AN ICON OF SYDNEY MARITIME HISTORY
Pier One Sydney Harbour is Sydney’s most historic hotel located just a stone’s throw away from The Rocks precinct, Sydney’s most historic district colonised in 1788. The area is now a must-see precinct for visitors to the city, offering markets, tours and culinary experiences to explore and enjoy.
A prestigious feature of Sydney Harbour’s Dawes Point area was its rich maritime history. In 1882, military barracks were erected for soldiers guarding the Dawes Point Battery. The significance of Sydney Harbour grew further in 1912 when Pier One was officially constructed as a cargo wharf and passenger terminal. Prior to the construction of the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, passengers would board ferries at Pier One to travel across the harbour to North Sydney. The Pier One wharf was at the forefront of many advancements throughout the early 20th century, with urban projects developed around the Pier. In 1982, $5 million was sanctioned to be spent on revitalizing the old passenger terminal, to transform it into – a recreational hub.