Things To Do

Escape the everyday, every day

Spending some time in The Rocks is a must-do Sydney experience – locals have been enjoying it for thousands of years.

From a picnic lunch under the Harbour Bridge or an alfresco dinner under the stars, to shopping at the markets and The Rocks unique retailers and taking time out in a gallery or museum, The Rocks is the perfect place to escape the everyday, every day.

Aboriginal Art Galleries
Aboriginal Art Galleries offers quality authentic Aboriginal artworks, crafts, artefacts, glass, ceramics and didgeridoos.
(02) 9252 0044
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Bangarra Dance Theatre
Bangarra creates inspiring dance theatre productions of integrity and excellence that resonate with people throughout Australia and the world.
(02) 9251 5333
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Bass & Flinders Cruises
Bass & Flinders Cruises offers a number of boat trips on Sydney Harbour including lunch and dinner cruises as well as sightseeing tours.
(02) 9583 1199
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Bonza Bike Tours
Bonza Bike Tours provides fun and interesting bicycle tours which look at Sydney from historical, cultural and social perspectives.
(02) 9247 8800
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BridgeClimb Sydney
See Sydney like a local – take the climb of your life to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge with BridgeClimb Sydney.
(02) 8274 7777
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Cadman's Cottage
Built in 1816, Cadman’s Cottage is one of only a handful of Sydney buildings that remain from the first 30 years of the colony.
(02) 9253 0888
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Choir Rocks
Every Monday evening The Rocks Discovery Museum is filled with the sound of singing as Choir Rocks meet to practice. The choir explore a broad repertoire from global songs to contemporary pop/rock.
(02) 9240 8645
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Dawes Point (Tar-ra) Park
A historical park at the northern tip of The Rocks with unparalleled views across Sydney Cove.
(02) 9240 8500
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First Fleet Park
A popular spot for people watching, First Fleet Park is the open park between the Museum of Contemporary Art and Circular Quay.
(02) 9240 8500
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Foundation Park
A secret park woven among the foundations of eight 1870s terrace houses behind the Playfair Terrace shops.
(02) 9240 8500
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Hickson Road Reserve
Surrounded by the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the water, Hickson Road Reserve is a fantastic spot for photo opportunities.
(02) 9240 8500
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Ken Duncan Gallery
View the landscape photographs that have earned Ken Duncan a reputation as one of the world’s leading panoramic photographers.
(02) 9241 3460
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Museum of Contemporary Art
The home of modern art in Australia, the Museum of Contemporary Art features a continually changing exhibition program.
(02) 9245 2400
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Oz Jet
Jump aboard Australia's most powerful tourist jet boat for an amazing adventure on Sydney Harbour.
(02) 9808 3700
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PJ Tours
PJ Tours specialises in group tours to the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley, Canberra and Port Stephens.
(02) 9251 0588
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S.H. Ervin Gallery
S.H. Ervin Gallery is one of Sydney's leading public art galleries featuring an engaging and changing program of exhibitions focused on Australian art.
(02) 9258 0173
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Susannah Place Museum
Learn the stories of the families who lived at these heritage-listed terraces at Susannah Place Museum.
(02) 9241 1893
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Sydney Dance Company
Sydney Dance Company presents contemporary works in Sydney and touring nationally and internationally.
(02) 9221 4811
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Sydney In Motion running tours
Sydney in Motion running tours offers running and power-walking tours for all levels of fitness, led by locals who live and breathe the city of Sydney.
(02) 8003 3020
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Sydney Observatory
See the southern sky and magnificent panoramic views from Observatory Hill.
(02) 9247 7321
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Sydney Photography Tours
The Rocks Photography Tours takes you through The Rocks with a professional photographer.
(02) 9427 9636
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Sydney Pub Tours
Sydney Pub Tours offer a complete night out with dinner, drinks and entertainment all included in one ticket price.
0419 669 832
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Sydney Theatre Company
Our vision 'Theatre without borders' is put into action every day as we perform in Sydney, around the country and around the world; as we partner with other organisations and other art form practitioners to explore the edges of theatre practice; and as we continue to inspire theatre appreciation and participation not only in theatres but schools, community halls - wherever people get together.
(02) 9250 1777
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Sydney Treasure Hunt
Discover cobbled laneways, look for clues in historic pubs and enjoy a cooling ale on a Sydney Treasure Hunt.
1300 661 420
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Sydney Urban Adventures
Sydney Urban Adventures unlocks the hidden secrets in and around one of the world’s favourite cities.
1800 459 388
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Sydney Visitor Centre
Let our Sydney experts help you make the most of your stay in Sydney by providing maps, brochures, personalised advice and a complimentary booking service.
(02) 8273 0000
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The Ken Done Gallery
Famous Australian artist, Ken Done, exhibits collections that change regularly. See his extensive collection in The Rocks.
(02) 8274 4599
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The Rocks Discovery Museum
A free, family friendly museum which tells the story of The Rocks from pre-European days to the present.
(02) 9240 8680
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The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour
Be touched by the most ancient human culture on earth in a 90-minute leisurely walkabout with an Aboriginal guide in The Rocks, and journey into DreamTime, the culture of Aboriginal People.
(02) 8273 0000
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The Rocks Ghost Tours
The Rocks Ghost Tours are informative, eerie, and enjoyable night-time explorations for adults, families and groups.
1300 731 971
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The Rocks Markets
Wander down to The Rocks Markets and you’ll find passionate people selling things you’ll love in a cool, relaxed environment.
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The Rocks Pop-Up
Peek inside artists’ studios, stumble upon installations, engage in quirky experiments and be inspired by the power of words.
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The Rocks Pub Walk
Tread in the footsteps of the convicts, larrikin gangs and locals of the past with the Rocks Pub Walking Tour.
0420 244 756
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The Rocks Walking Tours
Come join our friendly local guides on a leisurely 90 minute stroll throughout The Rocks, you will be captivated by the charm of this special place whilst our commentary will intrigue and entertain you for the time that you share with us.
(02) 9247 6678
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Thunder Jet
Experience what Sydney Harbour jet boating is all about!
(02) 9566 1066
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Unique Sydney Cruises
Discover the hidden secrets of Goat Island on a convict tour with Unique Sydney Cruises.
1300 266 842
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When Rum Ran The Rocks Tour
Learn about the convicts that were forced to settle in The Rocks and hear amazing tales of survival and entrepreneurship.
1800 459 388
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