On the second Saturday of each month The North Sydney Market is held from 9am-3pm at the Civic Centre Park, 5 minutes walk from Falcon Lodge.

For dirt cheap supermarket shopping, visit Aldi at 99 Mount Street, North Sydney.

Kirribilli and Milsons Point – 20 minutes walk from Falcon Lodge

Milsons Point is arguably best known as Sydney’s premier vantage point for the New Years Eve Fireworks display. From the Milsons Point foreshore, you can enjoy the fresh harbour air as you gaze directly across to the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and City CBD. Be sure to bring your camera! Iconic Luna Park is also in Milsons Point, be sure to have a peek or enjoy one of the rides. North Sydney Olympic Pool and Lane 9 Gym are on the harbour front and next to Luna Park.

Kirribilli is right next door to Milsons Point and is the home of Australia’s Prime Minister. It has a number of restaurants and cafes, including Garfish, Ricky’s, Coco Chocolate Café, Stir Crazy Thai, Chicken Shops and Bakeries.

If you want a quiet drink and great ambiance, visit The Botanist- a new small bar in Kirribilli, or for something more relaxed, the Kirribilli Hotel which has a trivia night on Wednesdays at 7pm.