The Rocks

  • Toddlers

Located at the foot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks is one of Sydney’s premier tourist destinations. With its amazing views, historical sandstone buildings and cobblestone streets, it is easy to see why visitors to our city are drawn to this historic location. But The Rocks isn’t just for tourists—there is plenty on offer for a day out with the family and Sydneysiders might be surprised to discover the many free activities for kids of all ages.

Things To Do

While you're in The Rocks, check out the many cultural icons in the vicinity. We're talking the MCARoyal Botanic GardensSydney Opera House and Museum of Sydney to name but a few! 

The Rocks Discovery Museum is a free, family-friendly museum, which immerses visitors in the history of the area- from pre-European days to the present.  The Museum is small and may not hold young ones’ interest for a long visit but admission is free and it’s a great way to get an overview of The Rocks’ fascinating past.

And also, keep an eye on The Rocks website the next time you are looking for excellent school holiday ideas!

The Rocks Markets 

If you find yourself in The Rocks on a Friday, make sure you check out the Foodies Market. With a more local vibe than the huge weekend markets, you can pick up great produce, fresh flowers as well as artisan bread, olive oil and chocolate.

On Saturdays and Sundays, The Rocks are home to the incredible Weekend Markets –a real icon of the area.


The Rocks is an easy 10-minute stroll from Sydney’s CBD. The main entry point to The Rocks is via George Street. If catching public transport, hop on the train or bus to Circular Quay and you are only a short walk away. There are a number of secure, conveniently located parking stations throughout The Rocks.

Opening Times

The Rocks is always open for a wander, but check the website for specific event times.



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