Sydney Harbour YHA and The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre has been awarded a Jury Commendation for Innovation, one of the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.
The award recognises newly-built structures which demonstrate outstanding standards for contemporary architectural design which is well-integrated into history contexts. Sydney Harbour YHA is sympathetically situated on a site of great historical significance, above the remnants of houses, pubs and laneways dating back to the earliest days of the Australian colony.
“We arrived at 7:30am, we didn’t expect to get a room that early. However they let us shower, gave us vast amounts of coffee to keep us awake after our long journey, and were full of advice. To arrive in Australia and be treated so well set the whole mood for our holiday, “The Harbour Rocks” rocks in our opinion, a great way to start Australia.”