Sydney is by far the most popular destination in Australia, and for good reason. The city has something for everyone’s appetite and interests. The dining, art, shopping, culture, and music options are endless. Not to mention, the city itself is beautiful. With coastlines and perfect beaches, harbour cruises, bridge walks, botanical gardens, and outdoor markets, this city boasts some of the best tourist attractions in the world. With all the options to choose from in Sydney, The Rocks down by the harbour is a great place to start your adventure.
The Rocks is a destination in itself. With a market that houses 100 stalls, the best location in Sydney t people watch, and dining experiences from all around the world, it’s no surprise The Rocks has become a popular tourist destination. Located opposite to the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks has hit the jackpot on its location. People flock to The Rocks for the dining experiences on the water, as well as a great day of shopping at local galleries and boutiques. For a great history lesson, there are plenty of historic walks around the area to buildings and cottages dating back to the early 1900’s.
The area itself dates back to the 1800’s and was once used as a shipping port. The area was one of the first locations in Sydney to have housing and a community, making it an iconic start in the history of Sydney. Many heritage buildings in The Rocks were destroyed over time and it wasn’t until the late 1960’s did the area make a turn for the better. With reconstruction, The Rocks has successfully turned from a once depleted area of Sydney, to a wealth of tourism and attractions.
One of the most popular and crazy attractions is the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb. With the best view in the city, climb to the top of the bridge to experience a 134-metre-high viewpoint of Sydney Harbour and its surroundings. Take in the sunset, get married, or make it a night out with your mates, the bridge climb is worth every step.
If climbing to the top of a bridge isn’t your thing, head out on the water with one of the many cruise boats to see the city from the water, or hire a bike to see the area on your own time. Either way, visiting The Rocks in Sydney is a cultural must do for all visitors and locals alike.