From the train station, I caught a ferry to the Kirribilli wharf. I had to wait about an hour, so I bought a Chai and a muffin. There were several trains I could have taken earlier, but they put me much farther from my hotel than the ferry would, and my suitcase and bags were heavy!!
It was only about 2 blocks from the ferry to my hotel, Glenferrie lodge. The hotel looked like I imagine the Burrough in Harry Potter books does--mismatched, built up over time in several different styles. I like it. I had an economy single room, but it was too early to check in (930am), so I put my luggage into a storage locker and headed out.