Known as the largest city in Australia, Sydney has a population of over four million. Ask any Sydneysider and they would tell you that the city's focal point is its harbour. Not only is Sydney a leading global city, but it is the gateway to Asia and that's why it is the destination of choice for many tourists, students and international business leaders.
Sydney has a unique mix of rich history, revolutionary fashion, bustling entertainment as well as a cluster of interesting suburbs, including The Rocks! There is just so much to do here in Sydney, and with its warm subtropical climate, the city is perfect for outdoor activities. What's more, its grand beaches such as Manly Beach and Bondi Beach are within easy reach of downtown. If you are planning to explore multiple attractions in the same day, consider booking bus hire as it will be much more convenient for your logistical needs.
Located in the historic area of Sydney's city centre, The Rocks is one of Sydney's key neighbourhoods and a well-known tourist precinct. The Rocks is located approximately one mile from Sydney's Central Business District and has a population of more than 600. Its history dates far back to the 1780s when most of its original buildings were still made from local sandstone.
From solid wooden beams, cobblestone laneways to crushed cockle shells, you can easily see how The Rocks got its name. The Rocks is a unique neighbourhood, and while it has plenty of secrets to share, you do not have to wander far to find them! Some great examples include the award-winning Big Dig Archaeology and Education Centre, The Rocks Discovery Museum and more. If you can't wait to get in touch with the local history, consider making The Rocks your next holiday destination.
Got a sweet tooth to satisfy? Head on down to Playfair Street and watch Sticky's sweets-of-art being made right before your eyes! Sticky is an exquisite and internationally recognised producer of rock-style confectionery. If you have always wondered how these colourful confectioneries are made, Sticky's highly skilled confectioners will ensure you enjoy a delicious, educational and entertaining experience. At the end of your trip, you will have a new appreciation for the traditional craft.
If one of the days of your trip falls on a Friday, be sure to check out The Rocks Market. The Rocks Markets is about more than just shopping. There are original photography, locally-produced home wares, fashion products from emerging designers as well as a whole range of Australian-made gourmet produce to peruse. The positive vibes resonating around the market are truly indescribable with just words, and you have to experience it in person.
If you have not played or experienced a real life room escape game before, now's your chance! Yes! The world's favourite real life room escape game is available in The Rocks, Sydney. The PaniQ Room first opened its doors back in 2012 and offers a live experience that you will want to enjoy over and over again. Challenge yourself with the company of your travel companions, with some of the most interesting adventurous missions - remember to keep track of the countdown timer! Another great thing about PaniQ Room is that it offers games and activities that are suitable for all ages and groups. Hence, your little ones can tag along as well!
Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel is a pioneering pub brewery in Australia and it is renowned for its award-winning natural ales. If you order a cold one, you can be sure you are drinking 100% natural beer! Every delicious brew contains water, yeast, hops and malt. Yes, no added preservatives, sugars and additives! When you step into the pub, you will be greeted by a stunning sandstone façade and upon closer inspection you can see convict-made chisel marks on the locally quarried stone.
MCA is the country's leading museum and was established for the purpose of collecting, interpreting and exhibiting some of the finest contemporary art from across Australia and around the world. From new work by emerging artists, solo exhibitions to major thematic exhibitions, you will be able to stimulate your senses and get inspired. MCA is currently located in the former Maritime Services building and is an exquisite example of late Art Deco architecture.
Located at the northern tip of the neighbourhood, take a walk in this historical park to enjoy panoramic views across Sydney Cove. Dawes Point was constructed in 1788 and is Australia's first fortified position. There are five cannons here and they were manned until 1916. The site's purpose was to protect the cove from foreign invaders.