Dawes Point is a suburb that is part of the City of Sydney located within the Australian state of New South Wales, Australia. Dawes Point is located on the northern-western part of Sydney Central Business District located near the southernmost point of Sydney Harbour Bridge close to The Rocks.
Things to see and do in Dawes Point
- Walsh Bay Sculpture Walk
- Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection
- Still Life with Stone and Car sculpture
- Vantage point for Sydney Harbour firework
- Dawes Point Reserve
- The Garrison Church
- Sydney Dance Company
- Roslyn Packer Theatre
- The Song Company
- View by Sydney Function Venue
- Pylon Lookout, Sydney Harbour Bridge
- Cafés and restaurants with water views
- Fishing from the wharfs
- Romantic sunset walks along Walsh Bay
- The Theatre
- Beautiful homes to admire
- Ives Steps Wharf
- Next to Town Place Wharf
- Near to public paid carpark
We regularly ride our bikes cycling along the foreshore from Barangaroo up past the underground car park. The carpark south west entrance has a 10 meter wide electronic screen with amazing scenes of the Aboriginal culture from the area both past and present.
The carpark is paid and undercover, it has an entrance on the north and south with a large grassy park above. The park has great views of Darling Harbour, Port Jackson shipping channel and Walsh Bay.
This suburb, Dawes Point is on unceded Gadigal Country. The area was initially called as its Aboriginal name that included Tar-ra and Tullagalla. It has since been changed by the Governor Hunter at William Dawes’ request to Point Maskelyne in honour of his patron, the Reverend Dr Nevil Maskelyne, British Astronomer Royal. The first telescopes for astronomy that were constructed on the spot in the country’s first observatory in the name of the Lieutenant William Dawes (1762-1836), Astronomer of his time in the First Fleet. Dawes Point was named to honour Dawes. Dawes Point is one of the areas in Sydney Harbour that has been recognized as a dual-named site in the NSW Geographical Names Board. The site was officially named Dawes Point / Tar-Ra in 2002.
It was also the location of the very first guns erected within Sydney in 1788 by Dawes in 1788. It also contained the first cemetery in Sydney and the later Dawes Point Battery. Walsh Bay was the location for Sydney’s ports facilities. The wharves were transformed into theatres, apartments cafés, restaurants as well as a hotel.