A short walk away from Circular Quay and the touristy strip is a section of underused area of Sydney. This area is still part of The Rocks. It was a busy hub back in the 1800’s.
In the next photo, you can see the 5 star Shangri La hotel. It has a great bar high near the top with views of unimpeded sunset. Next to it, is the Quay West – expensive residential. Behind it is another expensive residential building known as The Cove. And in the fore and low ground is the Sydney Harbour YHA.