2 Martin Place, Sydney
2 Martin Place is one of the most significant heritage buildings in the heart of Sydney CBD. Built in the late 19th century by prominent American architect, Edward Raht, the building remains virtually unchanged since its opening in 1901.
The building is uniquely constructed of trachyte – a fine grained volcanic rock – and particular elements have technological significance: the multi-coloured moulded ceiling; ornate cornices and four main columns with marbled finish; and the two birdcage lifts, which were among the first electric lifts in Sydney.
The ground floor is occupied by the Paspaley flagship boutique, a culmination of three years of painstaking renovation, planning with heritage authorities and major construction. Sympathetic renovations to the old bank vaults in the basement now accommodate the Paspaley Pearl Room, the centre of pearl grading and distribution. The 5-storey building is also home to several commercial businesses.
Sandbar & Bushland Tourist Park
Sandbar & Bushland Tourist Park is situated on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, which is renowned for its picturesque scenery, endless white sandy beaches and clear pristine waters.
Sandbar is a caravan park with absolute frontage to Smiths Lake. Bushland is a camper's paradise in a natural bush setting with majestic eucalypts.
Smiths Lake is just across the road, with boardwalk access to Cellito Beach only 500 metres away. Set amongst subtropical rainforest, abundant with palm trees with a golf course, Sandbar & Bushland Tourist Park is a haven for holidaymakers.