The Museum of Contemporary Art is Australia\\'s only museum dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and collecting contemporary art from across Australia and around the world.
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The Rocks Ghost Tours operate two hour walking tours of the historic Rocks area, the birthplace of Australia.
Ghost Hosts will tell the tales of the eerie past, spine-tingling stories that will amaze you, as you take a torch and lantern-lit walk through narrow laneways of this historic area. You will experience the atmosphere as you walk through the mystical stranglehold of The Rocks.
Tours can be tailored to suit the group. Tours range from specific Group tours (for groups of 16+ people) and General tours for individuals or smaller groups.
Their 2 hour walking tour operates seven evenings a week 7.45pm from October 1 (6.45pm from April 1). Starting time for Groups of 16 people or more will be advised at the time of booking.
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: Phone 1300 731 971
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. Housed in a restored 1850s sandstone warehouse, it’s home to a unique collection of images and archaeological artifacts found in The Rocks. Enjoy Friday lunchtime talks from eminent speakers, fun and educational school holiday programs and interactive exhibitions, which bring the history of the area to life.
There is lift access within The Rocks Discovery Museum
ridgeClimb is the ultimate experience of Sydney. Choose from three guided Climbs that take you to the summit of this world famous Bridge, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour.
The Bridge Climb is a 3 ½ hour guided journey to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It takes you along the outer arch of the Bridge on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour.
In Climb groups of up to 14 people, you’ll be led by one of BridgeClimb’s professional Climb Leaders on an adventure of the world’s most recognisable Bridge. The steady incline to the summit leaves you free to focus your attention on your Sydney experience, with opportunities to witness 360 degree views of Sydney, including east to the Sydney Opera House, west to the Blue Mountains and the Harbour city surrounds.
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.
You know The Rocks is on the doorstep of the CBD, but it’s slower here, and infinitely more charming. And, really, who wants to rush when there’s so much to take in.
Where else can you buy dresses and bags designed by the stallholder, one-off jewellery, original artworks and prints, in a place where you can feel the sun on your face and catch glimpses of our gorgeous harbour?
If you haven’t been for a while, come back. You’ll be genuinely surprised.
Built in 1858, Sydney Observatory is Australia’s oldest observatory, and one of the most significant sites in the nation’s scientific history. It is recognised as an item of ‘state significance’ by the New South Wales Government and is heritage listed.
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Observatory was essential to shipping, navigation, meteorology and timekeeping as well as to the study of the stars seen from the Southern Hemisphere. The Government Astronomers worked and lived in the building until 1982* when Sydney Observatory became part of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.
Today the Observatory is a museum and public observatory with an important role in astronomy education and public telescope viewing. It contains an 1874 29cm lens telescope, a 42cm computer-controlled telescope and a hydrogen-alpha solar telescope, able to be viewed through by visitors during booked sessions. There are also a virtual reality 3-D space theatre, exhibitions about astronomy, meteorology and the history of Sydney Observatory, beanbag planetarium, lecture theatrette, souvenir shop and beautiful gardens.