Named after Lachlan Macquarie, an early governor, Macquarie street is the eastern-most street of Sydney's central business district. It was designed as a ceremonial district starting from the Harbor to the vast areas of Hyde Park and the Domain. Lachlan Macquarie, a visionary in his own right, along with convict architect Francis Greenway designed and constructed many of Sydney's magnificent public buildings. It is regarded as the symbol of an informal governmental and public precinct. Macquarie Street was also known as the Harley Street of Sydney.
Location - Macquarie Street starts south of Circular Quay, near Opera House to the Parliament House. Circular Quay, Martin Place and St James provide easy options to reach Macquarie Street. Sydney Explorer Bus stops at Macquarie St opposite the library is a way to reach Macquarie Street.
Highlights: A visual delight for the architecturally inclined, Macquarie street boasts of many wonderful buildings including - The Sydney Hospital, State Library of New South Wales, Parliament House, Hyde Park Barracks, St. James' Church and St. Mary's Church.
Best time to visit - September to November or March to May are the ideal times to visit Macquarie street.