Sydney Attractions & Things To Do

Experience the best Sydney attractions and events…

When it comes to which city is Australia’s best, there’s no argument, it’s Sydney. With its sense of style, love of sport and fascinating historical sites, everyone would have to agree.

With Harbour Rocks Hotel located in the heart of Sydney, you’ll have no problem accessing Sydney attractions. There are endless things to see & do in and around Sydney and here are a few we recommend:


Art Gallery of NSW

Established in 1874, the Art Gallery of NSW is proud to present fine international and Australian art in one of the most beautiful art museums in the world.


Australian Museum

The Australian Museum is more than a leading cultural attraction in Sydney; it's also a hub of information, education, resources and research.


Bondi Beach

Only a 30 minute drive from the centre of Sydney down Oxford Street (it changes to Enfield Drive and then Bondi Road) brings you to the south entrance of Bondi Beach.


Bridge Climb

The Bridge Climb is the most sought after Sydney attraction. It takes you along the upper span of the arch on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour. More...


Darling Harbour

A lively waterfront precinct, Darling Harbour is just a 10-minute walk from the Sydney City centre.


Fort Denison

Fort Denison has been at the heart of Sydney Harbour for over 150 years and over that time has had a varied past


Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout

Just a short walk from The Harbour Rocks Hotel, you can access the Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout for stunning views...


Luna Park

Welcome to Sydney’s much loved Luna Park, a superbly restored 1930’s amusement park where everyone goes…just for fun!



Manly is one of Sydney’s most popular seaside destinations. Full of attractions and exciting activities including...


Manly Wharf

If you’re looking for things to do in Sydney, catch a ferry across beautiful Sydney Harbour and discover The New Manly Wharf.



The Museum of Contemporary Art was established to fulfill the museum aspect of the visionary bequest of Australian expatriate artist John Power (1881-1943)


Rocks Markets

What makes a great market? If it’s about passionate people selling things you want to buy in a pretty cool location then The Rocks Markets is one of Sydney’s greatest.


St Marys Cathedral

St Mary’s Cathedral stands in the centre of Sydney as a Christian statement of grace and beauty.


Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Harbour Bridge, also affectionately known as the 'Coathanger', was opened on March 19th 1932 by Premier Jack Lang, after six years of construction.


Sydney Observatory

Built in 1858, Sydney Observatory is Australia’s oldest observatory, and one of the most significant sites in the nation’s scientific history.


Sydney Opera House

Sydney's Opera House is the home of the Arts in Australia. With its constant myriad of shows, opera and events there is something for everyone. More...


Sydney Theatre Company

Sydney Theatre Company, as the premier theatre company in Australia, has been a major force in Australian drama since its establishment in 1978.


Taronga Park Zoo

Taronga Zoo is just 12 minutes from the city by ferry, with breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour and free shows and keeper talks throughout the day.


The Big Dig

Sydney Harbour YHA and The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre has been awarded a Jury Commendation for Innovation, one of the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.


The Rocks

The Rocks, in the heart of Australia's most cosmopolitan city, encompasses the past, present and future.


The Rocks Discovery Museum

The Rocks Discovery Museum is a free, family friendly museum which tells the story of The Rocks area of Sydney from pre-European days to the present.