The Rocks Vacations

A popular place for visitors in the bustling city of Sydney, The Rocks has a lot to offer sightseers. The heart of Sydney is only less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) away and Kingsford Smith International Airport can be found 6 miles (10 kilometers) to the southwest of The Rocks.

Milsons Point, Balmain and Darlinghurst, are nearby suburbs which are also worth exploring.

Coming from here, it's just less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) to one of the county’s most popular sights, the Sydney Opera House.

To really understand Sydney, head to one of its many cultural destinations. Step inside some of the fascinating museums such as Australian Museum, Customs House and Powerhouse Museum. Experience local and touring artists strut their stuff at the Capitol Theatre in Haymarket, Theatre Royal and IMAX Sydney. Enjoy the beautiful exhibits at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

If you are staying in The Rocks with kids, take the time to explore Luna Park in Milsons Point. Admire all kinds of fascinating creatures at Sydney Aquarium and Wildlife Sydney.

Get your body moving in nature at the many beautiful destinations nearby. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Stretch your legs and take the family to a beach, such as the Blackwattle Bay Park in Glebe. There are some nice urban parks, so take a picnic blanket to the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Chinese Garden of Friendship.

Those with some time to spare in Sydney will not want to miss out on Sydney Tower, the St Mary's Cathedral and Taylor Square. History lovers will enjoy checking out Fort Denison. Whatever your faith, you’ll be moved by the serene atmosphere at sacred places like the St. James Church.

If you love to shop, head to the boutiques, stores and stalls at The Intersection, the Westfield Shopping Centre and Harbourside.

Finding somewhere convenient to base yourself in the Rocks area is easy. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, check out the amenities at the Travelodge Hotel Sydney, the Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour, and the popular Swissotel Sydney.

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