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A Nicer Pyrmont Fish Markets Experience - In the Shadow of Leaves
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A Nicer Pyrmont Fish Markets Experience
A Nicer Pyrmont Fish Markets Experience

Quick hint to avoid nasty Bank Street crossing & car park obstacle course if you are going to the Pyrmont Fish Markets by light rail (or even by bus).

If you go past the 'official' fish market tram stop to the one just before the Wentworth Park viaduct ( see map at www.metrolightrail.com.au/ Artwork/ MetroNetworkMap/ MetroNetworkMap_r15_c10_f2.gif), walk back to Pyrmont Bridge Road and cross at the lights, directly opposite the Wentworth Park corner there is a pedestrian entrance which takes you along the shore where the picnic tables are at the back of the 'main' fish market building.

By bus, since they stopped running the 459 along Pyrmont Bridge Rd, in most cases you need to get off the 441, 442 or 501 under the freeway, then, depending whether your bus was heading in or out of town, cross the road(s) towards the markets, walk up around the corner and enter via the Pyrmont
Bridge Road entrance.

Later, if there isn't room to sit in the markets you can cross back and sit in the shade or sun in Wentworth Park. There are also some nice small parks if you head out of the markets towards Pyrmont, e.g. between the rail line & Bulwara Street behind the freeway sound barrier (near the 'official' Fish Market tram stop), or at the corner of Harris & Pyrmont Bridge, opposite Cromwell's Auctioneers & the Quarrymen's Arms/Dunkirk (aka "Kirk on Harris"), close to bus stops & with tables, seats & a bubbler. There used to be a chessboard table and a shelter to keep the sun/rain off, but the Powers That Be decided that too much comfort/amenity was definitely far too much for the people.

You can also explore along Bank Street towards the [UPDATE: It just stops here. Don't know what happened. Maybe I decided the whole ramble past the old Walter Burley Griffin incinerator site & along to the old or new bridge, or up to the heights of the headland was too much to cover.]

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