A significant historical area, tourist precinct and key urban locality of Sydney's city area, The Rocks has long drawn visitors to its shore with narrow cobblestone stone streets and rich history.
A Haven Of Australian History
As locals will tell you, in The Rocks there's a story around every corner. Traditionally home to the Indigenous Cadigal people, The Rocks became the first place where European's stepped ashore, way back in 1788. Since then many of the original 19th century warehouses have been converted into chic bars, pubs and restaurants, but there's still plenty of fascinating history to take in. Stop off at The Rocks Discovery Museum, where you can pick up info on this areas colourful history and use interactive technology to explore what this part of Sydney was like one, or two hundred years ago.
Take A Walking Tour
The Rocks Walking Tours are a great way to learn about local events and history with enthusiastic, experienced guides who will bring stories to life. If you're feeling brave, The Rocks Ghost Tour will take visitors on a journey back in time to the mysterious, murderous world of the convict colonies and is one of Sydney's most thrilling and entertaining tours.
Enjoy Sydney's Rich Culture
The contemporary Rocks of today offers up award winning eateries, boutique shops and amazing galleries boasting some of the nations best ceramics, sculpture and contemporary art. The Rocks Market has long been a popular draw card for those looking for more than just a shopping experience. Every weekend, from 10 am to 5 pm, the historical George Street area is overrun with fantastic food, gifts, jewellery, homewares and indigenous artwork and is a great way to start a day of exploring this area.
Homes Away From Home
Whether you're looking for a romantic couples retreat, family dwelling or anything with stunning harbour views, holiday rentals offer some of the best Sydney accommodation in The Rocks. From a picturesque home with extraordinary harbour views, to a historical home set in the towns centre, The Rocks holiday rentals can offer tourists the closeness of Sydney's city centre, with a more relaxed, historical atmosphere, so that you can enjoy a real home away from home.
Enjoy your own kitchen, bathroom, outdoor area, and multiple bedrooms that are literally a stones throw from the action, making your trip easy and stress free. Choosing to stay in The Rock's rentals mean that you don't have to worry about being in close quarters with other tourists, because you can enjoy your own space. With every sort and size of house available, from modern architecturally designed homes, to historical homesteads a few paces from the action, there really is something for every holiday maker.
A getaway in The Rocks offers tourists the best of New South Wales Sydney lifestyle in a setting that has experienced some of the most fascinating turns in Australia's history.