The Rocks

Great For

Backpackers, nightlife, budget accommodation, meeting new people, cheap rooms

Not Great For

Peace and quiet, Older travellers

This area is hugely popular with tourists and it’s pretty easy to see why. Alongside Sydney icons such as the Harbour Bridge, it’s also an area absolutely brimming with history: and there’s enough of it still standing to really bring the past to the modern day and give The Rocks an ambience like nowhere else. It’s also a fabulous excuse to have a drink in the name of education, as it’s littered with historic pubs. Plus, its market is simply legendary, and that’s just the tip of the rocks.

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Top Attractions in The Rocks

  • The Rocks Discovery Museum
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
  • Susannah Place Museum
  • Harbour Bridge
  • The Rocks Market

Getting to The Rocks

The Rocks may be historical, but its transport links are thoroughly modern. From Sydney Airport, you can grab a train, night bus, shuttle, taxi or Towncar, with the latter being the most expensive option but all being reasonably quick.

Top Picks: Luxury Hotels in The Rocks, Sydney

Hyatt Regency Sydney

The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. This 5-star property offers access to a limo/town car service and meeting rooms.

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Mid-range hotels in The Rocks, Sydney

Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks

Located in the heart of The Rocks, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Circular Quay, Overseas Passenger Terminal and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sydney Opera House and Westfield Shopping Centre are also within 1 mi (2 km). Wynyard Station …

Mercantile Hotel The Rocks

Dining is available at one of the hotel’s 2 restaurants. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast on weekdays. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. This …

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Budget hotels in The Rocks, Sydney

Historical Sydney Home

Located in the heart of Millers Point, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Sydney Observatory, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay. Sydney Opera House is 1 mi (1.6 km) away. Wynyard Station is 14 minutes by foot …

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