How to spend your long weekend right at The Rocks
The Labour Day long weekend is coming fast and you’ve got three glorious days of freedom to enjoy. The Rocks is the perfect place to be, with luxury staycations, internationally renowned DJs, rooftop bars, doggo festivals and so much more.
Discover it all, with our guide to the best things to do in The Rocks this long weekend.
Treat yourself to a luxe staycation
You deserve to treat yourself to a little luxury this long weekend with a luxury staycation at The Rocks. There are options for every budget, from wallet friendly hostels with rooftop terraces, to five star boutique hotels inside charming heritage buildings.
Shop local at The Rocks Markets
The Rocks Markets have everything you need to fill a long weekend with fun. That includes shopping with dozens of local makers like AHW Studio who hand make steampunk jewellery, or Amacyn’s natural Australian perfumes made from organic essential oils. There’s also exciting events, live music, $5 flat rate parking, outdoor pilates and free face painting for kids.
Celebrate spring with The Rocks Picnic
Bring your baskets and blankets because every Sunday The Rocks is hosting a picnic style market. Come early and stock up on local goodies and delicious food, then grab a spot on the lawn overlooking the harbour and soak in the sun while you listen to live music.
See DJ Tigerlily playing the courtyard at the Argyle (for free)
DJ Tigerlily has played the main stage at Electric Zoo New York and Ultra Music Festival, as well as Tommorowland, Lollapalooza and more (she’s kind of a big deal). Kick off your Labour Weekend with a bang and see her playing in the courtyard at The Argyle for free thanks to the Jim Beam Courtyard Series.
Book a pampering spa day at Endota
2020 has been a hell of a year! Forget it all and feel your worries melt away with a pamper session at the luxurious Endota Spa in The Rocks. There are dozens of treatments to choose from but we recommend the Immerse package for deep full body relaxation.
See a new art exhibition at The Rocks
Australian-Chinese artist Lindy Lee is one of the country’s most respected and influential creatives today. See over 70 pieces of her work spanning her entire 40+ year career, curated by Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE - for free - at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.
Have drinks on The Glenmore rooftop
The Glenmore has been around for almost a century and it’s easy to see why. This character pub is right near the water in The Rocks and boasts friendly vibes, serious pub food and one of the best rooftop bars in the city (featuring panoramic sea views). Our advice? Head up to the rooftop, grab an Aperol spritz and kick off the long weekend watching the sunset over the harbour.