Sydney Sights

Customs House

  • 31 Alfred St. Map It
  • Circular Quay
  • Government Building

Published 07/21/2016

Fodor's Review

The last surviving example of the elegant sandstone buildings that once ringed Circular Quay, this former customs house now features an amazing model of Sydney under a glass floor. You can walk over the city's skyscrapers, all of which are illuminated by fiber-optic lights. The Customs House has an excellent two-level library, art galleries, and ground-floor bar. The rooftop Café Sydney, the standout in the clutch of restaurants and cafés in this late-19th-century structure, overlooks Sydney Cove. The building stands close to the site where the British flag was first raised on the shores of Sydney Cove in 1788.

Sight Information

Address:

Customs House Sq., 31 Alfred St., Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia

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Phone:

02-9242–8551

Published 07/21/2016

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