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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

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour features an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel’s bars, which include 3 bars/lounges …

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

In addition to a full-service spa, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney features an outdoor pool and a health club. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.

SKYE Suites Sydney

SKYE Suites Sydney features an indoor pool and a fitness centre. Dining is available at one of the apartment’s 2 restaurants, and guests can grab a coffee at one of the 3 coffee shops/cafés. The property also has a nearby …

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Mid-range hotels in The Rocks, Sydney

PARKROYAL Parramatta

The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Business-related amenities at this 4.5-star property consist of a 24-hour business centre and a limo/town car service.

Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour

In addition to an outdoor pool, Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour provides an outdoor tennis court and a fitness centre. The hotel offers a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a …

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Budget hotels in The Rocks, Sydney

Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific

Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific features an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness centre. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on-site, and wireless Internet access …

Ibis Sydney Olympic Park

Dining is available at one of the hotel’s 2 restaurants. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. A business centre is on-site at this 3.5-star property. This business-friendly hotel also offers a terrace, multilingual staff and gift shops/news stands. On-site parking is …

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